A father is a key figure in the growth of any man. He was there when you rode your first bike, when you broke up with your first girlfriend and through other torrid times. Our fathers might be strict, they might be old fashioned and might not always be the best listeners, but they sure as hell are our first heroes.
From the day we are born he is our very own superman, no he doesn’t wear a cape- but more often than not he wears a suit and works himself to the bone to provide for you. In our little eyes he could do anything and fix anything from our toys to our mistakes. Though fathers are far from invincible they never let us see it, shielding us from their troubles. Sure they might miss out on a few cricket matches, school award ceremonies and other functions, but they are thinking about their children the whole time, while stuck at work.
Some of us let our relationships with our fathers sour with time, the reasons for this vary, perhaps it was because they didn’t spend enough time with us growing up, or because they didn’t support our career choices. We often come back from those problems, but very often pride gets in the way. Don’t wait for it to be too late, go bury the hatchet, because in life you’ll have many friends, girlfriends and jobs but you’ll only have one father.
One day, you’ll have your own child, and that day you’ll truly understand your father and the pressures he faced. You’ll make mistakes but just remember all father’s do and it’s never too late to do better. Our fathers taught us how to navigate the world and we will do the same for our children. A father is truly an unsung hero.
Happy Father’s Day
The relationship between a mother and her son is special and I don’t mean in a Freudian way but in a beautiful and mind baffling way. Every boy grows up with this mother being his first friend, companion and guardian (That never changes). Let’s explore this bond a bit further.
There is no psychological or rational way to explain a mother’s undying love for her child. Remember all those nights you were ill and she stayed up through the night to take care of you or when she slogged through the day to help you finish your homework. Mother’s never think twice about spending their time taking care of you. No matter what she might be going through, she will always put your needs first; For example, She will sell her jewelry to pay for you education if need be and makes sure to that you have eaten, even if she hasn’t. Why? Because she believes in and loves you, more than anyone else in the world does. No matter how crazy your dreams seem, she will be the first person to support you and advocate that you are capable of anything!
This relationship changes as we grow up, move out and get married but the foundation always remains the same. No matter how good our wife cooks or how well we learn to cook, the best food will always be ‘Maa ke haat ka’ (Translation: Made by mother’s hands). She will still worry sick about your diet, career and happiness in general. That is what Mother’s do, they love us from the day they conceive us till the day they depart this plane of existence.
So go give your mother a tight hug and tell her how much she means to you, that will mean more to her than anything, and when she gets old be there for her as she was for you throughout your life. She deserves no less than your love, support and respect because as the old saying goes “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
Happy Mother’s Day