Before everything else, I'd like to greet everyone with a very Happy Father's Day! One status update of a Facebook friend of mine reads as follows:
"To all the good fathers out there, Happy Father's Day! To all the bad fathers - go to hell!"
I literally laughed out loud when I read that one.
On a more serious note, and one pertaining to life in wheelchairs: We've all been inspired by the story of Kellisa in my previous post. If you missed it, it's the story of a girl who's going out on a cool adventure throughout the 50 states of the U.S.. Here, not even a disability could stymy the spirit and love of a father for his child.
Simply put, this was a father who went out of his way and "set out to give his daughter a life she would enjoy". Going out on an adventure is in itself an arduous (but definitely exhilarating) task. But can you imagine preparing an adventure for somebody who is disabled?
I mean, mad props to Chris Kain, I don't know if he'll be able to see this post or read about it, but man, if you are, you are one of the greatest dads that every dad should aspire to be. There are many great dads out there, but you sir, are exceptional. Its one thing to provide, to work, to give food, money, shelter to your children - but it's another thing to give your kids an adventure.
Okay, now that we've got that out of the way, I'd like to share a tearjerker video as I promised. I can't really find its source but nevertheless the story is striking in that I've never seen it happen in my lifetime.
It's about a father and his rebellious son. Now, I'm a Filipino and an Asian so, the way our families work is quite different from Western standards. We adopt a modern lifestyle but the structure of the household is quite different.
Children are supposed to defer to their elders specially when they are still living in the family house.
It's the story of a rebellious son and his father. The kid goes just carries on with life, doing nothing, being a teenager, hanging out late with friends and the dad gets angry. In his anger he then tells the kid that he might as well get away from home. The kid struggles to work and meets an accident. He's wheelchair bound with no prospects for the future. But his dad did something that would make you cry.
I'll leave it at that. Hope you look at the video.
Again, Happy Father's Day to everyone!