Father’s Day 2013

Celebrating fatherhood

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, June 16, 2013

Expatriates in the UAE are all set to celebrate International Father’s Day. They share their emotions towards their fathers and cherish the role they played in their lives.
Adeel Saghir, a resident of Sharjah, is of the view that “the relationship between father and son is unique as well as simple. “Even though we are grown-ups and make our own decisions one can never forget the guidance of the father. He always looks at you with an affection you can never ever find anywhere else,” he said.
His father had been working as an engineer with an international airline in Karachi. He recalls conversations with his father during his early years. Every day while returning from the workplace, he always brought something new to learn from. “These sessions served as educational tools – teaching us topics from simple manners to philosophy of life. The lessons we learned at home serve as a guide to all of my siblings to face the harsh realities of life we are facing nowadays,” he added.
He further said that he along with his other siblings travelled a lot with his father to see various interesting and historical places. “Father seemed to know everything as wherever we went my Dad had always something interesting to tell. These were moral lessons we could not find in history or travel books,” he said.
Farhan Ahmed, a resident of Deira Dubai, called his father a ‘superman’. “I’m sure every son or daughter will agree with me as throughout our childhood we saw our parents making the impossible possible just to make their children happy. Being now myself a father of three children, I have realised the sacrifices my Daddy made for us as we do the same for our kids,” he said.
There should not be only one day earmarked in a year to laud the role of fathers and mothers, he said, adding, “Being good children we are always kind to our parents and vice versa.”

~ by jamilkhan on June 16, 2013.

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