Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, papas, tatays,pops, erpats (and whatever else fathers are called) all over the world! It is not easy to be a dad and to have a responsibility to take care of a family. Just like motherhood, fatherhood isn’t learned overnight and it takes years (even a lifetime) to grasp not only the idea but the essence of it as well. This post is dedicated to the 3 men in my life who are all fathers. I thank them for the love, affection and time they’ve given to their kids and to their families, making them the 3 best fathers in the whole wide world.
Meet my dad. He doesn’t look like chinese (I know) and I think I look like him? 🙂 G fondly calls him “dalo” (which is short for daddylo or daddy lolo) Despite his being strict back when me and my sisters were kids, still he did the best he could in raising us well. He is what you can call “a man of few words” but when he speaks, everyone listens. He loves video games and have learned to use the computer and is now a great poker/cards player. I remember playing against him on our Family Computer’s Mike Tyson’s boxing game, Playstation’s Grand Turismo, and Red Alert installed on our PC. Thank you dad for telling me that I am strong enough to handle things on my own and for teaching me how to drive and do other “manly” stuff. I love you daddy! 😀
Meet my FIL (father-in-law) Papa J, G fondly calls him Kokong (short for Angkong). Papa, as I call him is very sociable and loves to fix things. He would always volunteer to help me fix anything that needs fixing in our place. He also likes bringing G along with him whenever he has errands to run. Thank you Papa for bringing up my husband JG well and for being there for Gabbie 🙂 I love you Papa! 🙂
Now, here’s to the best Daddy in the whole world.
This is JG’s 2nd Father’s Day. He doesn’t make a big deal about such days like this but nonetheless we treated him as one of his special day. JG is not a good father to G rather he is a great father. From the moment he learned I was pregnant back then, he was extra meticulous and caring of me. Making sure he gives me everything I asked of him (especially my cravings) all for the benefit of me & my healthy pregnancy. I also remembered how hands on he was the moment G arrived. He would switch turns with me waking up in the middle of the night and would let me sleep through the mornings of weekends whenever I feel exhausted. Despite being busy with work, he still manages to find time to bond w/ G. Weekends (especially Saturdays) is always Gabbie Day. Thank you my dear husband for the effort and for being a good provider for me & G. We love you so much! 😀
So here’s a glimpse of what we prepared him on Father’s Day.
So we prepared: freshly brewed coffee, today’s morning paper and a Father’s Day card.
Been in search for a cute card for Father’s Day but I also wanted it to be somewhat suitable & personal. Thanks to Thirty Handmade Days for this free printable cute Father’s Day card. Perfect for my husband who likes to play PS3 a lot! G & I also gave JG a gift to go with the card but I will reveal it in another post soon. It’s something I & JG will do for the first time. *excited* (I know Mother’s Day was a month ago but still, I wanna experience “our gift” as well) LOL
Meanwhile, since it’s Sunday G attended Sunday school and got these for her dad.
Yes, I think as early as now that she is a daddy’s girl. How I figured it out? Let’s see: G waits for her dad to come home before she sleeps, she’d give him a hug or kiss whenever she sees her dad, she likes holding her dad’s hand while walking and she’s her dad’s number 1 fan when it comes to basketball. Just some of the things that makes her a daddy’s girl.
Our parish also made a tribute to all the dads who attend church today and gave a token of appreciation.
Again, Happy Father’s Day to all dads and father figures! 🙂