Re: One of the greatest stories I’ve ever read

When I got to work this morning, I did the regular routine. Sign into my work station, launch the email client, logged into MSN and ran software that I use to do my work. As I was checking the email I came across one about a very touching story of a father’s love for his son. If you have time, you should check it out. It was a story that was published in an issue of Sports Illustrated but it’s been posted here. The story also comes with a video on YouTube. I’m sure you will be in awe after you’ve watched the video.

It amazes me to hear about the things that parents are willing to do for their children. Most kids are too young to know the sacrifices that their parents make in order to keep them happy. They probably won’t realize this until they’ve grown up. I am now slowly starting to see how hard my dad works just to put food on the tab. While I’m on the computer goofing around all day, he’s sweating bullets at a full time job. I felt bad when I realized that my dad was leaving for work at 5:00am every morning. He wouldn’t get home until 5:00pm or even 7:00pm that night. He would spend a few hours relaxing and then he would be off to bed to get enough sleep for the next day.

When I worked at Rogers, my schedule was way out of sync with my dad’s schedule. Even though we lived in the same house, I wouldn’t see him for a week. By the time I wake up, he had already gone to work. By the time he gets home, I’ve already gone to work. And by the time I get home, he’s already fast asleep. It makes me wonder about the amount of time I actually spend with my family. It’s been a while since all of us sat down to have a meal. Everyone’s schedule is different so it’s rare that we’re all under the same roof at the same time.

3 replies on “Re: One of the greatest stories I’ve ever read”

  1. Hey don! Sry, been busy and haven’t had time to read your long articles/entries (which was what I was expecting, but this one’s suprisingly short) ;D

    Wow, great story! ;D Kinda makes me wondered about my own father.

    I dunno how to say this, but I find that most eastern parents usually claim that they are good and caring parents for the sole reason of putting money on the table, and maybe thats the right thing in their culture. But, I just really hate the reason that they say they’re good parents for ONLY that reason. Because, I’ve never had encouragement in ANYTHING, never cared about my progress in school or encouraged intellectual studies, or even do anything that would make us feel that this is a “father” day. I enjoyed learning how things work and all when I was younger, and studying various other subjects, but I wasn’t encouraged, so I slowly dropped it afterwards. Typically, if we do anything wrong or cause trouble, its gonna be the belt and you. =\

    Maybe I just dont feel the “father” love like most easterns probably would about a father who works and sleeps, since I’ve grew up in a western society. But, I feel that a caring parent would be more concern about their child’s development. =\

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