"When my father didn't have my hand - he had my back."
My Dad is a man of few words. However, when he does choose to share his thoughts or observations, they most definitely are worth the wait. There are also times that he does not even have to say a word, I just know he has my back. With Fathers Day approaching, I engaged in a little papa-research; all of which has made me laugh, cringe, smile and fill with awe and appreciation for those silent heroes that are our Dads. It seems a lot of us feel the same. Our mothers are always there to offer their opinions and words of wisdom (whether we ask or not!) However, our fathers, mostly, opt for a more muted approach and show their support or sympathy through actions - such as a pat on the back, a kiss on the cheek, a wink across the room, a clip across the ear!
Dads do not need to say much for us to know what they are thinking. For the majority, it seems, advice is not something they hand out too often or too easily, but when they do it is all kinds of wonderful.
I have spent the past week talking and sharing stories with friends from all walks of my life about the father figures in our lives and have put together a compilation to make us laugh, smile and be grateful for all those lessons they have taught us without even trying.
Happy Fathers Day!
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