Monday, September 22, 2008
Do you feel you have the perfect father? What I mean by perfect is the kind of father who is understanding, caring, helping, friends and the list is endless...
Something really made me love my dad more yesterday. Let me tell you I never had a strong relation with my dad comparing to my mom. I am always closer to my mom but still keep a distance because my mom gets too emotional at times and sharing with her my hard times kind of turns against me. So to avoid the back fire I tell mom the much she can take it.
On the other hand my dad being very understanding but was always away from me. He would sit and talk to my sisters for hours and I was left alone. He always used to criticize me by saying he doesn't knows how to dress, how to eat, how to sit, he doesn't studies well. Well part of that was true but I never got that encouragement a son would need. Let’s say it this way that we were never friends till his retirement. Living in the same house we often never use to see or even greet each other. Even for my pocket money back in school days I used to ask my mom for which he used to get pissed off. I don't know what was the reason behind all this but I feel its because all his life he spent to establish his career and which he finally achieved. What was the end result? - A better future for his kids and family. Note that my dad comes from under middle class family but his hard work gave him a status for which everyone looks at him with respect and especially me being his only son.
So apart from all what I used to get from him I always had this thing that I want to have a very high name and I want to work hard. When I moved back to Kuwait after completing my education in London dad wanted me to help him in his business and I was against it. So I moved out and used to get the usual blames what will people say that the son of a business man is working in this company and how will he survive in a job of few hundred and all that usual. My hard work proved him wrong. But still I am not here to tell that my father was wrong. I am here to tell you that how proud I am to be his son.
Last year after his retirement he handed me over the business and said this business is yours. You keep it ... you sell it or close it that is up to you. We had a deal as I wanted to take the business in a hard way and not the easy way so it all went well. But today when I look back at my success in life there is only one person who I can give 100% credits too and that person is my father and my parent’s prayers. I feel I am closer to him after his retirement. I feel I love him more. I feel when I talk he listens. He is always there to give me advises. His words are stronger than before. He trusts me more than anyone of my other siblings. He has made me forget all the past years and made me feel so proud of him. Today when I walk near the office the respect I get from the people there is more than an honor. I have no words to express my love for him. I am so proud to have a father like him.