Fathers Day Thoughts

Today is my very first Fathers Day. No other Fathers Day will be quite like this one for me. Not only is it my first one, it is the only one (so far, at least) in which I am a father but cannot see my child or at least know what he looks like.


Right now, I am thousand miles away from my wife and baby. It saddens me to realize that I am here in this far away land, because I wanted to give the best for my child. I want him to come out in this world with all the comfort he needs as he grow up.


Eager and unhesitating as I am to welcome the baby into the world with arms open wide with love, it sometimes is a little hard to suppress the feeling that I would have liked a little more time to discover what it is to be a husband and newlywed first. Then I would not have decided to leave the country in the early stages of our marriage to work abroad. But we would never, ever get rid of the baby and question God’s timing in sending our baby to us.


It also helps me to overcome these thoughts when I think about a little face that resembles us looking up and smiling. When I think of that miracle, I know that I’m glad to give up the pleasures of a life without the responsibilities of parenthood. I am also helped by the notion that God has ordained that a new life should be entrusted to us now. Who am I to question His gift to us? So many couples can never have children at all and want them desperately, while others have a very difficult time having babies. I’m thankful we don’t face such hardships.


It is hard to imagine a role of more fundamental importance than simple parenthood. I feel that being a father is a fulfillment of a destiny.


Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there.



6 Responses to “Fathers Day Thoughts”

  1. June 23, 2008 at 1:41 am

    hey there… happy fathers day… nice post… late nga lang… hehe…


  2. June 30, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    This post inspires me to have my own children very soon. I hope to become a more responsible father like you, and my dad…


  3. July 8, 2008 at 12:08 am

    wow nice post bro. you really got the talent in writing. i also read inigo’s blog site and it was pretty amazing, and entertaining too – that a voice of a child is speaking while he is still inside his mom’s womb! one-of-a-kind blogging!


  4. June 22, 2011 at 5:05 am

    You’re a great dad. I know this is for Father’s Day three years ago, but it gives me a clearer perspective of my dad. He’s been a great father like you, and until now that my older sister and I finished college, we still embrace him and tell him how much we love him because he never let us down. I’m sure Inigo will do the same for you.


  5. June 25, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    It is really a man’s fulfillment in becoming a father. My hubby got that feeling when he became a dad too. 🙂


  6. 6 kat
    June 28, 2011 at 7:24 am

    kaya maswerte tayo at naging parent tayo…….tama ka yong iba hindi talaga nabibiyayaan…kaya i-treasure natin ang pagiging parents natin….


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