Sunday, June 21, 2009
Unspoken Voice from Dad

short-talk:

Two papers to polish off by tomorrow and i am still trying hard to squeeze 1038472027103804 words into every single corner of my brain capacity. Praying hard that these words will stay input till 5.00pm.


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It's Father's Day. Have you wished your dad yet? =)


I have.
It has been nearly two months since i last see dad in person since dad will be away for traveling most of the time. The fact is, since young, dad has been crossing around various places to work. Being a marine architect and senior general manager of Bumi Armada company in Singapore, I comprehend that his working life is never easy and soothing. Many times, dad has to cope with the different weather condition from various countries and eating habit when he goes traveling, as a result of this, dad will easily fall sick due to his restless health. *sobs* Nonetheless, Dad will usually be back home twice a month or at least once a month during weekend.


I remember every Friday night when i reach home from church, the moment when i see dad's black formal shoes placed neatly in front of the entrance door, i know instantly that dad has reached home! *utter joy* And only through this, i can have a little glimpse of dad in person and have a quick chat with dad before dad goes on bed.


Dad will normally sit on the crouch, watching tv show and asks me "How's my day in school and church?", "How's my study?", "Did i help mum in housework?". And his unchanging statement "Remember to study hard now and your life will be much easier when you work in future" will utter and remind me over and over again.


Since young, i do envy your dad who works in Kuching and the window opened for you to relate, communicate and play with your dad in person everyday makes me miss my own dad lots.


It's Father's day today. Mum told me this morning that Dad is now in China. I told mum that i will text dad after dinner. Text-ing dad and wishing him Happy Father's day are probably my first time of doing it. Breakthrough.


Hours ago, I just text my dad and wish him "Happy Father's day and May you stay healthy and happy all the time, from Johnson, Roger, Morgan and Mummy." When dad replies minutes later, five simple words appear on my inbox screen, and dad writes "Good boys and family team..". Instantly, an utter joy lightens up my smile and tears filled my eyes. Although it is just a frank language to many of you, but these five words, to me, have deeply ensured and assured me that my dad is doing well out there and dad is reading my wishes from far. It makes and comforts my day. Indescrible.


No words i write can every say how much is my desire for my dad to come home soon, sit beside me and ask me those typical questions. I miss his voice. I miss his shadow. I miss the quarell. I miss his teaching. I miss his presence. I miss his physical love and care. I miss my dad.


Waiting

Yet, i will not give up in praying earnestly to my Heavenly Father to constantly watch over my dad and guide my dad out there, bless my dad with a good health and journey.


This is how i celebrated Father's day. It's meaningful to me. How about yours?




Comments:

Very touched bro...U r a good son and a good bro...take care always...appreciate you much..GBU bro... :) Am sure your dad is proud to have you as his son...no worries..our Heavenly Father will surely look after your dad as well.

By Anonymous Mr. W, at Monday, June 22, 2009 at 1:13:00 AM GMT+8  

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hahahahahahahaaaaa.... :)

By Anonymous Keith Chong, at Monday, June 22, 2009 at 11:13:00 PM GMT+8  

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Mr.W: thanks. =)

Keith: *piak* laugh pulak..haha!

By Blogger Johnson, at Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 1:56:00 PM GMT+8  

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