Happy Father’s Day!

!Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful daddies out here.

However, I would like to mention a particular daddy in this post and he is none other than the father of my children! *clap, clap*

Thank you for making family your priority, that in every meeting or task that you intend to undertake, you would think of us first. We know you are exhausted after a day at work but each time when you step into the house, you never fail to greet us with a smile and thereafter spend time with the kids. Thank you for being a firm and yet fun father to the children. I definitely think that you are much more fun to be with as you go down on all fours to play silly games with her. I know I can’t.

Personally, I want to thank you for standing in to do ‘night duties’ since Dan was born so that I could have a restful night. I don’t know how you manage to do that since you have a day job and need the rest yourself. So, yea, I am immensely grateful that you put our welfare before yours.

The girl made a card for you and she did it by herself; I merely suggested the idea. We hope you like it!

And we even went down to Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) to do some filming.

Watch out for her at 1:36. She was extremely shy that day but because it’s for you…

Happy Father’s Day. We thank God for you!

That day, we had an awesome lunch with the family at Symmetry at the recommendation of SIL and it was truly a wonderful eatery. Thankfully we were a little early because it was already packed when we arrived at 11ish!

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Love the illustration on the menu

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I always order truffle fries when they are on the menu and the ones at Symmetry didn’t disappoint.

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Truly filling and satisfying

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The kids and I

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Next stop. Where are we off to?
It’s off to Dad’s Day Out to spend some time bonding with the man in the family!

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So the girl danced with the dad, got wheeled around, instructed and led the father out of the maze and took a family picture together. The brother? Slept most of the time away in the Boba carrier. Tsk!

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Happy Father’s Day again. Love it!

Father’s Day thoughts from a Daddy

The wife asked me to pen my thoughts on being a father.

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What do I know of being a father anyway?

I’ve only been a dad for a grand total of 7 months. 29 weeks. 205 days.

My journey has barely begun.

And yet already, in this short time, being a dad has brought with it a myriad of emotions; joy, nervousness, excitement, fear, anticipation, doubt, pride, anxiousness, peace, frustration, and joy. Oh joy.

It is difficult to explain. But others have tried.

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Joy

“There’re two things I know for sure: She was sent here from heaven and she’s daddy’s little girl.

As I drop to my knees by her bed at night. She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes and I thank god for all of the joy in my life.”
– Bob Carlisle’s ‘Butterfly Kisses

Being a dad brings me great joy. I would not go so far as to say that Faith is ‘all of the joy in my life’. But certainly, the two ladies in my home make up most of the joy in my life.

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Pride

“For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer; sticking little white flowers all up in her hair;

“Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it’s my first ride.” “I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried.”                                                                                                     – Bob Carlisle’s ‘Butterfly Kisses

There is a sense of pride that this little human being looks to you for safety and assurance, as well as for approval. Even at 7 months old, Faith responds to our tone of voice. She knows when we are comforting her, and she knows when we are rebuking her. (Even though her reaction to being rebuked may not last very long.) As parents, we are the ‘all’ in her life right now. And yet along with that sense of pride, comes a huge dose of…

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“Oh, with all that I’ve done wrong, I must have done something right. To deserve a hug every morning, and butterfly kisses at night.                                                               – Bob Carlisle’s ‘Butterfly Kisses

It fills me with humility to think that someone as flawed as I am, has been entrusted this great honour to bring a little child up in this world. That I (and my wife) are responsible not only for her physical well-being, but her mental, emotional, moral, spiritual well-being as well. God is good.

Bob Carlisle’s ‘Butterfly Kisses’ is a beautiful song from a dad to his (not so) little girl.There is, of course, the flip side. Of a child looking back on his/her dad.

Next time, perhaps I’ll talk about Dan Fogelberg’s ‘Leader of the Band’.

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Happy Father’s Day!

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