thought on fathers
June 12, 2007 12:08pm CST
This was sent to me and I thought it was worth sharing sincefathers day is so close June 17th What do you think Is this the way we haveviewed Dad? THE FATHERHOOD CYCLE 4 years: "My Daddy can do anything." 7 years: "My Dad knows a lot, a whole lot." 12 years: "Oh, well - naturally - Father doesn't know that either." 14 years: "Father? Hopelessly old-fashioned." 21 years: "Oh, that man is so out-of-date. What did you expect?" 25 years: "He knows a little bit about it - but not much." 30 years: "Maybe we ought to find out what Dad thinks." 35 years: "Let's ask Dad what he would do before we make a decision." 40 years: "I wonder what Dad would have thought about that? He was pretty smart." 50 years: "My Dad knew absolutely everything." 60 years: "I'd give anything if Dad were here so I could talk this over with him. I really miss him."
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14 Jun 07
I've read this one before, and it always amazes me how it's pretty much true about how our thought processes change as we age. My Dad's been gone for 10 years now, and at almost 60, I find myself saying a lot of times 'I'd give anything if Dad was here so I could talk it over with him, I really miss him.' Thanks for sharing this, it made my day, and I had some good Dad memories after reading it:-)