Posted by: myautisticmuslimchild | June 17, 2012

Father’s Day 2012

Happy Father’s day to all the special daddies out there who choose to be with their families in good and in bad times.

The ones who look at good times rather difficulties, the ones who sees the beauty in everything instead of  dwelling on loss of good times.

Mothers and Fathers are equally important in the child’s life if it is a healthy relationship. They both have their role in developing a character of the children.

Many times it is overlooked how sensitive  dads can be. We are all expecting them to be the providers and protectors, and sometimes we fail to see that although they look strong and steady on the outside,yet  they still need the emotional support . Society expect them to be the strong one, the one who can withstand all affliction. Frequently they seem to be left out of support, assuming that they are all ok.Many times they can be seen as working hard, coming home tired, but yet again we  miss seeing the truth how they pave our future with their work.

There are fathers out there who are only obtaining the title, but nothing meaningful coming with it.

There are fathers who provide, because that is whats expected of them, and they may even give a little love to their families.

There are fathers who take upon a role of providers protectors, and love their role, and they are giving their heart and soul to their families.

And there are special Daddies out there caring for their special families.  They are providers, protector, they are advocate of their children and they are warriors. They do not seem to care about difference , they only see their kids and how special they are, and what they may become. They see their struggle, and accomplishments, and they would never dare miss a beat of their special children’s life.

They cheer for achievements, and they shead tears in their solitude for the  struggle their kids put up every single day. These dads stayed around with their families despite all the hardship, despite all the temptations of “better and more fulfilled” life. They dedicated their life to the ones they promised to be there in good and bad. There are dads with a complete family, and there are dads being single and still caring to their special kids.

I have an honor knowing some of those fathers, and as I glance at their lives, my respect not only grows, but I do pray that all special children have daddies like these fathers. I pray, that God will give them fulfillment each day, and they get the reassurance for their hard work. These individuals don’t get enough respect in our society, nor do they get enough support. They might not even remembered on father’s day, but they are not working hard for recognition, they struggle  every day for what matters… their family.

I always remember my dad as strong, and invincible. I often  wondered when I was growing up if he ever cried, or is there anything that would make him cry. The answer to my questions came years later, when I had my own kids, when my son was diagnosed with autism. When I told him the news, he cried. He cried out of fear, that he might not be able to be there for Amin , or his typical sister and myself in this journey. He felt helpless and did not know how to continue his protective role.  He took a great supportive role  in our life, and he was able to be there for me and my children in thick and thin.

You see, sometimes under that tough  look there is a very sensitive person with love, caring and worries. Looks can be very deceiving, and you may think there is no love and concern in your dad toward you, but look very close and you will see the eternal devotion they have for their children.

Fatherhood is easily obtained, but being a dad takes lots of work, and only special individuals can earn it.


What Makes a Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … Dad
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