To all fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day to you. May all wishes come true. May all the children happy and healthy as you want them to be. One whole happy family, Amen.
I would like to dedicate this post to my own father who is always smiling and positive thinking. Even at his age at 73 and with constant visit to the Queen Hospital, he is still as healthy as he believes he is. Of course this is not 100% true when you look at his medical records and like hundreds of pills in his bag that he has to take to stay alive. In fact, he has been to the hospital so many times, with so many near-to-death situation and yet still survive to tell us more jokes during the family gathering. I sometimes wonder, is it his positive thinking that made him got through all these obstacles or just he is one plain lucky father.
I could not have ask for better father than he is to us all now. With six children to feed and finance to all our higher education, I just could not believe how he managed it by just being the rubber tapper, the Sabah state Sembulan Mosque builder at one time, the tiring Lian Tung Bus driver, the goverment JKR, CPS driver and finally as one of the Berjaya / PBS ministers’ driver, roaming here and there till late night and not to mention few more odd jobs in between till he retired and currently back in the Kampung Limadang Membakut Beaufort. Despite all those difficulties, we all brothers and sisters never once not enough food on the table during the dinner and lunch time. We all brothers and sisters finished our schools and some of us even went to higher learning and graduates to each our professions. How all this happened when we are really coming from poor family and still is, living moderately.
I am so so proud of my father and of course to my mother too. To be honest, I am so jealous of others who has family that safely can be said as ‘rich people’ and have something to help their children financially and some even have lands or business to inherit to. Even belanja kahwin pun kena sponsor by the parents. Not with us. Not with me. Everything is on our own. My father really has NOTHING as in zero of everything, except of his never dying attitude and always smiling and positive attitude towards everything. Now I realize why mother love my father so much.
To you Bapa, I love you very very much. I wish you long life, healthy and smiling always. I wish you still alive to see my son Josh Luke finish his SPM. Yep, that is another 13 years to go and I believe it is possible. I wish you always there for us, Bapa. AMEN.
LONG LIVE BAPA! I LOVE YOU!!!