"Treat your life like the sea, your heart the shore and your friends the waves...
It doesn't matter - how many waves there are, what matters is how one touches the shore"
It was daddy's birthday yesterday.
He turned 52.
I remember in Form 2, when I was 12, I won the Father's Day slogan writing competition.
I wrote this:
"I love you daddy because you taught me to believe in myself"
I'd like to think I'm a little chip of the old block :) and inherited parts of his charisma (charms) and passion for having big dreams, aiming high and working hard towards those dreams.
I remember, the night before I left for Australia (aged 14), I had a sudden wave of anxiety and panic that hit me... and I couldn't sleep. The sudden daunting of leaving home to a new country with a different culture, being on my own for the very first time, leaving the comforts of my home- I got scared. So scared, my heart was beating so hard, I could not sleep.
I went downstairs- and daddy soon joined me. We stayed up talking, as he brushed away my deepest fears, helped allay some of my anxieties and gave me a little confidence boost.
How far we've come. Both of us ;) I'm now a "big, bad doctor" as my boss puts it :)
And daddy's business is flourishing! of course with mummy behind him!
MY dearest daddy and mummy- my biggest supporters along with my 3 sisters.
I am so so blessed to have such great parents who love me with all of their hearts.
Happy Birthday daddy!
Thanks for always being there for me, for being so awesome :)