Monday, August 01, 2011

A father's chronicle (A father's message from beyond the grave)

I came across this writing today, and I wanted to share it with you.

I often pondered the similar set of challenges: How could I communicate with my children when I move on to the after life. It is no secret to Yan - I kept a diary. A diary that I have written for my children. At one time, I wrote for Theophilus. I often felt that boys need more instructions (we never did figure things out till late in life and sometimes that could be too late). Along to way, Yan pointed out to me this folly and I began to write to Gracia too in my diary.

Most of the papers are writings of things of my life, happenings, lessons learnt, disappointment faced, discouraged encountered, joy found. I didn't want them to see a dad who has no struggles, worries and own fair share of lost-lessness. And if that peek at the cracks relieve them the pressure of aiming for the impossible in life, perhaps, I have helped them in a certain stretch of life.

I am inspired by Paul in this article (coincidentally, we share at least one thing in common - our first name is the same). A dad is forever... even after life.

To my children too, I hope to leave them words of instructions which I have raised them up with since they are in my arms: Love God and keep His commandments, for this is the sole duty of man.

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