Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

I have a friend laid-off of his overseas job and now stay in his home without income, savings and a remote chance to find an overseas job in the soonest time possible. His once vibrant personality is replaced by a timid and serious looks. Being jobless reaches his inner core that he began to feel useless.
How can you provide hope when everything around you seems embrace hopelessness?.
Two days ago, his son came from school crying and my friend asked why. The child said that he can not go to school anymore because his classmates teased him of having always no money.
My friend was devastated. He can take ridicule from anybody of having no money but for his son to suffer because of circumstances not his fault is not acceptable. He as a father can do something to earn money but his 7 years old can not. Who is going to act then, he asked himself.
Yesterday is Father's Day and that day he packed his bag and went to Manila to look for a new job. Not for his sake but for his child.
A man can be transform when he became a father provided that one ingredient reaches his core: love.

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