Posted by raredog in Uncategorized, ... | 06.15.2008 - 11:04 am

A touching story about a father and his son.

..A man came home from work late,  tired and irritated, to find his 5-yearold son waiting for him at the  door.

SON:   “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” 
DAD:   “Yeah sure, what it  is?” replied the man.
SON:   “Daddy, how much do you make an  hour?”
DAD:   “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask  such athing?” the man said angrily. 
SON:   “I just want to  know.. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD:   “If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.”
SON:   “Oh,” the little boy replied, with his head down. 
SON:   “Daddy, may I please  borrow $10.00 ?” 

The father was furious, “If the  only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a  silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to  your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I  work hard everyday for such this childish behaviour.”  The little boy quietly went to his  room and shut the door.The man sat down and started to get even  angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions  only to get some money? After about an hour or so, the man had  calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something he really  needed to buy with that $10.00 and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to thedoor of the little boy’s room and opened the door.”Are you asleep, son?” He asked.”No daddy, I’m awake,”  replied the boy.  “I’ve been thinking, maybe I was  too hard on you earlier” said the man.” It’s been a long day and I  took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $10.00 you  asked for.”The little boy sat straight up, smiling. “Oh, thank you  daddy!” He yelled.
Then, reaching under his pillow he  pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had  money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his  money, and then looked up at his father.    “Why do you want more money if you already have some?” the father grumbled.”Because I didn’t have  enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied. “Daddy, I  have  $20.00 now. Can I buy an hour of your  time?  Please come home early tomorrow. I  would like to have dinner with you.” The father was crushed. He put  his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having  spent sometime with those who really matter to us, those close to our  hearts.  Do remember to share  that $20.00 worth  of your time with someone you love. If we die tomorrow, the company  that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for  the rest of their lives. 

I like to share this quote too by Charles Wadsworth – By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.

Happy Father’s Day Papa Pidiong – I hope your in good health always and that you think of me too. I love you!


4 responses on "HAPPY FATHERS DAY" »

very touching pare.. greetings ulet!

dimaks’s last blog post..Fathers day..

Posted on June 17, 2008

whew!! soooo touching…

padre damaso
Posted on June 18, 2008

Many don’t realize kung gaano kasarap ang meron magulang.

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