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The Linguist


Through my years of working in social care, I have often despaired at just how many of the children I worked with lacked a loving father; an actively parenting father and a father who strove hard to do what was right for their child.

I guess part of the frustration arises from the frequency with which people offhandedly dismiss just how crucial it is for a child to have an effective and functioning father figure in their lives; to have a male example whose presence helps build their foundations; and to know the blessing of being held in love by a good man.

And so on this particular Sunday, I would like to take the opportunity to say a very big “Thank you” and wish a very

Happy Father’s Day

  • To all those men – both made and found – who act as our caregivers, our founders and our fountainheads.

  • To all those wondrous, glorious, beautiful men – both made and found – who accept the challenge of parenting and give the best of themselves in the role: inadvertently turning themselves into our heroes.

Our female caregivers tend to get all the glory, but that doesn’t mean we children don’t recognise and appreciate what a great gift it is to have a “father”. It’s just that some things are so precious; we struggle to find the words to describe them.

We love you Dads.

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13 thoughts on “The Linguist

  1. A father is an essential part of growing up – to build a balanced human being.
    And yes, there are so many beautiful fathers out there – we need to hear more from them so as to make a difference in the fathers who are not taking their responsibilities seriously.

    And you speak so lovingly of your father. I guess we need to hear similar stories more often too – to make its mark on all men 🙂

    1. I agree with you, amira. We do need to hear from fathers more often. One of the sites I love to read is I just like how Dadicus speaks so openly about his struggles to be the best father that he is able to be and what the experience teaches him about himself. Have a look: it’ll leave with you with a warm feeling inside and a big smile.

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