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Topic: fathers (06/06/05)
TITLE: Am I not retired?
By Genstacia Bull
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His chest swells with fatherly pride, as he remembers the days he and Phil took turns to pick the children up from school. “Yeah, God is faithful, apart from giving her away on her wedding day. My job is done.” Phil gave him a quizzical look “What do you mean? You are her dad and that doesn’t change just because she grows up.”
“She does not need my money, she is a qualified investment banker. She has more than one property, and drives an expensive car. Jenny does not need me for nothing.” Phil looks at him with mouth agape “ Ed listen to yourself, been a father is more than just providing for her physical needs and giving her a good education. She may need someone she can talk to, a male input, not to mention someone to speak some wisdom into her life.”
“She speaks to her mother.” Phil could tell his friend sense of failure. “You know I love her don’t you Phil? However I feel redundant. I feel guilty that apart from providing for her needs I did not take the time to really know her and now at twenty-seven it is a bit late.”
Phil shook his head “ She still needs you Ed! It was different for me, as my work did not involve as much travel as yours did. However it’s never too late to start again. Let her know you would like to have a deeper relationship with her, ask her forgiveness for not been the dad you should have been. She may be craving your affirmation and input. Don’t take it for granted that she knows you are proud of her.”
Ed slaps Phil on the back “Thanks for the advice buddy, God is the God of second chances I will talk to Jenny and believe He will restore our relationship.”
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