Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!

On this special day, I woke up fairly early around 4:00 AM and reflected upon to the fact that being a father is easy – get marry and have kids.  Or, just have kids :).  But, being a “good” father probably is not.  First, how we define “good”? In what sense? How to measure it?  There are a lot of important things which are not measurable by any means.

The only person that I can compare to is my father.  As I remember, he is a very strict person with bad temper.  In my mind, he is very hard to deal with.  Or, even talk to.  But, I never loss the fact that, in his heart, he would like all of us (8 total) to excel, even though his methods are much debatable.  In short, a man with good intention but with very limited bad approaches.  Even with all these, I still think my father is a father that just trying to do his best with good intentions.  With all these years passing-by, I know that my father loves us but just doesn’t know how to deliver it.  But as “how to deliver”, that doesn’t matter to me too much after I grow up.

Now, am I better than my father?  Probably, not.  I just follow his steps to do what I think it is the best of being a “good” father. That is all.  No one really knows, even myself.

Again, Happy Father’s Day.

4 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day”

  1. Hello, Mr. Lee! I am a good friend of Doris' and your words made me think and reflect on my childhood with my parents' but also on my own parenting as a mother to my children. 🙂 I needed to do that, especially today, so thank you! People say "children are mirrors of their parents." If that has any truth to it, I can tell you, you must have done a heck of a job as a father because Doris is someone that I very much look up to and is my inspiration. So happy father's day, to you, Mr. Lee 🙂 (Oh and happy father's day to you, too, Jeremy!!!!)

  2. Thank you so much for your post, Mr. Lee. And Happy (late!) Father's Day to you. I love reading about your family and seeing the photos. I also have a daughter with Rett syndrome, and Doris and I have become very good friends. I have not had the pleasure of meeting you yet, but I have heard some really lovely tales of the Lee family. And you must have some wonderful fathering/grandfathering skills, because you have done great work with Doris (and Jeremy), Vince, and Edda. They are some of my favorite people! Congrats and best wishes.

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