Father was a hardworking man who delivered bread as a living to support his wife and three children. He spent all his evenings after work attending classes, hoping to improve himself so that he could one day find a better paying job. Except for Sundays, Father hardly ate a meal together with his family. He worked and studied very hard because he wanted to provide his family with the best money could buy.
Whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
The day came when the examination results were announced. To his joy, Father passed, and with distinctions too! Soon after, he was offered a good job as a senior supervisor which paid handsomely.
Like a dream come true, Father could now afford to provide his family with life’s little luxuries like nice clothing, fine food and vacation abroad.
However, the family still did not get to see father for most of the week. He continued to work very hard, hoping to be promoted to the position of manager. In fact, to make himself a worthily candidate for the promotion, he enrolled for another course in the open university.
Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
Father’s hard work paid off and he was promoted. Jubilantly, he decided to hire a maid to relieve his wife from her domestic tasks. He also felt that their three-room flat was no longer big enough, it would be nice for his family to be able to enjoy the facilities and comfort of a condominium. Having experienced the rewards of his hard work many times before, Father resolved to further his studies and work at being promoted again. The family still did not get to see much of him. In fact, sometimes Father had to work on Sundays entertaining clients. Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
As expected, Father’s hard work paid off again and he bought a beautiful condominium overlooking the coast of Singapore. On the first Sunday evening at their new home, Father declared to his family that he decided not to take anymore courses or pursue any more promotions. From then on he was going to devote more time to his family.
Father did not wake up the next day.
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I don’t like when a family member dies in a story .
I don’t like when a family member dies in a story
That’s what we called “unbalanced livelihood”.
So sad but inspiring.
Earning Knowledge and Money is important. But Spending time with family is qualify important.
Good and Very True story that our father is not spending much time for us. All father should read this story
The story is sad and useful
Very educative story. I have learned much from this. Thanks very much
It’s a very and inspiring story teaching us a good lesson, tanks for the story ,I have learnt alot.
i really learnt good point 4rm this story .thanks for this,i will also give enough tym for my family when i grow up
It’s a more inspiring story. father is willing to do anything to satisfy his family needs. I’m very inspired by this story. Thanks for sharing this story with us. and keep it.
l’ve learnt that no matter how we try to gain wealth we should put our families first.
Its good to have a luxurious, beautiful things to gain to especially for them but its more precious to give and take time to your family even how busy you are.
A sad and good story to read. He worked hard to provide for his family but time caught up with him. He achieved his goal but lost the precious time he should have spent with his family.
Fathers day fall on 21st June of every year and this day is celebrated for all the efforts and struggles that fathers have put down for their children