My father and I

0202-0702-1013-2803_tn1.jpg 

There is an interesting book out there called Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters. I have not read it in its entirety but the following is just a glimpse into what I can relate to as a daughter with my father.  A friend will be lending me the book and I am really looking forward to read what I can.

Finding Balance for Yourself-and for Her 

…Wise fathers know the difference in their daughters’ lives exhilaration and  disaster, joyful contentment and erosive anxiety, can turn on a single smart or foolish decision…

…As a father you have to live with this tension. You want to keep her safe but you want her to be independent. You want her to be bold, but not careless. You want her to love but not to be too needy. While you cannot change her personality or determine all the challenges in her life, you can support her, point her in the right direction, and help her mature. And how your daughter matures will depend on what she sees when she watches you wrestle with the big issues of life, when you show courages amid challenges….

…Your marriage might not be everything you want it to be, but it takes courage to keep it together and put the needs of your children ahead of what you might-often mistakenly- think would be your own happiness….Integrity is not complete without humility… 

The end of this excerpt is just a big piece of life I can relate to everyday as a parent. May Allah help to us be strong role models for our children.

Advertisements

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by adikbongsu on August 18, 2007 at 4:25 am

    Salam ‘alaik sister,

    the book sounds very interesting, pls after you read it do write the important points to share with us. Looking forward to it!.. 🙂

    Reply

  2. Your marriage might not be everything you want it to be, but it takes courage to keep it together and put the needs of your children ahead of what you might-often mistakenly- think would be your own happiness….Integrity is not complete without humility..

    I read the book you mentioned. That’s very good book. Spc i liked that part i mentioned above..

    Reply

  3. I have been told about that book that you have mentiond wish their were more men out their who bother to read things like this .

    Reply

  4. Posted by Brian on February 13, 2009 at 12:31 am

    i read it and just blogged about it, as a father of a three year old girl it was frightening but very encouraging and helpful, IMHO

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: