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Post by Lest92 » 17 Aug 2017, 04:57

Kind, generous and gentle with a wicked sense of humour.

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Post by El-kanah » 17 Aug 2017, 05:13

I have a caring, loving and exemplary father. Not to tough but a role model to me. A father who spends time with his kids.

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Post by shish_by_design » 17 Aug 2017, 12:22

An ideal father is one who does whats best for his family. He goes out of his way to ensure their safety and happiness. An ideal father takes time out of his busy day to spend time with his family and keeps tabs on his kids. He loves all his kids equally too, no favourites.

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I'd say my dad was somewhere in between. No man's perfect but he tried his best.

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Post by Bibliofiend » 17 Aug 2017, 13:49

Father was a tormented soul, Mom divorced him when I was 2, so not much contact. But he was brilliant, graduated college before age 20 with teaching degree and once I found out about him at age 15, we exchanged some great letters. Got to visit him after high school graduation, spent the summer reading Tolkien together (again, 3rd reread for me!). Stepdad was the less successful clone of Trump, endless women, tax cheat, liar. The day he came over drunk to tell me at age 23 that they were splitting, he even tried to hit on me "it's OK since you're NOT my real daughter". Once I had a family, he ignored us, thankfully he passed recently. But I can tell he told awful stories about me and my siblings, as his "trophy wife" of 6 years has been chasing us on Facebook, calling us despicable children. Bet those trust funds he claimed he set up for the three of us are gone if she got control of his affairs. Que Sera!

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Post by Storygamer88 » 17 Aug 2017, 20:15

I think my father is...okay? He's done a lot for me, and I do wish his life we're more fulfilling and positive, but immigrants have harsh trials in America...
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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 18 Aug 2017, 07:27

My father is an ideal one. And I say this because I have met my friends' fathers and some are too strict while some aren't even actually around them much. Comparing to that, I haven't seen anyone have a better father than I do.

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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 18 Aug 2017, 20:21

I would describe him as never-tiring soul who struggled a lot and is still struggling to make me feel comfortable and never feel deprived of any of stuff, whether it's money, grooming or love. I lost my mother when I was 3 years old . Since then, my father took the position as my mother as well. He did everything as far as possible so that I never feel lack of anything. He listens, understands and encourages me to do the right thing. My words would never be enough to thank him.
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Post by klbradley » 18 Aug 2017, 20:42

My father is a quiet man, but always has been. He's very caring and definitely one of the first people I go to when I need advice. He's also the best grandfather to my son that I could ask for.
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Post by readandsmile » 18 Aug 2017, 21:54

My father is humble, thoughtful, and caring. I accept him even if he is not able to do things well. He is still my father.
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Post by Bluecobia » 22 Aug 2017, 22:41

My father was a good man and I enjoyed the time I spent with him. He passed away over 20 years ago but I still love him.

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Post by Elle Howard » 24 Aug 2017, 12:58

My father was my role model. His family was very poor. He used to say the only thing they really had was a lot of love. He had a high school diploma and dreamed about going to college. He got a job to help put his brothers and sisters through school instead. He loved to read and he loved science. He passed the joy of both of these on to me. He was the best father you could ever ask for.
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Post by Cjgarland89 » 24 Aug 2017, 15:11

If you would have asked me this question ten years ago my answer would be much different than it is now. I think we all have aspiring perceptions of our fathers, but sometimes they just aren't who we think they are as we get older. It's a tough reality to come to, but it is what it is. My father is a broken man, tired and basically just being a zombie through life. It's not a good way to live.

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Post by EDDY OKOTH » 25 Aug 2017, 03:53

a man who loves education dedicated to what he does

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 26 Aug 2017, 06:24

Cjgarland89 wrote:If you would have asked me this question ten years ago my answer would be much different than it is now. I think we all have aspiring perceptions of our fathers, but sometimes they just aren't who we think they are as we get older. It's a tough reality to come to, but it is what it is. My father is a broken man, tired and basically just being a zombie through life. It's not a good way to live.
It is certain that people change. Even the very members of our family are strangers to us.

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Post by AgentJay » 28 Aug 2017, 16:11

Idealistic and a bit uptight but the one who taught me compassion in practical.

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