The Father’s day celebration is still on, and a Nigerian Twitter user @Bar_Baric took to the platform to share a post about his relationship with his dad before and after his death.
According to Twitter user @Bar_Baric who always wondered why his father’s work was so important that he couldn’t make out time for them, he realized how hard working his dad was when he died. He wrote;
I never really loved my dad much till he died. I was just a kid and always wondered what was so important about his bloody work that he couldn’t make time for us. Mum made out time; mum cared.
So one day, the big man had an accident on his way to resume work in Abuja after the Easter holiday. He didn’t make it. In less than a month, we were asked to leave the CBN quarters, the cars were taken away, we had to withdraw from the top schools.
It was after my father’s death I began to realise what words like “Rent” and “Hunger” meant outside of the dictionary and written text. It was then I realized the time our dad didn’t spend with us was what provided the good life we had, and in the words of 50 Cent, he died trying
Since then, I gave special respect to all men working hard to provide for their families. It’s one of the hardest things to do. It was then I understood why my dad would get so furious when I came second in class. I used to think he was just being a hater.
Alhaji Bello Ani Oyarese, God bless his soul.
Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (St. Joseph’s Day) since the Middle Ages. This celebration was brought by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America, where March 19 is often still used for it, though many countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June (falling on June 17 in 2018).