大侠行天下日记 我见我闻我思 06/21
我见 我思 我闻
----- 写在2021 年父亲节
Remembering Father’s Encouragement
Dad, you were like a light in the darkness. You laid out the strong road ahead to let us fight for our lives.
That was a dark evening when my flight arrived at Taipei Airport from San Francisco. I rushed to the hospital to try to meet my father. I took a lot of letters he wrote to me. He felt I was coming back. That was the last time I saw my father.
Today is Father’s Day. I passed by my office where hanging on the wall is the calligraphy written by him. Especially today, I felt I heard his voice and encouragement.
My parents spent their their young adult time during the war time. I still remember my dad’s only hobby and good time was reading the daily newspaper at night time. When I was still a kid I always slept by him to “share” the news and ask him some questions about the local news and news of the world. Most of the time I could not understand until I fell asleep. Up until I was in college and got a job at a local radio station, every time my dad met with me, he always remembered my habit of reading the newspaper with him
My dad never really reached his goal in life and he felt very depressed in his final days.
Fortunately, we can continue his vision to build a media business in America.
A couple of months ago our daughter Margaret and son-in-law Jack brought us a pair of Rolex watches. On today’s Father’s Day she brought me a summer pair of socks and we felt such joy and happiness.
We remembered when Margaret was just four or five years old when she always tried to help us to put the inserts into the newspapers. After she graduated from Columbia University and Texas Medical School, she became a very outstanding physician. Her patients always told me that Dr. Lee is such a friendly doctor and always treats everyone like members of their family.
Today, when all of us are remembering our fathers, the voices of our loved ones who have gone from the world sometime come back to us as if in a trance. The voices and teachings of our fathers will always be in our hearts.