I have been wanting to to write about Mr. Perfect for a while now but I guess the timing couldn’t be any better than Father’s Day! Let me introduce you to my father, to whom I want to give honor to on this special day.
His name is Paul Calit, my Mr. Perfect.
This is the guy who is a devoted husband to my mother, Ana, and a true servant leader to her and his three daughters.
Papa, thank you for all the “lampin” changes. Thank you for the motorcycle rides around the village and for always holding my hand and calling me beautiful. Thank you for taking me to Sea World when I first got my heart broken. Thank you for driving me to and from school, Kumon classes, and even some days in college and the few months of working at Glendale Galleria! Papa, thank you for washing and ironing my nursing school uniforms, and even my work scrubs as I worked as a nurse! Thank you for still loving me after scratching all the cars you’ve had. Thank you for always knowing when I would need a car wash–for some reason each time I would think of washing my car, I’d wake up to it already washed and sometimes even waxed! Thank you for all the piggyback rides. Thank you for allowing me to partner with you in assembling furnitures! Thank you because you always have time for me. I’ll never forget the world series when the Angels won after a long time, we watched through it and cheered for them even when we didn’t know anything about baseball! Basta magkasama tayo, ok na!
Papa, I love you very much and I’ve been wanting to honor you by writing all the wonderful things about you, but I know this is not enough. Yes you have done so many things for us but I love you and admire you because of the way you love. I am blessed to have a father like you! I’m certain that a lot of my resilience through tough times is from having such wonderful and loving parents. It takes so much raising girls but you have done a good job–you and Mommy.
Happy Father’s Day, Papa! I do not have a perfect man for a father, but I do have the perfect father a girl can ever hope or pray for. You are my Mr. Perfect!♥ See you in September! 😉
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”–which is the first commandment with a promise– (Ephesians 6:1, 2 NIV84)