I am Sam is a very touching movie about Sam Dawson, a man who suffers from a developmental disability, and in a fortunate twist of fate, fathers a girl whom he names Lucy (after The Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds).
When I thought of my father today, I somehow related him to Sam's character in a figurative way. My father has shortcomings which can be translated as disability, but like Sam, he did not allow it to get in the way of expressing his love for his child. In the movie, Lucy was never embarrassed of his father. In fact, when the time came that she had to be moved into a foster family, she kept finding her way back to his father's arms. I aim to be a Lucy myself, that no matter what, I would always be proud of my father - not for his inabilities - but for the love he has always shown us.
Happy Father's Day, Papaleng. Thank you for everything, especially for teaching me how to hold the world in a paper cup ;)
You see, my father is not SUPERMAN. Not even close. That is why we love him to bits ♥