Saturday, June 18, 2011


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


  1. I thank God that He gave me such wonderful daughters. I love You, KM

  2. Aww that's so sweet :). I haven't seen that movie yet, but always wanted to. Hope I'll get the chance to rent it or something. Thanks for sharing. Happy father's day to your dad!

  3. hi Janel ! you should see I am Sam, but before you do, make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy ^^

    Thanks for dropping by again. Happy father's day to your dad, too !

    By the way, I enjoy reading your blog too ... your munchkin is so cute and adorable ;)

  4. You have a great and Godly dad :) it's an honor for me to know him :)
    BTW, you got an awesome site kepp it up.
    God Bless

  5. thanks for dropping by, Christ4Thailand :) God bless you too! Feel free to visit my blog anytime ;)

  6. Ay! Blogger din pala si Papaleng, KM? Astig! ka-blog blog yan! Hehe! You're one very lucky and blessed woman to have a father like Papaleng.


  7. Lainy, ay naku oo blogger din yang tatay ko. mas nauna pa nga nag blog sakin yan at mas madaming network. lol.

    thanks, dear. your father may not be with you now, but you do make him proud of you :)



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