Penelope Silver


Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. Happy Father's Day!

Posted on 17 June, 2018 at 6:40

Today, I would like to tell you about an amazing man in my life, my Daddy, my hero!

He has been there for me my whole life and a stable, special guiding beacon of light.

My girls call me MummyDaddy, but the only person they invite to the Father's Day breakfast at school is Grandad!

This year was especially important as it was Natasha's last ever Father's Day breakfast at her prep school.

The theme this year was the "Tash Dash" which Natasha has decided was named after her! LOL.


My Dad is a true gent, family man and a wonderful Grandfather to his 4 grandchildren.


He also has a couple of passions in his life; playing the guitar and golf.


He has played and played and played golf for about 30/40 years now, but winning a competition has eluded him until now.


A week last Friday, he accompanied me to take my youngest daughter Natasha to the hospital to have a melanoma removed, under general anaesthetic.


I was so grateful to him for being there with me. I'm a single mum and hadn't anticipated how distressed I would feel.


During the 8.5 hours we were at the hospital (the op only took an hour or so) I took myself off for a walk and bought us some magazines to take our mind off things.


I bought my dad a golfing magazine and he sat a read it cover to cover.


The next day he played in the President's Weekend competition and was very, very excited to have played out of his skin.


I asked him what had changed?


He told me there was an article in the golfing magazine all about mindset.


He had implemented what he had read... and it worked!

He laso had the encouragement of his golf partner on the day.


We absolutely adore Dad, but we are even more super proud of him today.


"If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again."

I have uploaded the video over on my Facebook page, if you want to watch it :)


If you listen carefully, you can hear him getting choked up in his acceptance speech.

"Dad, for all those times I left it unsaid. Thank you. Thanks for being there for me, for showing me the way, for being patient with me even when I made it difficult for you, for believing in me and encouraging me to dream, and being such an inspiring presence in my life."

Categories: Father's Day, Golf, Mindset

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