When I was a child, I feared him! (I think I was terrified of your mother a little too!)
He always seemed so serious and strict. I didn't see his humor. Now, I think he is a dear. At times I wonder if he worries about changing things too much! For he knows what he thinks and he is determined to make things go his way. Yet, I wonder, sometimes I think he makes things too important. Yet, I also respect him for taking action upon what he believes so firmly to be true.
I have learned to look past the firm frown and I see a loving and at times doting father, one who cherishes his children and who has worked hard to treat them as they should be and bring them up in the way they should be. I see a father that is very interested and aware of his children's lives. Much more so than my father. It would probably drive me nuts if he were my father, yet I see how he fits your family so perfectly. God placed him exactly where he needed to be.
I see a man who is fascinated with the details, with the interworkings [of things]. At times he does see the big picture and he can look upon that as well, though his strength is in figuring out what the small steps are and how they should be improved. I believe he is a man set on improvement and fine tweaking. He gently adjusts things, bending a little here, and a slight bit there, so that everything works smoothly and efficiently. Much like K* slowly and gently tunes his guitar with utter gentleness and sensitivity, slowly and meticulously. He is not satisfied until it is just right, the sound has to be perfect.
He is a man who can be in front and boldly speak when necessary, yet he is strongest as a force unseen and not so publicly known. He is an underlying force that moves powerfully, with out causing much disruption.
I also see him as a man who seeks wisdom and understanding.
I see him as a man who is very interested in people and how they think and why they think the way they do. He likes to understand things on a deeper level. I do not think he manipulates too much, though I see he has a tendency to use the knowledge which he has of people against them, if it helps them to understand his way of thinking . :-) Though, he would never hurt someone deliberately. For he is gentle. Firm, but gentle.
I do not deny that he is very protective of those he loves, yet it is shown in different ways than, at least, I expect. His actions are out of love, though at times they may look harsh. One has to look at the big picture and into the distance to grasp his reason behind some actions and some restrictions. Though it is because he does see the larger picture and he does know what possibilities [are] like in the distance, that he makes such actions.
He is fun. I never knew this until just a while ago. He has his own unique sense of humor, his own sort of fun. He likes to laugh and relax and enjoy life. I guess I just never saw it as a child. My sight was limited and biased. Yeah, I like your dad. He is one that it takes a while to understand and come around to liking. But once you know him, and see him with his family, you have to like him. There is something endearing about him.