Growing up I treated my father like a stranger. Mostly because he was sick, and we didn't get to spend much time together during that period when he was lying down in hospital bed.
Than when he got better, I was already grown. I passed the stage when I could build a father-daughter attachment. He had many hobby, that kept him away or busy from home. And It felt like when ever he was there he was either busy with his hobby or sleeping. The only time we spend time with my father was when we had electricity outage (light saving), he use to play many games with us, I use to secretly wish for power outage more often, not to spend time with my dad, of course more game time :) For a while dad was just a dad to me. As I grew up our relationship got better but it was still limited.
Now that I am grown and he is growing old , I have start to see different side of my father, I wish I could be half the person my father is. I have never met anyone who is more patient, passionate, giving,forbearing wise and religious than my father. I am not saying this just because he my father, but honest he is all that and many more. He never complains, never holds grudge. In his world there is no poor he give all he has, there is no sadness he is always smiling, no down time, no regrets, no negativity. If I could go back, I won't change a bit about our relationship. May Allah make my children as lucky as I am to have a father just like my father.