The human experience is one.
We all care for our families in varying degree.
I've been working with him for quite sometime; a retired General from a foreign country. He is so polite, courteous, intelligent, and presentable. He makes you feel good about yourself. He greets everybody as is he is their best friend, asking about morals, family, and health. This General is a human being regardless.
What I know for sure is that this General loves his daughter so much. He can't help but talk about her in every chat we've had. She's a grown up girl now. The last time we talked, I told him how precious my little girls is to me. How I can't wait to go home to see her. How disappointed I am when I find her asleep when I get home. How my life flourishes when she's around me.
He told me how he feels about his daughter, how they have this special relationship between them, then he added: Let me tell you, there is no father in the world who loves his daughter more than I do..then his eyes were filled with tears, and he couldn't speak no more, so he excused himself and left.
I wish them both a long life with the company of each other. It is really hard to be away from the one's you love. I hope I would never have to do that. I know that I am on a crossroads, where I have to take a decision of either stay or move on. One thing I am sure of is that my loved one's are coming with me. No one is going to be left behind, not if I can help it.