"That’s why I learned a lot from your mother’s dad, especially on how to be a protective yet a gentle man to his family."
"I, on the other hand, had never been hurt physically or even verbally by my father. Of course there were times when he got angry, especially when I converted to Christianity, when I almost got kicked out of the house — but his words and actions were never hurtful. He was the most gentle man I’ve ever known."
"Be grateful that you have a healthy mother at this age. I have never felt my mother’s love. I probably had felt it, but I don’t remember any of it now. She died when I was 3 years old. Your grandfather tried to fill the roles of a father and a mother. However, when he disciplined us his children, he beat us up and screamed at us. That’s my example of what parents are."