“A father and his son have a symbiotic relationship,” he says. “They shape each other up. It takes countless sleepless nights, vaccinations, colds, allergies, teeth-growing, leaking diapers, uninterrupted fights against colic, fevers, doubts, fear, insecurity, and the capacity of surpassing these trials to create a father. This indescribable connection of dependence, admiration, and need creates a mutual love that I had never felt before!”
The biggest lesson he has learned is that nothing can be accomplished alone.
“I went through difficulties, but without the people who helped me and sheltered me, I would never have made it,” he says. “It’s important to not be afraid of asking for help and to never hesitate to help a colleague or acquaintance who is experiencing difficulties.”
Georges relishes the everyday inspiration and support he finds with his NFE coworkers.
“We can always learn something by other peoples’ experience,” he says, “and my colleagues give me good advice on how to overcome my challenges as a father.”
Now that it’s his turn to pass on his learnings, he has amassed a list of priorities to share with his children.
“Never give up, never stop studying, and never stop being interested in what you do,” he says. “That may be the difference between success and failure. Overcoming challenges is not about the skills you have at the start, but about the effort you put in to finish.”
Father’s Day celebrates the bond he is building with his family.
“We need to strengthen this relationship, inspire those who don’t have those relationships, and spread the love even more,” he says. “To celebrate this day, we seek to spend time together, visiting new places, feeding animals, walking on a distant beach… the most important thing is not the place, but the quality of the time that is spent together.”