Father’s Day is coming up, and I don’t feel like they get enough credit. Fathers are just as important to little girls as they are for little boys. I want to share a few life-altering experiences and lessons that I learned from my father.
My parents have been married for 33 years. From my understanding, they dated eight or more years before they were married. I’ve never heard my father call my mother out of her name. That alone left a lasting impression on my life.
Fathers are very influential to their daughters. Often, a woman’s choice in a man has many similarities to her dad. I demand respect from a man, and I learned that from my father.
Life Lessons My Father Taught Me:
Lesson # 1: My father has always worked hard and provided for his family. I will not accept anything less from a man. As long as my body permits, I will work hard for what I want also.
Lesson # 2: My father seemed to be able to fix anything. He has always been so knowledgeable concerning car repairs, completing household repairs, and even commuting in bad weather. He taught me how to ensure that my car is safe for operation. Of course, I would desire a man that is good with his hands because that is what I saw.
Lesson # 3: If there was anything that my father could not do, he knew how to reach someone who could do it. I learned that a man should take the initiative to get things done.
Lesson # 4: My father gets along with everyone, and so do I. Argue for what?
Lesson # 5: He does not judge people no matter what type of lifestyle they live. I am a very understanding person, and I will forever treat others with respect.
Lesson # 6: My father taught me how to take care of myself and not depend on anyone for anything. I began handling my own business at a young age.
My dad means so much to me. I am a daddy’s girl, and I am grateful that God allowed me to be his daughter.
I want to say Happy Father’s Day to the dads in the world. We need you, we appreciate you, and we love you. Thank you for being a part of your children’s lives.
Until next time, take care of yourselves.