My father was an amazing man…I realize that this statement is not unique in the least or even remotely exclusive to him. I’m sure there are millions of people on this planet that would say the very same thing about their own fathers. How truly blessed I was, along with anyone else who feels, or felt, the same way about their own father.
My Dad taught me the importance of being a good person and in being humble, generous, kind-hearted, loyal, hard-working, faithful, dependable and most importantly, loving…to ensure that those you love KNOW it… without question or doubt. There was never an endless pursuit of “I love you’s” in my house when I was growing up…quite the contrary, and I brought that with me into my relationships. Not just with my husband of 32+ years but with my children, my friends, their friends, my dogs, veterans and the elderly, just to name a few. It’s in my DNA…from him.
My Dad taught me many things…how to be self-confident and outgoing…how to be comfortable in my own skin, even if I had to ‘fake it, to make it’, sometimes. He taught me to be grateful and thankful and to never take anyone, or anything, for granted… especially a day on ‘this side of the grass’.
~Let Love Lead The Way~ TP