Among multiple things, he’s taught me to paint. And last month, while I rolled the final coat on my office, I couldn’t help but think of all he’s done for me. It was odd to be working on a project while he was away…and yet, there was a huge part of me that wanted it done before he got home.
To show him I could!
With each and every job I’ve taken on…whether it be a project around the house or a business endeavour…Dad has been there to offer his advice and assistance. His guidance, his words of wisdom, his ability to see the big picture and break it down into little pieces, his endless words of encouragement have been the force behind what makes me successful.
He’s never once thought there was something I couldn’t do. The first to encourage and offer advice…then step away to give me room to make a decision and still support me when it’s not the one he would have made.
My Dad has taught me that when you fall down…you get up. You plaster a smile on your face and you keep moving forward…show the world that you can handle everything even when you feel you can’t. That believing in yourself is half the battle to reaching the stars…and the belief that you can do anything…will get you further than you ever dreamt possible.
He’s always had time for me. Showed up when I needed him and more importantly…on the times I said I didn’t
Dad’s taught me to be silly. To not take myself too seriously. He’s taught me to tell a story and laugh at my own jokes.
He’s taught me that my mother is the most important woman in the world. That there’s nothing more special than family. That my children are a product of the person I choose to be…they are the mirror I hold before me.
He’s taught me to give. To be patient. To hit my “numb button”. To strive for better. To hold my head high through adversity.
That I am beautiful. I am capable. I am smart. And I have value.
There are times he makes me believe that he’s actually looking up to me, while I’m looking up to him.
On Father’s Day, like every day, I honor the man who has made me who I am. Who’s always behind me…pushing me to be better than I believe I am! Who thinks that despite every wrong decision and mistake I make…I am perfection. I am his Queen.
I love you Dad! You mean the absolute world to me!
(And to the rest who have to put up with me…you know who to blame! )