Anyone who knows me knows I’m a daddy’s girl through and through, I am so grateful to have my dad be a part of my life simply because I know so many of my dear friends who don’t have their fathers in their lives. He has been the central driving force behind who I am as a Christian woman. He has taught me so much about life through his experiences and his constant talks.
Man can my father talk, I can remember days where he would sit me down to “teach me things about life”. As a teenager I didn’t really want to hear it, but as an adult the information is invaluable. It’s true when they say you will appreciate it when you’re older. My father is such a sweet individual but comes off as a meanie, but I know that’s just him being shy. He loves God, He loves to help people, and is one of the hardest working men I know. It’s true when they say Jamaicans have many jobs! This man does it all, a handy man extraordinaire!
One of the greatest lessons I have learned from him is to be myself. I was taught this from a very young age. Whenever he saw that I was “actin up” he would pull me in to find out what was going on. He knew I was growing up and changing but he wanted to make sure that the changes were because I wanted to make these changes, and not because I was following a crowd! I used to hate it! But as an adult I have grown to love it my individualistic mentality. Because of him I would always march to the beat of my own drum. It’s my favorite quality about myself.
I am so blessed that he has been the provider that her has been, the protector that her has been, and the guide he has been for me. I can always call on my dad if I ever needed anything (even when he puts up a fight, lol). He always makes me laugh… terribly! His humor is so interesting but perfect for our family, when you’re with us you are bound to have a good laugh! His is by no means a perfect man but what he is I love and appreciate dearly! I have my moments of thinking about what my life would be like if he were not here, but I quickly stop because I see no use in wasting time to do such things. I choose to appreciate his presence while he is here.
If you have your father in your life, love him appreciate him forgive him if you need to. Do whatever you can to make things right so that you can enjoy one another. If you are a father or have children in your life do what you can to be a positive influence, to be a support to a child who needs you! Positive male figures are important in the lives of children, if you have children and are intentionally keeping the father away from his children for the wrong reasons I urge you to think about how much the children need their father. God ordained the family as a unit, every person has their role, there are things a father can do that a mother cannot! Let a father be that especially if he wants to be.
Blessings to you all
Happy birthday dad!