Today, in honor of Father’s Day, I’d like to mention my father.
He has been an inspiration and a joy to me my whole life.
When I was just a toddler, he left his country to bring his family (my Mom, my brother, and me) to a country in which he did not know one single person and could not speak the language. He gave up the career he was studying back in his country and signed up for some English language classes and a program in the nearest technical/career school. He graduated from both and though he did not become wealthy, he was successful in his field and was able to provide for his family. He is a hard worker and is also one of the kindest and most generous men I know.
Growing up, not a day went by that I did not know for certain that my Dad loved me. The older I get, the more I realize what a tremendous gift that was. I thank God for my father, and my desire is to show him everyday that I love him, too. I call him every single day, we chat for a bit, and always end every conversation by saying, “I love you”.
I feel very blessed and thank God everyday that my Dad is still healthy. I almost lost him many years ago and he was miraculously healed. I often tell people not to take their loved ones for granted. Cherish them. Call them. Tell them over & over how much you love them.
Happy Father’s Day everyone!