Saturday, June 18, 2016

A TRUE EXAMPLE OF STRENGTH

Fathers are super important. A father is a man that shows his sons how to lead and how to respect the women in his household by the life that he leads. A father is a man that shows his daughters how to be respected and treated by a man and tells them how to respect themselves.

A father is a leader and he is the first example to his children of what a man is. I'm thankful to have had my father in my life. He may have raised four girls but he taught us how to work hard. We probably can outwork some of these men out there.

My father is reliable and dependable. If he say he is going to do something you better believe it's going to get done. If he can't do it, he will make sure to let you know he can't.

My father was strict and he doesn't play any games. I take after him. I don't play no games. My dad encourages me to be a strong woman. He has taught me to speak up for myself and to ask questions. He tells me that you don't let people treat you any type of way. He is very encouraging and supports me as I build my business. He taught me to know who I am and where I come from. I'm proud to be a strong black Queen!

My father showed me what unconditional love was. My parents were divorced when my mother found out that she had colon cancer. The love that my father displayed toward my mother in her time of need is the type of love that I want if I ever succumb to illness. I was around my mother a lot during her illness and it is touching the type of relationship and the love that I saw between the two of them. Their love wasn't perfect but it was true.

I'm super blessed and probably a little spoiled. If I need my father to do something, he is right there as soon as he can. He doesn't give me an attitude. I had to check myself when I had an attitude when he asked me to do something for him because he doesn't respond like that to me. He will make sacrifices to make sure that I'm okay. My father believes in family and he did his best to build a strong foundation for my mother and his daughters.

My dad and I are super close and without him I don't even know how I would have made it when my mom got sick and passed away. He is a great listener and he gives good advice. I'm finally starting to listen to him more. :-) He tells me the truth whether I like it or not. Yet, he respects that I'm my own individual and he has learned that you have to let your children live their lives.

Most important, my father is a Man of God. Without his influence, I wouldn't have the spiritual knowledge that I have today. He believes in prayer and reading his word! His faith in God is very strong and I really admire this Man of God. Even if everyone else turned from God, my father would still be right there trusting in God.

Strong men raise strong sons and strong daughters who build strong families.

PSALM 127;3-5

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.


Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

DAD WITH ME, FAITH, ROSALEE, AND THE GRANDKIDS




DAD WITH ME, TAMARA, ROSALEE, AND THE GRANDKIDS


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2 comments:

  1. Well your mother and I would have been married 32 years today if we had not been divorced, and also as you know that you came home when you were born on father's day, what a gift. Thank you for the kind words. I am very proud of you. Continue to allow yourself to grow in the Lord each day.
    God bless, Much Love, Dad

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    1. You're welcome Dear Father. I'm truly blessed. Love you!

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