it’s hard not to roll my eyes at my father. I wrote about my mom for our Mother’s Day issue, which prompted him to ask why I’m not writing about him. Cue eye-roll . . .
So on the eve of Father’s Day, I’m writing about my dad. I can even hear him bragging to my mom how this time it’s all about him. Competitive, those two.
I’ve inherited many of my father’s traits – good and bad.
Like him, I can sometimes be stubborn and won’t back down from a fight, even when it’s probably wiser to do so. I can become impatient and I have a low tolerance for people who try to cut corners.
But from him I’ve also learnt how to be careful with money and how important it is to forgive people – especially your family – no matter what they do to you. He’s taught me to be self-sufficient and strong and to fiercely protect my loved ones.
I hope you’re as lucky as I am to be able to celebrate Father’s Day with the first guy who truly loved you.