The Lessons My Father Taught Me
We often talk about what kids miss when Dad isn’t present, but there’s a lot to learn from the fathers who are there. I learned much from mine.
There are few holidays that elicit a more complex set of emotions than Father’s Day.
Some people use the day to think about the challenges they faced (and overcame) growing up without a father. Others see the third Sunday in June as another chance to highlight the tremendous work single mothers do to raise children.
For me, Father’s Day means something much more. It’s an opportunity to celebrate my father and thank him for the indelible impact he’s made in my life.
My dad immigrated to the U.S. from Barbados, a small island in the eastern Caribbean many people wouldn’t know about if not for Rihanna. He was born 10 years before the country gained independence from Great Britain and was the second youngest of six siblings. He was a bright student, but also spent time helping his family tend to their livestock and harvest sugarcane—an aspect of life quite common for an economy that was heavily dependent on agriculture.
Source: The Lessons My Father Taught Me
My Comments: WoW! This almost sound like my son writing back to me in 10 years.