I would like to take a moment to thank my father for everything he has done for me. He is the hardest working person I know and has always been there for me, even when things were tough. He is a role model to me in every way and I am so grateful to have him as my father.
I am extremely lucky that my father was always around when I was growing up. In the past three decades, it has been increasingly rare for both parents to be in the household. Most of my friends only ever had their mothers around. To all the mothers who raised their sons single-handedly – you have my utmost respect. Having said that, I can’t help but feel grateful that I got to experience having both parents present during my formative years.
My father was always working. It seemed like he was never home. I would see him in the morning before school and then not again until I went to bed at night. He worked long hours to provide for our family. Even though he was gone a lot, he still found time to be involved in my life. He coached my little league baseball teams and helped me with my homework.
I always admired my father’s work ethic. He taught me the value of hard work and dedication. Because of him, I am the man I am today. I am grateful for all he has done for me. Without him, I would not be the successful person I am today.
So to all the fathers out there, whether you are present or absent, know that you are appreciated. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. You are the reason your children are able to have a bright future.
First and foremost, I must thank my father for demonstrating to me what a determined man looks like. He always ensured he had gainful employment, sometimes working two jobs simultaneously; however, this never stopped him from making time to spend with me.
Even when he was working long hours, he would still find time to play catch with me in the yard or help me with my homework. I always knew that he was working hard to provide for our family, and I am grateful for that. Secondly, I thank my father for teaching me how to be responsible. When I was old enough to start working, he instilled in me the importance of a strong work ethic and being responsible with my money.
My father always reminded me that any man can help make a baby, but it takes a real man to help raise one. He was always there for me when I was growing up. And when I told him he was going to be a grandfather, he said that making babies is easy – anyone can do it – but raising them is the hard part.
He was always there to help out, whether it was changing diapers, getting up in the middle of the night to feed the baby, or just being a shoulder to cry on. He was always there for me and my family, and I am so grateful for that.
When my mother’s job started demanding more hours from her, my father took it upon himself to get a different job with less hours so he could spend more time at home raising me. Most men would opt to have the woman work and be the primary caretaker of the children, but my father was different; his priority was making sure everyone was happy. My mother enjoyed working and I appreciated spending more time with my dad as I grew up into a responsible man.
My father always put his family first, no matter what. He would do anything for us and he always made sure that we had everything we needed. My father is the hardest worker I know. He never complained about having to work two jobs or being away from home so much. All he ever wanted was for us to be happy and safe.
I owe everything to my father; he is the reason I am the man I am today. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be as successful as I am. I know that no matter what happens in life, my father will always be there for me. I am truly blessed to have him as my father.
My father’s teachings have had a lasting impression on me, as he taught me how to be a responsible hardworking man. My father always encouraged me to think of myself as someone who cared for his obligations. He continuously demonstrated to me the value of having fun with my pals and the happiness that could come from it, as long as I completed my schoolwork and chores. Once I was old enough to tidy up after myself, he made sure I did so.
If I ever made a mess, he would make sure that I cleaned it up before we could go out and have fun. He always wanted me to be the best person that I could be.
I remember one time when I was younger and we were at the park. I saw a group of older kids playing football and I really wanted to join in. I begged my father to let me play but he said no because he didn’t want me to get hurt. Instead, he took me home and taught me how to play football in the backyard. From then on, every weekend we would go to the park and play football together. Even though he didn’t let me join the other kids that day, he made sure that I had just as much fun.
I am the man that I am today because of my father. He has always been there for me and he has always taught me how to be responsible. I know that I would not be where I am today without him. Thanks, Dad.