32 Things My Daddy Taught Me
That Shape Who I Am Today
My daddy taught me how to ride a bike, cast a fishing line, and climb a tree (or at least rescued me when I attempted to).
He taught me how to throw a football, catch a baseball, and dribble a basketball.
He taught me how to tie a knot, shoot a gun, and ride a dirt bike.
And he taught me I could do all those things and still be a lady.
He taught me how to drive a stick shift, parallel park, and change a flat.
He taught me how to stack coupons, find a deal at a yard sale, and to invest in something quality that will last for years.
He taught me how to make a budget, balance a checkbook, and handle myself at a job interview.
He taught me skills to prepare me for life out in the real world on my own but made sure I knew without a doubt he’d always be there for me.
Some things he taught me by telling me. Some things he taught me by showing me step by step, or by sketching it out on a napkin, or by demonstrating it over and over. But I think most of the important things he taught me he didn’t necessarily know I was learning…
He taught me that you can be strong and yet show emotion, take the brunt of a joke, and ask for forgiveness.
He taught me you can still do stuff even if scares you. You can speak in front of people or move to a third world country or let your kids grow up and make their own choices.
He taught me it’s not too late to learn a language or run a 5K or start a new career.
He taught me generosity. You’re just a steward of your money so be wise with it but don’t hold onto it too tightly and use what you’ve been given to bless others.
He taught me commitment. You do what needs to be done and you keep your word.
He taught me you can spend your live serving others without neglecting your family. And you can make you family a priority while teaching them to care about the world around them.
He taught me that home can be a place of stability and security and peace.
He taught me your spouse can be your best friend and you can enjoy your kids at every stage in life. He taught me you can make your marriage a priority while never making your children feel like they get in the way of it.
He taught me faith, that God is real and you can trust Him and knowing Him affects every aspect of your life.
Daddy, thank you for everything you’ve taught me thus far and for helping me become who I am today. I’ll never stop learning from you. Happy Father’s Day!