4 Virtues My Dad Doesn’t Know He Taught Me
Service: contribution to the welfare of others
When my Grandpa on my Mom’s side passed away, we were all worried about how my Grandma would get by without him. He did a lot for her.My Dad stepped in and made sure that Grandma was all taken care of. He mowed the lawn, he did the maintenance on the house, he drove Grandma to church. Needless to say, my Grandma thinks my Dad is pretty special.
Dependable: able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed
“Dad, my car’s broken again.“He heard that WAY too often during my time of driving beaters. Whenever one of my used cars started to smoke, or rattled so hard it couldn’t go over 60 MPH on the highway, I knew I could count on my Dad to come to the rescue.
Once, he drove an hour out of his way to replace a water pump in my car while I was working and doing hair in the salon. He scored major brownie points with that one.
Faith: belief and trust in and loyalty to God
We were raised in a Christian household. Although my Mom was usually the one to teach our Sunday School or Confirmation classes, my Dad also served at the church. He has been counting the offering since I can remember. This past Memorial Weekend while we were all sleeping in at the cabin, Dad was driving back home so he could count that morning at church.We haven’t had a whole lot of talks about faith, but I can see his in action every day.
Endurance: the ability to withstand hardship or adversity
Despite his amazing work ethic and skills, the recession hit our family just as hard as it hit others. During those years, my Dad was laid off multiple times. Every single time: he picked himself back up, got back out there, and landed himself another job.Did he take multiple pay cuts? You bet. Did that hold back his determination and drive? No way.
I always struggle with finding a Father’s Day gift for my Dad. You know how it goes for Grandpas, they pretty much already have everything they need. For everything my Dad has done for me and our family, he deserves to have a gift that is just as thoughtful, personal, and inspirational as he is.
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