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What Valuable Lesson Did You Take From Him?

I was trying to think of something profound to write for Father's Day, but the words wouldn't come.

I no longer mourn his leaving as the years have been many between then and now (47). My feelings of loss pertain more to what could have been than the man himself. He was here, left his legacy and most of it lives on in me. I hear him every time I laugh.

Therefore, today I choose to talk about the important aspects I took from this short relationship:

  1. Do what you said you were going to do (whether you've changed or mind or not)
  2. Be honorable
  3. Practice respect
  4. Work hard
  5. Be a lady, no matter what
  6. Stand up for the child who has no voice
  7. Laugh
  8. Enjoy a good story, joke, or comedy
The list says a lot about him. And on that note, I will let it rest.

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