By Amy Bennett | June 15, 2018
Today, as I write this blog, I can say that I had a great father. When he was alive, I’m not sure I would have said that. I take that back. I know I wouldn’t have said that. My father was the complete opposite of me, so we didn’t always get along. He was an introvert and he didn’t like change. He was a strict parent and he was a perfectionist. He never showed emotion and his political views were radically conservative. Growing up, we butted heads constantly, and even into adulthood, we had more than our share of very heated arguments.
So given all of that, why do I say my dad was a great dad? In spite of everything, my parents always put their children first, and my father taught us some very valuable lessons:
My dad was a different kind of parent than I am to my son. Even so, I’m trying to instill those same lessons in Andy that my father instilled in us—I’m just doing it in a different manner. With Father’s Day coming up, I reflect on my dad and think how lucky I was. I had a great father. I wish I would have told him that more often. This weekend would be a good time to remind those closest to you how much you care about them—whether that’s your dad, your mom, your sister, or your best friend. After all, Father’s Day is really about remembering and showing gratitude.
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