Friday, June 19, 2015

What I Have Learned As A Father

Dick Gentry, Lisa Decker, Staby Mullikin

With Father’s Day approaching I have been thinking about the lessons and joy I’ve received from being a father of two amazing daughters.  I look at myself as a work-in-progress, a father evolving and changing into the person I hope to be.  I didn’t have a guidebook or roadmap to the terrain I would travel as a father.  My own father did his best, but was not always the best example for my development, so I had work to do.

Marla has, as always, been my spirit guide and teacher, assisting me on this incredible journey of fatherhood, fine-tuning and helping to sculpt the husband I was to become. Thank you!

I have learned more from my girls than I have taught.…on fortitude, focus, principle and a kinder heart.  Their indefatigable spirit and love enriches me in innumerable ways, daily!

I have tried my best to infect them with curiosity, critical thinking and a broad world vision.  I try to listen more and to understand what they experience.  They are both on this road of discovery with me, holding hands whether near or far, all of us knowing “we can do this”! 

1 comment :

  1. One of my favorite posts! Your daughters are very blessed to have parents like BOTH you and Marla!! Very blessed indeed!

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