A Father’s Importance

A father is a hard position. A man who takes care of his responsibilities and provides for his family without complaining. A man who guides the family financially, physically, and spiritually. It is a beautiful thing and something we should not take for granted. For the black community, it seems rare as told by popular demand. But they exist. Real fathers and father-like figures are real and matter to a child.

Though my dad is quiet, he is goofy and funny.

Though he does not talk a lot, I listen to his wisdom when he speaks his mind.

Though he is not extravagant, his gifts and words of love are gold.

Though he does not show anger, he is patient and nonjudgmental.

Though he is an immigrant, he sacrificed for my goals and dreams to help immigrants.

Though he does not have a Ph.D, he is always teaching me about life.

Though he is not god, he points me to God.

Though I have a Heavenly Father, I am thankful that I have Earthly Father too.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers and Father-Figures. You are loved, appreciated, wanted, and valued. I love you daddy.



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