Last month for Mother's Day, I devoted a post to my mother speaking about all the things she's taught me. Because of that, I feel it's only right that I make a post for Father's Day too. Along with my father, I want to dedicate this post to my stepfather, as well, being as he's also had an impact on my upbringing. I've been lucky enough to have two men in my life to teach and instill good morals and values in me. Here are several things I've learned from them.
#1: My Faith
For as long as I can remember, my father has been a man of faith. This is the reason I have the faith that I do today. Growing up my father would teach us scriptures and about the importance of having a relationship with God. I'm most thankful for the faith that he ingrained in me growing up.
#2: My Standards
My stepdad came into my life when I was six and has been a father figure ever since. Witnessing my mother and stepfather's relationship throughout the years allowed me to see what a healthy relationship looked like. Most of the standards I have today are based on how he treats her. Because of this, I expect nothing less when it comes to dating.
#3: My Compassion
Very similar to my mother, my father is one of the most compassionate people I know. He's always willing to go the extra mile for anyone in need and loves to take care of others. His kindness towards others has taught me the importance of being selfless and generous consistently.
#4: My Knowledge
My stepdad is a very smart man and looks at specific topics from different angles. He's very passionate about what he believes in and enjoys dissecting every subject before reaching a definitive conclusion. Now that I'm older, I can see how those mannerisms have rubbed off on me.
Although my father and stepfather have given me different knowledge and wisdom, I realize how much of an impact they've both have on my life. I am the woman I am today because of their influence throughout the years. Happy Father's Day!