My father’s words of wisdom are few and far between, but very memorable. I recall as a teen rebelling and thinking the worst of my parents. My father’s ways of being strict were the worst in life … or so I thought. As a parent now myself, I have learned to treasure when my father speaks. From jokes to serious talks about life, they’ve all had an impact. I take his words with me, and I can clearly hear him speak whenever I find myself in a situation where I’d turn to him.
Since moving almost 3,000 miles away, I miss the time I had with my dad. I take full advantage of my time visiting, even if it’s just to ride in the car with him to the store. I’ve learned to understand that all he preached was for my good, not to be against me. I make it a point to share how I feel, and he is learning to share more and be open. Still, nothing tops his words of wisdom.
These are a few of my favorite words of wisdom from my father:
Do you have any favorite words of wisdom from your parents?
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