Dad is The Model I’m Trying to Model

A message for dad this father’s day that expresses my desire to be more like him

When a baby is born, they do not know their mother and father, brother, sister or family.

They are of an unconscious age, yet when I was born, I know you—a figure

of masculinity, gentleness, and calmness. Though my eyes were not yet formed in the color they are today,

I was fixated on you. I saw a hero I would come to know like the comic book superheroes

the world clamors to see in movie theaters. You may not think highly of yourself

or realize the profound mark you left on my life; you may not understand the positive influence you had on my life.

But, I am a testament to your tireless efforts; the times you caressed me, talked to me, ensuring

I was equipped with the skills to withstand the muck this world would throw my way. Thankfully,

I’m still standing today—beaten, battered like a mixed martial arts fighter after five championship rounds—

because of you. I hope to be half the parent you are to me as I will be to my children

one day.

Happy Father’s Day dad!

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