This post is an ode to the amazing man who I call daddy and acknowledging the great things that he has done for me. There are so many fathers’ out there that are not real fathers, but my dad has been there for me since day one. For that and so much more I’m grateful and wish him a Happy Father’s Day.
I was introduced to the world of journalism when I went to work with my dad for ‘Take Your Daughter to Work Day.’ He use to work for a company that owned a news station and newspaper and while I was hanging out with him he gave me a tour of the station and printing press. It was so fascinating to me that since that day I was hooked. I knew from that point forward that I wanted to be apart of the media world and work in an office like my daddy.
Aside from that, he taught me how to ride a bike, to drive, a work ethic, my family history, and plenty of other things. He is funny, supportive, caring, and stern when he had to be. While there are times when I don’t understand the lessons he’s teaching, I know that everything he does is to make me a better person.
Many people don’t celebrate Father’s Day because they don’t have a father that was around, that cared, or put in the time, but I was fortunate to have all of that. He is more than just a father, he’s my friend and even though I’m an adult I still call him daddy. As I’ve grown I’ve seen the influence that my dad has had on my life, and for all he’s done I’m happy to have my dad every day.