Whether you call him father, pa, dad, poppi, or papa, it all means the same thing: someone there for you, to teach life lessons, to be part of your life. This is why I wanted to dedicate this article to my papa.
My father is amazing. He is a fantastic role model, always there for me. When I began playing baseball, he never missed a game. Besides that, he made sure that I got to all my practices. He even enjoyed watching (terrible) me miss the ball at practice.
My dad also is very supportive of my musical education and dedication. He attends all my events, and takes pleasure in listening to my practice. Believe me; it takes patience to listen to me practice for hours on end!
Spirituality is important to my dad. I have held many in depth conversations with him about such things as energy, god, and things of that nature. He teaches me how to be a good, kind person.
We also hold detailed scientific conversations about interesting things like health and new technology. His way of parenting has taught me to become a deep thinker and a kind person.
I have great respect for papa. Even though he grew up without a father, he has and continues to do a great job as one. My father is a hard worker, and always finds a way. He has taught me to work hard, to be well-rounded, and to be a good person.
I am very grateful that he is always there for me, and a significant part of my life. If you have an important father figure in your life, make sure to tell them how much they mean to you, as my father never fails to hug me and tell me he loves me.
“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”
-Clarence B. Kelland (American Writer, 1881-1964)
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