I grew up seeing these strong hands fix so many things on the farm. They were the hands that were always there to help when I needed him. These hands were hands that gripped a strong cup of coffee as he talked with a neighbor. They helped out in the community and comforted others.
These hands, these very special hands were the hands of my father, gentle yet strong.
I admire my father; this quiet man lived his values out and modeled them every day. He showed us what integrity looked like, how to be trustworthy, what it means to have a strong work ethic, and how to build a strong foundation in your life.
He showed us that people always came before things and that being a person of your word should be valued above everything.
Who I am today is due to a large part of my father’s influence and what he modeled to me growing up. The life lessons have never left me and have shaped me and made who I am.
I won’t be with my father this father’s day. We live over a thousand miles apart, yet I pray he always knows the impact that his life has had on me.
My father, an everyday leader, making a difference and impacting lives.
Happy Father’s Day!
May all of you fathers be an every day leader to your family and those around you.
The everyday leader. Choosing to live a life of intention.