Welcome to my Page. Remember those that have paved the way for you. My goal is to share some of my failures and successes, to solve a few problems, to connect, inspire, to reach others one person at a time, to be a blessing to someone, and to let others know they are not alone. I am truly blessed. I give all praises to God. Without God where would I be?
A Daddy is very
important to the family, just as the mother is. Many young girls are
looking at their father to discover the type of man they want to
The Daddy is
important to the daughter and to the son. How many times have you
heard a young man say, “My daddy was not there for me or I did not
know who my daddy was.” Some may call their daddy dad, pops, or
father. Then others may have
had a daddy, but had no relationship with their daddy.
I recall my husband,
who is a Viet Nam Veteran sharing with me that he was a Points Man in
the army. He explained the Points Man would go ahead of his
battalion to scout out any enemies or disasters that may be ahead of
them. Someone has said that the father is like a Points Man or a
moral compass for his family. He is always looking out for his
family's well-being. He is a protector or a fixer. God has
designed him that way. I recall one Father's Day my Pastor asked
several men to come before the congregation and share about their
fathers. Unfortunately, there was one that stated he honestly did
not have any fond memories of his father, only negative ones. That
was so sad to hear.
According to Dr.
Gail Gross, Huffingtonpost.com girls tend to look for men that have
characters like their fathers and boys tend to emulate their fathers.
I have seen those that have said, “ I am nothing like my father or
I do not want to be like that man.” In reality though there may
be some characteristics where they are just like their father whether
they like it or not. I recall that we did not have a car when I lived
with my father and grandmother, but I remember catching the bus with
him to go to the Carnival. I loved to go to the carnival. My
father worked as a Porter at the train station in Gary, Indiana. I
always loved to ride the train, it had a distinct smell that I really
Although my father
nor my grandmother attended church, I discovered that my neighbors
went to church every Sunday. My father allowed me to go with them.
I wanted to know about God and what church was about. I started
praying and asking God for what I wanted at a very young age. My
father was kind and soft spoken, I had never heard him raise his
voice, even when my mother would fuss at him often. Even when he
punished me with a small tap on my legs, he always sat me down and
explained why beforehand. He always let me know there was a
consequence for my action.
A Daddy may be a
mentor or not necessarily the biological father. While a mother is
important, it is equally important for the father to take time with
his daughters and his sons. I recall a young man telling me how
much he respected his father and made it a point to not curse in
front of his father out of respect. He pointed out that he was from
a large family and that his father took time with him and his
brothers to take them fishing and teach them to hunt. He proudly
said that because of that he was an expert shooter.
Think about your father. Can you find any pleasant memories about him?
Happy Father's Day to Fathers and to the single mothers that have been father and mother to their children.