The subject for the MJP Gratutude Challenge for today is my Father.
I have a picture of John Wayne in my bedroom, but who doesn’t, right? I became a fan of The Duke later in my life. Growing up, he seemed to pail in comparison to my dad. To all of us girls, our Dad was the ultimate : the best, toughest, smartest cowboy in the world. He rode, roped, branded and rolled his own and all in real life, not on the screen.
Setting here today, I won’t tell you that my Dad was the best father ever. There were issues. He was only human. What I will tell you, is that the things he did right, he did very right. He took us to church. He taught us that things aren’t what makes you content. He taught us to laugh every day and gave us all a pretty quirky sense of humor. And…..he believed that his girls could do absolutely anything. My father believed in me at a time when I had absolutely no belief in myself.
Truly, I think kids need to know that their mother loves them….and they need to know that their father believes in them. He did and I am grateful.