Tanisha Drummer Parrish

Happy Father’s Day!

“It’s only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love.”                                 Margaret Truman

Today is Father’s Day and I have to get give my father special recognition for being such and amazing man.  You don’t realize how special your parents are and how much they’ve sacrificed for your until you are an adult taking care of yourself or your own children. I am blessed to have two great parents and half of that pair represents the highest standard of being a man and a father. When I was growing up my father worked seven days a week switching from second and third shift at a manufacturing plant to take care of our family. Despite all his hard work and long days, I never remember him complaining once. He worked hard, took care of his family and was always there when my sister and I needed him. I know that he worked long hours, but I always remembering him being at the endless converts, recitals, plays, sports events, birthday parties, and graduations…just to name a few.  I didn’t fully understand and appreciate everything he did for us until I became an adult. For example, he just got his first new car about two years ago.  Until then he would always give my mother the new car and drive the older car. When we were younger, he drove around in an old Pontiac T-1000, which was too hot and too small for him, but he never complained. So I take this time to say thank you and remind you that you’re appreciated for everything you do. Mother’s may get all the glory, but fathers are the foundation for a healthy household. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty and that’s exactly what my sister and I.

(Special shout out to T-Fly)

Daddy, I love you. I’m proud of you and am blessed to have you as a father.

Happy Father’s Day to all the great fathers including my father, brother-in-law, grandfather, uncles and cousins.

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