Another Dad Talk

My dad and I had an entire day together on Wednesday which gave us plenty of time to talk about everything going on in our lives. It was a real eye-opener for me as I learned more about my dad in that one day than I knew in the last 10 years.

One thing that we discussed was how my step-mother was very proud of me. This was a complete surprise and soft of shocked me.  It shocked me because she has a daughter who is older than me. Her daughter is married, has three children, a huge house, several vehicles, and well, it seems that she has everything. So I often feel that I am compared to her and that I do not have much to offer. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. My dad explained that she is very proud of me because I am careful with my finances, I make sure everything important is taken care of, and I’m responsible to live within my means.

The short conversation we had about this gave me quite a bit more confidence in my life. It shed some light onto a subject that has been in the dark for most of my adult life. That one day with my dad meant more to me than anything else that has happened in the last several years.

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