Happy Father's Day!

on Friday, 15 June 2012. Posted in APM Blogs

Happy Father's Day!
I grew up with an extremely large family, being the youngest of twelve siblings, but was raised with about 5 of us. As a child, I admired my father and was proud to be "Daddy's Little Girl". He was very close with each of my sisters and brother growing up, but I always felt a special connection with him.

Growing up I was extremely passionate about sports, both playing and watching. I remember all of his favorite teams, players, coaches, analysts, and personal views - which some of these I have adopted myself.

On the other side of the spectrum, it was politics that was another common ground of interest between us. Ever since I was a young girl, I was interested in the inner workings of our government and had a hobby for history. He was the same way and always fed my thirst for knowledge while being careful not to shape my views.

What I loved most about my father was that he inspired me to be myself. He always encouraged me to have my own opinion and be strong with my personality. I consider myself extremely blessed so far in life and I can 100% say that his influence was a direct product of my success thus far.

It was June 22nd, 2004 when he passed away, eight years ago. Although I was still a teenager, I was as prepared and strong for the situation as possible. Of course being surrounded by family helped but it was the strength and perserverance instilled by my father that has helped me through his loss and any other tribulation in my life.

Celebrate your father on more than just Father's Day, but be sure to remind him how special he is to you. Preserve your memories and capture new ones to keep and share with family and friends for generations to come.

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Comments (2)

  • IGF 1 R3
    17 June 2012 at 12:17 |

    Matchless topic, it is very interesting to me )))) tHANKS www.apmstudio.com tEAM

  • Hatice
    08 August 2012 at 06:12 |

    I keep letters from frdneis and family. From the mid-1980's to around 2000, I'd need several files folders per year. This has tapered off more and more. Now, I've been using the same folder for the past 2 years. Paper has certainly given way to electronic communication.What will this mean for my future biographers? They'll have to reconstruct my life via Google, Wayback and other search engines. My life and personality will be interpreted from my blog posts, my stories, my interviews, all the comments I left on websites and the self-aggrandizing lies I told about myself on LinkedIn.

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