Role Model – For Throwback Thursday

My role model, growing up, was my dad.

He was an amazing father, who never stopped listening to me. If I needed someone to talk to, he was there. No problem was too small for him. He was never afraid to show his emotional side, and I remember him saying ”If you cry at something, it shows you have a heart.”

He worked hard all his life, and my work ethic is the same as his. You never get anywhere without working for it. Nothing is handed to you, unless you are born into a rich family, where money isn’t always a worry.

He fought in the second world war, and was a paratrooper. He risked his life to save others, even though he wasn’t naturally a violent man. He was kind, caring and I miss him.

I was seventeen when he passed, and my regret is that he never got to see my children. I always vowed that when I had a son, his name would be Jack. I see the same caring attitude in my son, as my dad had all those years ago.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

6 thoughts on “Role Model – For Throwback Thursday

  1. What a lovely tribute to your father, Diana. I understand the wish that he could have met your children My children knew my Dad, but he would never know any of his grandchildren. It sounds like his spirit lives on in your son. What a gift. It is good to see you join us again this week.

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