He is my role model, working hard and caring for the family.

He told me to find a man who will travel many mountains just to find me.

To be ambitious and not settle for less.

To finish college and help my younger siblings as the eldest in the family of 6.

To support my mother and siblings when I am able to.

To care for my children and instill generosity, love and happiness in them.

To have a sense of humor at all times and to accept failure with grace.

To be compassionate to the older generation and respect them.

To be a woman, mother and sister to those around me.

Happy Father’s day this June 15, 2014.

A toast to all fathers who raised their children well, loved and showed compassion and generosity.