Father’s Day is this weekend! I’m excited to celebrate with Nate, (his first father’s day—well, technically his second—we found out we were pregnant the Saturday before Father’s Day last year), my Dad, and Grandpa this Sunday.
I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite “Dad Quotes” in honor of my dad and all that he has taught me. Sometimes I open my mouth and my father comes out…and that’s not a bad thing.
“You can pick your choices, but you can’t pick your consequences.”
Taught me to think through my decisions and the outcomes they could lead to—both good and bad and choose wisely.
“You get what you get and you are thankful.”
Taught me to appreciate the many blessings in my life and be content. Complaining that an ice cream cone isn’t an ice cream sundae is not okay.
“You make the best decision you can with the information you have at the time.”
Taught me that you can’t know every outcome and sometimes you just have to stop obsessing and make the best-informed decision you can.
“What about John?” IE Worry about yourself.
This is an excerpt from a Bible verse when Jesus is talking to Peter and giving him his life mandate to “Feed my sheep.” and Peter turns around and asks Jesus, “What about John?” Jesus basically tells him to mind his own business and get busy doing what Peter was supposed to be doing and stop worrying about John. Taught me to get busy doing the things I was supposed to be doing and stop looking over my shoulder at everyone else’s callings and responsibilities and comparing them. You are only responsible for your own obedience.
“This is not a democracy, it is a dictatorship and your mom is in charge.” and “When you’re the parent you can decide.”
Haha! Makes me laugh, (made me frustrated at the time of hearing I’m sure) but it taught me that parents lead families, not children. Now that I’m a parent making the big decisions is not the party I had envisioned.
And closing out with a classic Grandpa Miller quote:
“If you had started working when you started complaining, you’d be done by now.”
Happy Father’s Day!!
What is the biggest lesson your father (or male role model) taught you? Did your parents have classic quotes they always told you?