I believe my dad has been a shepherd in my life. I do believe there have been many people who have shepherded me recently, but my dad stands out the most. Like most people and their fathers, he has taught me so much, whether it be stern correction or calm encouragement. He is the man I hope to one day become. Everything he does, he does with integrity and care. He does not take shortcuts and guides me to do the same.
My dad is the first one up in the morning at my house. There will be days when he will go to work at 6 in the morning and not be home until 9:30 at night. He works so hard so my mom sisters and me can live comfortably. He gets really upset when my sisters and me sit around and have the occasional lazy day. I do not always understand it but I know he means well. He wants us to have the same work ethic as he does. I think I have it, but I don’t know how he can constantly be like that, it’s exhausting.
Along with his annoying nagging he can be very helpful and encouraging. He does not have a lot of patience, and neither do I. That might be why we get along so well. Throughout my life he has given me support through everything, obviously thats what a father should do, but he also lets me know when I’m making a fool of myself. Not in a rude way though. I love how he is honest with me and doesn’t coddle my sisters and me. He has taught me that not everyone is going to be a friend, and if you want something done, do it yourself.