stories November 18, 2010


  • · Stop crying or I’ll give you a reason to cry.
  • · You’re gonna like it, whether you like it or not!
  • · If your friend jumped off a bridge would you?
  • · What part of NO don’t you understand?
  • · I don’t care what other people are doing! I’m not everybody else’s father!
  • · Two wrongs do not make a right.
  • · Promises, Promises! (In response to “I’ll never speak to you again!)
  • · Is that a threat, or a promise? (Likewise)
  • · This will hurt me a lot more than it hurts you.
  • · As long as you live under my roof, you’ll live by my rules.
  • · I’ll tell you why. Because I said so. That’s why.
  • · If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times
  • · You want something to do? I’ll give you something to do.
  • · If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing right.

There are so many things my dad has taught me over the years. Many of the “dadisms” I have heard from my own father, but the greatest lessons learned are those I have observed by simply watching my father over my lifetime. I learned that it is important to put your family first, to be honest, to treat others as you would want to be treated, to treat your spouse like royalty, to always do your best. I have learned to be generous with those in need. I have learned that sometimes we have to give up something now in order to have something better later. I have learned to be patient with my children (okay, so I am still working on this one!) I have learned to accept others wherever they are. I have learned to tell my children that I love them. I have learned to love the Lord— and that when you do everything else somehow takes care of itself.