Inspirational Fathers Day Messages: You Were Right All Along

Inspirational fathers day messages:  I remember as a teenager, I listened to my dad talk and talk. He thought I didn’t listen but I did. I didn’t heed advice than but I do now.

By Joshua Cintron

You talked. I listened… well, sort of.
I know you meant well but I didn’t
give you the time of day

or acknowledge your years of
experience as a gold mine of wisdom
at my fingertips. I was young, dumb,

prideful and arrogant which became
a false footing in life. Through it all,
you didn’t say much to deter me from

my rash, immature thinking that led
to so many decisions I regret now as
an adult. I wish I would have listened
to you,

let you be the father you knew how
to be but couldn’t because I didn’t allow
you.  Funny how life is an amusement

park of rides, affording us opportunities
to accept and admit our wrongs,
allowing us to grow in a direction of

abundance. So dad, on this father’s day,
I want to tell you that you were right all
those years

and because of you, in the deep recesses
of my brain, I hear your voice loud and clear.

Thank you for being the dad
you knew I needed you to be.

Happy Father’s Day!

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