My father taught me so many things. I am grateful for him. He taught me what a man should do, not only for his family but also for the woman he loves. I used to be scared of thunder and lightning when I was little especially at night time. I would get up and stand at the top of the stairs and call for my dad until he came upstairs. He would always come with a blanket and a pillow. He would lay on the floor until I fell asleep. If he tried to leave before I was asleep then I would sit up and stare at him until he laid back down. I was scared to have him leave me alone when I was scared. My father gave me his presence and not just presents. My father has been woken up countless times at night to come kill a bug that was in my room. He never told me to just go back to sleep. He knew that I would not be able to go back to sleep unless the bug was out of my room. My father even drove 20 minutes to my house to kill a spider that was in my house. I knew that when he said it was a big spider that it was really big then. Sometimes my father would inconvenience himself for his family. I knew he didn’t want to get out of bed to drive to my house but he did it. I remember when I was growing up, my dad would leave post it love notes to my mother on the refrigerator. Yes I would read them. He gave me financial advice that I still follow to this day. I’ve talked to a lot of people who didn’t have anyone to give them financial advice. He taught me how to balance a checkbook. I am so grateful to have my father in my life. I still go to him when I have some problems. I know I don’t tell him as often as he would like but I love my father.