LaurynCulmerProfessorAretha WalkerPublic Speaking (40843)February1, 2018 A Tribute to My SuperheroWhenyou hear the word superhero, who comes to mind? There are tons of super heroes,but none are like mine. My superhero is patient, loving and caring, they are alwaysthere for me when I need them. They have been a strong pillar during mydevelopment throughout the past 16 years of my life.
I am here to pay tributeto my Dad, because any man can become a father but not any man can be a dad. Ichoose this topic to thank my dad for his love, encouragement, and playing astarring role and influence in my life.Love—my dad always makes sure to show me love and always made an effort to make mefeel special.
Not only would he always say, “I love you to the moon and back”but he would show it. When I was younger the happiest moment of my day, waswhen I heard my dad unlocked the door at night. As he entered I would jump onhim, he hugs me, kisses me and carried me on his shoulder. I remember when wedid our handshake after my accomplishments. I remember every Valentine’s Day hewould get me chocolates and flowers. He always spoils me and my sister, likewhen he took us to the Sugar Factory, on south beach and spent $600 on onemeal. Its little efforts like these that are a continuous reminder of my dad’snever failing love for me.
There is not one time I can recall my dad notfollowing through on a promise. I know I can always count on my dad to be therefor me.Encouragement—my dad is my inspiration, he has taught me to never give up on my dreams. Iknow he’s always going to be in my corner rooting for me, has always been mynumber 1 fan. He has always been there for me when I needed him, I know hewould drop everything and come to my rescue. When I had a rough day he is rightthere with me, he listens.
He has taught me many valuable lessons on thinkingpositive and makes me apply them, he advises me. Every track meet, every danceperformance, every gymnastic practice he was there, he supported me. My dad hastaught me to never quit, to take on any challenge and finish strong. Whenever Ithink about giving up I think about what my dad would say, he would say “when you’renot working, somebody else is”. The greatest gift my father has ever given mewas him believing in me.
Influence—when I was younger I couldn’t understand a parent’s reason for discipline. Iused to think that parents were supposed to love their child and make themhappy. This way of thinking typically left me wondering why my father wouldspank me.
Why was I being forced to wash the never ending pile of dirty dishes,and fold mountains of laundry? I didn’t think it was fair that I couldn’t leavethe house until all my chores were done. It took me long enough to figure outhe was showing love through discipline he was helping me grow into a respectablewomen. I understand that now when he says, “I’m proud in the beautiful,responsible young woman you have become.” Tosum it all up, my dad was my first best friend in life. I am glad that I havemy own unique superhero, best friend and mentor all in one. This is why I ampaying a tribute to my dad, to thank him for his love, encouragement, and playinga starring role and influence in my life.
Thank you dad for being my strongpillar, always encouraging me and believing in me.