Son, you are my role model

When I was growing up I did not have a role model.

Many times I wished to have access to a living – flesh and bones – role model to guide me to make the right choices and do the right things.

Marco, son, I have finally found my role model: you are my role model.

When I am present to you, I see a young man who:

  1. knows what he stands for in this life;
  2. stands up for what he believes in – taking the road that is less travelled, facing the consequences;
  3. does what he needs to do, endures what he needs to endure to get the outcome he has set for himself;
  4. stays calm even when faced with criticism, anger, put-downs and intimidation;
  5. is courageous – does what he wants / is committed to even when faced with ridicule;
  6. is lighthearted, forgiving, kind, caring and loving.

Son, you amaze me.

Son, you inspire me to be a better human being.

Son, you are a living example of the kind of human being that I wish to be.

Son, I consider it a privilege to be your father.

I thank you for being in my life.  I love you.

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