As an estate lawyer, we emphasize the word ‘inheritance’ a lot—who will you leave your money to when you pass away, who gets your home, who gets the family business, etc.
I am fortunate to still have both of my parents living. Recently I was debating out loud at work over whether to take a trip because of cost. I told Josh, Jonathan, and Bonnie that my Dad used to warn me while growing up about how some business owners become successful and start taking a lot of trips and buying bigger homes, and then become a slave to their mortgage and lose everything when the market turns. Bonnie said to me, “Does your Dad have any idea what an influence he has had on you? Do you know how many times you bring him up and think what he would say or do when you go to make a decision?”
It’s true that my Dad has had a huge influence on my life. I am very fortunate to have been raised by such a good man and father. As I think about Father’s Day, I think about the wonderful gifts he has given me over the years and how proud I am to be his daughter. (My mom is awesome too but I’ll save that for a Mother’s Day post!)
Thank you, Dad for all you have done for me and for the strong values we’ve inherited from you: Here are my top 10 favorite values from you:
Happy Father’s Day to all the great Dads out there, especially my dad, my father-in law, and Josh. If you have an awesome Dad, or are married to an awesome dad, click here to post a picture on our Firm Instagram page and tell us what you love most about the special dad in your life.