My dad moved to Baltimore from Kingston, Jamaica as a teenager. He took a job at a Nursing Home and graduated from a Baltimore City high school at the top of his class. He went on to Morgan State University, picked up a second job to pay for college and contribute at home. He met my mother in college and they soon were pregnant with me. He accepted responsibility and became a father soon after. My dad didn’t complain instead, he picked up another job and finished college three years after I was born. He picked up another job upon graduation, this time for the Baltimore City government. Today he continues to work hard for his family, including the church and his community. He’s taught me discipline, hard work, and commitment. He is a hero and I’m proud to wish him a Happy Father’s Day!
My #GrantGoal is to:
- Live with the discipline of my father;
- Work hard to achieve in my fields of human endeavor; and
- Take great care of the things that I’m given with commitment and pride.
Thanks again Dad for these amazing lessons.