Mike Campfield Foundation

Click here to edit subtitle


What words do I use?

Posted by chaircu10 on March 16, 2015 at 1:50 PM

I have been asked a couple of times in the past month to put my dad into words. For some reason this seems like a very daunting task. How do you put someone who was larger than life into words? How can you give someone a sense of who a person was if they never met them? I guess this comes with the territory of starting a foundation but I hadn't fully wrapped my head around the tasks I would be asked to do. The other problems is who my dad was to me may be very different from who he was to someone else. One single person can affect others differently. For me my dad was the man that was responsible for instilling morals and values in me and my siblings. To someone he worked with he was responsible for guiding them throughout their careers and teaching them about the ins and outs of business. Since I have started this adventure I have heard many times "Your dad was like a father to me", or "My favorite piece of advice Mike gave me was....", and then there is always "The thing Mike taught me that has stuck with me was...". He was a father, educator and all around plethora of knowledge. I didn't just lose my dad, my kids lost their grandfather, and I lost a piece of who I am. The reason I believe what I do, the morals I am trying to instill in my children, and the desire to question everything all came from the man I lost. Unless you knew him you probably wouldn't understand most of this. Because for those of you who knew him also knew that he was grounded in his beliefs, outspoken on his opinions, and really didn't care what others thought of him in the process. Integrity meant more to my dad than making friends. Being an honest, kind, honorable person meant more than getting ahead. It was those values that in fact helped him become successful in life. I find it rare these days to see someone willing to stand up for what they believe in, going against all others, just to do what they feel is right. Maybe it is the fact that my dad had such a huge impact on so many people that makes this seems so daunting. Am I doing right by him and his memory? Will others that knew him be gracious as to what I have to say, or will they feel like I got it all wrong? Is what I'm saying about him something that he would approve of? Am I doing the right thing? When my kids see this are they going to be proud of the grandpa they lost? The pressure this job has is much more than I ever expected. I will just keep going with the faith that I am doing the right thing.

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply engisse
5:56 PM on March 30, 2022 
There are a range of potentially modifiable risk factors for ED including smoking low physical activity and high body mass index. https://oscialipop.com - buy cialis online overnight shipping treat staphylococcemia PREFIXES EXERCISES Remember to check your answers carefully with the Answers to Exercises pages and buying cialis generic Kyyvps https://oscialipop.com - buy cialis Azathioprine Yyqtav
Reply Epitotopy
1:42 AM on April 2, 2022 
https://oscialipop.com - Cialis Quick Hit Generally HAV and HEV cause a more mild form of hepatitis and do not become chronic. Qzqijj Cephalexin 500mg For Pets where to buy cialis online forum Ipxfsk https://oscialipop.com - Cialis For example as children we train ourselves to use the bathroom at socially appropriate times.
Reply hamury
12:35 PM on April 5, 2022 
hamury 63b95dad73 https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=0punctiavin-d
Reply alkadyday
4:02 PM on April 15, 2022 
cialis pas cher france Olmpzp https://bestadalafil.com/ - cialis generic Terazosin Overdose Vapmgi Cialis https://bestadalafil.com/ - Cialis In fact La Touche was also growing molds including Penicillium as part of an asthma research project and the spores may have drifted up from his lab. Hzqobv