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Ways My Dad Inspires Me


In honor of Father's Day and my dad traveling back to Cambodia to go on his second mission trip just days from now, I wanted to make a list of inspirations I've composed just from my dad's actions, not just growing up, but even now.

~Let what you do speak for itself.
~Never wait on someone else to fix the problem you can fix.
~Be resourceful and never wasteful especially with time.
~Be humble. Never look to take the credit.
~Listen to your instincts. It's probably God talking.
~Let family and friends be the destination of your travels not just things or places.
~Never use inconvenience as an excuse, especially when it means helping someone other than yourself.

Thank you Dad for inspiring me to be better everyday. I will pray for you and Mommy in your travels. We'll see you when you get back home ready to give lots of hugs and kisses.

I took the photo above when we visited Cambodia as a family in 2005. Humble beginnings keep me grateful.


  1. Loren LatourelleJune 18, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    sophorn, this is beautiful. and the awesome part is that you've definitely followed in his footsteps and are this to those around you. i'm a better person for knowing you and having learned these lessons from you that you learned from your Dad.

  2. {wiping tear from eye} thanks Loren. Hope you are well. One day soon you will be the destination of my travels, maybe when your little one arrives.


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