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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

I remember one quote that I read somewhere on internet, its “A Father is equal to hundred school teachers”. I thought how wonderful this quote is. There is no doubt in this line. A father is always there to teach us, help us and share his life experience, protect us, love us, make us good human being and he is always be our side.  My dad is my hero in my life. He is working dad. He is entrepreneur.  Despite his busy schedule, he always gets some time for us. He knew what we need even though we didn’t tell him. He is always supportive to me.  I was very fond of reading. He nurtured my habit and provides me every reading material. He took my hobby as his and whenever he went outside for business meeting, he brought a book for me. My dad is very good in business.

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Showing him from childhood, I also wanted to be entrepreneur like him. When I expressed my thought, he never gave it a thought and inspires me to go ahead and do my best.  I wanted to take admission in MBA College. He encouraged me to do. He never intervened in my decision. The greatest gift that my dad gives me in my life is his faith in me. He said once to me, I believe in you and I am always be your side but before making any decision think twice as its worth or not. Till that day, I am following that advice and I am so blessed to be successful in my life.

My father is also very family person. I have seen him always being obedient son. He always followed my grandparent’s wish. He fulfilled every wish of my grandparents. He always took advice of my grandfather and always obliged it. I learned from him how to love our parents. How to be obedient child. Till the end day of my grandfather’s life, my father was like shadow to him. For me he is not only great dad but also great son. The only wish that I want is to be like him. My dad is my hero. I just want to tell my dad, “Dad, whether I will move away from you, or I married and move with my husband, whether I will have child, but in the end whatever happens, you will always be the best guy for me and I will always love you till forever end. I will always be my Daddy’s princess.

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Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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