Father's Day - June 19, 2011
I am truly blessed to be able to call John M. Siktberg my dad. My dad is the most amazing father a girl could ever ask for. He is the most caring and selfless person I have ever known. He gives his all in everything he does and puts everyone before himself. He displays the upmost integrity in his life. My dad loves God first, my mom second, and his kids third. He is a true gentleman. My dad still opens the car door for my mom every time, and if I’m getting in the car, he opens mine too. This year marks my parent’s 35th wedding anniversary & they still look like newlyweds. My dad has raised the bar so high for men out there. I have faith God will bring a man into my life as great as my dad.
My dad is a smart business man and I have always looked up to him. As a kid, I remember waiting for my dad to get home from work so I could tell him about my day, eating dinner together as a family, finishing up our homework, playing games, a kiss and a prayer good night. Often, after we were off to bed, he’d go back to work. He always made our family a priority, even while working long hours. Finally now, I can tell him how much his actions meant to me and my brother and sister growing up.
He has always known me best. He knows when I put my mind to something; there is no stopping me until I get it done. As a child, I would draw out a floor plan of how I’d like to re-arrange my bedroom furniture. I did this a few times. I guess I’ve always had the merchandising bug? Pretty late at night I’d ask my dad for help with my plan, and of course he’d say, “Yes, in the morning”. Well, I was a strong little girl. I’d be moving my bed and dresser around myself after everyone had gone to bed, so I’d wake up with a new room! My dad would come in and wake me up in the morning, and be surprised I did it again, and again.
I have always been quite a planner with a bit of an impulsive side when it comes time to implement the plan. I enjoy sharing all of my dreams, ideas, work experiences, and dilemmas with my dad because he always listens and gives me great feedback. I greatly appreciate his wisdom, even if it is not what I want to hear. When I told my parents about my plan to start my brand, my dad was 100% supportive.
Without the love and support of my father, Anchored Style may not (probably would not) be here today. My dad helps me mentally, emotionally, physically, and monetarily. My very special dad truly believes in me and that support means the world to me and continues to make me strive to be the best that I can be and keep pushing my company to the next level.
Dad, I love you so much and can never tell you enough how much I appreciate how much you do for me!