Father’s Day—Dad, a Noble Warrior?

“Father’s Day comes once a year on a day in June. For those of you wondering just why it is that our nation sets aside a special day for fathers, let’s put this in perspective. To begin with, if it weren’t for some random guy named Dad, you wouldn’t be here! When you really stop and think about it, it’s no laughing matter. After all, some guy named Dad cared enough about your future existence to marry your Mom and then hang around for 18 years while you grew from an embryo to an infant to a bratty teenager to a full grown adult. That’s quite some commitment, and a lot of time, money, and effort. Parenting is a two partner project, and it’s only natural to celebrate both partners alike.

So, the Fathers get their own day, each and every year, on the third Sunday in June. Father’s Day means a great many things to a great many people. But most of us will agree that Father’s Day means the day in which you celebrate your Dad’s existence. Father’s Day is the day you bring your Dad a little gift. It’s the day we all say “Thank you for being there, Dad! Thanks for everything you did, and for just being you!” In this day and age of rampant divorce and parental abandonment, it’s more important than ever to pay our due tribute to the fathers who took the time and made the major commitment simply to Be There. There aren’t as many of such noble warriors as you might imagine.

Does Dad really want a gift for Father’s Day, or can you safely ignore it? Naturally, we don’t know the secret wishes and inclinations of every Dad in America. Some do, some don’t. But we’re pretty well sure that, even if your Dad doesn’t make a big deal out of the holiday (or any holiday for that matter, especially his birthday!), your Dad will certainly appreciate receiving some small trinket and token of your affection. Just don’t get all soppy and mushy about it! Ger Dad something useful, like a tool, or a sports memento, or something of the sort. In the end, it’s the gesture that really counts. Your Dad is sure to be very glad that you care enough about him to get him anything at all!

You’ve really got to know your father’s character well before you make a decision as to whether or not to purchase a Father’s Day gift for them. And, in the end, isn’t it better to simply err on the side of tradition? Let’s face it, no one turns down a free gift! And your Dad will always appreciate the gesture you extend to him.” ~~Copied

A gift from the heart is always the perfect gift! A gift of being present, a hug, a kiss, a song, a homemade card or purchased one, etc. are always appropriate, appreciated, and show love, concern, and thankfulness. If you’re quite a distance, a call would be nice or if you and your dad are both in the technological age, skype together!

Whatever way you choose to show your Dad love and appreciation on this Father’s Day and Father’s Day Weekend, know that the time you share could be your last–the time spent together is “priceless”! No amount of money can replace the memories made by being together. There are those without their Dads this year because of death, be it sickness or tragedy or simply he grew old and the body gave out. I know that those without their Dads would give you this advice: Don’t miss spending time with your Dad, make amends if there has been a “falling out”. The opportunity you have today or Sunday, may never come again.

Happy Father’s Day to all the DADs reading this article. IF at all possible, spend some quality time with your children/children with your Dad and make a commitment to be present as often as possible. To those who have raised children as your own, although not a biological Dad, Happy Father’s Day to YOU! Any male can help a Mom birth a child, but it takes a “special man” to be a “DAD”!

 

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