Happy Fathers Day to all the special men who have been so wonderfully blessed to have children who love and admire them. To walk in their shoes has to be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding jobs ever. In the eyes of a child, no matter what their age, they look up to their dads, with no words to describe the love they have in their hearts. Sometimes, it’s not until we get older, when we can look back and see the many sacrifices and hard work they endured, so that as children we would have a better life.
For me personally, this Fathers Day is not the same as I have recalled in the past. This is the first Fathers Day in which I will not be able to physically see my dad. I won’t be able to hug him, kiss him, and tell him how much I love him. My father passed away in February. I now realize, that for the rest of my life, every Fathers Day that passes will never be the same. It’s hard to imagine.
My father, was the best dad in the world. In my eyes he was perfect. He did everything right. I loved him beyond words. The beautiful thing about it, is that he knew. I thank God that I was very loving to my father. There was never a doubt in his mind that I loved him with all my heart. I showered him with hugs and kisses on a daily basis. I am so blessed and grateful that he left this world knowing how much he was loved and admired.
My father was, and will always be my hero. The love he had for his wife, his children and grandchildren set an example of how future generations should live their lives. He was a generous man, with a big heart. He loved life. I will never forget his jokes, his laugh, and the funny faces he would make.
Although my dad was not the type to hold our face in the palm of his hands and tell us how much he loved us, like we did to him, there was never a doubt or question that he did. My fathers love seemed to radiate from deep within, and would spread out to anyone who came close. There was no way to get away from the love he had in his heart, yearning to make its way out and touch the lives of everyone who crossed his path.
Although my father is gone now, he has made his mark on the lives of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His mark is permanent. His memory is permanent. He will always have a place in our hearts as he has become part of us.
For everyone who is blessed to still have their dads with them, cherish your time together. Show them and tell them how much you love them. Tell them how much you appreciate them and what a joy they are to have in your lives. When the time comes for the good Lord to call them, let there be no regrets. Nothing will be more valuable than having the peace of mind knowing that no words of love were left unsaid and unexpressed.
And for those who have lost their dads, continue to have them be alive in your hearts. Part of them will always be a part of you. That will never change. With every Fathers Day that passes year after year your father who’s in your heart will always be the same father he always was. The father who loved you and the father you loved back.
May God bless you!
Helpful websites for things to do on Fathers Day