Fathers Day is upon us and once again I find myself thinking about my dad and how much I miss him.
But another thing comes to mind about Fathers Day too. Balance….for years I struggled with trying to spend time on Fathers’ Day with my dad…my father in law…my grandfather…and the whole time trying to make it special for the father of my children.
I can remember trying to figure out what to buy the men in my life when they could afford to buy themselves anything they would want…and I really didn’t have any money at all.
So here are my Father Day suggestions….this is what I love about blogging. I am really slow about figuring life out but I can share it with you all when I finally do.
1. Make it a Fathers’ Day weekend. This goes for Mothers’ Day too. If my children remember us on our weekends we are pleased as punch. Don’t make it harder on them than it needs to be….remember folks..It is a made up celebration.
2.If you don’t have a complicated Fathers Day weekend…and your Dad lives near by…go make a memory with him..He will love that a whole lot more than a tie.
3. If you can’t spend time making a memory, how about sharing a memory with him. As a parent of older children I start to wonder if they have any memories of all the things that I did to try to make their childhood wonderful. Just a note saying…I love thinking back to the time that you played pirate with me on the boat in the backyard.
Trust me…when your parents are gone, those memories will come rushing back to you. Pick your brain…let them know now that you remember them.
One of the favorite things that I gave my father for fathers’ day cost me almost nothing. I took a journal with a Norman Rockwell picture on the front, and then I started writing my dad’s favorite quotes.
“The definition of a lady, is someone who makes it easy for a man to be a gentleman”
” It takes a lifetime to build trust and just a second to lose it”
After mom and dad had passed away, I found that book….mom and dad had added to the book over the years. Now I continue to learn from them.
I hope you all have a wonderful Fathers Day and if you don’t have a father in your life, I would like you to know that you have a Heavenly Father that wants to be a part of your life.
Happy Fathers Day to Mr. Amazing….our grandsons are so lucky to have you as their Grandpa.