Father's Day is here! This is the time of season and that time of year when dad feels the most loved and appreciated, respectively!
Dad's are the amazing heads of household, that can really mold children, family members and wives into really good souls!
A head-of-household is more than a much-coveted tax allowance. It is many years of dad being present in all facets of mind,spirit and soul wanting to mold his family into happy, healthy, grounded human beings that can take care of themselves with or without his presence or his help. Dad's have already set up the ground work for you and me to be dynamic,well-rounded and independent human beings!
Dad's leave an intelligible mark on their families in more ways than one. I know that mine did! His words still resonate with me today and keep me grounded and courageously rooted in my strict upbringing. I reminisce about spending many important times with family and friends and how much dad reminded me of the significance of cultivating relationships with family members, extended family and friends.
Growing up in Texas, I always looked forward to celebrating Father's Day, as if it was The Fourth of July or even President's Day! Why you ask?
Because my dad held a very near and dear position in my life, heart, mind and upbringing. He was the string that held the family unit together.
Dad never tried to be a friend, even though he could be friendly. He always did the right thing and always made sure to let me and my sibling's know our limitations and boundaries. There were never any surprises or unplanned consequences that didn't get described, denoted or prepared by my dad before things were pursued. My dad was always very clear about the reality of decisions and their consequences to ALL family members.
Dad was also in a lot of respects,a great support system, friend and counselor to me, my sibling's and even to my mother. He knew how to be friend-like, though to still be a father.
Best known for his grounded way of thinking and processing discipline whether by teaching, or learning from each child how to prepare for the next one. He was always reasonable, communicative and emotionally-available and ready for new discovery during in the child-rearing process. That's what I miss the most in my life, is each and every interaction with the man that we all so proudly called dad.
IT'S always pretty cool when a father acts and conducts himself like a dad too! You know what I'm speaking about?
A time when he engaged in silly, little dance moves to pacify you, and eating popcorn together in the living room- much to mom's chagrin, because that's what dads do!
Making his children smile for miles and being responsible for us having a good, hard belly-laugh was so much a part of interacting with dad! Having dad play football, hopscotch, drums, watch scary movies, or sing along with us was exactly what dad did the best!
Whether you honor your father or love your dad, just be glad to know the man and show him love and support as much and as often as you can.
A father or a dad is an amazing man, and I appreciate mine and your's too! Celebrating father's this year, today, everywhere on any land, or in any nation is the matter for us to observe at-hand!
Even my mom would slip sometimes and call my father, dad, when she thought that nobody else could hear her: Of course, I did!
It is never too late to get to know your dad or father-like figure and to reap the benefits of their wisdom, knowledge, life experience or for simple tenderness from an experienced man, who has been a father-like figure to you.
Retired fathers have a lot of time on their hands and would greatly relish an impromptu call from a son or daughter. Give dad a call on a Monday morning, at lunchtime for an invitation to dine for lunch or dinner.
I remember when my dad was newly retired, he would call me a lot at work and I was always too busy to talk. Though I did make up for it by surprising him with an unexpected visits to his home or an unexpected Hallmark card, or gift basket.
Later in life, my dad and I got to connect a lot more like friends, though he was still dad, and I was still his fourth-born child and we each retained our placements, respectfully. I know that he is looking down at me and that he is happy that we got to make-up for lost time.
When I was a child he lived in another state, though I still spoke to him four or five days a week. We always stayed connected. As a child I wrote my father letters about three or four times a month and postcards too!
I also called him a lot when I lived overseas and he was happily surprised, humbled and relieved to hear from me!
My favorite way of engaging my dad was to take a 2-week- vacation,specifically with the mission of spending quality time during my visits and spending time alone with my dad. We enjoyed long car rides,with me driving him wherever he wanted to go. We drove all around my local town, in Orlando, or shall I say around many towns, Kissimmee, Apopka,Haines City, and many other beloved communities and small cities in Texas his state of choice for retirement. We did so many fun and impromptu things that he liked doing. Eating ice cream, going to pecan farms in New Mexico, or picking and eating corn-on-the-cob or watermelon out in the middle of nowhere. We enjoyed stopping or browsing antique shops and other venues. I called those days,Dad days.
I recall that I got to spend a lot of time with him more and more as he retired and I moved around a lot more for mine or my spouses career, though I always made sure to give my dad 10 days to 2 weeks time out of the year to spend quality time with him.
I knew that he wasn't going to be around forever, though when the inevitable happened it was still an earth-shaking revelation for me.....The pain was destabilizing and felt like a knife to the heart. It took more than 7 years of grief to be able to open letters and to revisit photo albums and to reread poetry that I had written for him.
Whenever he died, I was gifted with a box that contained every letter and picture that I had ever sent to him. He saved it all! It was so humbling and heartfelt to know that I was important enough for dad to save my letters, pictures and poetry...... I was speechless and unable to move my legs,hands or arms to reach and move my hands and limbs to collect the rather large plastic bag.
My dear dad was a great father, great dad and an amazing man! A person who lived his life with passion. He engaged his curiosities with an open heart and a giving soul. Love just poured out of him towards me. I miss those days so very much.
So as dad knows," It's not good-bye, it's wait for me and I'll see you again when I arrive to your house in heaven!
Please keep the coffee warm and the key under the doormat like you always did before. Oh, and dad, I have the chocolate donuts, that you like very much and the pineapple-filled tarts too! Oh yeah, and I remembered to pick up the fresh fruit to make you fruit smoothies before I leave for work!"
God bless all fathers and dads on your special day! And if your dad is in Heaven, like mine, I invite them to get together and enjoy Sunday brunch at dad's favorite restaurant. Or heck, I'll cook, what do ALL of the father's want to eat? Let me know the menu and I will cook it all for you and serve Sunday brunch at dad's house like I always did before!
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