There are moments in life when you wish you could bring someone down from ‘Heaven’…and spend the day with them just one more time, just one more moment, to give them one more hug, kiss them goodbye or hear their voice again. One more chance to say I Love you….So why wait until they are gone, tell them you love them ?NOW? today and everyday as you don?t know when the time will come.
I never had a chance to show my love and gratitude to my father as he was taken away from?me (murdered) when I was young. The faded memory of my father always reminds me not to take life for granted and to lead by example, I often show my love and gratitude to those people around me.
The idea to celebrate and to honour fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced by Sonora Smart Dodd in the United States early in the 20th century. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910. Father?s Day has become increasingly popular throughout North America and other parts of the world over the years.
On the first Sunday of September Australia will be celebrating Father?s Day. Therefore this is your chance to reconcile and show your loved one that you care. Make sure that this year will go down in history in your memory book, demonstrating your gratitude and appreciation to your fathers or father figures. Father figures could be anyone like stepfathers, fathers-in-law, guardians, foster parents, a family friend or infact anyone that you care about.
Here is a Poem that touched my heart and I hope it touches yours as well.
Fathers are wonderful people too little understood, And we do not sing their praises as often as we should? And Father struggles daily to live up to ?his image? As protector and provider and ?hero of the scrimmage?? And perhaps that is the reason we sometimes get the notion. That Fathers are not subject to the thing we call emotion, But if you look inside Dad?s heart, where no one else can see, You?ll find he?s sentimental and as ?soft? as he can be? And like Our Heavenly Father, he?s a guardian and a guide, Someone that we can count on to be always on our side. – Helen Steiner Rice