Remembering our Dads
During the month of June, we take time to remember our dads, to reflect on their lives and to honor them. As you look back on your life, is there something that you learned from your dad? At each stage of your life, how was your dad there for you? How was he your “hero”?
For some of you who no longer have your dads with you, you must rely on your childhood memories, pictures and stories about your dads in order to rekindle their image. As you share these memories with other members of your family, think of something special you can do on Father’s Day to remember your dad.
For others, there may have been a “Father Figure” that you looked up to who gave you the encouragement you needed to keep you moving forward. We honor these men on Father’s Day too.
Here is a poem I would like to share with you. It may bring back memories of your dads or those men who were like “dads” to you.
He never looks for praises
He’s never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most.
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too.
He’s there…A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife.
A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings
The man we call Dad. (author unknown)