Happy Father’s Day
Fathers are not a one size fits all. They come to all of us differently; biological fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, neighbors, friends. All of us have that one special father figure in our life, which we look up to, see advice from, and hold dear to our heart.
Typically, when Father’s Day arrives, we think of all the ties they won’t wear, unidentifiable clay sculptures made by toddlers, fancy pens engraved with his initials that won’t write when they need it to, and a day full of expectation that leaves us all feeling a little deflated.
Let’s admit it. Dads have a hard role to fill. They have quite a bit of expectation they are being held to. They must have a good job and work hard to help support their family. They need to be a part of the children’s education, go to PTA meetings, know who their teacher is, and who the new best friend of the month is. We expect them to be at sporting events, recitals, and cheer competitions. They should know how to prepare a healthy edible meal. They should be able to handle bath time with utmost control and grace. They should be jack of all trades. Dad’s need to be an enforcer of rules yet is a gentle hand that guides you in the right direction every time.
Dads are not supposed to get overwhelmed or overworked. They are the pillar of strength for the family. Dads also need to make sure to keep mom happy; help out with household chores, say all the right things at the right time and take her out on fancy dates to let her know that she is loved. Being a dad is hard work!
The special men in our lives have taught us many great life lessons; things like how to ride a bike, how to bait a hook, the proper way to shake hands, how to save our money and how to stand up for ourselves and others. They seem to know how to make us feel better when life gets us down. Whether it’s a big hug, or the way he scuffles your hair on your head, or the way he says those few wise words. Dads are real life heroes.
No matter whom that special someone is in your life, take the time to let them know they are special to you. Give a phone call, a hug, send a gift. Let him know that he is special to you, he’s made a difference in your life, and let him know for that, you are thankful.
From all of us here at Christian’s Fitness Factory, we wish you a Happy Father’s Day!