Have you thought about what you’re getting your Dad this year for Father’s Day? (Remember, this year it’s Sunday the 19th.)
In addition to the electronic gizmos and that lawnmower he’s been drooling over, why not make it really special by telling your dad how much you love him and are proud of him?
Often, I don’t think we say it enough to our Dads OR we rely too much on the gift itself to express that message.
Gifts are great but they can never take the place of heartfelt words.
Sit your Dad down this year and tell him what he’s meant to you and what a great blessing he is to your life.
If you need some inspiration, here are some quotes about Father’s I think you’ll like:
A father carries pictures where his money used to be. ~Author Unknown
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~Johann Schiller
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. ~Bill Cosby
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys." ~Harmon Killebrew
Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name. ~William Wordsworth
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! ~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. ~Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Craik
Happy Father’s Day