Today is Father’s Day. A day dedicated to celebrating dads who do everything in their power to make the lives of their kids better. This day was first observed in 1908 in West Virginia after a couple hundred men died leaving thousands of kids fatherless. It was then celebrated in Spokane, WA in 1910, the third Sunday in June when the daughter of a civil war veteran had heard a sermon regarding Mother’s day, Her father was a single dad of six. However, it didn’t become a national holiday until 1972.
From the moment I was born my dad has been there for me. He worked his butt off everyday to give my sisters and I the life we have and for that we will always be grateful. Because of him, we will always push forward and never give up on our dreams.
From the time I cut off my “beautiful blonde curls” because I wanted to be just like him, to the father-daughter dance in elementary school, to fishing with him during a family vacation in high school, and finally to all the times I called him crying, struggling to breathe because of heartbreak, and severe anxiety attacks. He’s been there.
I will never be able to thank him enough.
What are your favorite memories of your fathers/father-figures? Let the love flow.
“I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life.” – Sidney Poitier