This is a very special weekend for many of us. Since according to our stats, we have around 85% men reading, and in an age group that is above 30, its fair to say that many fathers, and grandfathers are here. Being a father is a very special privilege, and as we age, realize how much we appreciate our fathers and Grandfathers. I suppose age does that. Sons by their very nature, want to strive out on their own, and sadly or not, at some point, reject all that there parents represent, only to find the wisdom of age as they, we age.
That is what this weekend is all about to me. A time to appreciate my father, and Father in law, grandfathers. The men in my life that helped make me a better father and hopefully one day, a grandfather.
Why am I getting so deep today about this? Show us boats! Well, the mistake to make for those of you reading this with Dads still around, is this. It’s not just a day to let dad do what he wants to do. It’s not that simple. It’s a weekend to reflect, and think of the good that is there, and all the ways that your father helped you be a better person that maybe you never understood until you reached the same age?
We live in such a fast paced world where a text is a fathers day wish. Which is wonderful, but its not a requirement. Just remember this. There will sadly become a time where there is no one to text.
And you would give anything for a 10 minute talk with your dad. He was the only person that had been there, done that, and was 100% on your side and always had your back, even if it did not feel that way. He did, and for the lucky few, does.
So, this weekend, if you are fortunate enough to still have your father and grandfather around. Realize that despite how much they know or have done in their lives, you, their son or daughter are the greatest gift they ever received. Happy Fathers Day Weekend.