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Father’s Day is not as respected and popularly observed as Mother’s Day. The reason for this is: even though people may experience difficult issues with their moms; for the most part, they believe, “My mom loves me.” The same is not true for fathers because, for the most part (not always), men have a more difficult time expressing their feelings to their children.
Many children (and I have met some) go through life with the mistaken notion that their fathers don’t love them. This is a tragedy because most dads love their children and work hard to provide a life for them. But there is still something about hearing those words (“I love you”) that means a lot to children.
So, I encourage the dads out there to remember, even though they work hard, to tell those they love that they love them. Words are powerful.
I leave you with this:
“Silent, Strong Dad” by Karen K. Boyer
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 on 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 that we call Dad.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 10:31 AM MDT
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