There is probably no way I could possibly explain what my dad means to me. My dad makes me laugh everyday and always goes out of his way to make sure I am happy. My dad cooks amazing food everyday. My dad teaches me to work hard, do my best and make the most of my life. My dad encourages me and supports me in what I do. My dad puts up with my sometimes unreasonable behaviour and stubbornness. My dad is someone who I celebrate my successes with and someone who I can go to for support. My dad probably knows me better than anyone else. I think that the safest place on earth is in the arms of my dad. I know that my dad makes a lot of sacrifices for my brothers and I. A mere example of this is when we eat and he gets the last pick of food choice. He gets what nobody else wants, maybe even what he doesn’t want, but it’s okay to him. I can’t imagine what it takes to constantly give up your own selfish desires to make sure others are happy. My selfishness makes me even more grateful for what my dad does all the time. I am so grateful for all the things my dad has pushed me to do which have shaped me into a better person. I am so grateful for all the road trips, camping trips and just time I’ve been able to share with my dad. I think to say a father’s love is wonderful is an understatement. A father’s love is so much more. It is strong, dedicated, and infinite. It is patient, protective, selfless and reliable. It is something that I don’t think I could fully understand, but I am so thankful for it.
Thank you Daddy for everything! Thank you for believing in me and loving me, Jaiden and Caleb! Thank you for not being an ordinary dad, but an extraordinary one! I love you so much! Happy Father’s Day!
It is with deep sorrow that I am here to inform you: Father’s Day is a day that will never, unfortunately, be for me. Instead, it’s the one day where all fathers have the right to be selfish for all the other days in the year where they are not. Today is a day we get to celebrate what a blessing you’ve been in our lives, appreciate all the love you have shared with us and let you watch The Sports Network channel without trying to steal the remote.
Truly, I believe a father’s love reflects in all the sacrifices you make for us and all the time you spend by our sides. Thank you for working tirelessly to provide for your family, whether you’re in or outside of the house. Thank you for raising us to never give up by holding onto the backs of our bikes and guiding us to pedal forward despite our fears. Thank you for bringing joy to our lives, for making us laugh and smile, and for being there to give us a hug when we cry.
As every son and daughter does, I learn the best from you. I learn to love others and work towards becoming better for those around me; I learn to face the world with bright eyes and an open mind knowing you’re standing right there to support me; and I learn to pretend your jokes are funny until there’s a certain age where they’re just too hard to laugh at. I learn this all from you, and all for you.
Although one day is not enough for me to show my appreciation, let me take this moment to truly say: thank you, dad, for being you. I love you and I wish you a happy Father’s Day.
After you get married you get to know the other person more, but after you become a father your deep broken side gets revealed and it’s very humbling. For me, being a father means having that life-long privilege to grow together and share those precious moments with God’s gifts.
I noticed how God woks in all the fathers in the St Tim’s community. They have that confidence that comes after you make that huge leap of faith. And I think that the confidence that the fathers have in their careers, their marriage, and in fostering a relationship with their children all comes from their better half, the mothers. So thank you Olivia.
I reflected on how I can build that confidence throughout fatherhood, and grow stronger with faith in God. To grow, I must not forget that life can be burdensome. But if you leave it up to God, and believe that Jesus will give us the rest we need, then Jesus will send us strength so that us fathers can stand up agin to serve our family and build a better community for our kids.