I’m feeling nostalgic today because there was not enough time shared between me and my Dad before he passed. I hope that this post might cause some to think of their Dad and make sure to say the things that need to be said while there is time.
On that day in every person’s life, there will be an empty chair. At Thanksgiving and other holidays, you won’t see him there. You will remember everything he said and some things that he didn’t but you will also remember your last words to him. Good or bad, angry or loving. You will miss his hugs and his laugh and for some, you may miss his cooking too.
Dad is special and being one is special too. Any man can father a child but it takes a special one to be a Dad. He is usually always around except when he’s working. He always comes home tired but he can still talk to you about your problems.
Sometimes, he might be a little rough around the edges when he’s tired or maybe the bills are piling up more than the paycheck is but usually, those times don’t last very long…if you have a real Dad. God gives Dads a special helping hand from their wives because they are a part of the family equation too.
Dads and Moms are both special to their children, each in their own way. Mom can fix a scraped knee with a hug and a kiss and she can stir up some really tasty chocolate milk too. But Dad can put a worm on a hook for you and then help you catch the fish if it’s too big and he can go hunting with you too. There are lots of things that our parents do that we take for granted but you will remember every one of them when that day comes that they aren’t around anymore.
So…make sure that you tell them how you feel now while they are here because you won’t see their smile or feel that hug once they are gone.