Call me a daddy’s girl. My father died over fifteen years ago and I still grieve his loss. He was a “character” and someone you never forgot once you met him. He had many friends and they tell me they miss him every bit as much as I do.
With Father’s Day upon us, think of this day as a time to remember heartfelt moments. Better yet, put your thoughts in writing.
You’re never too old to craft a message on a home-made card or letter. Remember glitter glue and XXXs and OOOs? He’ll love it. Here are some ideas for you to get started:
- Flip through a photo album or scrap book to help generate memories.
- Recall a favorite story or a time when he gave you something that you cherish today.
- Thank Dad for a skill he taught you that you use every day
- Remind Dad of his simple acts of kindness (like cheering from the sidelines at your sporting events)
- Are you a chip off the old block? Tell Dad about the ways you two are alike.
- What do you love most about Dad? Let him know.
Writing a letter or making a card is not limited to Dads who are still alive. You can do the same for fathers who have since died. Reminiscence can be a very healing process.
I hope you enjoy this process. You will not regret making the extra effort this Father’s Day.