Missing Dad on Father’s Day
For those of us whose fathers have passed away, the third Sunday in June can be tough; however, just because we can’t give our dads gifts doesn’t mean we can’t honor them on Father’s Day in our own special ways.
Remember what dad meant to you with some of these heartfelt ideas:
** Try one of Dad's favorite pastimes, volunteer for something he used to do or complete an unfinished project of his.
** Trace Dad’s genealogy or record his life story for posterity.
** Create a garden stepping stone or gift a bench with a plaque to a favorite park.
** Donate to Dad’s favorite charity or medical research in his name.
** Wear a white flower, which symbolizes reverence and eternal life.
** Include children in tributes to Dad by telling stories about him, drawing pictures or making cards with them, which may provide insight to their feelings, too.
“I was putting up my Christmas tree when I got the phone call,” says Teri Johnson-Hiett, referring to the moment she found out she had breast cancer. It was right around Thanksgiving in 2005, eight short months after losing her mother at age 51 to the same disease. Teri was only 29.
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