On September 4th the fields will be full with picnicking families and homes will buzz with love and joy as people celebrate Father’s Day. Some fathers will be made breakfast in bed, others will be treated to a nice lunch out and some may just stay home wrapped up in blankets and watch their favourite movies. Each and every relationship with a dad is unique and therefore so is celebration of that relationship. Sometimes we get caught up in buying expensive gifts and fail to see the true purpose of Father’s Day. How often does Dad get to just enjoy your company? I know my dad always jokes that he never really sees me anymore because I am always doing this or that. As we get older the time we get to spend together dwindles so this Father’s Day I urge you to just love your dad. It doesn’t matter what you do. Just be together.
I’d just like to say how excited I am to be writing my very first Moeloco blog! Although I have not met the whole Moeloco community, I am so grateful to be welcomed so warmly! I have loved writing this blog to share my thoughts with you and wish you all a happy Father’s Day! My dad will be away on Father’s Day but I can assure you we will be having an hour or two long FaceTime chat and I hope he will be able to read my blog. Sending my love, Dad!
My dad once told me that as you get older you start to see your parents when you look in the mirror. You look like them, you sound like them and you act like them. A few days later, Dad came out his room and said to us that he had just seen his dad looking at him in the mirror. Not actually, but he was starting to see his dad in him. I’m not going to lie, he was quite upset. Not because he didn’t want to look like his dad but I guess because it meant he was getting older. All I can say is that when I get older I hope I act like my dad. I could do without looking or sounding like him though ;). Dad, you inspire me every day with your strength, perseverance, humour and your endless love and cuddles.
I Am Grateful for my dad’s constant love and support. He always knows how to make me feel better and put a smile on my face. My dad has never really been one for dad jokes, thank goodness. Of course, once I told him that he started to find a few to embarrass me with. But when I need a bit of cheering up he always finds a way.
Thank you dads for all of your love, care, advice, sacrifices and compromises!
I have a story to share with you all. There was a dad who lived in India with his children. Unfortunately, one of his children became sick and required an operation at the Hope Hospital to survive. Someone kindly gave this dad one hundred dollars to pay for his child’s operation. This father decided to use the money to feed his four children at home instead of use it to pay for the operation. The strength it must have taken for this father to use the money for food when his child needed the operation to survive is unimaginable. Dads are heroes, strong characters who shape our lives. They are amazing! Dads are there through all the stages of life, even when they aren’t here with us anymore. Their love will always be felt in our hearts. I know that in Year 2, I was going through a stage in my life when I thought I could turn everything into an acrostic poem. I thought they were so clever and I still do, so I thought I’d share this one.
What are you getting your dad this Father’s Day?
I know what my Dad is receiving! His first pair of Moelocos!
Dads, enjoy your day! We love you.
Live, love and reach for the stars above…
Moeloco teen ambassador