Monday, June 15, 2009

Why Not Call It "Dad's Day?"

Why is the day we celebrate our dads called Father's Day instead of Dad's Day? The reason I pose the question is because I always think of the saying, "Any man can be a father, but it takes a special one to be a dad." One title just involves biology, and the other involves the heart. There are some pretty special dads out there in the world and some pretty not-so-special fathers. That goes for moms, too.

I did not meet my biological father until I was thirteen, and I didn't really begin to know him until right before his death. I loved my father, but he wasn't really a dad. I never had the opportunity to witness him being a dad.
Then I watch my husband with our children. He sometimes worries that he isn't a good enough dad, but he gives himself far too little credit. The love I witness daily between him and our children makes him the best dad in the world, and I think our children would agree.

So, I say Mother's Day and Father's Day should be changed to Mom's Day and Dad's Day (except when we are talking about our Heavenly Father.)
What do you think?
Happy Dad's Day, from my home to yours:-)

Suggested Viewing

Movie: The Champ

Jon Voight plays Billy Flynn, an ex-champion boxer who was KO'd by booze and gambling. When the wealthy, estranged mother of Flynn's young son begins trying to lure the boy away from him, Flynn must return to the ring to provide for his child.

I saw this movie back in 1979 and I've watched it a few times since then, and there is no way you can view this without crying your eyes out. It's definitely a classic.

1 comment:

JoAnn Arnold said...

I had a great dad who died at the age of 58. I still miss him. My husband is a wonderful father. I'm so grateful for that. I enjoyed reading your blog, and I'm with you. Why not call it "Dad's Day"