“I cannot think of any need in childhood as the need for a Father’s protection.”
This past week has been a blast for my family and me.
Our beach trips are the main event that I look forward to every year!
We always bring board games and my mom notoriously says something incredibly southern and wildly mispronounced. This year’s gems were: Baja taco (pronouncing the J) and Kanye West (pronounced Kane West), she also learned the term “on fleek”, making her excited to use with some of her new students this year.
My sister, Becca, just had a baby in December, so her hubby was experiencing his first ever Father’s Day. Todd, my brother in law, is a goof ball and always brings the best energy to the group. He and my sister are rocking this whole “new parent thing”.
My sister Mary Fran has the SWEETEST two year old on the planet. Full of energy and life. She’s extremely energetic and talkative. I love seeing her interact with my brother in law, Chris. They’re identical in features and personality, and we couldn’t ask for anything better than those two in our family.
He loves when we are all together, laughing and telling stories.
Isn’t Todd the best part of this picture? 🙂
I got to thinking, on Father’s Day, as I scrolled through my Instagram account that was FULL of posts bragging on Dad’s… How many people actually woke up, looked at their Father, and SPOKE what their Instagram caption said?
Although Father’s Day has passed, maybe take a moment to tell your Dad the thoughts you shared on Social Media.
Tell him that his presence in your life gave you a sense of security and protection, joy and identity. Thank him for the moments of that he taught you great ways to view life. Thank him, to his face, for the way he fathered you to the greatest degree.
This year was different, and I am glad it was.
May we live in the moment with the ones we love, instead of living off likes.