In celebration of Father’s Day, I thought I would share a few quotes that sum up how I feel about my dad.
“It’s only when you grow up and step back from him or leave him for your own career and your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love.” —Margaret Truman
“The thing to remember about fathers is, they’re men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon-seekers bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find someone chockfull of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat—your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle it took such months to get.” —Phyllis McGinley
“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” —Anne Geddes
“My dad is a mender of toys, a leader of boys; changer of fuses,
a healer of bruises; a mover of couches, a healer of ouches;
a hanger of screens, a counselor of teens; a pounder of nails,
a teller of tales; a dryer of dishes, a fulfiller of wishes.”
“What a dreadful thing it must be to have a dull father.” —Mary Mapes Dodge
“My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly, not really knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it.” —Natasha Josefowitz
I really miss my father and my father-in-law on Father’s Day. These men were definitely not dull. Great mechanics, cooks, huggers, adventurers, providers, role models—they lived their lives to the fullest and were truly great men and fathers.
Give your dad a hug today and let him know how special he is to you. Happy Father’s Day!
Photo: Danny de Bruyne