Father's Day

Published on Sep 7, 2020

Though my two daughters are all grown up, and one of them lives on the other side of the world, they never forget to make a fuss of me on Father's Day.

When they were in primary school, their mother would give them $5.00 to spend at the school's Father's Day stall. Not only was the stall a good fundraiser for the school, but it was a simple and easy way for the girls to buy me a gift for Father's Day. I would always say to them if the gift wasn't purchased at the Father's Day stall, then I didn't want a gift.

Over their younger years, I received some great gifts, usually sporting paraphernalia from my favourite football team, a coffee mug with "your the best dad ever" printed on it, or men's cologne. I didn't care what gift it was. After all, it wasn't the gift itself, but the gift of giving that was the most important.

I have written here about my girls before. If you have read my previous musings, then you will know that they are two of the most beautiful, caring, and resilient people I know. When I talk or write about them, I can't help but be very proud of who they have become, and what they have achieved.

The thing is, I don't need to wait until September each year to celebrate Father's Day. My girls are a constant in my life, and so for me, I get to have Father's Day every day.