"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys." ~Harmon Killebrew
There are lots of ways you can honor your dad to make this Father's Day special. Here are a few different ideas of what you can do to remember your dad today.
Visit your father's final resting place
Holidays like Father's Day can be difficult, and making the trip to visit your father's final resting place can be a fulfilling and healing experience. You may consider writing your dad a letter to bring and share with him during your visit.
Plan a day your father would love
What was your dad's favorite thing to do? If he enjoyed cooking breakfast for the family, attending baseball games, or going fishing, plan the day accordingly! Whatever it may be, honor your dad by helping his legacy live on.
Give him a gift
A gift can be something tangible and sentimental that the family can open together, or it may be a donation to a charity or cause that he or your family is passionate about. If your father enjoyed volunteering at a soup kitchen or the animal shelter, doing the same on Father's Day is a great way to honor his memory.
Look through old photos and videos
Although this may be difficult, taking a journey down memory lane can bring cherished memories back into focus. Pictures and videos are often attached to stories that make us laugh and smile.