June 18, 2016
Father; The greatest gift of God.
As they say-‘Not all superheroes wear capes. They are called dads.’
Fathers day is celebrated to honour fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds and the importance of fathers in society. Commemorating this special bond of a father and child, Father’s day honours all fathers across the globe for their unconditional love and tireless struggle to offer a better standard of life. If mother is an epitome of love,then father is a symbol of protection and warmth. It’s undoubtedly true that sons look up to dad as their God father and daughters look for qualities in their partner like their dad. Fathers appear as the spine in the family; the one resorted to in times of crisis; appearing like our second God with a magical wand in hand to spell and resume the lost peace, the most wise and a calm,silent and affectionate figure.
A Father is the head of the family. He takes care of whole family. He always understands our disappointment, pain, fear, suffering and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts, motivates us and believes in us. Fatherhood teaches about unconditional love.
Our respect for them increases manifold on witnessing their generosity. Haven’t we always asked him to hand over extra pocket money for the month or when we run out of cash? He sacrifices a lot and doesn’t mind a bit, concealing his worries about future financial crunches. He acts a like shield around us and defines-Ignorance is bliss.
Father’s Day was originated in the early 20th century. It is observed on the third Sunday of June. It honours all fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and father figures for their contribution. It was created to complement Mother’s Day. It is celebrated to identify the contribution of fathers in their children’s life. This day celebrates fatherhood.
The first observance of a “Father’s Day” was held on July 5, 1908, in West Virginia. Grace Golden Clayton was mourning the loss of her father when, on December 1907, a Mining Disaster in nearby Monongah killed 361 men, 250 of them fathers, leaving around a thousand fatherless children. Clayton suggested her pastor Robert Thomas Webb to honour all those fathers. Grace Golden Clayton was the first one to observe father’s day.
Let us take a moment to thank fathers. Their unfailing fulfilling of duties and relentless toil to cheer us. And let us remember that simply giving birth alone doesn’t define parenthood. It only flags a journey of selflessness, surrender and sacrifice. And this deserves a gratitude just the same.
Children whose fathers are involved in their life in a beneficial way tend to do better in school and stay out of trouble. Fathers are the best inspiration for a child.
Let’s thank our dads for their wholehearted love and support.