It’s that time of year again, when we honor the father’s and father figures in our lives. Sunday, June 19, is Father’s Day in the United States. While you’re busy making last-minute preparations, keep in mind how important and rare a good father is. Lake Forest Dental Arts offers you these quotes about fatherhood to warm your heart and make you truly appreciate dad. You might even want to share them with the special men in your life.
“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” -Author Unknown
“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” -Ruth E. Renkel
“It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” -Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994
“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” -Clarence Budington Kelland
“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” -Tim Russert
“There are three stages of a man’s life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.” -Author Unknown
“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” -Bill Cosby
The last two quotes are especially pertinent to Father’s Day. Dads (and moms) are accustomed to selflessly giving to their children and loving whatever gift they receive (even if it is a tie … again). But think of something special to give to your father, or whatever special man that you look up to today. A letter, box of mementos, or ticket to an event you can attend together would all be special gifts that, though they might not necessarily cost a lot, carry great sentimental value.