Have a wonderful and safe Happy Father’s Day today! Our fathers gave us the love, and treated us like loving children, so celebrating the day in the honor is admirable!
Father’s Day Prayers:
Psalm 103:13: As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.
Proverbs 22:6: Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
2 Samuel 7:14-15: I will be a father to him, and he’ll be a son to me. . .
Take the time today to think about developing your relationship of love with the person who did it all. . .with your father. He went out of her way to provide and make life possible, and made life not only livable but garnished. Honor your father. He will not be here forever. Celebrate every special moment with him. His love and legacy for family goes on and on, and relationship builds, and lives on and on. . .
A Brief History:
Origination: Originally, Father’s Day was a Christian holiday that was celebrated since the Middle Ages in the Catholic countries. In the U.S., Father’s Day was founded in 1910 in the city of Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, a Civil War veteran named William Jackson Smart, who was a single parent who had raised his six children there..
U.S. Evolution: Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the United States. The idea for Father’s Day came after social activist Anna Jarvis had proposed Mother’s Day in the early 1900’s.
British Version: Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the United Kingdom. It is a day to honor fathers and father figures, such as grandfathers and fathers-in-law.
Other Countries: Many other countries also celebrate Father’s Day on the same date, while others observe other times of the year in remote areas.
Early 20th Century Evolution: Sonora Smart Dodd, who was raised by a single father along with her five brothers, after their mother died during childbirth.
A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .
- Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1972 when US President Richard Nixon signed a declaration for it.
- Shopping has come a long way over the years, ranging from anything to do with dad.
- Reach out and touch your distant father by phone. Just a phone call away.
- More. . .
Have you reached out and touched your father?
Dad will always be. . dad!
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