Published June 16, 2015
Happy Father's Day!
If you still have your dad with you, tell him how much you love him. If your dad has passed from this life, celebrate and honor his legacy.
My dad died in May, 2009. I already had his Father's Day card purchased, but, of course, I was unable to give it to him that June. This is how it read:
"Dad, I'll never know everything you've been through or all the feelings you carry quietly in your heart.
"I just know that somehow all your rich experience has made you the wise and loving man you are someone who's taught me that time is precious and laughter is sweet, that I'm brave and smart, and that no one knows me better than I know myself.
"So much of the woman I've become has been influenced by you.
"As you celebrate today, I'm celebrating, too, and honoring you --
"My very first hero, my wonderful dad."
- Shelia Heil
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