Yesterday was Father’s Day. National Daddy Day. I posted on Instagram yesterday that I love any reason to celebrate– and it’s true. Days set aside for special things are important. I think that’s why I like birthdays so much!! In my post on Instagram, I mulled over the thought process of cherishing those we love, and recognizing that if we have a craving- for love, for a father, or for someone to fill that role, WE should be the very thing we crave. I didn’t just learn that lesson from life, it was specifically taught to me by my own dad. From an early age, he taught me that life happens. Sometimes the boy breaks your heart, sometimes you don’t get the job, sometimes you go through seasons of loneliness or loss. It is in those times that a need is developed, a need for acceptance, a need for security, a need for companionship. When those needs are developed we are being taught something so incredible that words alone don’t do it justice. We are able to feel the need so we can be the need. Think about it– pain motivates us to DO things. Why not DO what we’re hurting over? My dad taught me that.
I don’t see him as often as I’d like, but when I do, we most always schedule a little “daddy daughter time”. My most recent visit to Virginia let me have a WHOLE day with him in DC. I am SO thankful for social media. I didn’t bring my big camera that day – instead, I documented the day with SnapChat and my iPhone. Dad and I had a blast exploring our nation’s capital, visiting museums and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city!
I love you, Poppi. Ever grateful for you.