It's that time of year again. Father's Day. Father's Day is a special day dedicated to all Father's around the world where you celebrate how amazing your dad is. All your friends say how they need to get a gift for their father, but you sit in silence. You dread this time of year because you have to fake smile and fake that you aren't bothered by this. You pretend that everything is okay even though deep down you are not okay.
I lost my father 13 years ago. Every year Father's Day gets harder and harder. You get to see everyone around you having a good time with their father. You don't get to pick out the most perfect gift for your dad. No perfect corny card for him. Just the memory of you is all I get to have.
Honestly, I wish I could sleep through Father's Day. But I cant. I try to just keep my head up on this day. I know that you would still want me yo be happy about everything else in life, and not sit around sad about not having to spend this day with you.
I'm lucky enough to have a great mom and sister and other family members to help you get through this holiday. My family distracts me from getting upset. Sometimes we even spend the day thinking about all of the memories that my father created before he passed.
If you are reading this article, you can relate to this pain. You know the exact pain that I am feeling around this day. You need to know that Father's Day is just another day. A lot of people don't have Valentines on Valentine's day, or a New Year's kiss on New Years Eve. So not having a father on Father's Day is sad but very uncommon.
It's okay to be selfish on Father's day. Take as much time remembering him as you need. It's not a day to realize what could've been. It's a day to remember the best times that you guys had.
Don't forget how amazing your dad is on Father's Day or any other day in the world.
Keep your chin up and think about the positive in life and remember all the great memories you had with your father before he passed away.