Saturday, June 14, 2014

Father's Day

He looks like a good dad! 
     Well, first of all happy Father's Day today and any day anyone reads this. For the purposes of this brief article I will capitalize all the F's in Father. Father's Day is a wonderful holiday. As always let's pick something apart. Today will be Father's Day. Not many people know the history of this wonderful holiday. Let's check it out. I'll make it brief I promise.
           According to the Library of Congress website, it all started with Sonora Dodd. Her mother died giving birth to her, and her Father raised her and her siblings. She was so grateful to her Father, back when kids were grateful, that she encouraged a bunch of churches in Spokane, Washington to honor Fathers in June. This was her Father's birth month, and this happened in the year 1910. So when did our government accept the holiday?
           In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge made it a national event. What was the purpose for this day? To, "establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations." So, basically it was a day for Fathers to bond with their children. Then there is that last part of the quote. So that Fathers know the size of their commitment (That's the new world translation anyways). I think we need to take note of that today and from every Father's Day forward.
           Today is Father's Day. It's a day when Father's are appreciated. The good ones deserve it and some of the bad ones get it anyways. Either way Fathers should take this time to realize the magnitude of their job as a father, and bask in its glory. It is a wonderful position to have in life. This is just one man's opinion.

Here is the link where I got the information for this article.

If you're a Father and no one recognized you for Father's Day then you might be a bad one. I'm sorry for your kids. I wish I could say better luck next time. I tried to find a helpful link for dead beat dads, but no one really likes you guys. I did, however, find a link where children of dead beat dads can get their backed child support! Check it out here!