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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Still Waters Run Deep: Celebrating fathers

  • This coming Sunday is a special day, so I want to take this opportunity to wish every dad a Happy Father's Day, especially my own dad.
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  • This coming Sunday is a special day, so I want to take this opportunity to wish every dad a Happy Father's Day, especially my own dad.
    Fathers don't deal with the pains and stress of childbirth, but they play a vital role in their children's lives from the start.
    They step up to the plate as their wives or girlfriends recover from labor and are one of the first people babies see when they are born.
    While we are thinking of dads, don't forget the single dads who are doing the best they can for the sake of their kids.
    There are many things dads take on in their roles as parents. They are providers, handymen, protectors, grill masters and so much more.
    Appreciate everything your dad does for you and show them you care.
    Buy him a six pack or take him out for a drink, let him lounge around with a favorite book or make him a meal.
    Do something special for them on Father's Day.
    In honor of Father's Day and to my awesome dad, I wanted to share a poem.
    “A dad is a person who is loving and kind and often he knows what you have on your mind.
    “He's someone who listens, suggests and defends. A dad can be one of your very best friends.
    “He's proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong, a dad can be patient and helpful and strong.
    “In all that you do, a dad's love plays a part. There's always a place for him deep in your heart.
    “And each year that passes, you're even more glad, more grateful and proud just to call him your dad.
    “Thank you dad for listening and caring, for giving and sharing, but especially for just being you.”
    Once a year we honor dads on this day, but we should also remember that dads deserve our appreciation all year round and not just on the second Sunday in June.
    Happy Father's Day to all dads.
    I also want to say Happy Birthday to my mom, celebrating a birthday right after Father's Day.
    Waters is a staff writer for The Wayne Independent and can be reached at kwaters@wayneindependent.com.
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