Celebrating Father’s Day when Your Dad Has Passed
Father’s Day can be sad and lonely when you’ve lost your dad but it doesn’t have to always be that way. Once the grieving process has passed, it’s time to look at things from a different perspective. Instead of spending the day feeling sad, honour your dad by focusing on the good times you had to together. Think about his influences that helped to shape your life and make you the person you are today. Then look for ways to show how much he meant to you by doing things he would approve of.
Here are a few ways to celebrate Father’s Day when your dad has passed that will help honour his memory:
- Grill out and have a family get-together in his honour. There is no better way to celebrate this special day for dads who loved to cook out than by doing the same. Pull out the grill and serve up all the great foods that he enjoyed grilling or eating so much.
- Did your dad enjoy telling stories about his life? Pass these stories on to your kids. Not only will you be remembering the good times you had together but you’ll also be sharing an important part of his life with your kids. It’s something they’ll cherish as they get older.
- Honour your dad by paying a visit to someone in a nursing home that very seldom has visitors. This is a nice gesture that will brighten the day of someone that might otherwise be feeling lonely and unappreciated.
- Take your kids somewhere you enjoyed going with your dad. You’ll keep his memories alive and make new ones with your kids by doing something with them that your dad did with you.
Use these tips to help celebrate Father’s Day in a way that would make him proud and cherish the wonderful memories you have of your dad.