Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A new spin on Father's Day!


Ok, so I know that it would have been more appropriate to post this a few days before Father's Day but I didn't get the idea until the afternoon of Father's Day.

I wanted to make this Father's Day more meaningful than just opening some presents.  The initial idea was to have our family sit outside around the fire pit and offer their thoughts on the following questions.   Due to bad weather, however, we changed our plans and sat on our porch around an indoor fire bowl.  The atmosphere was cozy and this created a unique and memorable evening.  Because our kids are older (ages 18, 21 and 23) the type of questions that I had them answer were appropriate for their ages.  I won't tell you how they answered these questions but I will say that it was a special night for the entire family and of course I shed a few tears.  

Our family has so much to be thankful for...we have had many wonderful memories over the years that we hold dear in our hearts.

That was then...

This is now...

This exercise can be done for someone you love on any occasion.  Make up your own questions and create wonderful memories.  Below are the questions:

What do you love most about your dad?

What words of wisdom have your dad given to you that have made an impact on your life?

What is a fond memory that you have of your dad?

What is something that you would like to do with your dad that you have not done yet?

What question would you like to ask your dad?

Do you have any advice for your dad?

What is one of the best things that your dad has taught you?

What is something that you think your dad should do that he doesn't do currently?

What is the funniest thing your dad had said or done?

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