Dad’s Are Believed To Be Secondary
Father’s Day is considered to be an extremely important occasion as the role of a father is traditionally believed to be secondary or less important in comparison to a mother. Yet, to most of us, the day comes as a precious occasion that gives us the opportunity to convey our loving message, acknowledge his unconditional love, support and sacrifices he made for fulfilling our dreams. The day comes and goes, like many other days, what is left is the realization of the father-child relationship making it stronger than ever.
Ms. Sonora Dodd
Children widely celebrate this day by presenting gifts, flowers or humorous cards, having special dinners outside with family, and organizing a variety of family activities. Quite a few stories blossom in the air around the inception of this important celebration; however, it is conventionally believed that the festival was first campaigned by a Spokane, Washington woman, Ms. Sonora Dodd, in loving memory and honor of her father’s nurturing dedication. Her father, Henry Jackson, single-handedly shouldered all the responsibilities of her and her five siblings after their mother’s sudden death during childbirth.
It took her years to accomplish her dreams to see a reality. After relentless hard work and determination she put in progressing the campaigns, she successfully spread the loving message and sprout the profound feeling for father’s significance in children’s lives and finally in 1910, through a local celebration, she received a positive response. Decades later, the day received massive recognition in 1972, when President Richard Nixon finally announced the Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June every year.
Eventually the day was hugely celebrated throughout the United States and Canada; and gradually the importance crossed geographical boundaries. With the passing time, in American society, the holiday expanded showing honors from fathers to grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles as well as special persons whose unconditional care helped them uplift their life.
Today, millions of children across the world celebrate this day. The purpose of celebration is to show gratitude for their fathers’ equal contribution in their physical, financial, emotional and spiritual developments, all their assistance in exceeding their accomplishments and goals in life and selfless devotion in building a beautiful life. Not only does it strengthen a child-father relationship but also gives a reason to express affection and echo the sentiment for their idol they aspire to emulate.
If you are scratching your head on how to make Father’s Day extra special and your preparation is still sketchy, this is the perfect time to think of his preferences, choices or something that suites his personality. Is he adventurous or romantic at heart or party-loving modern dad? It will help you to collect extensive and a stunning range of ideas for presenting gifts of his choices. Make the day relevant with some amazing experiences that can momentarily relax him and take him away from the daily rush of his fast paced lifestyle and make him feel extra special by you.
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th this year. We would be honored, if while enjoying it, you bring your dad and stay with us at Steelhead Inn. Actually, staying at the Inn for a few days can be a wondrous experience and an opportunity to make lifelong memories. One can enjoy the Salmon River and the surrounding beautiful landscape from your vista balcony. Centrally located in Idaho, your family can meet at the Inn and enjoy quality time away from busy life for a bit of fishing, kayaking, or trekking. There are great fishing spots in the area and wondrous scenes and wildlife along the riverside. Dad, one of our most precious blessings.
May your Father’s Day be filled with love, laughter, and appreciation!
Kenn & Nancy Brown