Father's Day Messages

Reach Out to Your Children Through Words of Love

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Have you read about Team Hoyt? Dick Hoyt and Rick Hoyt, the father-son duo who surmounted all odds to prove that anything is possible if you believe. Rick Hoyt, a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy and his dad Dick Hoyt are an inseparable team that competes in triathlons, marathons, and other races. Together, they have competed in over a thousand athletic activities. Their story speaks of inspiration, endurance, and love.

A father who will stop at nothing to give his son a fulfilling life. A son who worships his father and enthusiastically participates in his father's mission. The Hoyt team is truly a remarkable icon of father-son love.

In everyday life, we come across many such devoted fathers. Your dad may not perform extraordinary feats to prove his fatherly love. But his simple gestures will convince you how much he loves you. He may not express his love with words or gifts. But actions speak louder than words. Notice how protective he gets about you? Watch the worry lines crease his forehead when he is unable to fulfill your desires? That speaks of love.

Distant Dads

Many children grow up hardly ever meeting their dads. Some dads work in a remote location that makes daily commuting impossible. Fathers who are truck-drivers, soldiers, actors, or sailors return home once in a while. Also, fathers who are separated from their spouses, cannot meet their children as often as they would like to.

However, distance does not mean that you cannot be a good father.

Though it is not the same as being around all the time, fathers can build a strong bond with their children by connecting regularly through emails, chats, telephone calls, and regular meetings. Dads can spend quality time with their kids, maximizing every moment to make it memorable.

When apart, fathers and kids can send each other loving messages. Fathers should make it a point to participate in every important event in the child's life.

Father's Day Messages Help Bridge the Gap

Many dads experience a strange awkwardness at expressing their feelings towards their kids. It gets tougher as kids grow up. When children attain teenage, the father-child relationship can get strained. Have you ever been given the cold shoulder, or the silent treatment, by your teenage daughter? The problem may not be you, it could be the teenage phase. Teenage can be difficult for fathers and children. Fathers need to handle this difficult phase with sensitivity. As a father, you need to express your love and support to your child. Sometimes, words may be difficult. However, these Father's Day quotes and sayings can help express your feelings. You can reach out to your son or daughter with thoughtful, sweet quotes.

A Father's Day Message: "I Love You Dad"

How easy it is to say these four words to light up your father's face! What stops you from expressing your love to your father? Are you feeling awkward? Do you fear rejection? Do you think that Father's Day is overrated?

Before you give up, look back at your early childhood when your father never failed to express his love for you.

He hugged you, kissed you, and carried you in his arms. He fulfilled your every desire, often sacrificing his own. He stayed up nights when you were sick, without giving any thought to his comfort or health. Do you still feel awkward to say, "I love you, dad"?

Shower Your Father With Love

Your father, however tough he may be from the outside, is a softhearted man. He needs your love just as much as you need his. On Father's Day, break the barrier of awkwardness and express yourself. With a meaningful Father's Day message, you can reach out to him.

  • Barack Obama
    Above all, children need our unconditional love, whether they succeed or make mistakes; when life is easy and when life is tough.
  • Dick Hoyt
    When we got home from that race that night, Rick wrote on the computer, 'Dad, when I run it feels like my disability disappears.' So, that was a very powerful message to me.
  • Reed Markham
    Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.
  • Mark Wahlberg
    I stopped smoking weed for my kids. One day, we were driving and you could smell it from somewhere. My daughter asked what the smell was so I told her it was a skunk. Then she said, ‘Sometimes Daddy smells like that!’ to me and my wife. So I knew I had to quit.
  • Tiger Woods
    Giving my son, Charlie, a bath, for example, beats chipping another bucket of balls. Making mac and cheese for him and his sister, Sam, is better than dining in any restaurant. Sharing a laugh watching cartoons or reading a book beats channel-surfing alone. Some nights now, it’s just me and the kids, an experience that’s both trying and rewarding. Probably like the experience a lot of families have every evening around the world.
  • Brandon Routh, Superman Returns
    You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes, as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father and the father becomes the son.
  • George Banks, Father of the Bride
    I've always been a concerned parent. I'm big on car seats, seat belts, bed times, curfews, calling when you get somewhere, never running with a sharp object. What can I say? I'm a father. Worrying comes with the territory.
  • Robert Downey Jr.
    Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That's hard enough.
  • Jay-Z
    I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter.
  • Dave Barry
    For Dad, the perfect Father's Day would be one in which he didn't even realize that it was Father's Day, because nobody was making him appreciate gifts he didn't want, or read greeting cards filled with lame Father's Day poetry.
  • Lydia M. Child
    Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
  • R. Kelly
    I'm very responsible. And with ability you have to have responsibility. I'm not perfect. But you have to make sure that your children will know that daddy makes mistakes.
  • John Sinor
    It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.
  • Aeschylus
    'Honour thy father and thy mother' stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.
  • Dan Zevin
    Lately all my friends are worried that they're turning into their fathers. I'm worried that I'm not.
  • Mike Sager
    The reward of child rearing is spending the rest of your life proudly knowing this person you helped guide. Let him be himself.
  • Jean Paul Richter
    The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    In the early years, I found a voice that was my voice and also partly my father's voice. But isn't that what you always do? Why do kids at 5 years old go into the closet and put their daddy's shoes on? Hey, my kids do it.
  • Will Arnett
    I want my son to wear a helmet twenty four hours a day.
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