Dad and Son Celebrate 'Father's Day' Late

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A father and his son celebrate 'Father's Day' a little late.

Submitted: June 20, 2018

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Submitted: June 20, 2018



By Greg Miller © 2018


Jim and his dad, James, had always enjoyed a great father/son relationship.


Jim tried to always remember to get James a nice Father’s Day gift, but being human, sometimes he forgot. When Jim forgot, however, he tried to compensate for his error by getting the gift a little late.


When Jim forgot the Father’s Day gift this year, his forgetfulness seemed to bother him more than in previous years. He became very depressed and was more determined than ever to make good on his mistake.


He had a new plaque made for his father. The message read, “Happy Father’s Day, Dad! You’re the greatest father in the whole world!”


“Jim bought a new cowboy hat for his dad, who enjoyed dressing up regularly in western attire. Placed in the box with the hat, Jim placed a pair of tickets to the upcoming rodeo hosted by the town each year.


James enjoyed one thing – dining at upscale steakhouses - more than dressing up in cowboy attire and attending the local rodeo. Since Jim was a thoughtful son, he made reservations for himself and his dad at a new local steakhouse which was hosting its grand opening.


The steakhouse featured James’ favorite format: An all-you-can-eat buffet. Father and son dined heartily on their feast, grateful to be spending time together.


“I thank God for you,” James said. “You’re a great son, and I’m very proud of you!”


Jim felt a tear coming to the corner of his eye, so he excused himself to go to the bathroom, because he wanted to refresh himself with some nice cold water.


Jim rushed to the bathroom, hurriedly returning to the table where he and his dad were sitting. “I want you to know something, dad,” Jim said. “I think you’re the greatest dad alive today.”


“Thanks son,” James said. “I have always tried to be a good dad to you and your brother and sister. Your mom and I kept you in church and taught you about the Lord. The three of you were always well-behaved in church, made good grades in school and tried to serve the Lord with all your hearts.”


“All of us kids always tried to do our best, because we know how much you and mom love us and how much you want us all to be together in heaven.”


James always tried to honor the Lord with every conversation. “I always tried to be a good dad,” he said. “But I would never even pretend to be the best father ever.”


“I know you’re not the best father ever,” Jim said. “That would be God our heavenly father.”


“I’ve taught you well, my son!” James said with a satisfied grin. “I’ve taught you well!”

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