Don’t Make Them Wait for It

When you’re gone, when they go through your stuff or when they talk to your friends at your funeral, it will be undeniable clearly: God, your dad just loved you so much. You were all he talked about. He was more proud of you than anything. Just look at all these photos he kept. And news clippings. And mementos. 

They’ll know this because it’s true, because the evidence will speak for itself. 

But what about, you know, if you speak for yourself.

We’ve talked about this before: You can’t wait to let them know how you feel about them. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Tell them now. Let them know that you’re proud of them. That as impressed as you are with their grades or their job, that’s just one drop in the enormous bucket of affection you feel for them. They never had to earn your approval… because they’ve had it since the moment they were born. 

They deserve to hear that now. They deserve a chance to live with it, to carry it in their pocket when they go to work or run out onto the high school soccer field or while they’re raising kids of their own. 

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Do it now.

P.S. This was originally sent on October 12, 2020. Sign up today for the Daily Dad’s email and get our popular 11 page eBook, “20 Things Great Dads Do Everyday.”

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