Written by: Amanda Levison, M.S., LMHC, LPC, CCBT
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,"... he gave me ME!
On Father's Day, people post happy pictures honoring the men in their lives they love and adore: their dad, grandpa, and/or husband. What about those who suffered a loss and are no longer able to celebrate with?
This is in honor of those wonderful men who have impacted your life. Those men who helped strengthen your character, taught you not to put up with crap, and taught you how to be spoiled... this is for them. I think it is important to have that moment to smile and say, "Thank you." Rather than the pain of tears and loneliness on this time of year, take the moment and appreciate them. Grief is a process. It will not get easier in a day, or a week, but over time the pain will subside. You will always miss that person, but the deep-rooted pain will lessen.