One of my favorite songs is Sade's Babyfather, especially the line "For you he's the best he can be." So often we forget this is true for each of us. We are human and every so often come up short in the eyes of others, but the love, compassion, and strength the men in our lives share deserves thanks and praise. Your own "babyfather" may be the father of your children as the song implies, or in this space he may be your husband, partner, friend, mentor or any man in your life who sees your light. In this week's Sun-day design celebrate your babyfather by reminding him of all the ways he is heard, valued and loved.
This father's day show at least one special man in your life the many ways you hear and understand his dreams, goals, and desires. Listen and share in the excitement he holds for this year and the future. Don't offer your ideas or plan out his next steps, simply be a present. Your celebration should also demonstrate how much your father figure is valued. Give him something that shows your appreciation for the contributions he makes in your life. The best way to show him what you value is to give him the very thing you gives you. If you value his hugs - tell him and give him the best hug that you know how. If you value his mind and artistry, write him a song or poem. See him just you want him to seen - in truth.
The most important part of celebrating your babyfather is shower him with love in a way that he feels loved and cherished. In other words it's important for you to show love for him in his love language. This can be a challenge because you often want to give love in a way that you like to receive it. The book the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman was given to me by a great friend and is a treasure in helping you learn how to love in a way it can be fully received. The act of taking time to show your babyfather that you appreciate the best he can be is a wonderful gift beyond measure.
Father's Day is a wonderful time to honor all the men in and around your life who give their best. Leave a comment and share how you will celebrate your babyfather on this special day.
The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.