The gift of parenthood is rewarding as it is challenging. Showing appreciation to fathers and father figures on Father’s Day gives honor for the men in our lives; recognizing them for their guidance, contributions, unconditional support, and words of encouragement. It’s our turn to thank them on Father’s Day for shaping us to be the person that we are today.
My dad is among the greatest of champions! He is one the most selfless and generous person that I know. Knowing him, he would quickly wave off that compliment since he is humble, as he is shy and not good at expressing his emotions when being praised for his attributes. It’s not only just praises that make him blush, but he has always been emotionally reserved when it comes to expressing his love for his family in the form of words, such as “I love you“. But, my Dad has shown his love in countless other ways to his family.
One of the ways that he expressed his love for his family was working long grueling hours at the coal mine to ensure that his family had the best of everything. Even now, he is always there lending a helping hand, whether it is words of encouragement or a household project. Even though he is now long retired from the coal mine, my dad is spry, independent, and able at 79 years old. My dad, being the go-getter that he is, hasn’t let age deter him from enjoying his life and extending its quality. He will rush to our side when we need help. He’s the last one to think of himself. In addition to the guidance, unconditional support, and words of encouragement, the greatest gift that he gave to me is that he that he has always believed in me.
From ornaments to figurines, Precious Moments has been celebrating the gift of everyday life for more than 30 years. I couldn’t help but smile when I first saw the Precious Moments Daddy’s Little Sunshine Bisque Porcelain Figurine ($39.99). No matter how old I am, I will always be a daddy’s girl! Not only I thought of my bond with my dad, but the Precious Moments Daddy’s Little Sunshine Bisque Porcelain Figurine also made me think of my husband and daughter. My daughter is truly a daddy’s girl through and through! This figurine depicts a father and daughter spending a day at the beach, with the dad happily helping his little blessing with a special addition to her seashell collection. It’s a sweet reminder of the special bonds we share with family, which is one of the most precious gifts.
About Precious Moments
It began more than 35 years ago, when Precious Moments® creator, Sam Butcher, began drawing the endearing teardrop-eyed children he called “Precious Moments,” as gifts for family and friends. Today, his Precious Moments artwork is among the most recognized art in the world, sharing messages of loving, caring and sharing with collectors from around the globe.
The collection is now thousands of pieces, with new introductions offered each year. Members of collector’s clubs continue to be found throughout the world. Furthermore, since its opening in 1989, Precious Moments Park in Carthage, Missouri has welcomed approximately 400,000 visitors every year.
Precious Moments is truly achieving goals set forth by its mission statement: to make the world a better place by helping others share the gift of love. The longevity of the Precious Moments brand is a testimony to its ability to stand the test of time and persevere with its core values of goodness, quality, creativity, and stewardship at its forefront.