Did you know that after Christmas, Mother’s Day is the biggest holiday for retailers? For some reason, beyond Valentines, Easter, July 4th, and Thanksgiving, we worship at the annual altar of the one who brought us into this world. Even now, with families split and blended, it’s still Mom after Santa and his sack of goodies. Dads don’t get the same amount of love. In fact, their June based jubilee seems like another excuse to push power tools and ties on unsuspected males.
For Mom, We Go All Out
When you think about it, it’s not fair. Father plays an important role in why you are here, but the sentiment we share with Mother is not equal. Dad sacrifices. He works long and hard (usually in conjunction with his spouse) to make sure you have a roof over your head, food on the table, and the kind of love, care, support and security you need. And what do they get in return? A hot summer Sunday and a BBQ grill?
For Dad…Not So Much
For one Dad in Canada, no sacrifice is too big for his family. Troy Hunt is the proud Papa of two amazing kids, and the indirect Daddy to the hockey team he coaches. Just recently, he learned that his son Darian has cancer. Leukemia. Treatment required them to move, but they wanted to keep things as normal for their daughter as possible. So they left her behind, traveling with their boy to begin his care. When the Ronald McDonald House charity heard about this, they decided to surprise him for Father’s Day.
But For This Man, The Day Will Be Extra Special