PARENTS. Loving leaders of their offspring. Hard-working. Sometimes nagging. Sacrificing. Helpful. Protective. Proud. Inspiring. Supportive. Demanding. Strict. Fun. Uncool. Super cool.
It is funny to think of all the words that can be used to describe parents. The truth of the matter is, that for good parents, ALL of these are likely appropriate words to describe them at some point or the other!
Most people have such great childhood memories of their parents, from trips to the zoo and vacations, to them pushing you to help prepare for the spelling bee, to ‘helping’ with homework (although sometimes not very helpful), to supporting you at recitals and sporting events, and on into adulthood as Dad walks his daughter down the aisle, to seeing the adorable interaction with them and the grandchildren. Many parents forget how they handled and disciplined you in certain situations, but let the grandbabies get away with everything!
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day have been acknowledged for years: Mothers’ Day, since 1908, and Father’s Day, since about 1910. A combined Parents’ Day acknowledgement came years later.
History of Parents’ Day
In 1994, it was decided that since there is a Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day, why not have a day celebrating both of them together? According to Wikipedia, then-President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” This day is an excellent one to celebrate two of the most important people in our lives. National Parents’ Day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of July, year each year.
In times of turmoil and division, Parents’ Day is a welcome opportunity to show EXTRA love and celebrate those parents and parent figure on our lives. The main goal is to remind us of the importance of family and our need to love, cherish, and honor those great parents. It is a day to show our parents some EXTRA thanks and love for all that they have done for us. For some, it is a day to think of our parents, remember them, and share a story and memory with loved ones, in cases where a parent(S) is no longer living.
How can you make Parents’ Day special?
– Make sure to call and wish them a Happy Parents’ Day if you are not near, or make a date with your parents and spend some special time with them!
-Treat your parents to a nice dinner at a restaurant. Let them choose their favorite spot and meal.
-Round up the siblings! Organize a family picnic or dinner with your parents as the honorees, featuring their favorite food and drinks. Pamper them!
– Craft a homemade, special gift for them. Your parents will feel special! Include photos and other memorabilia that makes it special.
Booking transportation to a special location for Mom & Pops’ special day is a great way to show your love for them. Send them to a special show or event, and let Fellowship Fleet Limousine and Bus Company handle your parents in style and comfort! Reserve your transportation for them HERE!