I remember my first Father's Day without my Dad, it was tough. My Dad passed away in 2013 from liver cancer. Every Father's Day I've posted the same photo, it's my favorite one from when I was playing Little League and it was right before we left to go to the game.
I know I'm not alone on Father's Day and my Dad is always looking down, and I know other's who have lost their Dad and this might be your first Father's Day without him or it could be a couple years without your Dad. While we are still in the mist of a Pandemic, whether it's due to coronavirus, or because he's no longer with us, or any other reason, here are five ways to still celebrate him, according to Romper.
1. Donate or volunteer your time to charity. If there's a cause or charity that your dad was always passionate about, make a donation or volunteer some of your time to it.
2. Go to a place he liked or do something you always did together. Like if your dad would always go to a particular park or restaurant... or if you used to go on bike rides together, make some time to do that this weekend.
3. Enjoy his favorite food or beverage. If there was a meal your dad would always make on the grill or a certain beer or wine he'd always drink, pay tribute by grilling up what he enjoyed or toasting to him. I do this every year on Father's Day, I have a Miller High Life in his honor. It was his favorite beer.
4. Create something in his memory. Such as planting a tree or flowers in your yard or making a plaque you can put somewhere to revisit every Father's Day.
5. Reach out to other dad figures in your life. Like if your mom has stepped up in place of your dad, call HER on Father's Day. Or reach out to other friends and family members who are dads and let them know you're thinking of them.