Are you doing anything for Father’s Day? It’s not just about what the kids give dad; it’s also a chance to reconnect, for kids of any age.
FOX’s Lisa Brady reports:
This weekend we celebrate the dads, and father figures, in our families and sometimes those aren’t easy relationships:
(Watkins) “He was the last person I wanted to spend all that time with.”
This is author Andra Watkins talking about her 80-year-old dad, who ended up being her wingman, as she walked the Natchez Trace parkway, over 400 miles-from Mississippi to Nashville to launch her first book:
(Watkins) “He’s just this awful, loud, gassy obnoxious man.”
But as he picked her up and dropped her off everyday, five weeks in a hotel room together, they made a connection:
(Watkins) “We went from arguing all the time to him telling me stories that I never would have heard otherwise and giving me a window into him.”
Changing their relationship, before it was too late:
(Watkins) “The crux of what I talk about when I travel is how important it is to make memories and not end up with a bunch of I-wish-I’d-done-that-thing.”
So make memories this Father’s Day. That’s the gift that lasts.
With FOX on Family, I’m Lisa Brady.