Missing your Father on his first Father’s Day in heaven –or even after many years?
I’m writing this just before my dad’s first Father’s Day in heaven, and there’s a big piece of my heart that went with this wonderful father I call my Daddio.
So it’s the first time for me.
But for me, it’s still a Happy Fathers’ Day, because I know where he is! And I expect to join him one day.
I can’t say “Happy Father’s Day Dad” as I once did, but I have the memories of all those times I was able to greet him on that special day.
How do you commemorate this day when you think of such a great father who was your guiding light for so long?
It helps to consider what some of the great ones have said. Here are some verses and quotes to remember the amazing man who was your greatest gift!
Father’s Day in Heaven Quotes
Here’s a really cool way for me to remember my dear dad and his gentle guiding hand.
Just consider these wise quotes from some marvelous authors who really know how to put pen to paper.
These authors have a way with words that magically resonates with what’s already in our hearts. This makes the memory of dad that much sweeter.
In so many ways, my Daddio was a bright shining example to me of a well-lived life. Sure, there have been tears, but they can never erase all the happy memories.
“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” – Umberto Eco
“This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.” – Harlan Coben
“When my father didn’t have my hand…he had my back.” — Linda Poindexter
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. –Jim Valvano
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. –Clarence Budington Kelland
A Father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.” – Jennifer Williamson
Father’s Day in Heaven Quotes for Son
Happy Father’s Day in Heaven, Dad! You will always have a very special place in my heart.
Here are some great quotes for Father’s Day in Heaven for a son.
“When a father gives to his son, both laugh. When a son gives to his father, both cry.” –William Shakespeare
“My father will always be the best man in the world.” -Unknown
“It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.”
― Johann Friedrich von Schiller
“A father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.” — Jennifer Williamson
“I wish everyone had a best friend as cool and reliable as my dad.” -Unknown
Father’s Day in Heaven Quotes from Daughter
How do you remember the man who was his daughter’s first love? The man whose daughter misses him -now known as your heaven dad?
“To her, the name of father was another name for love.” –Fanny Fern
“I suddenly remember being very little and being embraced by my father. I would try to put my arms around my father’s waist, hug him back. I could never reach the whole way around the equator of his body; he was that much larger than life. Then one day, I could do it. I held him, instead of him holding me, and all I wanted at that moment was to have it back the other way.” -Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
“There is no expiration date on the love between a father and his child.” Jennifer Williamson
“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us father and daughter.” –Unknown
“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” —Linda Poindexter.
I have the best daddy in the whole world, and I will miss him every day. When I see a crocodile, I will always think of him, and I know that Daddy made this zoo so everyone could come and learn to love all the animals. –Bindi Irwin
“Dads are a daughter’s first love, whether on earth or in heaven above.” -Amy Hoover
Father’s Day in Heaven Quotes for Husband
“Although our lives’ journeys have bid us to be apart, I am with you, you are with me, always in our hearts.” – Carolyn Ferreira
A grave is braced not just by a tombstone but by angels as well. Adabella Radici
You may not be with us in close proximity but in our hearts you are, like you had always been and forever and ever will be. –Jean Paul Malfatti
I’ll never forget the way you held me in your arms or the way you rescued me when my back was against the wall. You always made me smile no matter the situation, I thought it would last forever…well that was my mistake. You died before I could return the favor, I’ll never forget you my guardian angel. –Lydia Samuels
Your kiss and touch I shall never forget though now we’re a world apart. I know you’ll never be that far from me as you live on always in my heart. -Unknown
Father’s Day in Heaven Bible Verses
As good as the above quotes are, nothing quite expresses the heart of a father like these Bible verses that express the love of our Heavenly Father.
We can see a father’s greatness through the wisdom of Hebrew proverbs and other verses straight from the Bible.
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight,
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
My dad left me a lifetime of beautiful memories and your dad did so, too! He may be gone now, but he is still part of my life.
We had one good time after another through the years.
I learned some of the best things in life from my dad.
I learned how to play baseball. How to build a house. How to change the oil in the car. How to take care of a family.
I still love him and always will.
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