That parents are a key component to well-balanced, well-mannered children is undisputed. They are the focal points from which a young child develops and reflects language, mannerisms, attitudes, habits and character. Robert Fulghum, author of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” has been quoted as saying: “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”
Then there are the funny guys, Ogden Nash among them, who once quipped: “Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.” The whole parenting adventure is filled with surprises, joy, disappointments, unpopular decision-making and an abiding unconditional love.
National Parents’ Day was established as the fourth Sunday in July and is a resolution by the U.S. Congress which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. It’s not a public holiday, but a national observance, and a worthy one at that, acknowledging the important role of parents and encouraging nothing short of excellence in the parent-child connection.
Of course, that’s the idea in a perfect world, and we don’t live there. Many wonderful parents, however, are recognized on this day with thankfulness from children, teens and grown up kids. Parents get smarter in the eyes of kids who once battled them on everything from curfew to car privileges, and most parents become treasured – flaws ‘n all – as their children become responsible adults and especially when they become parents themselves.
Take a moment to consider honoring your parents and/or others who have provided parent-like guidance, patience and love. Bloomstoday.com is a wonderful starting point for sending gratitude mixed with love and appreciation. Here you’ll find the very best in fresh flowers of many colors, textures and sizes — something-for-everyone on your special parent list!
- Classic All White Bouquet for elegance and splendor
- Radiant Charms for bright primary colors
- Dash of Daisy for whimsy and fun
- 12 Multi-Color Roses Combo for grace and style
- FTD® Dramatic Effects™ Bouquet for a dramatic impact
- Tranquil Sunlight Bouquet for warmth and charm
- FTD® Shades of Purple™ Bouquet for class and mischief
- And many more
Once the flowers are ordered, the bloomstoday.com floral professionals step in and make sure the hand-written card and freshly arranged flowers find their destination. Acknowledging the love of a parent recognizes each one for the time, energy, perseverance and courage it has taken to care for you, even through the hard times. Flowers are a special gift. You are a special individual. National Parents Day is a special day set aside to honor people who have walked by your side along your journey.
By Joanne M. Anderson
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