I just placed my order for Brian's Father's Day gift from Wyatt. Yes, from Wyatt and not from me. Father's Day is a day for children to honor their Dad and just because my son is in Heaven does not mean that he can't honor his Daddy.
I am sure that Wyatt will send Brian a lot of signs on Father's Day, which means more than anything materialist ever can. But I wanted to ensure that Brian had something to open, something that would be a reminder of Wyatt for years to come.
So, after careful thinking and a lot of thought, I finally came up with my favorite idea.
Last year was a hard Father's Day. Wyatt passed on June 4, was delivered on June 6, and we had his service on June 12. Just a week later was Father's Day. I remember the house smelling like a greenhouse with all of the flower bouquets still around from the service. Every where I turned there was another card from a friend, family member, or co-worker. I could barely think straight and there I was trying to order a gift for a Daddy whose baby just went to Heaven. The only thing I could come up with was a coffee mug with Wyatt's photo on it. That was the best I could do. Brian loved it and still uses it. The mug has never been in the dishwasher because we just can't put Wyatt in there. We hand wash it after every use and carefully place it back into the cabinet.
This year, my mind is more clear. Believe me, the pain is still there but it is manageable now. I was able to think straight and come up with something that will be heart touching for even Brian. For starters, the Father's Day card was made with photos of Wyatt and a touching poem about an angel talking to his father. And the gift, well, the gift is just wonderful. I decided on an engraved dog tag with Wyatt's photo on the front and an engraving on the back. Since Brian doesn't read this blog (for many reasons), I can share:
I can't wait for this precious gift to arrive, then I have to hold off until Father's Day to give it to Brian. Oh the wait. I am so excited to see his face when he receives it.
So, what are you planning on doing for your baby's father this year for Father's Day????