My son just asked me if I am okay on Father's Day. I told him, in truth, that I am.
Neither my Daddy nor my husband wanted a big deal made about Father's Day. They both wanted to be remembered, of course, but big to-do-s weren't necessary.
I don't think my husband thought too much about himself on Father's Day; he thought of his father. I know that's how I feel on Mother's Day. It was always about her, not about me.
My son also said, "I don't think I ever told you I'm sorry you lost your husband. I am."
That's a terrific Father's Day present for a mom.