Best Daddy Competition Winner
We had an incredible response to our Best Daddy competition. So many wonderful fathers out there, whose families love and appreciate all the effort and love they share with them.
The votes have been counted, and the winner is…… K.S. Chambersburg, IL
Davey’s story touched many of you, and we applaud him for the level of involvement he has taken – not only with his own children, but also for the gift of fatherhood he has given his adopted twins.
Here is his story:
I would like to submit my husband, Davey, as the World’s Best Father. He was a good father the first time around. He is a great one the second time around. Let me explain. We are the biological parents of a grown daughter and son. And Grandma and Grandpa to one wonderful grandson, with another grandbaby on the way.
We are also the parents/custodians of a set of twins, age 8 1/2. They have lived with us for the last 6 1/2 years. They come from a family with a lot of problems. Their parents separated when they were 6 months old and both parents had problems with drugs and alcohol. I was/am a friend of their mother’s and we started out as babysitters, even though they have known me as “Grandma” since before they were born. They have always been special to us. The time came when their mother realized that she couldn’t take care of them, their father didn’t want to. In fact he claims they are not his, although they look just like their older sister who is his. Anyway, they came to live with us on a fulltime basis when they were 23 months old. My husband has been the only real father they have ever known. He didn’t ask to be a father again. I just kind of told him that they were going to be staying with us. They are legally ours now and he couldn’t be a better father to them. They both have some issues that we deal with on a daily basis. He just takes it all in stride. He is much more involved with these two than he was with our first two because they need him more, and so do I.
Thank you to all those who took the time to enter the competition, and to vote. We loved reading all your inspiring stories.
Congratulations to our winner K.S. Chambersburg and her husband Davey.