Best Daddy Competition
UPDATE: VOTING CLOSED FEB 13 2012 8AM.
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.
We have selected 3 runners up, and their stories can be read below.
1. I am a single mother, who raised two of the finest young men alive. Both are the proud fathers of 2 yo babies. Both of my sons work 3-4 jobs to provide for their families (each of them are policeman , a very dangerous job, and also work as a paramedic-deputy coroner and the other works with special needs adults. They are so completely unselfish and loving . They work such diligent hours, so their wives can stay home. Sleep deprived and exhausted. Very dedicated sons, fathers, and husbands. May god bless them both and keep them safe. One is named Pierre and my second son is Bryan.
2. My husband of 20 years is the best dad and grandpa in the world….he is completely deaf (I am hearing) however he roofs for Gates Roofing every year and he plows snow for Bill Tysman trucking every winter to support our family. Most people turn their nose up at people with a disability, however they are the same as the rest of us – and can do the same jobs and function as a loving person to their children and grandchildren just as well. I AM PROUD TO BE MARRIED TO A DEAF MAN CUZ HIS HIS HEART IS TRUE 100%. For me and our children / grandkids What a god sent man he is to our family, we are definitely blessed. God bless everyone.
T.B., Holland, MI
3. 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.
K.S., Chambersburg, IL
Please visit our blog post: Best Daddy Competition Winner to find out the results!