Its's no secret that I think I have the World's Greatest Father. When I was three, my parents divorced and my father recieved full custody of me. When I was little he'd brush my hair and give me pigtails for school. And as I grew older he was there for "The Talk," and dried the tears I cried later in life over my first boyfriend. He was even there to witness the birth of my two beautiful children. But in 2006, he taught me a life lesson I will never forget. On October 13th, her 52nd birthday, my Mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was given less than six months to live.She had no health or life insurance so my Dad called with the idea of a benefit to raise money for her. He said he would help with the benefit, but instead became the organizer. Within days he had a location, food, and two live bands. He even came by the house and took a picture of Mom to make fliers. The day of the benefit he was a wonderful host to all of our friends and family. And he kept so busy I don't remember seeing him sit down one time that day! As months went by, Mom grew weaker and I did to. And again Dad dried my tears. On May 15th, 2007, my Mom became an angel. My Dad was the only person to speak at her memorial service and he stood beside me again when we laid Mom to rest. One night Dad and I were talking on the phone about Mom, and I thanked him for being able to put their past behind him and for the support he'd given me. Dad said that even though they had not been married for 26 years, they had one thing in common,me. He said that when I hurt, he hurts, and that he loved me so much he would do anything for me. The life lesson he taught me that day was unconditional love for my own children, just the way he's loved me all my life, unconditionaly! Now I don't just "think" I have the World's Greatest Father, I know I do!
World's Greatest Father
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