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World's Greatest Father

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!

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Favorite Little Sis says ... on Saturday, Jun 14 at 5:56 PM

Wow...what amazing gratitude to one of the most deserving! My brother looks at life like no other. Caring, Loving, honest; and someone who has grown into such an incredible man...one I look up to...this is only a small portion of who he is!

Pops says ... on Tuesday, Jun 10 at 8:01 AM

Being my step son for the past thiry years, I have observed how this person has turned into a wonderful father to his daugher and her family. He is very caring to his brothers and sisters and especially the love he has shown to his mother.

NANCEE says ... on Wednesday, Jun 4 at 6:31 PM

MY BOYFRIEND MY BEST FRIEND NOT ONLY DOES HE TAKE CARE OF HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY HE TAKES CARE OF MY GROWN CHILDREN AS WELL AND MY FIRST GRANDCHILD HE KNOWS HIM AS PAPPA. HE EXISTS TO MAKE EVERYONE THAT HE COMES IN CONTACT WITH HAPPIER .

shelly says ... on Tuesday, Jun 3 at 8:36 AM

NOT ONLY IS THIS GUY THE GREATEST DAD, BUT TO MYSELF AND HUSBAND, THE GREATEST FRIEND. WE HAVE NEVER MET ANYONE SO DEVOTED TO OTHERS AND NON JUDGMENTAL. HE WOULD LITERALLY GIVE ANYONE I KNOW THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK IF NEEDED. WE LOVE U MAN!!!

DAWN says ... on Tuesday, Jun 3 at 5:57 AM

HE IS A GREAT MAN ...... THE WAY HE GIVES SO UNSELFISHLY NOT JUST AS A FATHER,BUT TO PEOPLE HE DOESN'T KNOW MAKES HIM BETTER THAN THE REST!!!

Mike says ... on Monday, Jun 2 at 9:27 PM

Not only is he a good father, but he is a great brother, and friend. Doug will do just about anything for someone in need. A heart of gold, a sense of humor, and love and forgiveness to all. Love ya bro.

Patsy says ... on Monday, Jun 2 at 2:42 PM

My tears are flowing again! My niece has summed up my brother perfectly! He is the best!

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