This is my husband with our daughter, Jordyn...this was taken 3 months before she died. We knew she was dying so we were blessed enough to have a friend get us an apt with another family friend who's a professional photographer. Jordyn made Chad not only a Father, but showed him he could be a Daddy.
His bio-dad left when he was 6 months old. He had a grandfather in his life steadily, but he's not my husband's dad and he never tried to be (which no one felt he needed to be). His mom married his step dad when he was 13-14 yrs old and Chad moved out when he was 18 and joined the Army.
Chad's proof that just because a man does not have a perfect influence of a father. To be a good dad, is a CHOICE. The man just has to step up and do the job. It's of course challenging, but I see it everyday I see my husband with our children to know that just because a man does not have a father figure in his life, he can still be a great dad himself. If a man is not a good father, it's because he's lazy or just making the choice and making excuses. I could not ask for a better husband, and definately couldn't ask for a better DADDY for my children.
Chad with our boys. I think it's obvious that all 3 adore each other. I LOVE this picture. It was taken on Easter this year, while Chad was home for R&R.
Happy Father's Day to my husband! I love you!