Sunday, June 18, 2006
Okay I guess I did sound like a crazed, angry mad woman in my last post. Sorry all you great dads out there who I may have offended. And yes I was speaking from experience. I know it was obvious to many . Yes my children have ( in my opinion) a dead beat dad! My daughter lives in the same city as her dad and they have not talked in 2 years. That hurts me because it hurts my daughter. I want to make things perfectly clear. Even though my children have not had a dad involved in their lives, they are doing fantastic. Over the years God has placed men in my childrens lives that have stepped up and become mentors to them. I would just like to mention a few now. # 1 is grandpa Miller ( my dad) Always there for anything. He would give the shirt off his back for all his grand children.
# 2 Uncle Ken. My sisters husband. Fantastic man of God who I repect very much. My Tiffany has also come to repsect, and appreciate uncle too. She watched how Uncle Ken is towards his kids and knows what a real dad can be like. This is a good thing. # 3 Joe Rioux. Youth leader when kids were teenagers. He could relate to the kids because he too came from a broken home. #4 Hans Schrempf. He took Jordan out biking a few times over the years. Jordan likes to bike. It always amazed me that Hans was willing to do this even though he was a busy man with a family. #5 Laurie Winter. Always bought Jordan birthday gifts, and sent letters of encouragement . Jordan may not have appreciated this but I did. Laurie took the time to mentor my kids. # 6 Paul Payette. Jordan's father in law. He is such a good dad. He loves the boy like he is his own. A lot of father in laws don't get involved in their kids lives. Paul has accepted Jordan and always encourages, and does things with the boy. I just want to say a huge thank-you to all you fine men who have invested time towards my precious treasures. I know that they are doing fine because you all cared enough to show you cared for them.