Does anyone have a true hero for a dad?

United States
August 1, 2010 10:06pm CST
I had two kids with my ex husband who never really wanted anything to do with them, he's an alcoholic and has not seen his kids in over a year! They hopefully will never know him, not b/c I don't want them to but b/c he doesn't care enough to bother with them. He got what so many dream of a daughter then a son, and he always said he wanted a son and when he got here he never really bothered with him . He always screamed at him to shut up and quit crying. Then June of last year I met a man and we became friends nothing more or less but he was so sweet interacted with my kids and showed them attention although he had little to no experience with kids 6 months and 1 1/2. Two months later we started dating and they were calling hi by his name and finally in about october of last year they started to call him daddy. He has been there to discipline them when they do wrong, praise them when they do right, play with them, pray with them and do all the things a daddy does (including potty training) He is an amazing man and if it wasn't for him my kids wouldn't have a daddy! Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy! He's there hero even if they don't know it yet and they have t-shirts that say My daddy's my hero! How is your dad or your child's dad a hero?
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• Australia
2 Aug 10
Hi friend, I can honestly say that my ex is like yours, he doesn't have time for his own kids which is just disgusting but my own father was a wonderful dad, he took me to all my sports and I played several different sports, he attended every game and spent time doing things with me growing up. He is an old man now and apparently has demensia according to his wife, who doesn't let me talk to him, but he was an awesome dad to me when I was a kid. I would say my dad was a hero and my kids dad is a loser.
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• United States
4 Aug 10
that's awesome my dad is a great man too he has always worked hard for our family.