It wasn't easy and I promise, there were lots of issues. It's why it's recommended that teenagers NOT have children.
But Tom worked hard to support his family.
Tommy was proud to have a soldier daddy:
When we felt things were stable, we decided to have another baby. Tom was smitten with his little girl:
From the beginning, she belonged to Tom:
The kids had to go through multiple deployments. Saying goodbye was never easy.
Like Tommy, Natalie is proud to have a soldier Daddy:
He's a great Daddy because he shares his sunglasses:
He allows his daughter to dress him in a plastic bag:
His lap his always open for Natalie, even if he's trying to play a game on his iPad:
He puts together gingerbread houses because he knows they make me curse:
He takes his little girl to dances:
...for all the belly laughs..
He also wears a crown on his head and takes his family to Medieval Times.
We're lucky to have him:
Happy Father's Day to all the amazing men out there who take the time to be a Daddy.