I’m nominating my father Michael Battles for real father’s real men because this father’s day 6-15-14 was the worse father’s day for him. At 3:00 am, he received a phone call from me with the devastating news that my oldest child; his oldest grandson, had been shot and he had passed away.
At the time, I was in Gulfport, Miss. When this occurred. My father rushed to the hospital only to find out that my son had not passed away yet. I did not get home until the next day; my father was there and had to witness his grandson pass away.
Tom, since that day, my father has been my backbone; without him i don’t know what i would have done. I have been staying at my father’s house since this tragic accident and he has been the best. That’s why i would like to give him a belated father’s day gift. All he received that day was a somber happy father’s day.
My father has been a professional painter for the last 23 years. He will be retiring next year but still doing odd jobs on the side. I would like to upgrade his equipment for his own business. My father is a very generous man. He helps my sisters and i tremendously. So if you could find it in your heart to let me create the father’s day again for my father i would truly appreciate it.