Don't adjust your monitor. The picture has been intentionally blurred to protect the privacy of my 8 children. Eight children - one biological and seven by adoption.
IMPORTANT - I recently registered the domain name WWW.DAD-OF-8.COM
I will be updating information on that site only and keep this site as it is now. Please email me at CONTACT@DAD-OF-8.COM if you have any questions or comments. I woulde like to thank anyone who has visited this site and hope you will continue by visiting the new site WWW.DAD-OF-8.COM
Christmas is now becoming a memory. The kids got more toys than they probably need. So many, I wonder if they will ever get to play with them all. Just as I figured, I got a couple of sweaters and a few other things. The best present I got, wasn’t a present at all. It was a news bulletin that came in the form of a barely distinguishable picture. Here’s what happened: One of my daughters handed me a batch of family pictures to look at. About half way down the pile there was this odd picture that gave me pause. I then looked at my daughter and she at me as we both simultaneously smiled at each other. It was a “sonogram” with the words “You’re going to be a grandpa again!!! scrolled across the bottom. Now I can look forward to having eight grandchildren. For me, there could not have been any better present.
July has come and gone and Christmas eve will be here in a few hours. I am now up to seven grandchildren, 4 girls and 3 boys. While I might get a few sweaters or some shirts for presents this year, I never forget that having these children and grandchildren as apart of my life is the greatest present of all.
The last few weeks have been extremely hectic. I became a grandparent, now for the sixth time. With three grandsons and three granddaughters the next one, which is already on the way will break the tie. I won’t know until the new addition is delivered, as the parents don’t want to know ahead of time. Will update in July when the happy event is due to occur.
Next week one of granddaughters is turning five. This won’t go unnoticed as two parties have been planned to usher in her fifth year of life. Sometimes I think most parents overdue these celebrations but then I realize it is great to celebrate life’s happy events. Another reason to have children, many happy events to celebrate - too bad there is only one birthday per year.
I must apologize for how many years it has been since I updated. I just registered the domain name “dad-of-8.com” and am in the process of transferring all the information from the old “tripod” site. The last seven years have been filled with the greatest joys and the worst tragedy a parent can face. The death of one of my children was the hardest emotional experience I ever endured. Life, one moment everything is fine, then in an instant, an accident can change everything. We all still grieve and terribly miss the son, brother that is no longer with us. Yes, these past seven years also had some great joys. I am now the grandfather of 5. three girls and two boys. To make things even better, my youngest daughter will soon give birth to another grandson. It is really great to enjoy the grandkids and not even have a diaper to change. Please email if you have any questions. My new email is “CONTACT@DAD-OF-8.COM”.
I have been asked to recommend interesting and informative books about adoption and foster care. Below is a good assortment available on AMAZON.COM. Just click on one to get more information.
Thank you to my children, their spouses and families and my grandchildren who have made life exciting, never boring, entertaining, and most importantly, more meaningful than it could ever possibly have been without them. Thank you to my local Department of Social Services and the social workers who have made my family possible. Not only have you helped my children's lives but you have enormously improved mine.
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