Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just Daddy

        When Jeff received his PhD from the Ohio State University in 1999, I joking told Sam and Savannah (age 4 and almost 2 at the time) that they could call him "Doctor Daddy."  One of them quickly replied, "No, he's just daddy."
        Fast forward 12 years.  Jeff just received notice that he's been promoted to Full Professor.  While we are grateful for his professional accomplishments and his students always give him high reviews for his teaching and mentoring, he's still "just daddy."  He works hard at school and then comes home and works hard here.  Right now he's building the kids a tree house.  He's our master landscaper/garage-builder/basement-finisher/bedtime-story-teller/dish-washer/plumber/electrician/car-fixer (I could go on) all rolled into one handsome package.

To this crew, he'll always be "just daddy!"


Karey said...

Nice tribute. And your family is BEAUTIFUL! Congratuations on the promotion.

Anonymous said...

What a great dad and Professor he is!

Nice to have him in the family.

Aaron & Nancy said...

Congrats, Jeff! Beautiful family!