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!"