Finalists for Military Fatherhood Initiative
Winner to be announced next Sunday
- Duration 3:50
- Date May 20, 2012
Winner to be announced next Sunday
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450 military fathers from across the country -- nominated by their lives their children.
And their colleagues.
For the 2012 military father award the award honors dad's.
We're not just heroes to our nation but are also heroes at home there are only three finalists left.
And here they are.
Joining us now.
The Tenet William Edwards senior airman Jonathan Jackson and lieutenant Dennis Kelly gentlemen thanks so much for being hair.
Think if -- Alison thank you for having us okay so each you guys bring something different to the parenting table on I -- highlight some of those lieutenant Edward.
Edwards give us a way -- let's start review.
Here's what your kids say it is great about you know they say that number one -- geek.
Number two you dress up in -- at their birthday party is.
And one thing they really appreciated that distinguishes you from the other gentleman is that you create these very cool videos.
To send home to your kids while you're away and you've done it for other families as well tell us about those.
Well I've got some some -- it editing equipment and some special effects equipment and you know we can do light -- Faxon things.
So we make a lot of home videos.
We do that -- when I'm at home we make a lot of videos.
But like I kind of thought last time I was deployed -- -- -- camera with me wherever I went and I cannot keep myself -- what I was doing.
And I made bunch of videos but one of particular that they really liked and they watched all the time was called the day with daddy.
Com and -- iconic chronicled everything that I did throughout the day and they added some effects in it and made it funny on so that was sound.
That's -- -- in addition in addition in addition Nelson the lasers things that I had at some of the other families that were there the other dads.
I kind of made videos for them so they can send home to their kids and then there's kids got to seem fighting with with late -- and things.
All my gosh what -- would love that my son loves light -- are let's get to senior -- Jackson and I want to talk about what.
Has distinguished you your kids say that they love -- you teach them how to fish at about god and one of the different things about your.
You're parenting experience is that you have open your home.
27 Foster children in total and in fact you've adopted two of them tell us what you did that.
Well it's pretty easy when kids -- their home and then.
-- not a lawyer turned its pretty easy decision to keep them.
I don't know and I don't mean me in Miami in their life then really blessed.
Have those kids there Coleman -- -- -- -- home for the two kids.
And of course suit to provide a temporary home for your other Foster kids that's really special on the tag Kelly -- -- we shouldn't.
Get to you -- -- father of five you were nominated by your.
Wife and they and she says that your very special that because you do individual things that each of your kids from Bible group to cub scout leader to soccer coach -- reading books over the video messaging.
What's your favorite thing about fatherhood.
I think it's just the the unpredictable factor you know that it's it's a lot of fun.
And lot of about it.
Chaos with five kids but it's.
I miss it when it's quiet I don't know what to do it myself but I guess the -- of my favorite thing is.
This coming home and be and now bum rush by -- five kids to yell and daddy.
That is beautiful that's a great moment well.
We're going to announce the winner.
Among -- three next Sunday and we want to let our viewers know it they can vote for whomever they think is most deserving you can visit.
FaceBook dot com back slash.
National fatherhood initiative you all sound deserving to me.
You all seem like great fathers -- great husbands and and thanks so much for sharing your personal stories and we'll check back in with you guys next weekend's.
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