We are honored to announce The Dad of the Month for April 2021: Michael Davis.
It usually takes some time to get used to one’s new role as “dad,” but Michael makes it look easy, managing to balance his steadfast dedication to family, work, and graduate school. He sets a wonderful example to his sons as an involved father and a husband who consistently carries his share of the responsibilities, and then some. Michael’s wife, Megan, wrote his wonderful nomination and couldn’t help but gush a bit:
“Michael is hands down the most amazing father ever. We have two incredible boys, but our youngest, Emmett, has complex medical issues.
“Many times in a complex household one parent carries the brunt of the medical issues. This ranges from medication, appointments, medical history, insurance phone calls, etc. I naturally gravitate toward being that parent in our household. However, Michael does not allow me to carry the burden alone, though, I often try. He knows all of Emmett’s medical issues like the back of his hand, all of his medications, all of his doctors (there are a lot!), attends all of his appointments (this is NOT easy. We travel 3+ hours each way to see the tops specialists in the country).
“Michael not only drives there and back but often does it while working from the road and still manages to be in every appointment with us! He attends all of Emmett’s IEP meetings and voices his concerns without hesitation.
“But here is the best part: Emmett requires so much attention all of the time, but Michael goes above and beyond to ensure Aidan, our oldest, is not feeling left out. He stays up late with him many nights to play Minecraft or watch a movie. He also wakes Aidan early (when requested) for some ‘special Aidan and Daddy time,’ as Aidan calls it.
“He does all of this while juggling a very demanding full-time job—a guardsman in the NY National Guard—and attending graduate school full-time. He is nothing short of amazing. My kids have the best role model one could ask for; they feel how much he loves them through all of his actions.
“Through it all, Michael still manages to get down on the floor multiple times a day to play, has Nerf battles regularly, and so much more. Oh, and he does the laundry and the dishwasher.”
To honor Michael and his unwavering dedication to being involved in his sons’ lives, we’re giving him $500 and some special edition dad gear. Michael is one of those dads who seemingly does it all, and makes it look easy (when we all know it most definitely is not). Cheers!