The competition for the 2013 Smarty Fly Dad Father’s Day Contest was fierce. The decision to pick just FIVE was really tough. Know that every Dad who was nominated is super Smarty in our book!
From today until Saturday at noon, Smarty Charlotte will vote to crown the official 2013 Smarty Fly Dad Winner. To vote, you must share this post on facebook with all of your friends and family by clicking our cute pink & green “f” at the bottom of this post.
1) For every comment that is made on THIS POST, the Smarty Fly Dad contestant will get TWO votes.
2) Like FlyWheel Charlotte’s facebook page by clicking here and leave a comment with your vote.
So spread the pink & green word! The Dad with the most votes wins. We’ll announce our winner at 4pm on Father’s Day on FlyWheel Charlotte’s facebook page.
In no particular order, we present five dads who stood out to us in one way or another. Let the facebook voting begin!
Smarty Fly Dad Contestant #4 – Edward Donaldson
I am the wife to a man who I call my super Hero! Edward Samuel Donaldson is one of the most giving men you will ever meet. How do I put into words what a blessing he has been to my 3 children and to myself. As you can see in the photo he could use a night out you could say:) It all started in 2007 when I went on complete bedrest at 26 weeks with our 1st son. He did everything in the entire house including cleaning the toilets:) Then, in 2009 we decided to give our son a brother. We found out he had a heart defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries and would require open-heart surgery. So we had to move out of state for 4 months so we would be near the surgeon when we delivered. My unselfish husband didn’t think twice. He said, “I’m going with you and will be by your side through this”. He had to leave his job for 4 months and was my ROCK through it all. In 2011, we had a little girl to add to our bunch and after the delivery I had a prolapsed uterus and went back on bedrest for 6 weeks. Well, that being said you know what that means. He did it all. He cooked, cleaned, took the kids to church, school etc… My husband never asks for anything in return. He never asks for a night out with “the guys” or a break even though you can tell he needs it. What an honor it would be for him to receive a little token of appreciation for the man he is. My superHero is so humble he wouldn’t believe it if he actually won:)!! Thanks so much Smarty Pants for this opportunity!
Hope Edward wins! He deserves it!
Vote for Edward! What an awesome husband he is!
Go Edward! You’re the man.
What a fantastic father and husband!
I am so proud of you Edward. You are a wonderful husband to Bethany and an awesome father to Stephen, Luke and Scarlett. I hope you win. You are very deserving of this:) Love you!
Go Team Edward!!! He defines what a real man is all about- a devoted, loving, Christian father & husband!
I met Edward when my husband and I went to visit my long-time friend Bethany during her last pregnancy. I am a witness of how selfless Edward is. When my husband got deployed to the Middle East during Cristmas time, Edward didn’t even hesitate to invite me over so I wouldn’t be alone, but he also cooked a whole delicious meal for us!. I was embraced as part of the family and all they kept doing was giving and giving and giving. He took care of everything and on top of that, he never once stopped showing love and affection to his family. Who else do you know that does all this man has done and keeps a smile. I don’t know anyone who does it, so if anyone deserves recognition is Edward.
I hope you win because you make your family a happy one and I can see the love you have for your Wife and Kids, that’s a good Husband and Father:)
Edward is a super guy. Great story! Shows your love of family. We hope you win!
This is a special family and dear to us! We would love to see Edward win!
I am absolutely on Team Edward! Edward would do anything for his
family. He is an adoring father and husband. He deserves to win!
What a great guy! He deserves a night out!
Go Edward! You are an awesome husband and dad!
Three cheers for Edward! He has my vote and is such a wonderful husband to Bethany and father to their three beautiful children.
What a great example he is to his children and a true example of how scripture defines love! We are cheering you on, Edward!!
This is one amazing husband/father!! I took care of their son in the hospital, and haves followed their story ever since! I love love love seeing this family grow!I will ALWAYS remember how much this father cared for both his wife and his son at this critical time in their lives. His love and passion for his family is unmeasurable. If anyone deserves this, its Mr. Donaldson!
Edward you are an awesome Dad with a wonderful wife! What a good example you are of having a servant’s heart! I hope you win!
Ed is extremely deserving of this award. He’s definitely a “good one”.
Way to go Bethany for nominating your Superman! I hope Ed wins!
Sounds like a winner to me! 🙂
Words well put Bethany. Chris and I love you guys! Best of luck 🙂
Edward is a great dad!
You are already a winner Mr. Donaldson!!!!! Congrats and God bless!!!!
Go Edward! He is indeed deserving of a night out and the recognition that goes along with it. Thank you CSP for providing an outlet for us to cheer on someone like Edward who has so clearly exemplified Christ’s love, humility, strength, patience, persistence and courage through these past few very challenging, but wonderful years. So proud to know Edward and his equally amazing wife and family.
In this day, when so many men think being a father means impregnating a woman and going your own way, this a very refreshing and uplifting story. Thank you, young man for loving your wife and children the way God intended. I don’t know you but do admire you very much and hope you win this contest. Your wife and children are truly blessed to have you for a husband and father.
Love the Donaldson Family and Edward!
Good luck! Happy Father’s Day!
Best wishes!! Being a good father and husband is honorable. You family is blessed.
If there were a Proverbs 31 husband, then Ed is it!!! He totally is devoted to his family…his children will someday rise up and call him blessed!! The heart of his wife safely trusts in him! What a Godly example. He deserves to win!
Wonderful tribute to a great guy. Congratulations!
Edward truly is an exceptional father. He loves his family and always puts them before himself. He sacrifices so much for them but never complains. Being a Daddy is something he excels at and really enjoys. I hope he wins this award because he certainly deserves it.
Edward is a fantastic dad and so deserves to win!!!
My husband and I met Ed and Bethany when they had there second child and they moved out of state to be closes to his heart doctors. I have to say Ed is one of the nicest people we have ever met he loves his family so much. To see a husband that does the things for his family that he does is truly wonderful. Bethany your a wonderful wife for recognizing all the special things your husband has done and is still doing. I hope all the kids are doing good and hope to hear from you soon.
Happy Father’s Day Edward!
Wonderful man and wonderful story! I remember when Ed and his dad spent weeks remodeling your first home and the day you moved in, the doctor put you on bed rest with your first baby. Ed had to do all the unpacking of the boxes by himself! He did this with a smile on his face and never complained. He continues to put his family’s needs above his own. Ed, thank you for the love and devotion you have shown your family and for always being there for them. We love you!!
I hope you win! You really are a SuperHero among Dads! 🙂
Edward is a wonderful husband and father. He deserve to win! Happy Fathers Day!
Ed you are the #1 Dad!!!!! Keep it up!!!!!
I’ve known Ed for 9 years and it is absolutely spot on true what Bethaney said about him. He is an excellent Husband, Father, and Man. Happy Father’s Day Ed. You deserve to win.
Edward IS a great husband and dad. Bethaney’s testimony is very touching and very true. Good luck Edward , you will win!
Ed is such a great man. I really hope you get this.
Edward, my family and I are praying for you. You are a good man.
Ed is a very loving husband and father. This honorable man should win.
This young man is the epitome of how a great father should be. He is the best candidate for this Father’s Day honor.
An great recognition of a wonderful husband and father. Ed,you will win.
Ed is a devote Christian that practices what he preaches.
Edward is the ideal father and husband.
Ed is a outstanding father and caring husband. Go Edward!
I want to say THANK YOU to my wife and all of you who voted for me. It was very meaningful to see your comments. Thank you again.