Superdad has given his children belief
When his children were falling, he picked them up — and when they didn’t believe in themselves, he gave them strength.
Tributes have been paid to Hilton Wolfe, Bermuda’s Father of the Year 2017, an “extraordinary” father of four who was celebrated at a special event hosted by Gina Spence Productions to salute the island’s dads on Friday.
“Hilton has a unique story that touches those who hear it,” Ms Spence stated. “Hilton has custody of his three oldest children and was a single father to them for most of their lives. His youngest son, he co-parents with his son’s mom.”
Mr Wolfe is father to Makayla Smith, DaeJai Smith, Kyare Smith and Jeon Wolfe. He is an active member at the Faith Deliverance Centre where he serves as a Pastors Armor Bearer and youth leader.
Ms Spence added: “His family is proud of him and his recent accomplishments and we all believe that he deserves this award.”
Mr Wolfe’s eldest daughter, Makayla Smith, who is completing her schooling in Britain, wrote the following about her father for the “We love you dad” essay:
The reasons why I love my dad is because he is strong, he is amazing, he is unique, and he is also very kind.
My dad has given up a lot of things for my siblings and I.
My dad is extraordinary, he is one of the strongest people I know and he would do whatever it takes to make us happy.
He’s been a mother and a father I remember when he used to come to our Mother’s Day lunches and I remember when he used to do my hair it wasn’t perfect but he got better and better.
Not many girls say that they are close to their dad or their dad is in their life but my dad he’s my hero.
When I was falling he picked me up when I thought I couldn’t do it he told me I could and he believed in me.
The happiest moment of my life was when I heard the words ‘I’m proud of you’ from my dad because I’ll do anything to make him proud.
He taught me to strive for nothing but the best in life and that’s what I’m doing I’m striving for the best and daddy I just want you to know I love you and I’m so thankful for everything that you have done thank you for giving up so much just so that I could have the best education.
You didn’t have to go this far you could have left us in Florida but you didn’t you came to get us and you brought us home and from then that’s when you became mom and dad.
Even though we’re thousands of miles apart we still have that great connection. Daddy, I will continue to be the strong beautiful young lady that you taught me to be. Love you forever and always.
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