(by Mike Blanding, father of Mateo)
I’ve heard it said that a father has two roles: (1) provider; and (2) protector.
Now that may seem a bit old-school for the modern Dad, but I really do take these two roles very seriously. And I thoroughly enjoy both roles. I find delight in being able to provide for my family physically, emotionally, and spiritually; and I take pride in being able to protect my family both literally and figuratively.
#MightyMateo's parents document their journey through grief towards healing.