2017 Best NOLA Dad Winner!!

We are excited to announce that the winner of our 2017 Best NOLA Dad is ::

Tim Baudier

 

{Nominated by :: Holly Baudier}

I’m sure you get nominations from wives stating how amazing of a father their husband is, but let me give you a glimpse into my world. We have been married 10 years in July. For 4 years we dreamed of having children. On a mission trip to Costa Rica, we visited an orphanage and our hearts both longed to be parents. We decided to foster and attempt IVF. The week we implanted our first embryo, we got the most amazing 9month old girl. Our lives changed in the blink of an eye. We got a double portion and began the wild ride called parenthood. Fast track to this week. Our birth baby is 9 weeks and our 19-month-old foster baby that we’ve had for a year is headed home to her birth mother for the first time ever. Tim has been the only father she has known and has loved her as his own. Being a foster father is hard yet rewarding at the same time. When they go home, it feels like the loss of a child. Writing their day to day schedule feels like you are preparing for your own death at the same time. NOLA needs more fathers who are willing to risk heartbreak in order to give a child stability. He is kind, loving, and brave. He loves unconditionally. He works hard to provide a safe home for children that may not have ever felt safe. He has stepped up and played the role of father when he could say no because it is just too hard. He puts his feelings aside on a daily basis to love his children equally. So as I write this, I know that Tim is one of the best out there.

Congratulations Tim! You are the 2017 Best NOLA Dad and the winner of the fabulous prize package giveaway valued over $1,o00 including ::

  • A gift certificate to Ralph Brennan’s Restaurant Group (value of $100)
  • Sazerac Gift Basket including a bottle Sazerac Rye Whiskey, bottle Herbsaint Liqueur, bottle Peychaud’s Bitters, bottle Regans’ Orange Bitters, two Sazerac Cocktail Glasses, two bags of Whiskey Stones, two Sazerac Keychain Bottle Openers, Sazerac Linen Bar Towel, Branded Backup Phone Battery Charger, two Branded Nike Golf Shirts (Size XL) and four hand-painted stone Sazerac coasters (value of $250)
  • A gift basket from Moore’s Marinade (value of $150)
  • A gift card to Paris Parker (value of $100)
  • A gift certificate to Verduré Olive Oil Co. (value $50)
  • Abita Brewing Company Gift Bucket filled with awesome dad related beer gifts and a VIP Brewery Tour for 2 (value of $100)
  • ABC or Commission Pants and Metal Vent Tech Polo from lululemon (value of $250)
  • A gift card from tasc Performance (value of $75)

We would like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all of the AMAZING dads out there!

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