On Monday evening, Days of our Lives star Mary Beth Evans paid tribute to a dearly departed family member, and she also took the opportunity to sing the praises of dedicated dads and hands-on fathers.
Mary Beth Evans Honors Lost Loved One
“This past week our sweet Uncle Lew died,” revealed Evans in the opening line of her post on Instagram. “He was such a sweet man; loving husband and amazing father. We all loved him dearly and admired his devotion to his family. He will be so missed by all of us.”
The actress then shared that she had grown up without the benefit of having a father in her life and that she spent the majority of her childhood wishing that she had.
But Evans eventually found comfort, and peace, in the arms of Dr. Michael Schwartz, her husband of 35 years and counting.
“I am so lucky I met my husband when I was young. He showered me with love and support, and filled the hole in my heart of not having a strong male presence in my life.
I am in awe of my husband’s relationship with our children. The love and support they know they can always count on. I am thankful every day that he is my partner in life and I never take it for granted.”
The beloved DAYS star wound down her post with a tip of her hat to “those dads who do everything in their power to be connected to their children, sometimes against all odds. To love them unconditionally and shower them with affection,” and she concluded with a summation of her own personal philosophy.
“The greatest gift to all of us in life is to know that we are loved and accepted. That’s what we long for…what we search for. To have it is gold.”
Be sure to read the entire social media entry featured below. Soap Hub sends condolences to Evans and her family during this most trying of times. Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.