Photo contest winner says daughter a blessing, honors both father and grandfather
She was a blessing Michael Gonzales did not expect.
Little Azrael Gonzales was born Feb. 11, three years to the day Michael lost his father, Vincent G. Gonzales Jr.
Melanie Gonzales, Michael's wife and Azrael's mother, was happy to see him so elated over the birth.
"It was a big thing for him," she said. Melanie calls it the ultimate Father's Day gift - for both fathers involved.
"He thanks his dad for it. He says his dad did it for him," she said.
This photo won the reader-submitted Father's Day photo contest. Melanie receives a $250 gift certificate to Torin Bales Fine Jewelry for submitting the winning photo.
Here's another chance for you to win a similar prize: Send us photos showing us how you beat the heat this summer. Submit photos to VictoriaAdvocate.com and make sure you select the "Beat the heat" category. Include information about who is in the photo and what you are doing to keep cool.
Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. July 19.