Sunday, Carlos Morales from Phoenix, Arizona, celebrated his
first Father’s Day with his quadruplets.
In March, Morales brought home his
babies, two months after they were born premature. His wife, Erica, 36, died
hours after she gave birth, leaving him to be a single father while dealing
with his grief.
He says the babies consume every hour
of his day.
“Any time I walk out of my room, [I]
walk around [and] make sure how many babies I got,” Morales told KSAZ.
He says his wife would have done
everything in her power to make the milestone special. “She would be happy,
dancing around trying to do something for me,” he mused.
The last time they saw each other was
when he kissed her on the head and told her he loved her before she went into
LABOR at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. Now, he has a team of supporters
helping him raise Tracy, Carlos Jr, Paisley and Erica.
His mother-in-law, Sondra Bridges,
has moved into the home and serves as a maternal figure to the infants.
“He’s a wonderful father,” Bridges
told KSAZ. “He’s just the same as he would have been when she was here.”
Morales says his wife was the love of
his life, and he’ll do whatever he can to make sure their children are provided
“I want them to know that I’m a
regular guy looking out for them and make sure they feel special because they
are special to me and they will always be special to me.”