Every year I say I want to do more for Fathers Day….. so here goes doing the most for the men that show up every damn day for the children that count on them. I asked over 15 dads to share with us a few of their daddy feelings around fatherhood. I asked them all the same couple of questions.
What’s the best part of being a father? Or what’s one thing about being a father that surprised you? Some of the answers will bring your to tears. I couldn’t be prouder of these men, many of whom I have the pleasure of knowing personally and get a first hand account of what fatherhood is REALLY like. Take a read below.
- One of the things I absolutely love about being a father might be simple to most but means the world to me. I love walking through the door and my kids running to me like I’m a hero. Like there isn’t a better person that could’ve walked through the door.
- The best part about being a father is being present. Kids don’t care what you have to do they care about you being there. They don’t understand that you have to run a business or I have obligations. They’re concerned about the time you spend with them. So I focused a lot on being present and skipping major events just to play cops & robbers! It means that much to me
Being a father has opened up my vulnerability and exposed emotions that I didn’t think existed within me. You truly live for them. You fight for them. They literally become little “you’s”. It’s super dope watching them grow and overcome their fears and excel in various situations. Providing, protecting, and nurturing may feel like a ton of pressure, but the smiles, the random, “I love you daddy” “You’re my best friend daddy” makes me grind even harder.
The best part about being a father is waking up every day knowing that you have someone that looks up to you a 100% and worships the ground you walk on even if you don’t always feel that you’re the best or have all the problems solved.
There is no way you could ever be perfect and some days I feel like I might not be the best, but I realize I definitely am not the worse looking into his eyes. Sometimes wanting to continuously cry on a daily basis knowing that if he found out my past that he wouldn’t even believe it.
I sit back and understand that there was a reason that God changed me and made me the right father for the child he blessed me with because if it wasn’t for my child than I wouldn’t have the motivation to be better every day. I wouldn’t get up making sure that
The best thing about being a father is the opportunity that God has given you to help your child grow and grow into their purpose.
Watch them become something that God wants them to be, never judging them, but guiding them with love and understanding that you were blessed to receive that child. Never to kill your child dream but to tell them they can accomplish great things through hard work and dedication …
The best part about being a father is the purpose they give me. Kids remove the selfishness from my life and give me a reason to be better. A better human, a better example of God’s love and they help me want to continuously grow and learn to set the best possible example for them.
Honestly the best part of being a father is experiencing genuine love and trust. As they grow children look to us protect, feed, provide and guide them through every phase of their developing life. It is our job to give them the tools they’ll need to survive in the world.
When those life lessons come through fruition there is an overwhelming pride one gets that can’t be by a scaled or measured by tape. Being a father is an uncanny commitment and dedication to one’s life. It is a privilege that many men have, many more want and some waste but more cherish. It is the greatest job, gift, or title I have ever had. I love being a father.
The best thing about being a father is realizing that God has put me in charge of raising such a special little boy that will undoubtedly impact this world in a major way.
The best part about being a dad? Such a loaded question lol. Imagine looking someone directly in their eyes and all you see is innocence and all they see is a
I know I sound like 1 million parents when I say I can remember it like it was yesterday when my child was born, but I really can. I remember cutting that umbilical cord and walking over to the changing station to get her cleaned up and presenter to her mom. I remember her wiggling around restlessly and opening her eyes and smiling and thinking to myself “ My princess is here! “. And in that moment my world changed. Everything I would now do will somehow impact my ability to provide protect & prepare her for this world. She became my “why” & she became my “why not” .
What I enjoy most as a father is the opportunity to
I know I sound like 1 million parents when I say I can remember it like it was yesterday when my child was born, but I really can. I remember cutting that umbilical cord and walking over to the changing station to get her cleaned up and present her to her mom. I remember her wiggling around restlessly and opening her eyes and smiling and thinking to myself
What I enjoy most as a father is the opportunity to love without boundaries & move with purpose. The opportunity to share & learn all at the same time. Fatherhood has taught me these things. I’ve learned so much about myself during this journey as it pushes me to be a better man. One that
The best part about being a father is the amount of responsibility, love and time that goes along with it. You get to take care of a person! And contribute positive energy to their lives. I’m a father to two girls so being their first knight in shining armor makes me light up.
The most surprising thing about fatherhood to me was the amount of glitter I would have to
Best part of being a father is having a little you that acts like you and walks like and talks like you. I wake up everyday knowing I got to grind for my children. Fatherhood didnt really hit me until my oldest son said dada for the first time. Then o was like dang I’m a father. My dad sacrificed for his children so I had a good role model. He would bring food home and if we haven’t eaten yet then he would give his food to us. Yes it’s a lot of thing I would love to do but if my kids are in need they come first. I love having someone to run and hug me and think I’m the most powerful man in the world. The conversations I wish I could record because they are priceless. I truly feel parenthood is something that is taken for granted but I knew growing up with the type of father i had i would be a good one. RIP Joe Howard Jordan.