Thoughts on Fatherhood

2 thoughts on “Thoughts on Fatherhood”

  1. You make some great points. I came from a family where fathers were present. My own father was there until he passed, in my opinion, way too soon. I can’t say I understand what it’s like to have an absent father. However, I believe you have the right idea about what it takes to be a great one. My dad was there when I cried. He made me laugh. We played video games together. He made me the quick witted, tough, hardworking woman I am today! He didn’t give me everything I wanted, but I was spoiled. I got everything I needed and more. He tought me to think for myself and not rely on other people’s opinions. He made surd I was punished from the phone when my smart mouth got me in trouble. He said “no”, “because I said so”, and “life aint fair” more than I cared to hear. Just do what you feel. Play it by ear. Your daughters will lead you. I know it sounds odd to be lead by a little kid, but you will guide them based on their personalities, strengths and weaknesses. You have two beautiful little girls, and it seems they will love you, respect you and be proud to call Dad 10 years, 20 years and beyond! You have the right mindset. None of us parents are perfect. Just never give up on them or yourself. You got this!

    1. When I say it’s easy, I don’t mean the day to day. It’s difficult to adjust every second something changes, every time there’s something wrong, every time there’s a situation I haven’t been in before “father-wise.” But the easy part is loving them, in showing them that love, in giving them attention, the time that they need with me. I know how that feels to need the time and not get it. I give them everything I can, and at the end of the day I get satisfaction in seeing their faces light up to be included in this world we create together.

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