I Am a Father

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25,701 People

    Single fathers...has it made dating hard

    for you? I feel like women in the South aren't as accepting of single father's as other places...
    sbryan22 sbryan22
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 7, 2015

    My nest is finally empty

    and both boys are off living their own lives. Both are healthy, and doing well so far. Both boys keep in contact and we are all good friends. However....... Inside I can feel the loss of their presence in my life. An emptiness that is strange and uncomfortable. There is...
    Wilddesires Wilddesires
    56-60, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2014

    Four children, all grown,

    ten grandchildren and growing, proud of who they are and how we got here!
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    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    I am sitting here watching my son play rock

    band 4 he is playing passage to Bangkok and I am smiling my child Likes good music and I am thankful For that. I love music and I am glad he does as well it is something we have in common .
    44yoaloneman 44yoaloneman
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 12, 2016

    I am watching football with my dad today.

    We don't get a lot of time together because we are both busy but I am loving it. Commercial break so thought I'd say hi. :)
    EmmaBrun EmmaBrun
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2014
    Jeffs6406 Jeffs6406
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    expecting my first in may,

    we find out there gender in about a week
    Summerkross Summerkross
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    Just found out :( and she is 5 yrs younger

    than me and my mami is maaad
    minidaddyfansesentaynueve minidaddyfansesentaynueve
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2016
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar
    26-30, M
    Aug 28, 2015

    of 2 boys ages 18 and 15

    and 2 girls ages 11 and 9!
    deleted deleted
    Jan 17, 2016

    I have 3 adult kids. My middle daughter is the

    reason I am here today. Not just on EP but in the world. 3 years ago I was ready to clock out. I was unemployed, and facing a divorce. I had been planning my exit for several weeks. My daughter texted me and told me she loved me. I changed my mind. I owe her my life.
    Fatherofthedaughter Fatherofthedaughter
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Oct 12, 2015


    I can't begin to find the words to express the way I feel. It is as if my body would burst from all the happiness and excitement.I am now a father.  A real father of two little children.  I can't believe that I could get any happier than I already am but I am.  I am overjoyed...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords
    56-60, M
    28 Responses Jan 23, 2013

    Thanks to Harry Chapin For Making Me a Better Father

    I have always been touched by the Harry Chapin son “Cat’s in the cradle”. For those of you who don’t know the song, the storyline is about a father who was so busy with his career that he failed to make his child a priority. In his later years, when he wanted to spend...
    dawinla dawinla
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Mar 5, 2013

    I am a father of wonderful kids.

    My oldest son is 19 in college now studying to be an attorney. My daughter is a senior in high school and will be playing softball in college next year. My youngest son is 14 and will be a high school freshman next year. I'm so proud of all three of them.
    cda2331 cda2331
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 19, 2015

    Being a father is such a privilege.

    The chance to put some good character models in this world.
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    4 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    I just watched my toddler son fall asleep in

    his high chair. It was the funniest thing to see, especially since he never sleeps randomly like that. I carried him to bed. I guess bed time is early tonight.
    mge99 mge99
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Mar 9, 2015

    Being a Dad

    It's hard for me to put in words on what being a father means to me. When my son was born he was early. 3 months early, I spent day and night with him feeding him through a tube in his nose. Holding him everyday for as long as they would let me. He was small but a fighter, he has...
    Jamcojay Jamcojay
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Jun 22, 2007
    emobeans666 emobeans666
    13-15, T
    4 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    There's nothing better

    than being a father. My son is four years old, and he's very intelligent and talented. He loves to draw, just like me. His drawings are getting much better. He's also crazy about football. Most of the time he can be found wearing his University of Michigan helmet and carrying a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    On July 15, 2015 I became a father to two

    beautiful girls. There names are Hailey Elizabeth and the other is Danielle Michelle. I feel like I am on top of the world and now have three important girls in my life which will keep me totally grounded.
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    I am the Father to a very outgoing spunky 10

    month old baby boy. I wouldn't trade anything for him or my wife, because I love them to much.
    Zachary95 Zachary95
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    2 Hours With You/166 Hours Without You

    And as the weight of the world crashes down upon me, My arms buckle, my back breaks, my knees give way As I look to the skies and curse your name. I take a step back, look down at my side, I see one standing there, his hand in mine.   I look back to the skies with remorseful...
    whatif23 whatif23
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Sep 11, 2013

    My Daughter Is Too Great

    I got divorced when my daughter was 2.  It was a bad scene; I had a huge Manic episode.  But I fought for joint custody and I got it.  We have always been very close, and as we've both grown up, our relationship has continued to evolve.  When she was...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    24 Responses Jun 21, 2007

    ....of 2 teen sons, 16

    and 15. One of my (so far) proudest accomplishments has been for the past 3 years raising them almost solo - to be responsible, caring, good mannered and confident young men. Their mom helps with pick-ups when she can, and I have a girlfriend who's also helpful; but I do most...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Feb 3, 2016

    Why is it when a man (father) is outside with a

    baby, everyone acts as though he's a 7 year old babysitter? Oh, mister, you're too close to the intersection, a car may come and hit you! Oh, you gotta watch out for the dog, he might bite her! She might fall! Watch out! Come on people! She's a year and a half now and healthy...
    earthandthesky earthandthesky
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2016
    WhatAFunGuy WhatAFunGuy
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2016

    It's a good thing we have things planned

    for the weekend. Otherwise the boy and I would be playing Star Wars Battlefront this whole double-xp weekend.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 19, 2015

    Of two sons, ages 3 and 10.

    They are my center, the axis upon which everything in my life turns. I recall once being frightened, somehow, of becoming a father. It turned out to be the best damn life event that had happened to me.
    immortalspirit immortalspirit
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014
    photousa photousa
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    I’ve always been keen to the idea of being a

    father, a position that I see as a big and complex project in order to achieve succes, that being rainsing a good child and to feel proud about it. I managed to enter this position in August of 2015 with my little boy. I must say that my emotions are far different from what I...
    22-25, M
    Oct 30, 2015

    #so proud of my child!

    ! "Hey hungry I'm dad!" 🤖
    thisusernameisalreadyinuse thisusernameisalreadyinuse
    18-21, F
    Nov 23, 2015

    I have a 14 year old son Nathan,

    a twelve year old son Derek, and a five year old daughter named Alyssia. They're the most valuable people in my life and I'd take a bullet for each of them.
    ThatDoctorFrom1986 ThatDoctorFrom1986
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 11, 2016

    I'm a father of a little girl.

    ..Emma. I lost my wife 5years ago giving birth to Emma. So I'm left with my baby girl. We got married at the age of 24 and had Emma two in a half years later. when Emma and I got bored we like to watch cartoons, anime, read, draw, and sing. Plus many more things like road trips...
    davidcrookiens davidcrookiens
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    I have fathered 2 lovely children,

    watched and helped my wife give birth to them. Oh what an experience and shock to look up and see all these people in the room after they were born not even being aware that they were there at the time. I am also called a father or Dharma father to a boy in Nepal born to a...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Dec 16, 2014

    Daughter is sound asleep

    and I just made a quick snack and hopped on here to relax and talk to people. Anyone want to talk? Single dad here from Washington, DC!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    Not A Father But A Single Mother

    Just wish I knew what to do.  I am sure my son is missing out on some things not having a father.  Sometimes I google Father for Rent or Father for Hire to see if there is such a thing.  Sometimes I am mad at myself for letting this happen to me.  I love my son but I know he...
    B3lla01 B3lla01
    46-50, F
    38 Responses Jun 9, 2011

    Best thing about being a dad - seeing your kid

    grow. Not always the best times when they are changing and you're both trying to figure things out, but my experiences have been pretty darn awesome. Awkward, crazy and challenging, but also happy and noteworthy and a learning experience.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703
    36-40, M
    7 Responses Aug 2, 2015
    rafayelg rafayelg
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Sep 1, 2014

    I am a father not just a ***** provider.

    I've changed diapers, sat in emergency rooms, stayed up late helping with home work, lost sleep worrying, provided a shoulder to cry on, laughed with them, cried with them, prayed for them, and the best word I'm called is when they say "dad". I love my kids.
    lars51 lars51
    51-55, M
    Jun 15, 2014

    Yeah, I am a single father with 22 years ,

    and it was not an accident , I wanted my boy, the accident was he's mother, but now I'm ok with my boy , I'm happy and I don't regret anything. I love my boy with all my heart and he is everything for me . :)
    PedroMiguel583 PedroMiguel583
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 13, 2015

    I'm a father to a beautiful baby boy

    who will soon be turning 3. His mother is no where close to being around and he currently lives with his grandparents, her parents. It eats me up everyday knowing I don't have him with me but I know with endless love, hard work, determination and dedication I will have him back...
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    4 Responses Aug 30, 2014

    Yes and No. It's Very Complicated: I have

    contributed to the existence of two children,but have never really parented. The first child,a girl, was born of an interracial (woman black,me white) relationship when I was in my early 20s. She was not planned but both the mother whom I was madly in love with and I wanted the...
    HellenicinHouston HellenicinHouston
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2016

    I just became a father a few hours ago

    and I can't stop smiling, my life just got better, this is going to be one of the most spoiled little girl in the world, I am so proud of her and her mum , my beautiful partner , I am the the luckiest man in the whole world and I just want to shout from the roof and share my joy...
    proudenglish proudenglish
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    Which means I am a teacher,

    buddy, mentor, and sometimes bad influence. Not tonight, however. Tonight I am a nurse. :-)
    StraCat StraCat
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    I love my sons because of the warmth on their

    hearts for me!!! They love and appreciate me and make me feel like a good man!! These might be the only 2 ppl in the world who make me feel that way and appreciate and love me that way and I'm fine with that!
    NJLonely NJLonely
    36-40, M
    Aug 25, 2014

    It'd be a blessing to have a child.

    I'd prove to everyone I'm not going to be a bad father like mine. I'll have something worth fighting for and I'll love that child more than myself. One day, I'll be the best father possible.
    akaShaun akaShaun
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    Happy Valentine's Day to all the fathers (and

    mothers) out there! I hope you enjoy it and get to spend time with your little ones. I made mine breakfast this morning and she's in her room doing whatever the hell it is that kids her age do. I am also taking her out later because kids need attention on this day, too! :)
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2016

    Wanted: A Father Figure And A Mentor.

    Are there any adult males on EP who are willing to mentor and assume the role of father figure to a 16 year old boy who lives in Europe, does not have a father and desperately wants a father’s guidance, interest and love? Here in brief is the situation: The boy attends...
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    2 Responses Feb 8, 2016
    Singevert13 Singevert13
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2016
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