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    Two sons, 17 and 21, wonderful boys.

    One is like me, the other like his mother. A couple more months and the youngest goes off to college to join his brother.....I really can't wait. They are soooooo cramping my style!!!!
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 22

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    a conversation lucas

    and i had while watching superman in the hospital. Lucas: daddy who your hero. Me: i don't really have one son. Lucas: no? Me: no not really Lucas: (looks up at the tv then me) daddy why you don't wear red cape. Me: i don't have one. Lucas: but superman alway has cape when...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M Sep 30, 2014

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    I am drunk tonight - a rare night out

    and I just need to talk and vent. Someone please message me.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    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

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    Today I read a post of a friend of mine whose

    daughter ca 3 yrs old is in a induced coma to deal with a rare condition she has got. As a dad, I can only begin to imagine what that must be like. He went on to describe not being able to see his babies eyes cause they are taped and feeling only now and then her little hand...
    paddyinsweden paddyinsweden 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Today is both of my son's birthday's.

    .......18 and 22. Both born of the exact same day 4 years apart. Not hard to do when that day is 9 months after your anniversary!!! My anniversary boys!!!!!
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 19 Responses Jun 17

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    davebuckley davebuckley 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    WalkingMyOwnPath WalkingMyOwnPath 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I'm the proud father of a 18 year old young man.

    He's the best thing that ever happened to me. All I am today and all I strive to be is because of him. I never really knew what unconditional love was until he came into my life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    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

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    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 27 Responses Jun 21, 2007

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    One of the greater things about being a dad is

    seeing my child grow up. Even when she was a toddler, the coolest thing was when she started to speak. She spoke quite early mainly because we never used baby talk with her and she picked up on adult language pretty early on. Having an actual conversation with a 2-year-old was...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    Those random moments

    when you look up and realize they are really growing up.
    Renomike Renomike 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    I have a 9 year old son.

    My wife let me choose the name. Being a Star Wars fan, I really wanted Luke. "Luke, I am your father," would have been cool. I picked Ambrose, though. He is a great kid. I am a stay at home father so I tend to be the one looking after him. He is an easy kid. Smart too. I love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Losing a child is a completely unique

    experience, which is so abstract that most can’t comprehend the gravity of it. To those without children, it may be even harder to grasp. It is easy to think that a baby who never blinks their eyes would be easier to grieve, or even forget, than one which reciprocates with...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 9 Responses Jun 21

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    the most conflicting emotion is looking at my

    kids as they enter adulthood. On one side I swell with pride they are all three great people. On the other side it's sad when I realized they don't need me as much any longer, and I seem to need them more.
    imsteve imsteve 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I'm a Father of two girls.

    ......26 and 19. The oldest is married and has a child......the youngest is trying to find her way in life. Since the divorce, her life has been turned up-side-down and she struggles with it daily.
    AddMeNot AddMeNot 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I have 3 kids and a fourth is coming.

    I'm a text book **** up.
    lubesh lubesh 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    And nothing is as wonderful

    or important in my life.
    wayward71 wayward71 41-45, M Apr 26

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    Lesson

    I want to give you the world. So you can be all that you can be. I can. I thought. But I can't teach you happiness unless I am happy myself. I can't teach you how to be a good friend unless I spend time being one. I can't teach you responsibility unless I hold myself accountable...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 34 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    Twins

    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 34 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    i am the proud father of 2 wonderful daughters

    and a grandfather of 3 beautiful grandkids
    1bigbeardaddy 1bigbeardaddy 51-55 Jun 14

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    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 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    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

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    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 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    What I have to say is not ideal

    and likely stuns but it is truth. I am a father as all in this group. My sole child is a soon 21 year old daughter. She is a multilingual dual citizen of the United States and Bulgaria who attends university in a state nearly 1,000 miles from where myself and wife reside in...
    BulgarMacedon72 BulgarMacedon72 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 25

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    I have been for 30+ years now.

    Four children, all grown. Two grandchildren, very small. I am not a buddy, a pal or distant entity to my children, but a father. I raised them, I educated them, I fed them, clothed them, spent time with them, looked after them and still do. It is not an easy position, but it is...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm the proud father of two boys,

    ages 5 and 3. And while they can drive my wife and I crazy sometimes, I wouldn't have it any other way. The day that my wife, who was my girlfriend at the time (we had known each other for five years prior to that), told me that she was pregnant with our first child, every...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 6

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    I am drunk tonight - a rare night out

    and I just need to talk and vent. Someone please message me.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M Apr 6

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    NOW.. HEAR ME AS I SAY,

    AS I CRY THESE WORDS AWAY WATCHING MY SON PLAY, THROUGH THE SCREEN OF MY PHONE A SMILE CRACKS THROUGH MY TIRED FACE, AND I REMEMBER WHY ALL OVER AGAIN OVER AGAIN. why, IM DOING ALL OF THIS, IM DOING IT ALL FOR YOU, MY SON. MY PRIDE, MY JOY, MY LIGHT...
    mkhan94 mkhan94 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    Tonight I'll take him out

    for his graduation dinner. Tomorrow he will walk across the stage to receive his High School Diploma. Valedictorian, just like his older brother. I could not be more proud of the young man I see before me. Challenges my every word, strives with his every waking breath to...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 22 Responses May 28

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    I am a father who has lost a child.

    Today is Father's Day. I am spending it with my daughter from my first marriage and my step-daughter from my second marriage (who I will always call my own, even when my soon to be ex-wife remarries. They are my joy in this world. I wish I could spend just one more with my son...
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I've had nine kids. My oldest son passed away,

    and I have six at home right now. Being a husband and a father are two of my very favorite things.
    WalkingMyOwnPath WalkingMyOwnPath 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    Now that Singapore is Fatherless,

    I wish to appoint myself as the new father of Singapore from this day, to guide the future. In fact, no father of any nation was self-appointed nor elected, But just established as a “hoax” via media and ratified through a parliament to whom people subrogate their...
    NewFatherofSG NewFatherofSG 46-50, M May 16

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    So i guess i work way to much

    and the wife is thinking i work so much to stay away from her but i work so much to make a better life for us and our kids.. Is there anything wrong with this?? Just wondering if im not normal or if this is the American Dream...
    markstasky markstasky 41-45, M 11 Responses Apr 15

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    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.
    MeandL MeandL 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 9

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    Several years ago my father-in-law passed away

    from prostate cancer, leaving my mother-in-law a widow. Not ready to give up her independence, she chose to stay in their home. Unfortunately, the home and property were just getting to be too much for her to care for. My oldest opted to attend a private university that is...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 25 Responses Jun 10

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    I figured out that I'm looking at the experience

    but this nation needs a father actually the young men of the nation is a father to teach them the value of being a man I have to teach them the value of what women are looking for because in the back of woman's head there's some little thing that tells okay this is what the fine...
    junjames23 junjames23 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 10

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    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 41 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    rafayelg rafayelg 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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