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I Am a Father

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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 3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    Yeah, so it's a snow day,

    and neither me nor my daughter have to go anywhere; she is fast asleep and I am, of course, up at 5:39 because I am used to getting up at this time. I would go to bed, but EP is kind of nice. How is everyone?
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M Feb 18

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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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    I'm a dad too two teenage daughters,

    and any boy harms A hair on their head I WILL hunt you down and you WILL wear your balls as earrings .
    Medog Medog 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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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 4 days ago

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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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    hi frnds..my son is very cute i miss my son coz

    he is in native..am in mumbai in my work
    manomona manomona 18-21, M Mar 26

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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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    And nothing is as wonderful

    or important in my life.
    wayward71 wayward71 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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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.
    FlatbushGuy21 FlatbushGuy21 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    Robby321 Robby321 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    My children will always be my top priority.

    As they are now adults, I would like to change my mindset (and maybe focus on me more than I do), but it is not possible. Having raised children, they are always your priority I think.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Most Difficult Yet Unregrettable Experience- A

    son(22) and a daughter(20) born of the 12 year marriage to the love of my life,1991-2003, and rescued in early 2004 from greedy and racist maternal relatives in the United States. After many difficult years of psychiatric treatment and effort, they now attend university and are...
    Valentindelapontes Valentindelapontes 41-45, M Mar 26

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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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    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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    Those random moments

    when you look up and realize they are really growing up.
    Renomike Renomike 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It was the greatest gift.

    With my wife Miranda, we are raising three beautiful children. Violet is ten, she is very intelligent. She is very focused on improving her ballet and cello skills. At school she is doing an amazing job, couldn't be prouder. She does have her tantrums, but a great role model...
    Johnthedad Johnthedad 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    Why Is It So Important For A Father To Be In His Daughter's Life?

    THIS QUESTION WAS ASKED OF ME BY A YOUNG WOMAN: Why is it so important for a father to be in his daughter's life? After standing there for a few minutes with my jaw hanging down, I finally answered: This question just blows me away. Seriously. You don't know? I don't know the...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 22 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    Troutflies Troutflies 41-45, M Mar 29

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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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    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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    I have been for 30+ years now.

    Five (yes five) 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...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I wish I had a daughter .

    I would worship her. Hopefully I could be her hero
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I am the father of an awesome little dude.

    He's a really energetic and curious, six-month old baby. Unfortunately, I am deployed again, so I only got to be with him for the first two months of his life. Luckily, my wife sends me pictures and updates all the time, and I've at least gotten to see some of his growth. By...
    stewartd9 stewartd9 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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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 6 Responses Mar 22

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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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    My son is 3 months old now.

    I stayed home for 6 weeks after he was born but I am back to work now. Since the first week I have been helping as much as I possibly can. My wife couldn't even go down stairs for the first month so I prepared every meal, cleaned every dish, and provided anything she needed...
    Drallab Drallab 26-30, M Feb 20

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    I wrote this for my daughter,

    it's called a"Love for Summer". I've seen sunrises and waterfalls, children laughing in school halls. I've seen a family's joy as a loved one returns and and stared in awe as a shooting star burns. I've looked across oceans and jumped through clouds. I knew the love of an...
    hoss5712 hoss5712 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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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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    Girls dance comp today all day!

    ! Love it! Good luck to mine!!
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 7

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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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    I have a beautiful little boy

    and girl. Nothing I like more than to spend quality time with them. Either having a tea party or throwing a baseball. Love it!
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 28, 2014

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

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    Half Asian Half White Kids I am Asian

    and my wife is white American. We have three half Asian and half white kids. They have very unique look, but are very beautiful.
    AMWF1 AMWF1 36-40 3 Responses Feb 19

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

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 6

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    My stupid body woke me up early.

    My daughter is still asleep. Anyone want to talk? A bit bored here!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 7

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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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    acrow22 acrow22 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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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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    I like being alone. I enjoy solitude.

    Wine tastes better, food is better, everything seems near perfect...until I have had an excessive amount of solitude then I am like wow... I am lonely. Lol it's weird. Likely due to my personality... I am a bit of a perfectionist..and creative. These traits find thier...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 13

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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 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses Jun 22, 2007

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    I'm still a big kid at heart.

    I still go around playing practical jokes making people laugh and just doing random funny things with my seven-year-old son.
    NoahLandon83 NoahLandon83 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 31

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