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I Am a Father

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    Single Father

    I am a father of three kids two are mine biologically and one I have taken care of since she was 1 years old I'm married to there mom but getting a divorce she left us cause of drug addiction (heroin , pills) they where more important I guess to her then me and the kids well...
    matydreadz matydreadz 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 12

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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 24 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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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 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    Stepfather Refuses Me-My oldest child was born

    in America and I am Russian. The woman who is my oldest child's mother reconciled with her husband after we met and had sex four times. She did not say she was pregnant to me,but to her husband who eagerly took her back. He claimed the child as his own. When my oldest child was...
    SmolenskBorn SmolenskBorn 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I had four children with my first wife,

    two sons and two daughters. But we lost a daughter eight years ago to a car accident, she would've been almost 24 years old now. My other children with my first wife are all grown, 30, 27 and 21 years of age. My second wife, whom I lost to ovarian cancer six years ago was twelve...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    A Father's Checklist

    My 6-year old daughter is one of my greatest loves. I am grateful that I spend time with her every day. Last week I asked her to make a checklist for herself to get ready for school each morning. This morning I came up with one for myself: 1. Did I protect her from danger and...
    rickleester rickleester 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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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 39 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    Devoted Father...

    I am a father of three beautiful teenage girls. They have always been the apple of my eye. Earlier this year I went through a divorce after 18 years of marriage. She was unfaithful and moved out. I spent the first month in a druken stuper but still took care of the girls. I...
    dbraun dbraun 36-40, M 6 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Im a Father Too

    Im a father too, i have a little boy who as i write is coming up to 3 and a half. Its fantastic being a father to my boy, he gives me so much joy. Watching him sleep brings a huge smile on my face. He's at that age where everything is interesting. It also gives me an excuse...
    KnackeredBack KnackeredBack 26-30, M 5 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    "Justice!" Almost as soon

    as I said my older son's name did my mother say, "Don't call him that!" It was his name or at least that's what I thought my wife and I decided on. My son looked up for a moment then just as quickly dropped his head and went back to whatever he and his sister were doing. Reading...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    A Lost Brace And A Red Ribbon It was late

    afternoon when our daughter suddenly announced that she lost her braces. Shock! It was her birthday. She had received a number of gifts from friends in school. Before she enjoyed a bubble gum, she took out her brace and placed it in two sheets of paper towels. Her friend wanted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 10, 2013

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    Selfish Fool-. My daughter

    now age 21 was born during my time in medical training in America. She had not yet been born when I had to leave. When I found out she existed and the arrangements made for her upbringing I made many haste decisions that ultimately costed me any chance of ever practicing...
    YemeniJew YemeniJew 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    My First Child

    My wife and I are expecting our first child on March 10th or March 11th.. She's being induced on the evening of the 10th! I can't even begin to share how excited I am to become a Father! We are having a boy and I look forward to sharing my life with him and being his best...
    Dsturbd Dsturbd 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    The Heart Of This Man

    My father worked.  He built the roof that was over my head.  He put the food in the refrigerator.  He was not always there when I wanted him, but he was there when I needed him.  He did not coach little league or basketball.  I learned from him by example, sitting in the...
    Baroquenhorse Baroquenhorse 51-55, M 9 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    I am father to 1 stepchild(since she was 9

    months old) and 3 biological children- My children are 24(literally 1 week ago),22, 21,and 19(soon to be 20). I got a early start and hardly anyone believes I am barely 40 with 4 adult children. For 10 years I was not around though. I missed the birth of the youngest,because I...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M Apr 17

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    My Oldest Son Wants To Be a Felon Just Like Me-

    My oldest son turned 22 a few months ago and has had run ins with the law since he was 15 for relatively minor things such as breaking and entering,tagging, and Grand Theft Auto. Most recently he was arrested for DUI and street racing. After pleading from my wife I bailed him...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M Apr 18

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    She Has Every Reason To Hate Me- As I said

    before I missed 10 years of fatherhood and the birth of my youngest child due to imprisonment. I have put my family through a lot. My wife with the 4 children in tow has never left my side. When I was facing imprisonment again I contemplated and if not for my wife intervening...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    Brainwashed-As I said my wife

    and I were deprived of our older children in 2002 after I refused to comply with my mother's wishes. The children had lived in Kyrgyzstan with my parents since 1996 while my wife and I sorted out our lives. She refused to relinquish custody in 1999 and after I refused to move...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M Jul 3

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    A son in 1991 and daughter in 1994,

    but my wife and I didn't raise them. I am Korean and childrearing is done by women. My wife and I were too young(early 20s) with no stable career to raise children. I thought professional athletics was a career.They were born in Germany and I took them to my mother in Kyrgyzstan...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Two Children!

    I am blessed with two children, a girl, followed by a boy. Many of you know my daughter, some may not yet. SassyBoo is my daughter. My son now resides in Brisbane so we are scattered over the Eastern sea board of Australia with me halfway. Although there are many miles between...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    I Have a Beautiful Baby Boy

    He was born on January 16, 2008.  He was perfect and created by God.  He's starting to smile every once in awhile.  It's still a little difficult at night because he gets up like 3 times to eat.  There's not much else that goes on with him, he's still young...
    PearlsOfStrength PearlsOfStrength 21-25, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    Today...

    My 8 year old son is trying to rack up points on a poedometer.. If he beats out all his classmates... he can win an ipod touch...So I offer to take him to the gym with me, so that he can rack up points on the treadmill.....Well when I get to his moms house to pick him up... he...
    CVizion CVizion 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    Father And Son Road Trip.

    My oldest son is mid-30s and a successful professional engineer.   This summer we are driving together up the Al-can highway through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.  Then we will turn north on the Dalton Highway all the way to the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay.   The Dalton...
    DozerDan DozerDan 66-70, M 5 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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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 1 Response Jun 15

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    I am lucky enough to have a two

    and a half year old and a six month old, their birthdays are concurrent making it an expensive month. But as I watch my children develop character and grow, I realise how amazing we are as species, and I hope that I am capable of nurturing my children so that they make the best...
    pwis2648 pwis2648 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    In Moscow well I had this girl

    and we had kids young so when I left she sent a note I have 4 kids 4 I'm 14. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Zakhar1224 Zakhar1224 16-17, M 10 Responses Jan 28

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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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    sexlss sexlss 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 11

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    Prank Me Son

    When Aria Shahrokhshahi got a much improved grade in math he knew one person would be particularly pleased: his dad, who helped him study. Aria, who is dyslexic, admits that "no one thought I was going to pass ... not even my dad. But he stood by me, supported me in everything I...
    hlpflwthat hlpflwthat 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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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 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 28

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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 36 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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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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    My Stepdaughter- I never intended to marry my

    wife. I was in Italy to study having been sent there from Argentina by my grandmother to attend university. However I preferred to party. I went with a group of friends to France to Marseilles to party in early 1991 and met a beautiful deep chocolate beauty who spoke no French...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M Apr 17

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    Why My Son Means The World To Me.

    I am a biological father of 2 children, and a stepfather to 2 more. When I was 27, I meet my first wife, she was a Canadian citizen, here in Australia, on a 2 year working visa, she had already been here for a year before we meet. So after only a year dating, we decided to get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    The Greatest Joy In My Life

    Becoming a father is the greatest joy a man can experience. No drugs or any thing can top the joy you get when your son or daughter comes to you and tell their friends this is MY dad, with a grin on their face. Sure there are days that your role will cause conflict, but we have...
    DrJayJack DrJayJack 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2011

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    I had a dream about my father last night

    and Im not sure what to do. Ok so here it goes. I havent talked to my dad in probably a year. Last time we met I had this feeling of needing to forgive him that kept pulling at my soul, and I felt like if something happened to him and I never forgave him it would tear me apart...
    eM173 eM173 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 15

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    I am a father to 2 daughters.

    they are twins. both girls. They are my inspirations why I work so hard. Their laugh are so awesome, always makes my day
    Snowballeffect Snowballeffect 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    God has bless me with 3 beautiful children whom

    I love more than anything in my whole entire life. I remember the day they were born, especially my first. I cried like I never cried before, it was so emotional to see this little baby on the weight scale, the others (the nurses and doctors) were tending to my wife. I was with...
    ou812y ou812y 46-50, M Apr 15

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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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    What Am I In For?

    My dear 9 year old daughter walked down into the kitchen this morning at 7am. "Dad," she lamented, "I've been up since 5." "Why?" I asked. "Clothes" was her one word answer. I gave her a puzzled expression. "I couldn't figure out what to wear!" Oy!
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    Rescuing My Two Children-In November 2000 I

    drove my then 6&8 year olds from Phoenix to Tijuana. I had been married to their mother for 11 years and also we had a almost 10 year old,but I was DONE. Time to stop talking about what I would do and to do it. While we waited on our flight to Madrid I called an attorney back in...
    DiscePati DiscePati 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    I have a son 7 years old

    and a daughter 6 years old, the greatest thing I will ever do in life is be their father, nothing will top the two days when they were born.
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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    Today was Father's Day.

    I was standing in the Safeway parking lot talking to my wife. I think we were talking about how many packages of Diet Coke to buy on their sale -- which lasts until Tuesday. Some men hater feminist assumed that I was an evil man, so she came up to save my wife. Feminists always...
    DozerDan DozerDan 66-70, M 1 Response Jun 15

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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 32 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    I have primary custody of an amazing 5 year old

    boy. He's a great guy who loves cars, dinosaurs, Paw Patrol and playing LEGOS with his Daddy.
    RyanB79 RyanB79 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    When people ask me what is the most satisfying

    thing you have done in your life, I guess it must be to have had 2 sons. To teach them everything you know over the years, and to watch them develop and take up your own interests - in my case cars - is just terrific. And when it gets to the stage when they're older and become...
    CarMechanic CarMechanic 66-70, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Well here I am again,

    a mere 3 years 1 month after my first and only post, and I am happy to report I've been a doting father to my little boy for the past 6 months. For those of you who took the time to view my previous post, and especially those who commented, my apologies for not responding to...
    IanMrD IanMrD 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My children(besides my love child) are Abram-12,

    Isaac-7, and Margarita-4. Abram was the reason my wife and myself married. Isaac was our attempt to have a daughter. Margarita was adopted at age 5 months to ensure we would have a daughter. Due to financial strain all three children must share a bedroom, because we live in a...
    SmolenskBorn SmolenskBorn 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    It Takes More Then A Teaspoonful...

    They say it takes more then just a teaspoonful of ***** to make a man into a Father. You know what they are right, any guy can become a dad. That part is easy. Becoming a Father is a whole other thing. A Father is a man who is there for his child/ren even when he cannot be. When...
    Michael820 Michael820 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    1 step son(since he was 4)

    and 1 bio son. Both over 18 now. Lot's of boy's in my family. Wife's side of the family has some girls, but a lot of boy's as well. Looking forward to Grand kids one day (ya in like 10 years I hope) then maybe some girls!
    lowermrdeeds lowermrdeeds 46-50, M Mar 28

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    There is a short and very normal word,

    that means so much for fathers. It is the word for. As a father I want to be for my children with all I am. I want to be there for them. I want to give my time for them I want to care for them. I want to wait for them. I want to hope for them. I want to for-give them. I want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Saw my old best friend Sunday. He's 23 and has his baby already. He was so caring with him and it was just so cute :3 I would have never imagined him as a good father 10 years ago...
    AshlyP03 AshlyP03 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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