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I Am a Father

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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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    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 23 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    father of 4 great kids didnt think id have any

    wasnt sure if i could handle it its been a crazy ride but worth it
    verdeguy verdeguy 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My son has this odd confidence

    and has since birth, he just doesn't care what others are doing or want... he wants what he wants and that is it. he has been in preschool only a few weeks and we have already been called in to discuss his willingness to follow direction... I can't help but smile knowing that...
    mikeymike949 mikeymike949 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 11

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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 4 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    rafayelg rafayelg 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 1

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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

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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 2 Responses Oct 21

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    Seeing and holding my four month old daughter

    for the very first time definitely brought tears to my eyes. As soon as I held her, I fell in love and made a vouch to always be there for her and protect her. Time for me to get as huge as Arnold once was to intimidate any guy that will try to take advantage of her when she is...
    Truromantic Truromantic 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    It's late and I can't sleep.

    Someone message me and be really boring so I can sleep, please Mark
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 28

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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

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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 4 Responses Nov 2

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    Me: its almost thanksgiving Lucas: yaaaayyyyy!

    !!! food. Me: do you know why we celebrate thanksgiving (a conversation we have every year but i keep hoping he'll remember it) Lucas: yes, turkey Me: (cracking up now) no we celebrate it for everything we have to be thankful for. Lucas: i thankful for my daddy. Me: aww really...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M Nov 6

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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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    Yes, I am a father. My car is full of French

    fries, and my son's car seat is stickier than tree sap. He owns a million toys, none of which are in one piece. Every piece of every toy has at some point been painfully removed from my feet. I have a stash of crayons under my couch cushions. My testicles have been smashed...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Have a 7month baby boy I'm a proud father his

    my everything I'm moving through life for him!
    frankie2114 frankie2114 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 20

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    So, my daughter flew out this morning to see

    her mom in California for Thanksgiving and I get to spend tomorrow with a few friends. I am making a duck! What are you up to tomorrow? Also, I miss my daughter already
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 35 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    My children are my greatest achievement

    and I am grateful every day of my life for them. They have grown up and have their own lives now so don't need me like they once did and that is how it should be. They are good young citizens, who contribute positively to our society, they know right from wrong, they show...
    Billyjack13 Billyjack13 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    spending the night at the hospital with lucas.

    he's got mono. gonna surprise him with ice cream tomorrow before he wakes up. can't wait to see his face and reaction when he finds out he gets ice cream for breakfast
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 24

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    In just a few weeks I will be a father.

    I am excited and terrified. Just thinking about it raises my heart rate. I am concerned I will make the same mistakes my parents did. Things are already moving in that direction and he isn't even here yet. His mother and I nearly separated just a few weeks ago. We have been...
    Drallab Drallab 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 28

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    acrow22 acrow22 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 22

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    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 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 19

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    I will be 40 this year.

    I have three little girls all under 8. For 9 years I lived with a wife that was emotionally and physically violent towards me and our children. About four months ago, I left the marriage. Since that time my wife has managed to convince my children that I have abandoned them. My...
    adadinpain adadinpain 36-40, M 8 Responses Sep 22

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    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    so we got snow where we live this weekend

    and i decided to show Lucas Me: look its snowing Lucas: Chwistmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Me: its not christmas time yet buddy sorry. Lucas: tell that to jack fwost
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I wonder if I am the only one

    who thinks tossing (and catching) babies ought to be an Olympic sport.
    TechnicalEcstasy TechnicalEcstasy 36-40, M 4 Responses 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

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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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    Someone hit me up? I am home alone tonight

    and it's Halloween, so I am scared. :(
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 31

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    i swear i am going to kill my brother

    for buying lucas that alvin and the chipmunks CD.
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M Nov 2

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    But today I blacked my son's eye.

    We were just playing really. I was on the apple tree shaking down apples he was catching with a baseball glove. An apple hit him in the face. He laughed about it, but it shook me up quite a bit. As a child my brothers and I were hit by my father a lot. I swore never to be like...
    michalb michalb 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I have a boy named Nathan

    who is currently 7 years old, and two girls who are twins named Hayley and Miranda, who are both 5 years old. Both have different mothers. Hayley lives with me, while Nathan and Miranda are with their birth mothers. Hayley is a very busy girl that always causes chaos, just like...
    bloodandrazorblades bloodandrazorblades 26-30, M Oct 31

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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

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    I got a call at work

    that I had to come in since my daughter misbehaved at school. This isn't surprising considering that my daughter seems to misbehave a lot(just like her daddy when he was a child). Apparently, what Hayley said was "I'm f*cking here!" When she walked into class this morning. They...
    bloodandrazorblades bloodandrazorblades 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 4

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    There is nothing better

    than seeing your children grow up as good people. It's hard in this world today to raise respectful children. Take pride in the job you have as a Father. Raise children to respect others.
    luvmyfamily22 luvmyfamily22 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    My daughter was born last month.

    But me and my gf gave her up for adoption.. mostly because we had to. Hopefully I'll get to see her someday.?
    XCameronnXx XCameronnXx 13-15, M 9 Responses Oct 16

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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

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    wuzgnu wuzgnu 61-65, M Nov 19

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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

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    My wife has brought infidelity into our family.

    Now my 19 year old daughter has to deal with this knowledge also. The guys daughter messaged mine and I am waiting for her to come home and talk to me. This breaks my heart.
    luvmyfamily22 luvmyfamily22 36-40, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    i'm bringing Lucas pizza tonight

    and candy and the children's hospital is having a party for the sick kids who are unable to go trick or treating, they are also going to have a trick or treating game where nurses give out candy. at least my baby boy gets to have some fun tonight. Happy Halloween to everyone
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 31

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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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    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

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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 3 Responses Nov 11

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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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       My pride  and joy

    and his name is Lucas  
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 26

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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 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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    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 1 Response Sep 30

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