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I Am a Father

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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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    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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    Troutflies Troutflies 41-45, M Mar 29

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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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    laulala laulala 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    And nothing is as wonderful

    or important in my life.
    wayward71 wayward71 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    I'm here in our baby sitters house watching her

    8 month old 3 year old and my 5 year old and 3 year old. My wife and sitter are out to dinner. Am I a rock star or what. Funny how you can either handle them or you can't. Luckily I am one of those that can. Gotta admit it's pretty cool.
    Troutflies Troutflies 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 17

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    I wish I had a daughter .

    I would worship her. Hopefully I could be her hero
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 21

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

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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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    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 1 Response May 16

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    Another weekend for Dance competition!

    !👍💃 Love my girls! Full out!!
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 1 Response May 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 oldest came in bathroom this morning.

    .... Dad, where are the pads? answer: i don't kniw, I'm a guy! BAHAHAHA
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 27

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 18, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Robby321 Robby321 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 2

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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, 2014

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