Corey Stokes is embedded in his kids life since his father wasn’t there.

Name: Corey Stokes | City: Newport News | IG: @mr_swagger_right_36

What does being a father mean to you?

Being a father is minuscule compared to be a DADDY. That means the world. We have so much influence on children when u daddy right.

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Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.

My father wasn’t really around after the age of 6-7. So him not being there is the biggest impact if that make since. He came back once i had my first child.. and he has been a great grandad

What things did you take from your experience growing up into your own fatherhood journey?

i am embedded in my kids life since mine wasn’t there.

Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey? If so, explain.

My obstacles where going through a divorce and there mom trying her best to remove me from my kids life. I stood and fought because i knew it was want i wanted

What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?

Be patient and listen more than you speak.

If you wanted to write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?

Dear Father, we all have demons we must deal with and i have some of my own. I just glad u came over yours eventually to be a great dad, friend and Grandad

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