Name: Chauncey Griffin | City: Ponchatoula | IG: @Chauncey_antoine
What does being a father mean to you?
Guidance and protection for your castle and community. Being an example of the quality teachings and wisdom.
Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.
Unfortunately growing up with my dad unavailable, so it impacted me on to be the father I never had and always show my kids I’m here no matter what.
What things did you take from your experience growing up into your own fatherhood journey?
Being a part of my children’s growing process, my father missed a lot and would only find out my accomplishments by word of mouth. Now I, try to make sure I’m available for my 5 children’s events and ceremonies. Being a figure they can depend onWherever when ever.
Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?
|Patience, learn to use it and be such. Our generation is not our parents or grandparents generation, times change and evolve and we must learn to adapt to raise our children in the way the world is becoming|
What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?
Yes having a older child from a previous relationship and learning to balance the journey of them both growing into teenagers. Growing young ladies and baby boys. Adjusting from the rugged individual I was to a father of a family.
If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
Dear father, For many years you would tell me how when I have children I would understand and would use some of the same teachings and wisdom that you applied. Even though I didn’t understand then I do more I thank you for being firm with me. You returned in a time where I needed guidance, I wouldn’t accept it! But you found a way to teach it in a way of understand. I thank you for that
Name some other fathers you cosign.