Name: Jerome Clay, Jr. | City: New Haven, CT | IG: @Rome2Funny
What does being a father mean to you?
Having a chance to give and show the love you received or never had to your own child and experiencing a love that you may have or have not before
Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.
My father was there for me but also was a working man so some and most time I had to learn to grow up on my own sports respect and loyalty
Then after he left I became the man of the house taking care of my mama and sibilings and growing as a man and now I have the chance to show my son what I learned
What things did you take from your experience growing up into your own fatherhood journey?
Never let my son say he can’t respect the woman around me because when you don’t think your kids watching they are always watching and learning your every move and always be in my child’s life reguardless of the situation
Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?
Times I didn’t have money and struggled made me get my self up and handle my business and learning patience with a lot of thing
What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?
Just to be patience with your child and take the time to understand the love you have and Remember your actions your children will pick up and do so keep it positive around your kids
If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
Dear father thank you for being there the times you could even if it was physically or mentally you show me the path want to becoming a man and I had to learn the directions to take he was an amazing impact into my life and I highly appreciate you and I promise to be the best father I can to my child from help I had from you and what I had to learn on my own
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