Young E Class Says nothing fulfilled me or gave me more joy than having my son.

Name: Young E Class DBA City: Washington DC | @mobish.young

What does being a father mean to you?

Being a father means a second chance. When I was in high school I got locked up for 10 years, and when I came home and hit success in my music career it has bean amazing experience. But nothing fulfilled me or gave me more joy than having my son.

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

My father wasn’t around when I was growing up. It’s the typical story but now that I’m older I’m there for my father. I never held onto that pain because I knew in hindsight it was only going to effect me.

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

I just made sure the love that I wish I gotten from my father was put into my son. That energy and emotions have to go somewhere why not into my child.

Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?

Yes just learning to be a dad, putting him before myself came naturally but knowing exactly what to do when he was with me was a challenge. Now he’s my best friend.

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

My advice will be to never take a day for granted. Every day I’m with my son it add onto my joy, my peace, my dreams. Having him was God’s way of saying I love you, don’t miss out on that love. To see your seed grow and accomplish every little thing from walking to saying his first word gives you the most fulfilling feeling no one can take away.

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

Dear Father,
Our relationship hasn’t always been easy. We’ve had many spiraling battles, but I love you. We’re not always going to see eye to eye and we bump heads like crazy. But through all the bad and good I still wouldn’t have it no other way than to have you as my Pops.

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