Name: Karama Croom : San Diego, California | @Kingscrill619
What does being a father mean to you?
Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.
What things did you take from your experience growing up into your own fatherhood journey?
One of the main things I took from my experience growing up into my own fatherhood journey is the importance of the role a father plays in shaping who his children become (both positive and negative)…I try to take my experiences growing up both negative and positive and use them to guide my own journey as a father.
Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?
I’ve definitely had obstacles over the course of my journey, but the main thing I’ve taken from them is that no matter what circumstances we as father’s may be faced with, it’s still our job to be the best we can be for our children. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it
What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?
The best advice I can give is to realize our children don’t need us to be perfect, they need us to be present and genuine. None of us have it all figured out, but ultimately as long as you can look in the mirror (and in your children’s eyes) and know you’ve given your best the rest will take care of itself…as fathers we’ll inevitably make mistakes, but when we do I feel it’s important to acknowledge them to our children and try to make it right.
If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
Dear Father, I just want to acknowledge, thank you and let you know how much I love, honor and respect you. You laid the blueprint for me to follow and build on and for that I truly thank you.
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