Name: Wiliam Walker : Lawrenceville, Georgia | @chilly_will_walker
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?
A few things that I take from my personal experience growing up into my fatherhood included the following:
*Spend Quality Time with your kids – Given that my father was a longshoreman and an elder, he personal time with me and my siblings were very limited (we never took family vacations, I was not allowed to play little league organized sports, etc )
*Church is not your entire life – You can have fun and travel and still serve the Lord
*Experience new things with your kids – travel, travel, travel!
Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?
At this moment in my life, I haven’t had any obstacles as yet. However, I’m sure they are around the corner as my 4 kids get older.
What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?
A few bits of advice for new fathers would be the following:
*Continue to pray and thank the Lord for your kids (Some others may not get the opportunity)
*Think before you act – (You now have children looking and imitating your every move)
*Try your best to leave an everlasting legacy for your children
If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
You are missed everyday and I think about you constantly. Guess what? You now have 4 grandkids – Laila, Joyelle, Ryleigh, and Tristan. I’m doing quite well, still in Georgia but we now have moved out the suburbs 🙂 I head home to Nola’s 3x times a year to check on our family home, see relatives, and pay my respects at your gravesite. I’m so thankful that I had a great Father in my life, one who was present and did his best to leave a rich Walker legacy. Even in you absence, you are still my guiding light.
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