Name: Jalen Wilkerson City: Douglas, Ga | IG: @Rashaad_95
What does being a father mean to you?
Being a father means the world to me. Being a figure that no matter what it is that my daughters may be facing they know in their hearts they can always count on daddy to be right there with them.
Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.
Honestly growing up not having a consistent relationship with my father is what has drove me over the years as a father. I know the bond I wish I could’ve had with mine and the things I wish I would’ve got it do with mine which is what pushes me to ensure that my daughters don’t have to have that same feeling.
What things did you take from your experience growing up into your own fatherhood journey?
That no matter what we have to always be open and understanding and understand that mistakes are going to happen.
Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?
I haven’t. I’ve been blessed to have a great experience in fatherhood with two amazing little girls.
What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?
Enjoy every single moment because they grow up fast. Know that you will not know everything. Stay open to learning and growing daily
If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
Dear Father, despite our differences at times and our relationship early in life I love you man and I’m grateful to have you as a father!
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