Michael Says ” Being a father means growth being a father means loyalty it means to teach…”

Name: Michael Ellison City: East Orange New Jersey | IG: @dedicated_and _devoted1

What does being a father mean to you?

Being a father means growth being a father means loyalty it means to teach it means to be strong it means to be patient it means love and protection being a father means to pass on the history to create the legacy being a father means to build, produce,aquire,show,prove,preach,listen,heal,generate, knowledge being a father means being Dedicated and Devoted.

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

Growing up there was never A physical experience with my dad because he was incarcerated. However my dad called pretty often at times and never missed sending some type of card for the different holidays and my Birthday. As a child I never fully understood the magnitude of your “dad is in prison for Murder ” I just knew I couldn’t see my dad and I needed him but he was unavailable.
Today that makes always available to my children my main priority as a father is to always be there .

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

To this Day I wish I wish I had my father in my life and it’s something that drives me To always be consistent with my children growing up without a Father you can experience many different feeling and emotion’s and every thing that I ever wished for from my father I make sure to give it to my children as a father . And One main experience that I take is my father not being teaches me to make wise choices think smart because if you get caught up out here in these streets as a father it can be devastating even life changing for innocent children

Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?

You wouldn’t be a real dad without obstacle’s even Kanye west got baby mama drama but seriously being a father is just another part of life nothing in life Worth having ever comes easy and remember some things in life you just can’t teach some things you gotta learn by experience like every body know what to do with a baby till they get one

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

Give maximum respect and honor to the woman that carried that child for you and be patient….
Time spent has more value than money ever will know that through the eyes of your child you are God and as much as we want them to Children rarely do what we say instead they be watching us tryna do what we do so lead by example

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

Dear Father
I miss you and I will never forget you,
I wish heaven had a place where I could come and check you.
I hope I make you proud every level that I get through
You told me listen to my momma now I finally get you
I promise to be the man I Always needed you to be
And Carry the legacy of clan from you to me

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