Lawrence Fuller says being a Father “means being a protector. Being a leader by example”

Name: Lawrence Fuller City: Dallas TX | Instagram: @treezy_84

What does being a father mean to you?

Being a father means being a protector. Being a leader by example. Being a provider, a disciplinarian, a listener, a believer, an influencer, a supporter, a repairer of broken spirits, a teacher, a hero, a friend. Someone who wants their child to know that they are braver than they believe, stronger than they seem, smarter than they think, and loved more than they’ll ever know.

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

I had my father in my life from Day 1. He was always there to support me and teach me. He taught me to fear and love God. He provided for me and taught me to be strong and also kind. It shaped me to be the man that I am today. If I can be at least HALF of the father my Dad is then I will be aight.

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

I learned what not to do from my fathers mistakes. I learned how to be a great man.

Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?

No obstacles on my fatherhood journey yet. Besides trying to get more sleep lol.

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

You know nothing about fathering your child. The advice you have received or seen worked for them and their child’s personality. Keep your eyes, ears, mind open, and be attentive because your child will teach your how to raise them.

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

Dear Father,

I want to take a minute and let you know how honored I am to have you as my father. If I haven’t said it enough I want to say “thank you”. I’ve known you to be a father of many traits. On one hand you are so giving and thoughtful. Compassionate and considerate. Expressive to a fault. On the other hand you are stern and tough. You let me make mistakes so that I could learn from them. And you also gave me sound advice so that I wouldn’t go down the same roads as you. You taught me the dignity of an honest days work. And how to stand on my own two feet. To take pride in my labor and give 100% effort in whatever I do. I want you to know how much I love you. Now that I have a daughter of my own to raise I lean on the lessons and example you set for me in how I fashion her upbringing. I will continue to teach her that being a good person comes from embracing the humanity that we are all born with, and treating everyone around them, (regardless of race, gender, creed or sexual orientation), in the same way. I want you to know that I am so blessed to have you as a father. Thank you for all of the many lessons you taught me that I will pass on to my daughter.

Love you

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