Name: Lonell Care II City: Southfield MI | Instagram: Lonell_c
What does being a father mean to you?
Being a father means the world to me. I have grown tremendously because of my kids. They bring so much joy and purpose to my life. They have slowed me down and forced me to focus on being a better person everyday.
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?
Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?
I have definitely been challenged as a father. My wife and I had our first kid at 20 years old and twins at 25. Continuing to go to school and work was very difficult for us. I wanted to give up at times but I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t give my all for my family.
What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?
If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
I know the job of a parent is not easy but I need you to be the best version of yourself and pour into me. I still love you and appreciate your presence in my life. You are not a failure. Be confident and purposeful with your actions. Your grandkids need you and you kids need you. Don’t give up on yourself. Don’t give up on us. We are stronger together.
List 5 fathers you cosign. (Add their IG names)
Sebastian Jackson IG:@sebastianwho
Jay’soun Douglas IG: @runitupjaycash
Nelson Sanders IG: @nelsontsandersjr
Nick Sutton IG: @shad.det
Joel Greene IG: @joelfluentgreene
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