Rashad Berry Says “Being father is the greatest gift in the world”

Name: Rashad Berry City: Greenville, SC | Instagram: @_elevatedpressure_

What does being a father mean to you?

Being father is the greatest gift in the world. This gift is non refundable, no exchange, doesn’t come with a receipt. Fathers have the responsibility of saturating their children’s ground and sowing seeds and watch their kids grow into successful, powerful, lovable adults. There is no greater job to me than being a father.
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Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.

That there is no instruction manual on being a father. I’ve made mistakes, I’ve been impatient with my kids, I didn’t always say the right things, I didn’t and don’t always have the right answers. The one thing that I consistently let my girls know is that daddy loves them beyond the heavens and will do any and everything to make sure they know I love them and will always take care of them.

Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?

My youngest daughter was in the NICU for 58 days. Those were the hardest most emotional 58 days of my life. Imagine having to see your baby girl that you so desperately wanted having tubes down her throat, in her nose, mask over her eyes(jaundice) and them poking her every few hours. I cried countless times and my wife had cancer and had to be operated on all at the same time. I was begging and pleading for the Lord to bring my babies home. They are both super healthy and growing, my 2 year old was born 2 pounds and 15 ounces at the age 2 she’s now 35 pounds and can count to 10, say her ABCs, and recognizes words, shapes, and colors

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

Never give up. Keep trying until you get it right. Mistakes will be made, you will not always know what to do or what to say, just let her kids know that you love them and show them you love them and always always saturate their ground with positive seeds and watch them grow into beautiful adults

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

Dear Father, this road wasn’t always easy. I’ve done things you told me not to do. I’ve disobeyed you and probably disappointed you at times. Having your granddaughter now I understand everything you was trying to teach me and I greatly appreciate you for that. You’re an awesome man of God and you’ve instilled those same values into me and I will continue your legacy. I love you Dad

 

 

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