Name: Kareem Lopez City: Decatur GA | Instagram: @skeetmab
What does being a father mean to you?
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 am recently divorced from my daughter’s mother. We have a great friendship after the divorce but not living in the same household with my daughter had been a challenge. I am with Lauren every Tuesday and Thursday consistently and two weekends out of every month. My daughter looks forward to our time together it’s been tough but through it all she knows that Daddy is always around.
What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?
Be accountable for your child. Do not take the role of fatherhood lightly. Your child is always watching you and you have to show them character daily. Show them that you are their hero. You have to make sure you’re ready for anything to take care of your responsibility to provide and protect your child at all times. While also showing thr love they need and desire.
If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
Thank you for being my protector, advocate, and friend. You came from Jamaica to America and gave our family your best. You made us strong through your service tonthr country and were our moral compass to make the decisions that molded me to the man and father I am. I love you.
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