Randall Seewald Says “Life to me, means to be a vessel for your children”

Name: Randall Seewald City: Grand Rapids MI | Instagram: @dabwoi_fane

What does being a father mean to you?

It’s everything I live for. Life to me, means to be a vessel for your children, and also humanity. To live and inspire passing down your knowledge of past experiences.

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

Actually I wasn’t fortunate enough to have a father. My mother was a victim of rape at the young age of 16. She was always honest with me, so over time with age I was able to put it into perspective, which later would inspire me to be the father that I am today.
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What things did you take from your experience growing up into your own fatherhood journey?

Well automatically not having a father growing up pushed me closer towards uncles and older cousins for guidance, who all did a great job with me. It also gave me a clear picture on just how important having a father and mother around are in different ways. There’s certain lessons that when your young growing into a man that only a man can teach a young man and it’s quite noticeable for some that didn’t have that father around to instill certain things in them. It can be, to some, something that holds their development back in life growing as a man. To some others it just simply causes them to have to learn on their own.

Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?

The biggest obstacle I’ve faced as a father is separating with three of my kids, mother. Unfortunately in life nothing is guaranteed. I would never assume that people have kids with people to not be with them, creating “broken homes” but everybody grows differently and when there’s kids involved there is a big adjustment. When a father is used to waking up with his kids every morning and in most cases the children stay with mom, it’s something still till this day, I’ve never gotten used to, rather learn to adjust the best I can.

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

Understand that cliché statements like “it’s not about you anymore “are 100% correct. Those little Lifes that you create are sponges that only know “normal” as what you show them. Let that drive you to push yourself to be the best version of you that you can be for your self number one, and then to reciprocate that to your children and family.

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

Nothing. I’m a firm believer in energy, and certain people don’t deserve mine.

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