Sam King Says “Being a father to me means having someone to set an example for”

Name: Sam King City: Columbus, Ga | Instagram: @YourMajestyDot

What does being a father mean to you?

Being a father to me means having someone to set an example for . It means Having someone that makes me want to consistently be a better person . Being the backbone for my little girl in times of stress or fear . Being a father means being a provider a shoulder to lean and ensuring my daughter is raised with the utmost love and care shown

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

Growing up my father was a field artillery man in the US army but he was very hands on in my upbringing he made sure to discipline me when needed & I believe that impacted my growth into manhood . I had examples growing up of what not to do from immediate family members and he was always there to make sure I took heed to it . He is a stern man , And was growing up too. often times I mistook that for him being mean & when I reached a certain age I realized he was doing nothing but preparing me to operate in the world as a man .

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

Experience I took from growing up is being sure to be able to tell the difference between a father and child relationship while also being that friend to the child . Never to blur those lines . I also learned from watching my dad having to go to the field due to his job in the army weeks @ a time making sure he reached back out to check on me and my sister multiple times a week & being a father EVEN WHEN he is out of the picture . I also learned validation of feelings . Because due to his sternness like previously stated growing up I felt my feelings weren’t validated then when I got older and understood I saw that he just had his own ways of showing that love he has . And due to that I’ll make sure to always let my daughter know her feelings are valid.
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Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey? If so, explain.

Trying to co parent in the least toxic most effective way with my child’s mother but that’s an every day thing we are working towards getting better at for the betterment of Our daughter’s upbringing . I realize it takes time & im willing to put that time in for our baby girl .

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

The advice I’d give to new fathers is to always be there & MAKE SURE that child knows that. Stay in their lives no matter the current situation or where you may be in the world . Make an effort to go above and beyond without being told to do so & the child will always remember that . Stay consistent & take care of those babies , do what you’re supposed to as a father !

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

Dear father , I know at times I thought you were mean . At times I thought you were a little harder on me because I was your only son that you haven’t lost to the system. But instead I realize you were giving me the keys to being a successful man & now that I have a daughter of my own I know exactly how you felt after having your first daughter . I could never blame you for how I felt in the past because I see clearly now . You gave me all of the proper tools and I will uplift your teachings & display the proper way of being a Father to your children & being a man for the world . Thank you

List 5 fathers you cosign. (Add their IG names)

@chand1er808 @songjones @koreybret @ohmyshaad14 @wealthydinero777


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