Terrence Porter Says “It’s very important to me it’s a part of my identity.”

Name: Terrence Porter City: Riverview, FL | Instagram: @mribim

What does being a father mean to you?

It means everything me not going out with my father and understanding how the void in your life can even make you or break you and trying to navigate through this thing called life without a father was difficult being present for my children. It’s very important to me it’s a part of my identity.
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Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.

I didn’t have my father growing up. I bet my father for the first time when I was 35, but I am thankful that I have them in my life now he’s an amazing man a great friend and mentor.
What things did you take from your experience growing up into your own fatherhood journey?
Not having a father sometimes I felt like I could’ve have when left I should’ve went right, but having my own kids early in life, there was a lot of trial and error. I believe if I had a had, my father, I probably would’ve made better decisions.

Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey? If so, explain.

I think obstacles is an understatement. I made so many mistakes, but there’s no manual for being a great father just believe in God and guide your children the right way and try to make sure the errors of your Ways don’t carry on to them. love your kids guide your kids protect your kids the best you can and also let them understand that you are human. You have flaws and you have made mistakes. Give me grace the same way I give you grace

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

Patients understanding listen to your children make sure you are the example they don’t need to look outside of the four walls of your home for a role model protect them. & just know there’s no manual. You are going to make mistakes communicate with the kids it makes a world of difference.

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

Thank you for having me. Thank you for loving me. I know you’ve made mistakes but I forgive you I just want to be in your life….


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