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Fatherhood is helping to guide a child through life

Jasmine LopezComment

What does fatherhood mean to you?

Fatherhood is helping to guide a child through life, into their spirituality and ultimately into the world as a happy, healthy and constructive member of the world. It's more important to me than anything in the world. My daughter's mom and I aren't together and she doesn't have the same faith that I have, so Hannah's spiritual development falls squarely on me.

Who or what inspired you to be the dad you are today?

I had a couple good examples... but my father was an overshadowingly BAD example. A lot of my motivation actually came from doing my best to be the opposite of him. Kind of sad, I guess, but I learned what NOT to do and how NOT to be a good father. Oh. And he was a preacher. Lol. So... somehow I developed a deeper relationship with God and became the dad that I am by basically doing the opposite of everything my dad did.