Fatherhood has to be one of the most special roles I’ll ever play in my life. The impact I will have on the lives of my two boys is something that weighs on my mind often. It’s a heavy burden but such an incredible opportunity. My ultimate goal is to influence my boys to go into the world and do good things. I want them to be good people. I want my boys to be kind and full of respect. I want them to listen and care for the people around them. I guess the hardest part about being a Dad is that I have to be the kind of person I want my boys to be. That’s my goal for every new day: to be the kind of person I want my sons to be. I’m not there yet. Honestly, I’m not even close, but I know as long as I never stop trying to be that person, that’s enough.
Father’s Day is still pretty new to me. I’ve only had three but I’ll be a Dad forever now and that’s a pretty powerful thing to consider. For me, Father’s Day is more about my Dad than it is about me. My Dad is the kind of man I want to be. Through his example, I’ve learnt the value of hard work, patience, softness, humility and love. That’s why my number one priority on Father’s Day will be to spend time with my Dad and to get him something that shows how much I value the man he is.
All photos by Kesh.