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Why I love being a dad

Wednesday, June 11, 2014    

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This Sunday, dads everywhere will be feted as they are recognised for their roles as parents on Father's Day.

Any good father will tell you that fatherhood is more than a job, it also involves the heart. It goes far beyond just owning a child, it takes you into a world where you become a friend, a guide and a protector for your child. Below some dads share what they love about fatherhood.

Angel Pinnock, father of two girls:

I love the bond I have with my girls; they don't have that with their mom. I love that they trust me enough to tell me their problems, their achievements and their goals. I hope this will continue into the teen years.

Dominic Eldridge, father of one:

I love coming home and seeing my son's exuberance just to see me. He will scream and yell and nothing makes him as excited as seeing my truck drive up after I've spent a long day at work.

Edgar Lewis, father of three:

I love that they respect me, and that they are growing up in a nuclear family, and that they know how lucky they are. I love that my guidance has made my kids well-rounded, and I can already see the kind of adults they will be. I love that I'm able to help raise kids that will contribute positively to society.

Daniel Brembridge, father of one:

I love those times at night, right before her bedtime, when she snuggles up to me and demands a bedtime story. I love the total trust in her eyes, and that she sees me as her dad, her hero, her protector.

Jason Brown, father of five:

I love my duty of helping to shape Jamaica's future. I love seeing my kids light up when I tell them about the past, and I love to sit back and listen as they talk to their friends, and I hear my words of wisdom being shared.

Jude Davis, father of one:

Before, life was all about me and my goals. Now it's all about Annalisa. I love the challenge that raising her brings and can't wait to see what her future is.

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