"I got two beautiful baby girls. Both of them were unplanned. They just happened. I was like 19. But it’s cool, I love them. They’re my blessing.
But I was actually a bad boy—more focused on myself, selfish, young, just hanging out with friends and doing dumb stuff. I just got out of jail, and I met the mother of my children, and that’s how it happened. We started dating and stuff happened, and she came out pregnant. And so I stayed with her, you know, for the family and everything to make sure we were a unit. So now, I’ve just got a little family going on.
I was kinda bummed out about it until the baby was born, and then everything just changed. I seen her and then a train of love just hit me. Ever since then, I’m all about my babies. Can’t do anything without them.
I was surprised cause I’d never planned on having kids ever in my life. Like I said, I’m too selfish. I’m too worried about myself. You know, but it happened, and I’m proud. I’m glad that I have kids. It changed everything, my perspective about the whole world.
I didn’t have my father in my life. He’s an example of who I don’t want to be, so… I’m named after him and everything, but I’m not gonna be him. I’m gonna be there for my kids. My daughters are my blood. I’m not gonna abandon them. No! They need their dad.”
— Heard in Los Angeles
Young men often let fear, self-doubt, and selfishness drive them away from fatherhood. But when a young man decides to step up, to #standbyher, and to give what he never received to his child, that is triumph worth celebrating!
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