Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What Being a Dad Means to Me

Here at Hermamas we love to hear a male perspective on the issues. We asked 3 men who we admire a 

very simple question........ 

What Being a Dad means to me?

Justin and Emma

"Being a Dad, to me, means to be everything and more to my daughter, Emma. I take advantage of every day I spend with her, and I make sure she knows how much she means to me every chance I get. This little girl is my whole world, and seeing how much she appreciates the fun trips we take to the park or a museum or even to "Donald's" as she calls it, makes it all worth it. I love being a Dad, the most important guy in my princess' life. Being a Dad is by far the best experience I've ever had in my life, and I am very thankful to be as important to my daughter as I know she is to me."

Gabriel & Melody

"It's the best gift a woman can give a man. Being a dad means providing for your kids in every way possible. Showing them love, spending quality time, making unforgettable memories with them. Showing them that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Teaching them right from wrong, letting them be independent and to make their own decisions. Playing with your kids from playing sports, dancing, to painting their nails & playing with Barbie’s to make them happy. To protect them & being their #1 man in their life. Greatest responsibility I can ever have, you have someone that looks up to you and learns from you and will do anything & everything to put and keep a smile on their face. Showering them with kisses, hugs, & lots of love. Being a dad completes me and there's no better feeling than seeing your kids happy with big smiles on their faces." 

Edson and Ashton Santiago

"The most AMAZING experience I have ever had is becoming a DAD! I love the fact that it's going to be for the rest of my life! My son Ashton Santiago is a year and a half old. For as long as I can remember all I wanted in life was to have a son, and thanks to God and my son's mom, my wish came true on August 19, 2011! Being a single father means not being able to see my son daily, so the time I do have with him is spent with 100% focus on him and our relationship! It means the world to me that he loves me, that he knows who I am and that he runs to me when ever he sees me.

He motivates me so much. For him I work harder, smarter, I have more goals, and I've developed more as a person. I learn how to be a father every single day whether or not I'm with him. Being a father means responsibility for a beautiful baby boy. It means happiness, happier than I've ever been. It means teaching and learning. Teaching my son respect, love, how to defend himself, sports, affection, words, languages, honesty, responsibility,independence and many other things. Learning how to change diapers, how to care, learning that he does everything I do and the way I do it! Like most boys, my son is a non-stop, full of energy, always-laughing explorer! He keeps me wide awake and laughing all the time! Being a dad means protection, involvement and love!"

Justin, Gabriel and Edson! Thank so much for sharing your thoughts on fatherhood. 
 You are amazing fathers! 
So guys we want to know, what does being a Dad mean to you?


  1. This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank Esme. These guys are all really great Dad's. There are a lot of great Dad's out there and we wanted to spotlight a few we know!


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