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Daddy

Kansas City, MO

#1 Nov 25, 2008
They say just about any male past puberty can become a father, but it takes a real man to be a dad. The difference arises here: any man can be a father, for it only takes the sexual act and conception to be a father – but to be a dad (or daddy) takes a real man. It takes a man who is responsible and able to provide and care for a child. A dad (daddy) takes time to be with his child(ren), teaches them life lessons, takes care of them emotionally and financially, is there for games, first days of school, for the first break-up, and for graduation. A dad is there when his children are sick, when they don’t always succeed, and even when it is inconvenient. Dad is not just there for the "glory and publicity." A dad (daddy) is connected to his child in the heart and soul, but anyone can be a father. So, just because you might be genetically tied to your child(ren), you aren’t necessarily a daddy. No matter how many public appearances you make to “show off,” the world still knows the truth. Sometimes, a step-father better fills the shoes than a biological father. I've seen it happen...just a thought.
guest

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#2 Nov 25, 2008
i agree, and there aren't to many "dad's" in this town
right is right

Wentzville, MO

#3 Nov 25, 2008
Daddy wrote:
They say just about any male past puberty can become a father, but it takes a real man to be a dad. The difference arises here: any man can be a father, for it only takes the sexual act and conception to be a father – but to be a dad (or daddy) takes a real man. It takes a man who is responsible and able to provide and care for a child. A dad (daddy) takes time to be with his child(ren), teaches them life lessons, takes care of them emotionally and financially, is there for games, first days of school, for the first break-up, and for graduation. A dad is there when his children are sick, when they don’t always succeed, and even when it is inconvenient. Dad is not just there for the "glory and publicity." A dad (daddy) is connected to his child in the heart and soul, but anyone can be a father. So, just because you might be genetically tied to your child(ren), you aren’t necessarily a daddy. No matter how many public appearances you make to “show off,” the world still knows the truth. Sometimes, a step-father better fills the shoes than a biological father. I've seen it happen...just a thought.
wow that was good.well said.
Divorced and re-married

Kansas City, MO

#4 Nov 25, 2008
I agree 100%. My ex-husband and I divorced after he cheated with my best friend. I have since moved to Sikeston and met an awesome guy and re-married. Our kids think of their step-father as "daddy" and I can't blame them. Their father does not pay child support, he does not insure them, he only uses them to make people think he is a good daddy. Your post was brilliant and I couldn't agree more. Did you write that yourself? It almost sounds like a Hallmark card.
Faraway

Seattle, WA

#5 Nov 25, 2008
Freddy Ray Organ... You should read this post! Your daughter cries because she doesn't understand how you can walk away from her both financially and emotionally. She is your only legal child and some day you will regret not having a relationship with the ONLY person who could have loved you no matter what.
Step Son

Chesterfield, MO

#6 Nov 25, 2008
WOW!! My father died when I was 10 years old. My mom and DAD got together when I was 13, and he had kids from a previous marriage. He treated and still treats me as his son, and never has made a difference. I'm almost 40 and he's always been there, through thick and thin. Actually I think I'm his favorite. LOL! Great Post
some one

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Nov 25, 2008
OMG! A man posted this! Way to go,very well said. I totally agree.
Oh My

Scott City, MO

#8 Nov 25, 2008
Daddy wrote:
They say just about any male past puberty can become a father, but it takes a real man to be a dad. The difference arises here: any man can be a father, for it only takes the sexual act and conception to be a father – but to be a dad (or daddy) takes a real man. It takes a man who is responsible and able to provide and care for a child. A dad (daddy) takes time to be with his child(ren), teaches them life lessons, takes care of them emotionally and financially, is there for games, first days of school, for the first break-up, and for graduation. A dad is there when his children are sick, when they don’t always succeed, and even when it is inconvenient. Dad is not just there for the "glory and publicity." A dad (daddy) is connected to his child in the heart and soul, but anyone can be a father. So, just because you might be genetically tied to your child(ren), you aren’t necessarily a daddy. No matter how many public appearances you make to “show off,” the world still knows the truth. Sometimes, a step-father better fills the shoes than a biological father. I've seen it happen...just a thought.
That was such well written and thought of. I would say that you are one of the step-dad's that fill the role of dad/daddy........I commend you and don't even know you. There aren't many dad/daddy's in this town. Most will try to buy their love and that doesn't work. I hope everyone out there that has divorced parents have a chance to have a step-dad like you. I will say that can go both ways with a mom/mommy. That was one of the sweetest post on this site. Thank you..........
disturbed

Chaffee, MO

#9 Nov 25, 2008
im sure it was actually a woman who wrote this just posing as a dad

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#10 Nov 25, 2008
TRACY JONES TOO.....HE HAS A DAUGHTER NEAR S. LOUIS WHO JUST HAD HIS GRANDSON AND HE HAS NOT SEEN JANIE SINCE SHE WAS A BABY ....HOW SAD....
MIKE RAYMOND.....HAS A DAUGHTER WITH LISA BAILEY AND HE HAS NEVER EVEN CALLED HER. SHES GROWN TO BE A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY AND MISSES HER DAD!
JUST MY 2 CENTS!BECAUSE THESE 2 YOUNG LADIES ARE MY FRIENDS!
Susan

United States

#11 Nov 26, 2008
This is wonderful I was raised by my step dad and to this day at 35 he is my Daddy. My 2 boys have a wonderful step dad also and they will both tell he is their dad. My 15 year old son just wrote his father off and wont even take his calls. It is a true blessing when another MAN steps up and becomes the Dad.
Thank you I love to see this:)
gues

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Nov 26, 2008
disturbed wrote:
im sure it was actually a woman who wrote this just posing as a dad
It don't matter who wrote it, its the truth so don't be rude...
guest

Hillsboro, MO

#13 Nov 26, 2008
This was a GREAT.. Thank YOu for writing.
Great Post

East Prairie, MO

#14 Nov 26, 2008
I will have to say that is a great post!!
guest

Sikeston, MO

#15 Nov 26, 2008
gues wrote:
<quoted text>
It don't matter who wrote it, its the truth so don't be rude...
I had to comment on this, and yes I am a woman, I was married 15 years to a man who was never a daddy, because back then when you got married it was through thick and thin. We have 2 great kids who loved us no matter what. I was always the one that provided for us, even though he tried. I worked toward our living he worked toward his. Enough sad sorry. My kids think of me as their Dad and Mom and as for him he is the sperm donor. So sometimes a Dad can aslo be a Mom. It is just a matter of perception, not every family has to have a male in it to be alright.
Guest

United States

#16 Nov 26, 2008
This is a great post. My husband adopted my daughter shortly after we married. When her dad divorced me he divorced her also. She was angry for years but now she loves her step dad or as she puts it's "My Daddy". Any man can be a sperm donor but it takes one heck of a man to be a father!! My dad married my mother with 8 kids and he never ever once introduced as his step children he loved us and treated us as his own. He is my hero and I'm still a 46 year old "daddy's girl". So to all the "DADS" out there, I tip my hat!! You are all heros in such a special way!!
guest

Sikeston, MO

#17 Nov 26, 2008
I'm sorry I meant to reply to disturbed.
guest

Sikeston, MO

#18 Nov 26, 2008
Oh My wrote:
<quoted text>That was such well written and thought of. I would say that you are one of the step-dad's that fill the role of dad/daddy........I commend you and don't even know you. There aren't many dad/daddy's in this town. Most will try to buy their love and that doesn't work. I hope everyone out there that has divorced parents have a chance to have a step-dad like you. I will say that can go both ways with a mom/mommy. That was one of the sweetest post on this site. Thank you..........
Thank You!!!!
guest

Sikeston, MO

#20 Nov 26, 2008
Keep it to top maybe someone will have a reason to rethink.
Crazy

United States

#21 Nov 26, 2008
Bumpity bump bump.

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