Friday, June 13, 2008

One Love


"Any fool with a dick can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children". -Furious Styles (Boys in the Hood) as told to his son, Tre.

Daddy
. The one word that describes me that will always make me smile. That's what I am. That's who I'll always be. Even when I'm dead. I love fatherhood. It is the most rewarding and challenging job that I'll ever have. I take it seriously. Very seriously.


August 9, 1999

August 8, 2002

December 10, 2006

Those were the 3 best days of my life. I remember them as if they were yesterday. Deion was first. Although I'm not an emotional person, I remember crying the day that he was born. I was thankful to be blessed with a healthy son. He's was not only our first child but the first grandchild on both sides. I thought that he'd be spoiled but at the age of 8...he's very grounded. I already see some my qualities in him. He's extremely competitive. He's the friendly one. He's the kid that everybody likes. I love going to pick him up from school and his classmates say..."Hello Deion's Dad!" I get a kick outta that. In the end...I am Deion's dad. And that's ok with me.


Kameron
was next. He was special because he came a day before Deion's 3rd bday. No...we didn't plan it but it just happened. I remember him being handed to my wife when he was born. I'd never seen a baby that big! As he's gotten older, I see that he shares some my qualities as well. Kameron is very witty. He's a jokester. I love that about the kid b/c i'm the same way. Both he and his brothers are extremely intelligent. Some middle children struggle to gain their identity. Not Kam. This kid is something else.


Last but not least is Brandon. He wasn't born in August but he was born on December 10th...a day after MY birthday. I remember praying that he would be born on my bday. But Brandon has his OWN mind and he does things his way. Right now...he runs our house. He just doesn't pay any bills! He's a lot like his brothers but he's different too. He's the baby. They will look out for him. They'll show him the way as he gets older.
I could go on and on about my sons. They mean the world to me. I feel blessed to have them. They are a gift. It's my job to give them love, discipline, and an example to follow...just as my dad did for me and my brother.

Father's Day Shout Outs


Dad- Love you, man! You always told me and Damon that when we got older that you'd be more like our best friend than our father. And you didn't lie.

Damon
- you've done a great job with Taylor and Tyler. I'm proud of you


My cousins
...Mike, Eric, Scott, Marc, Robert- job well done!


My crew
...Zell, Derrick, Roody, Bill, Shaft, Moe, Russ, Bruce, Clark, Will, Danny, ERob, Erv, Brad, Boogie, Mel, Hakeem, Ryan, Joey, Lamont, Pizzo, Q, Toine, Bobby,Wilson, Zo,


Blog crew
...Torrance, Don, Tony OH


To all of you sistas who are mom and DAD for your children.

From me to you...Happy Father's Day.

41 comments:

Mizrepresent said...

FIRST!

I so loved this post! Look at those beautiful princes!

I already know you are a good father 12kyle and i can tell that your relationship with your kids are great!

I am thankful for fathers like yourself.

Happy Fathers Day to all the great fathers out there, but especially to my Blog brothers:

12kyle, Tony OH, Rich, All-Mi-T!

Have a good one!

Proactiff said...

ditto what YOU'VE so eloquently said! i know mrs 12kyle gone hold it down, no doubt, come sunday seeing one good turn deserves another. you did do her right mother's day didn't you? *wink*

i gave mp something to have fixed for his father's day. no, really, i did (see blog). heavy sigh.

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Happy Father's Day to you my brother! I pray that your love and dedication to your children become contagious to the daddy's in the world who do not realize what a blessing it is to be a father. May God bless you and keep you always.

The Pew View said...

Baby I sho wish ALL my baby daddys thought like you back in the day. I understands a few of them not being sure if the baby was really theirs cause I was a wild cat but my goodness least they could have pretends like I did! I thanks they just didn't wanna be a daddy so they used any excuse possible. My boys are good to they childrens though. One even claiming 4 childrens that everybody in town knows aint his. But I raised my boys to do the right thang. I always told them "Take cares of your childrens even if it's mama's baby and poppa's maybe." I figures if they lives in the same household as you they is your responsibility as a man. Now all of my husbands knew the rule. IF YOU LIVE IN THE CASTLE AND SLEEP WITH THE QUEEN YOU BETTA TREAT ALL MY CHILDRENS LIKE ROYALTY! Sad a lotta mens these days lives with women and truly treats her kids like step childrens. Anyway Baby you be blessed and keep raising them young kings to be good mens just like they daddy. Take care now.

Signed
Ruthie Ann

Eb the Celeb said...

Awwwwweeeeeee

12kyle said...

@ Miz
Thanks Miz. Yeah. We have a great relationship. I try to remember that in their eyes...I'm Superman. So, I have to do what I can for them.

@ PRO
Yes! Mother's Day was quite nice. But you know that Father's Day comes and goes with less fanfare. LoL

I just hit your blog.

@ Keisha the Kitten
Thanks! I really appreciate that.

@ Pew View
4 kids that's not his? Ohhh lawd! LoL

@ Eb the Celeb
Thanks!

prettyparker said...

happy father's day to you 12k. i seriously love that photo of your boys, precious.

some things about my daddy come to mind on father's day - teaching me to ride a bike, showing me how to check the oil in my car, walking me down the aisle and dancing with me on my wedding day, showing me how to hold my 1st baby when i left the hospital, driving me from OH to DC and back for a job interview. i love my daddy.

and a huge thank you to my father-in-law who has been there for me like a dad ever since I left OH and moved to VA with my hubby.

to both my brother and brother-in-law for being a world-class fathers and role models to their boys.

last but definitely not least, shout out to mr prettyparker. i've put that man through some good and bad times over the past 14 years and that he took the sunshine with the rain speaks volumes of his love and devotion to our family. i couldn't have asked God for a greater blessing than choosing my hubby as my friend, my lover and my partner.

to all of the fathers on the blog, Happy Father's Day!

Queen of My Castle said...

Awwwww, this was really cute.

I think one of the sweetest yet sexiest things ever is a doting yet strong father BEING a father to his child(ren).

Happy Father's Day

Rich said...

Happy Fathers Day Bruh, I have 4 girls and 1 boy of my own, so I share in the sentiment of being Daddy. It is a special place to be in the lives of others.

I'm also a December baby like yourself. No wonder I dig your style.

I hope you enjoy Fathers Day tremendously.

Rezidl said...

Good looking out, Chocolate Boy Wonder. Back at ya....

The wife and I were talking the other night about how when we visited you guys, Deion was listening and singing along to Usher on my Ipod. As he mumbled along with the song he blurted out "I want a woman in a street and a freak in the bed!"

Classic!...from the mouths of babes.

Opinionated Diva said...

Loved the tribute...the boys look absolutely adorable. The youngest clearly favors you!

Happy Father's Day Kyle!

12kyle said...

@ prettyparker
Thanks! I appreciate that. The picture was from Brandon's bday party last year. Since his bday is the day after mine...I no longer get bday parties! LoL

Sounds like your father was a great man! Shout out to your hubby. I hope that you make Sunday special for him. I know that you will.

@ Queen
I like the new hairstyle. Maaaad fly!

Thanks for the words! Happy Father's Day to your father.

@ Rich
Same to you, playboi! Enjoy ya day! I know that your wife will set it out for ya.

When's your bday?

@ Rezidl
Same to you, playapimp.

I remember that! Classic. That dude is off the chain. He told me last night that Nick Cannon had married Mariah Carey. He was talkin like he and Nick were boys or sumthin'. Haaaaa

@ OD
Thanks! He REALLY does look like me. I was looking at some of my baby pictures the other day and we look like twins. If he starts to act like me...Watch out! Lmao!!!

CapCity said...

I just wanna know where were all these men-folk u listed last Saturday!? LOL!

Yea - this post here is special. U r TRULY a grounded Brother & I'm so glad to consider u a blog-family member/friend, 12Kyle;-). Your sons r blessed to have u!

Hugz & HAPPY Father's DAY to ALL the GOOD FATHERS!!

Tha L said...

happy father's day kyle! your boys are beautiful.

Darius T. Williams said...

Great post man, although u already know that. I love how you are being the greatest dad that you can be. Keep doing ya thang.

12kyle said...

@ CapCity
Almost all of these dudes live outta town...including Boogie...but he made it to the event! LoL

Thanks for the luv, Cap!

@ L
Thanks, L. I wish I could take credit for their good looks. I can't take all the credit. But I can take 75% of the credit. Haaaaa

@ Darius
Preciate it, bruh. I'ma keep doin it as long as the blood is in my veins and air is in my lungs

Rich said...

December 4th

ShellyShell said...

Awww this was such a nice post! Your youngest son is a spitting image of you!!

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

Happy pappy day, well said folk

The F$%K it List said...

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY 12K.

Hearing you talk about your sons makes me all teary eyed. No one can ever doubt that you are a great dad.

Enjoy your day!!

Dreamy said...

what a beautiful family Kyle. all you were missing was Ms Kyle,lol.

the baby looks just like you, too cute


such handsome boys,lol

I hope that you have a wonderful father's day. i admire you as a man for loving and being a father to those beautiful boys. keep doing the damn thang. they are gonna turn out to be wonderful men when they get older

i know they will "beeelee that"

Dreamy

Ms. Jones said...

I always get a smile on my face when I read and hear things like this post because it lets me know that there are still good fathers out there! Your boys are soooo handsome, keep up the great work!

12kyle said...

@ CapCity
Almost all of these dudes live outta town...including Boogie...but he made it to the event! LoL

Thanks for the luv, Cap!

@ L
Thanks, L. I wish I could take credit for their good looks. I can't take all the credit. But I can take 75% of the credit. Haaaaa

@ Darius
Preciate it, bruh. I'ma keep doin it as long as the blood is in my veins and air is in my lungs

CapCity said...

hey 12k - does boogie have a blog? or is he another none bloggin' blogger like lance? i don't want the brutha to think less of me cuz i didn't show him any link luv. LOL!

TravelDiva said...

Lovely post!

Tom_Gurl said...

Your boys are beautiful!

I loved reading that post...I love reading and seeing men that love and play their role as Dad-takes a real man to do that...and 12 kyle-a real man you are! It's so clear how much love, time and attention you have for your children-and that's beautiful to see!

Happy Father's Day

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

awwwwwwww, your babies are so friggin cute!!! i know how ou feel...your littlest one's b-day is only days after my baby in '06...maybe they'll get married-LOL
have a great daddy's day!

12kyle said...

@ Rich
We might need to throw a party together!

@ ShellyShell
Thanks! He's off the chain. I dunno what I'm gonna do with him

@ Torrance
Same to you, bruh!

@ The F$%K it List
I talked to Mrs12 and she said that she read it and it made her cry

@ Dreamy
Thank you for the kind words!

btw...I see that you changed your name. LOL

@ Ms. Jones
Yes! There are a lotta good fathers out there. We can't be lumped in with the bad ones.

@ CapCity
Boogie doesn't have a blog...YET! lol

@ TravelDiva
Thanks!!

@ tom_gurl
Thanks for the luv. The love that I have for them was taught to my by my father. I've learned that my sons will learn so much from me. If I treat their mother like a queen...then they'll do the same with the women that they marry.

@ PCD
Maybe we need to arrange that! I've seen lil PCD. She is adorable!!!

i.can't.complain. said...

happy fathers day, big brother 12

beautiful family

-1-

12kyle said...

@ -1-
Thank you very much. Hope you're still enjoying those hours on South Beach

Dione said...

Awwwww! Such devotion to the little guys. That's wassup my friend! Keep setting a grand example for the youth coming up today and show them what it means to be a real man raising his children!
Happy and BLESSED Father's Day 12kyle!

12kyle said...

@ Dione
Thanks for the sweet words! I'm gonna keep doing what I've been doing. That's why they depend on me.

Tony OH said...

Happy Father's day Bro! We need to get them little rascals out to the campsite for some fishing!
What's your schedule for the summer?

12kyle said...

@ Tony OH
Same to you bruh! Enjoy ya day!

I'd like to get em together. Deion and Kameron will be in SC for a few more weeks. I'll let u know whussup.

~Ms. Moore~ said...

Awe he missed your birthday by one day =(. To get her to have the baby on your birthday you shoulda got her up early in the morning made her drink a spoon of hot sauce, then walk around the block (make sure it’s a big ole country block), then drink a cup of castor oil, then walk around the block again. After all that something is bound to come out somewhere---LMAO
But on the real though, you are a great dad and I wish you could rub off on some of those knuckle heads that just dropped some sperm and kept rolling on to the next womb. Or worse yet they half ass come around the children showing them nothing but their resentment and bad habits.
HAPPY DADDY DAY daddy (RIP: Robert Moore Sr), 12K, Lamont and all the great dads of the world.
www.deliveringonthepromise.com/rcvmoore

Miss Mika said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!

There is no sweeter sight to see than a proud father. I absolutely love it!!! Your son's are beautiful.

Happy Father's Day!!!

Hadassah said...

aaaaw that is soo cute! Son on the right is eyeing the cake lol!

B-More BAP said...

Great Pic and Great Post!!

12kyle said...

@ Ms. Moore
LMAO @ u! You know if I made her do all of that, she'd kick my ass.

But you're right, tho. Far too many brothers aren't being responsible men when it comes to their seeds. As a man, I must say that we have to break that cycle.

@ Mika
Thanks, sis! I really appreciate it!

@ Hadassah
Thank you! You're right. He's eyeing the cake. A minute before the picture was taken he was trying to stick his finger in the cake.

@ B-More BAP
Thank you! Preciate the luv

swag_ambassador said...

happy fathers day bruh! keep being the epitome for those wonderful lil ones..

Bless..

12kyle said...

@ Swag
Preciate it, bruh