Hardworking, loving, single father. After my wife and I split some years ago, I fell into the usual role of paying child support and having my kids on weekends. This situation took some getting used to because I was used to having my children under my roof. I was accustomed to putting them to sleep and waking them up. Anyway, while shopping yesterday evening I overheard a conversation between two guys about their children. One guy (African American probably 30 years old) was saying he didn’t understand why he had to pay child support and let his kids visit him. It should be one or the other. The other guy co-signed in agreement with him. I immediately began thinking, are they serious. To me, that is a disgrace. Children need fathers. To a single mother, the child support dollars should definitely help, but shouldn’t be the only interest the child’s father has. I believe I’d go crazy if I couldn’t see my children. I know they’d go crazy if they couldn’t see me. I want to encourage men, in particularly, black men, to not only support your children but take care of them (when possible) and love them dearly. I try to spend time with them when I can, pray and attend church when I have them and openly communicate with them so they won’t be scared to talk to me. It’s my duty to be a leader and role model for them. I pray that all young families who face the unfortunate situation of separation continue to support and love the children. It’s not their fault. More than that, it’s not hard if you love them. I work full time and run an entertainment company and still make time for my children. If I can do, you can do it…ya dig. Peace & Blessings!