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Common: I Haven't Always Been The Dad I Wanted To Be

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Common: I Haven't Always Been The Dad I Wanted To Be

Common has accomplished so many things in his life!

He's a Grammy Award winning musician, who's inspired a generation with his thought provoking him hop, AND has an impressive acting resume.

However, a recent blog post by Common is about the things he has missed out on: spending time with "greatest love of his life," his daughter, Omoye.

He says:

"I fight with myself knowing that I haven't always been the dad I wanted to be for her. I haven't fought sometimes to be around her. Sometimes I took the passive route, avoiding conflict with her mother at the expense of seeing my daughter.

Daddy, I want to come and see you," she'll tell me. That makes me feel good, but it also makes me feel sad because it reminds me that I'm not in her life every day. As her dad, I want her to know that she is loved to the utmost and that she has that love from a man — the first man in her life. Knowing that, she can go into her future relationships and really be able to love in a healthy way. The love that I can give to Omoye and the ideals and values that I can teach her will be her foundation. They'll be qualities that she can use in her relationships. I know this because I've lived these truths myself. I know this because my mother gave this love to me."


He is so sweet! Sounds like Omoye is lucky to have a father that loves her so much!

[Image via WENN.]

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