I didn’t have a father figure to look up to. My dad walked out of my life when I was 5 years old, when my mother needed him the most. My name comes from my dad’s name. I come from a family that believes in each other. When we make promises, we keep our word and make It happen. But my dad Gabriel Barnacle never kept up with a single promise. Growing up, I saw my father as a strong Individual that was trying to take care of his family according to my mother
Sandra Versa. She always talked good about him to me. As I started to believe my mother I wanted to be like him when I grew up. I was so amazed how hard working he was and how he never missed a birthday. I understood why he wasn’t around; he was working hard for us according to my mother. When I was 6 or 7 years old, I always thought my dad was In Dominican Republic working for a company called Roll. This Is a shipping company that ships packages from New York to Dominican Republic. My mother Sandra Versa never wanted to tell me the truth about him.
The eel truth was that he left us when my mother was pregnant with my sister, and when I was 2 years old. My mother kept telling me until the age of 7 that my dad was coming home soon. I couldn’t stop asking about him since the day he left us. My mother always had an excuse why he wasn’t coming home. I was tired of all the excuses. On my seventh birthday, my father called me to say happy birthday. Before this day, I TLD hear from him since I was 5 years old. The last time I heard from him was when he left me hanging.
He promised me that we were going out to park to play assessable and he never came to pick me up. I was really sad and disappointed. My mother told me that he had work to do that day. A cold winter in 2000, my mother couldn’t afford to buy me a warm coat for the winter. I called my dad and asked him to buy me a coat because It was a really cold winter. He promised me that he was going to buy me a coat and since that day he never picked up his phone. I got tired of all of his lies. I started to catch on to the fact that he was full of nothing but excuses.
My mother couldn’t look at me in the eyes ND tell me the truth when I confronted her about him. Everything she told me about him was a lie. He never sent me a birthday gift. All the gifts I received were from my mother. He never worked in a company called ROI; It was a lie to back him up. He never sent us money or food to survive. He TLD even try to call me to see If I was okay or even living. I don’t hate my dad at all. I just took my experiences with my dad as a motivation and a lesson learned. I understand you can’t make someone do something they don’t want to do.
It was my dad’s choice to not be a part of my life. It showed me that he wasn’t responsible and that he was nothing I thought he was. I am who I am today because of my mother but my dad is the person why I am a real man. I would never be Like my father, because he’s not the example that every child wished they had. The keep my promises when I make one. I’m a valuable and a loyal man that will always know what is right. I’m man of honor. I’m not a coward that walks away when things get hard. I thank him for showing me that I will be a way better father that he ever as.
A mother that can take care of their 2 kids is a strong woman. I will always respect my mother for what she did. I will always respect the mother of my kids and always be there for her because if I get my girlfriend pregnant, it’s my Job to take full responsibility for what I did. I called Gabriel Barnacle my dad because he bought me into this world, but a father is a man that takes care of their child. I learned that I am a complete opposite of my dad. When he was 20 years old, the age I am today, I am pretty sure he didn’t have the same mindset as I do today.