"Fatherhood has changed the way I think about life and the world. It gives me the ultimate reason to try & leave the world a better place than when I came into it. It means I am forever learning, questioning my own thought processes and beliefs, and working to be a better human being for my kids, and those around me. Fatherhood has also redefined the respect and admiration I have for Kate, my wife, as we try to navigate the passage of parenthood together, trying to work and grow together whilst not always seeing things the same way!
It's worth every second; every head-to-wall frustration to watch them grow and flourish as tiny humans." - Troy Roe #proudfatherproject
"Being a father is by far the hardest and most beautiful thing I have ever done." - Simon Allix #proudfatherproject
"There are no words that can truly express how it feels to be a 'Dad' they just simply don't exist! It's like having this very special friend who you just don't want to stop being around.
To see his face when he giggles at the silliest things - to be with at every possible waking moment of the day.... you'd think the urge would ebb, but it doesn't! It's the craziest kind of love that only other parents could ever understand."
"Being a parent means being subject to an emotional rollercoaster. Laughter, anger, sadness, surprise, fear and this is just before 8:30am. You really know you're alive when immersed in their raw and unfettered perception. When I had kids I finally realised the point of it all, the chain of life we all represent across time. They represent the core meaning of our existence; to persist."