What does fatherhood mean to you?
To me, fatherhood is the ultimate honor and privilege. To have the opportunity to provide spiritual guidance, love, security and knowledge to not just my own children, but all children I come in contact with, is a gift from God.
What is the best part of being a dad?
The best part of being a dad is having your children come back to confirm with you – Like this daddy? – after you’ve done your best teaching or explaining something to them. It doesn’t matter if they did it right or not.
What is your proudest moment as a dad?
There are so many. I really can’t pinpoint one. I would say the proudest moment for me as a dad is watching my children take on new challenges with determination.
What do you and your children do for fun?
My oldest daughter is a Special Olympic athlete and I attend and support her in all of her sports. With all of my children, we read together, we play basketball and watch movies. I try to introduce them to the many different aspects of life. I also try to make sure we spend as much quality time together as we can.
What is the hardest part about being a dad?
Knowing that I won’t always be able to protect my babies. One day they are going to have to go out and face the world alone. I can only hope and pray that I’ve done my best to prepare them.
What kind of dad do you strive to be?
I’m striving to be as understanding as possible and to be firm when I need to. I’m striving to set a standard that any man who enters my daughters’ lives will have to meet, not because I say so, but because that’s all my daughters will know. I’m striving to be a father that my daughters love, respect and are proud to call dad.
Describe your funniest moment as a dad.
It’s hard to say. I’m always dancing or making funny faces or even saying silly things. My funniest moment as a dad would probably be the night I was giving my youngest daughter a bath. I heard her mother come into the room so I told her to say hi to her mom using her first name as a joke. To this day, she still calls her mom by her first name. She now has so many different variations of saying her mom’s name. It’s funny to everyone except her mom!
What would you hope that your kids would say about you if asked what kind of a dad they have?
That they have never questioned whether or not their dad loved them. He made it known in everything he did. And that yesterday, today and tomorrow they are always daddy’s girls.
What is the most important piece of advice you’ve received about fatherhood?
As an athlete and coach, I’ve always told my players to leave it all on the court. As a parent, you want to make sure you have exhausted yourself and put forth maximum effort into the lives of your children.
What would you consider to be your most inspiring moment as a dad?
There are so many. I guess it would be the times I’ve initiated the more difficult conversations with my daughters. Many fathers find this hard to do. When it comes to my daughters’ welfare and preparation for life, I can’t wait for them to ask me about it, have to go teach them about it.
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Kevin's daughter Tamisha, top right photo, recently passed away. Our thoughts are with the Wilson family during this difficult time.