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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


Dad’s corner

Many people have ways of influencing others.   Most people use words to affect other people. An amount of individuals would utilize

their gift of persuasion to convince others of their causes or may be arguments, while some use authority to force people to do as they are told. These several differences can apply to fathers as well. Not all fathers are similar when it comes to educating their children. Many are gentle, while some are more dominant. My father, a somewhat young spirited middle-aged man. Dark skinned with big  black frames to accommodate his big brown eyes. Standing 5’11, broad shoulders, happy, loving man, and always seen with a look upon his face that means business falls under those descriptions of a father.

My father is a man of many words. He is a very talkative man, somewhat quiet but only when listening to someone off when needed. He is not a very persuasive person like others, nor does he use authority to get his message across. All the lessons I’ve learned from my father were never taught in lectures or by long stories. Instead, he gave me real life examples for me to follow. I learned everything I needed to know from my father, through his own life. It was the way he lived his poverty-stricken and fearful life which taught me how to live a more effective, goal reaching, non-poverty stricken life. Indeed, my father was a man of many words but yet he had a soft heart.
My father has simple interests. He is very fond of watching movies, and often watches when he can. When he has time he would go out

and meet friends occasionally. However, his favorite thing to do is go fishing. At such a young age, I was very fascinated with the fact that he would bring home huge, 10 feet long, stinky fish but I always loved it. Still today I like fishing with him but  I am way behind his fishing skills.  Beside from being an outdoor, outgoing , talkative man, my father is a God loving human being whom I love and appreciate the most.

Thank you for reading.

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Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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