Ryan Azar works as an HVAC Salesman. He lives in Covington, Georgia where he is raising his two daughters! Every Dad of the Week answers the following questions, read on to learn more about Ryan and his family!
- What was your first reaction when you found out that you were going to be a father?
- Immediate happiness. Being 19 it was a tough task to handle but, I never felt anything other than happiness from the moment we knew.
- When you knew you were going to be a father of a daughter, who or where did you turn to for advice?
- I turned to my father. He and my sister have always had an amazingly close bond and I knew immediately I wanted the same thing for my daughter and I.
- How would your kids describe you as a dad?
- Silly, for sure. Loving, and fun also.
- What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?
- Feeling that I was doing enough, and that my kids felt enough love and happiness from me.
- Looking back on your life as a father, what would you change if you could?
- I would try not to spend so much time sweating the small stuff. Looking back, I spent so much time worrying about all the small details that sometimes I missed when we would stop to smell the roses for a minute.
- What do you do for fun with your daughter(s)?
- They both LOVE golf cart rides, playing with chalk, and going to eat wings and ice cream. Anything outdoors is always a good time for us.
- What advice would you give to other dads with daughters?
- Don’t be overbearing. Don’t worry about the things that other people will say that’s cliche’ when it comes to being the father of a daughter. And never be scared to get your makeup done or your nails painted, they only do that for a little while and if it makes them happy, it’s worth it.
- How have you come to balance fatherhood and outside life?
- It’s a juggling act most of the time still, but I put my children at the forefront of everything I do and every decision I make and try and make decisions based off of how it would affect them or their happiness. For myself, there’s really nothing outside of fatherhood, and everything I do is for, with, or because of them.
- What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a father?
- All of them. From all of the first steps, to the first time on a ball field, to opening presents on Christmas morning, or even just being lazy together, there’s not one memory that I cherish more than any other one or that sticks out more than another, honestly.
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