A Boy Raises A Man — And Becomes One Himself

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Colbert Williams was just 16 when he became a father and then had to raise his son as a single dad. Now Colbert is 30, and his son, Nathan, is a teenager himself. Recently the pair talked about raising kids.

"What were you thinking when I was born?" Nathan, 15, asked.

"I guess as a 16-year-old who came from a situation where there wasn't a father, you know, my confidence level was probably as low as it possibly could get because I realized that I was going to be responsible for some person," Colbert said. "So I was scared."

Fear was what made Colbert reach out for help. He attended parenting groups, hoping to learn how to take care of Nathan. And even though he stuck out a bit, the sessions gave him confidence.

I just love the picture--read or listen to it all.

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Posted February 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ad Orientem wrote:

A really inspirational story.  Thanks for posting.

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