Father Faron - 2014 - Present
In the hilly countryside of Fordsville, Kentucky, Faron Cox, now 67, spent his days in the same trailer where he spent his childhood. Following the loss of his father in 2006, Cox had inherited the home in addition to the expanse of land. At an age when many are able to retire, Cox continues his journey through fatherhood with his two youngest sons, Faron "Bear" Cox, now 14, and Skylor "Tiber" Cox, now 11.
Reality hits often for Faron as he navigates the fiscal and physical challenges of each day. A tense and complicated relationship with the children's mother leaves Faron with a bulk of the responsibility for raising his sons, particularly Skylor, who has an undiagnosed cognitive disability. Today, Faron often questions the time he has left to watch his children grow. In 2020, Faron sold the family farm and embarked on a new chapter, one he had talked about for years, to live on a smaller plot of land in an RV camper.
This essay offers a glimpse into the family's home-life, often pivoting back and forth in time, so as to show the seamless and subtle nature in which they've grown.