We have walked these winding paths together and I have been made better because of it.
You can probably tell this story verbatim – because repetition is critical for histories to take root, but when stories are infused the spirit of love they can never die.
23 years ago.
I sat outside of the delivery room discombobulated – unsure of what was to come and like always when uncertainty beckons – a Family member (in the form of your Grandfather) spoke power into me, cautioning that it wasn’t about me anymore. And… with that, I strode into the room undaunted and bore witness to the event that would be seared into my consciousness forever and serve to guide my steps from that point forward – your arrival into this world.
When they placed you in my arms, I promised to never leave your side – and I swore that you would be a better man than I.
Talk about over-delivering on mandates?
When I say you have met and exceeded any and all expectations that is a cruel understatement.
I have marveled at the part that I have had in the man that you have become – and you aren’t done yet!
The faith that would have been lost in an ugly world seemingly powered on invective is redeemed, by your presence.
Because I know that you will indelibly change it!
People gravitate towards you because your innate goodness – you come from a proud legacy of healers and manifesters my son – your medium of music will serve to heal the legions of broken souls.
Always remember to guard your spirit and keep the faith – because our Ancestors will always guide your steps.
If you ever doubt your power, take note of how you changed a bitter, young man (me) who was mad at the world into something that he could have never imagined.
On your birthday, I celebrate you and I thank you for the honor of being your Father, I stand humbled that you chose me.
Happy Birthday son.