Friday, June 13, 2008
"Any fool with a dick can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children". -Furious Styles (Boys in the Hood) as told to his son, Tre.
Daddy. The one word that describes me that will always make me smile. That's what I am. That's who I'll always be. Even when I'm dead. I love fatherhood. It is the most rewarding and challenging job that I'll ever have. I take it seriously. Very seriously.
August 9, 1999
August 8, 2002
December 10, 2006
Those were the 3 best days of my life. I remember them as if they were yesterday. Deion was first. Although I'm not an emotional person, I remember crying the day that he was born. I was thankful to be blessed with a healthy son. He's was not only our first child but the first grandchild on both sides. I thought that he'd be spoiled but at the age of 8...he's very grounded. I already see some my qualities in him. He's extremely competitive. He's the friendly one. He's the kid that everybody likes. I love going to pick him up from school and his classmates say..."Hello Deion's Dad!" I get a kick outta that. In the end...I am Deion's dad. And that's ok with me.
Kameron was next. He was special because he came a day before Deion's 3rd bday. No...we didn't plan it but it just happened. I remember him being handed to my wife when he was born. I'd never seen a baby that big! As he's gotten older, I see that he shares some my qualities as well. Kameron is very witty. He's a jokester. I love that about the kid b/c i'm the same way. Both he and his brothers are extremely intelligent. Some middle children struggle to gain their identity. Not Kam. This kid is something else.
Last but not least is Brandon. He wasn't born in August but he was born on December 10th...a day after MY birthday. I remember praying that he would be born on my bday. But Brandon has his OWN mind and he does things his way. Right now...he runs our house. He just doesn't pay any bills! He's a lot like his brothers but he's different too. He's the baby. They will look out for him. They'll show him the way as he gets older. I could go on and on about my sons. They mean the world to me. I feel blessed to have them. They are a gift. It's my job to give them love, discipline, and an example to follow...just as my dad did for me and my brother.
Father's Day Shout Outs
Dad- Love you, man! You always told me and Damon that when we got older that you'd be more like our best friend than our father. And you didn't lie.
Damon- you've done a great job with Taylor and Tyler. I'm proud of you
My cousins...Mike, Eric, Scott, Marc, Robert- job well done!
My crew...Zell, Derrick, Roody, Bill, Shaft, Moe, Russ, Bruce, Clark, Will, Danny, ERob, Erv, Brad, Boogie, Mel, Hakeem, Ryan, Joey, Lamont, Pizzo, Q, Toine, Bobby,Wilson, Zo,
Blog crew...Torrance, Don, Tony OH
To all of you sistas who are mom and DAD for your children.
From me to you...Happy Father's Day.