They say that lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place.
That's true. But it almost did.
Nine years ago on tomorrow (Aug 9), the first bolt of lightning struck. You came to us. You came earlier than we expected. Actually, the doctor's said that you'd be here on August 18th. I remember when I first saw you. You were long and thin. Just like you are now. Before you were born...we had planned to name you Kyle, Jr or KJ. I wanted to name you after me. Then, I realized that you needed your own identity. It wasn't until I laid eyes on you that I told them that your name would be Deion. Your middle name would be Kyle. So, it worked out b/c my middle name is Deion. But your name fit who you are...and who you will become. I know that I had a life before you came but sometimes those memories become blurry b/c I know about the life that I have now. You made me a father. You are a gift from God. And I love you.
The second bolt of lightning would come a day short of 3 years later (August 8th). You came to us earlier than we expected as well. The doctor's said that you'd be here on August 18th. I had hoped that you'd be here on Deion's birthday. But you came at your pace...like you always do. You have your own identity and your own day. I remember holding you in the delivery room and thinking..."this is the biggest baby that I've ever seen." Mommy couldn't hold you b/c she fell asleep after you were born. I guess she was tired. Nevertheless, you look like her! You even have a round head like her. LOL. But you are who you are. You are Kameron. You made me a father. You are a gift from God. And I love you.
And tomorrow...we will party. We will party as hard as any 9 and 6 year old kid can party. I want you to enjoy yourselves. Let's have some fun. Happy Birthday to the both of you!