We have got a lot of things happening in our lives and I have been so lucky and fortunate to have been blessed with a lot of things that make me happy. Fatherhood being one of them and in my life the relationship part to me is my most prized thing.
I have learned that we all have the power to be happy and that we have ability to make other people happy and content in a relationship and this is amazing to me. I have been with the love of my life Jodeyne for 25 years now.
I wake up everyday so grateful and thankful that I have someone who loves me for me. Someone who you can walk through this world with eyes wide open and on due course with you.
This is the kid who grew up as the youngest and only child of four in the house and shouldered all the families problems in different ways. I was teased, I was harassed, I was lost, I was a good actor, but wanted to be different from the rest. The boys in my family were always up to something, and I saw a lot of hate, resentment, and problems in my life but I had parents that loved each other and loved me, and still loved us all unconditionally even though shit happened.
I learned from my parents that relationships can be amazing when there is trust and understanding and a true common bond, yet through all that time it’s that kid watched what went on, being scared in many ways I was one who had a rough time with relationships till this man today.
Yeah, so this massive smile and deep laugh I have is real when I think about that shit that happened that no one knows about. When I watch people, I get it! We are all hustling in some way. We are all trying to define our reason to be here on earth. I watch in my business and many other businesses how cut throat people are, and they forget that friendly relationships are better for a healthier world, better for a healthier mind, better for the people we work along with. Positive Relationships are the key to success along with common goals.
I am so thankful I have realized being a father is the greatest job I have ever had and will be the greatest job I will ever have. I have always wanted to be a great dad like my Pop was to me. I have always wanted to give Signey things that I felt I never got. It is not materialistic things that are most important to me, it is the education and enriching of a child’s culture showing and seeing what the world really has to offer through history. Touching it, seeing all the hard work that went into leaving a legacy for generations to share with one another. Seeing how the fun of sport, and how to excite a child’s mind through imagination. Showing her that she alone can create her own destiny from the beginning of her time here on earth and pass on the light to the next generations.
When she was born Jodeyne was sleeping in my bed in the delivery room (I got kicked out) and I held Signey in these two giant hands I have and I said to her, “I will Always, Always take care of you for the rest of mine and your life so you are safe.” I was a happy Papa Bear that day because I waited for so long for that very moment to say that. In all these years I dreamed of sitting with my little one and showing them the world I know. It’s a big world out there, and throughout the years, and throughout the ups and downs I realized that the most important thing I could do with my daughter today and into the future is lead our life with love. Not success, not fame, not anything else but I am always there for you.
There is going to be a time when she really starts to grow up and I am going to be an older gent and I hope she can stand with me knowing how much I love her. I hope one day I can ask her one question, “what is thing you love the most about our relationship?” What will it be? I keep my fingers crossed saying, “I trust you.” If a young lady can say that to her dad, considering where I was at 13 and the instability my family of older brothers gave to my parents daily I have to say “I trust you” and that we have a very special bond would be amazing. You know I couldn’t ask for anything more. I love you Jodeyne, and I love you little girl. Soooooo much.