I remember the first day you said Hey to me. 10 years ago! How time flies! You looked really good! I still remember your cologne.
I was like “damn! That guy is fine”…then a second thought crept in. “What if the devil is setting me up again?”
You see, I was tired of an empty life. Empty promises, empty gains at the expense of my dignity and self worth. I was tired of trying so hard to please everyone around me.
I was tired of wanting to be accepted, yet all I got was a rude awakening! One disappointment after another. I longed for intimacy more than anything else.
Intimacy with my savior. Intimacy with someone who would love me for me, not what they would gain from me.
So there you were. You relentlessly pursued me, I was hesitant to open my heart to you-but you kept at it. Stubborn I called you, visionary you called yourself!
I saw your heart. I heard your heart. I felt your heart and so did God prove you to me in a myriad of ways.
No, it was not about your pockets, because well, were there any pockets really? – just joking.
You were simply real. No grey areas just real. You didn’t beat around the bush! You said “take me as I am!”
You had a huge vision for us – and I thank the Lord, that the chapters are unveiling one by one.
I remember when you got me my first flowers. You plucked some bougainvillea off the fence and said, “One day hunnie, I will buy you fresh roses.”
The journey has been worthwhile.
The turns, the bumps, the potholes, the tears, the prayers, the fights, the make up, have all painted a beautiful picture of us.
You are beautiful to me you know.
I love your beautiful soul. I love your addiction to Christ. I love that are broken before the Lord. I love that you know yourself through Christ.
You are an amazing father! I love your love -you and baby! Gentle and so kind.
You wear different hats. From “coachez”, Sir, Baba naniii, Chairman, Block rep, but I know only know you with one – My Johnny.
My best friend.
My snuggle mate.
My purpose partner. The one I get to do life with!
My vision bearer. My leader, My priest.
I call you my warrior!
My man of valor!
My prayer partner – the one I go to spiritual war with!
Hunnie, you bring out the best in me!
Couldn’t trade you for anything or anyone else.
The hard days are just as perfect – having pissed each other off, not facing each other, but only our butts touching in bed! I know we both ask ourselves, “Is this fight worth losing my best friend? ” And the answer is always No.
We kiss, make up and pray to the Lord that we will keep fighting for each other. So far, So GOD!
I love you immensely! I love you deeply! I cherish every inch of you!
Yours now, tomorrow and ever!
Happy Father’s Day hunnie!
….and Daddy, I miss you too. I miss your hugs. I miss your loud voice! I miss you so much! Thank you for what you instilled in us. A day passes not without thinking about you.
The Lord has kept us. He has comforted us. Though we will never see you here again, whatever you gave us will be enough for our momentary life too.
We love you, we miss you. Till we meet again at the feet of Jesus. Happy Father’s Day Daddy!
….Happy Father’s Day to all the men who do their best to take care of their families. Who stand strong by their wives and cherish them with the love of Christ!
You are celebrated!