A open Letter to My Family..
I ask myself every day if I’m a good father and step father. I’m encouraged by the fact that I believe my family
respects me for who I am. I truly believe what made me stronger was the birth of my daughters and my extended family, thus
making our family a unit that could not be broken no matter what. Because you are special young women and men, I am proud
you are my family. Starting out Evelyn, Barbara and I had no way to know what life had in store for us, until we knew that
all of you made us stronger in a way only a family could do allowing us to love all of you.
Tina, Shawna, Tricia, Nicole and Kevin, be yourself, weigh others input but think for yourself, then act upon what you believe!
Love yourself. Make peace with who you are and where you are at this moment in time. Listen to your heart. Make time for
yourself. Take chances, Life can be messy and confusing at times, but also it’s full of surprises.
As what I had to do, you have to make your own way. To know where you’re going is only part of it. You need to know
where you’ve been too. And if you ever get lost, don’t worry, your family who loves you will find you. Count on
it. Be who you are and say what you feel, Being defeated is only a temporary condition, giving up is what makes it permanent.
You can’t go back and start a new beginning, but you can start today and make a new ending
Tina, Shawna, Tricia, Nicole and Kevin, this is my wish for you! Strength for the future, the feeling of seeing a dream come
true, a bright carefree spirit, but also the wisdom to know in your heart what is most right for you. And always, I’m
hoping that you will remember the most important by far… how much you are loved, how proud I am always, how wonderfully
special you are.