I am a Real Man and my mind is made up that my future is not going to be shadowed by shame, a cousin to disgrace or the mother to a generational curse by abandoning my baby; No, this is my Baby, and I don’t need Maury on TV to tell me or his Mother to chase me down to support him, because I give GOD all the glory and take full responsibility for his precious life;
I will both Educate and Protect him; I will raise him in and by the Word of GOD, and with importance of having spiritual faith in GOD; I will Teach him how to Pray and how important it is for a Man to pray everyday, for the rest of his life;
I will mark the date he first say’s Daddy, and beam with pride and be ready with a digital camera when he wears his first suit to Sunday service;
I will teach him that Character and Dignity are the children of Wisdom, and must be nurtured, pursued and practiced at all times if he desires to be respected in this world; For the world will respect you, based solely on the value you place upon yourself;
I will teach him all Sports and the importance of not winning or losing, but how he plays the game with integrity is what matters most; I will be there for each and every Parent-Teacher conference knowing that I as his Dad am responsible for his successful academic education beginning at home, and not place it all on his teachers at school;
I will teach him that whatever he desires in life must come from earning it through hard work, persistence and determination; I will teach him the importance of economics and financial responsibility; I will teach him that he is not to become an emotional slave to money, but rather allow money to serve him through spiritual wisdom;
I will teach him to never allow himself to become a psychological slave through the sophisticated mental conditioning of how society defines him;
But rather seek the Freedom in becoming a Mental giant through self determination, goal setting and always staying focused on the bigger picture of life; To avoid all of the historical snares, pitfalls and traps in the form of the guns, drugs and alcohol responsible for the deaths of untold millions of black men in our communities, and the innumerable growing incarceration rate of so many more;
I will teach him the important artistry and diverse tapestry of our culture in Music, Dance, Acting, Paintings, Sculptors & Authors and its rich history and continued present day force to set the trends that move the world; I will teach him the historical contributions of his people and their significant role from the beginning of time in giving humanity the varied Sciences of Mathematics, Medicine, Astronomy, Geometry;
I will teach him the importance to always think on a global level and the importance to seek a vocation in the areas of economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion and to then bring his learned skills home to serve his community; Doing this will always keep him grounded in knowing his place in the scheme of things;
Most importantly, I will teach him that throughout his life he is to always protect and respect all Women; To never raise a hand against one or abuse them; And to especially cherish and love the one who wins his heart in the same manner he has witnessed all of his life, the love I have for his Mother;
Where can my future go…? Hopefully the last act of my life will be in the arms of this same child of mine during my Winter season;
And when looking into his eyes being ready to give my last breath, as he looked into mine eyes so many years before in taking his first one. I am at peace now in the knowledge that he is raising his children, in the same manner I raised him.
"Cause deep down inside, I always knew that prioritizing this Child’s life was more significant, than anything else this world had to offer." IJPN - In JESUS Precious Name.
MAN-UP PT 3
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