To My Dad: "The Man" Happy Birthday


Please join me in wishing my Dad, my namesake, aka "The Blueprint" a #HappyBirthday 

Thank you for giving me my #billiegenes (as evidenced by the photo) my laugh, my smile (minus my gap!) and my wear wolf 🐺 beard game among other things. Thank you for embodying true biblical manhood that was and is SACRED: Submitted to God and sacrificially loving to mom and all of us, Accountable, Considerate, Responsible, Emotionally Healthy, and Disciplined. I know it's by grace that you have been in my life. Thank you for always holding your word and always telling me you loved me, every single day as far back as I can remember. Every day you woke up at the crack of dawn, put your knees down in prayer and were out the door to provide for us - thank you. As an entrepreneur who knew few in this country in '79, you did the impossible. The fear from Mom's "Wait 'till your Father gets home" 🙆🏿‍♂️ (lol) when I acted like I forgot what roof I lived under or the blood 🇳🇬 that ran in my veins, helped shape me into the man I am today. You are the perfect balance of fun and focus, discipline and delight. The original top chef 👨🏾‍🍳 and best cook in our home 👀 - "don't tell mom."

A lifelong learner that would give @charlierose a run for his money on past and present knowledge. So much more I could say, but do know I'm thankful to God to have you in my life and thank you for giving us all you had and more. You are the man and I love you @lawofa #happybirthday

Posted on March 13, 2017 .