Two years ago my younger sister and I took a picture with Charis. She was an adorable baby. As my birthday approached this year, I taught, surrounded with a number of beautiful children was a gift God bestowed me with; Joy, Charis, Jemima and a host other.
Then it happened, “A Godson” I called this. Charis young brother was born the same as my birthday, 3rd August. He is named Emmanuel (namesake). I taught, what if this was a sign – a calling to be a Godfather. A Godfather to guide and protect. Something you see in the Mafia, but this in a more lovely way. Then my ambition would be fulfilled.
I look forward to a future in which fathers will be more intentional about loving their children. And, act more responsibly. A call to fatherhood and uncle-hood if you may. From hence, I become a Godfather.
Now, I say bye to this August and retain all of it remarkable gift of friendship, which I’m grateful for as I look forward to the next.