I would have loved to put these words down tonight with you under the palm tree we planted together.
But my strength fades like Winter.
The handwriting of this letter might not be mine but remember the words are mine.
These words will be your compass on this voyage of vanity.
Remember my days and nights of struggle to put bread on the table. The days of crumbs and plenty.
Serve God in the days of thy youth.
Learn to champion your course through life. Don’t live a life of regret.
One of the things I don’t regret doing is marrying your mum, the hand with a pen. Giving birth to you and calling you my son.
A woman is the architect of the family, she can build or destroy. Marry a woman that knows when to pull down or uphold.
Never make her feel she competes.
“Money giveth answers to things”
Learn the rules of money.
My lifetime shows how I have spent each coin that has entered my purse.
Put your coin to work, let it birth children, and let it’s children birth grandchildren, till you can’t number its generations.
Flee from shortcuts to wealth.
They steal years of tears, sweat, and toils.
Life is vanity, you can’t spend your days after what to eat and the jingles of coin on the loins.
Life is vanity, strength will fail you someday.
Life is vanity, spend time with your loved ones.
“Seek Wisdom while thou breathe”
I kept you in the company of my friends and business partners for you to learn about my success and mistakes.
You have heard of the tales we tell daily.
Remember those tales and tell them to your children.
Wisdom lies within its tails.
A coin spent on knowledge and wisdom to gain understanding and mastery is a wistful investment.
Your dad needs his rest.
I wish he could talk more.
We love you and did all our best to raise you.
We never once forgot ourselves in the process.
As much as you love your kids, create time for yourselves.
We all have our lives to live.
No one should deprive you of that.
Have fun while you can, see the world too.
There is so much we can do if we set our minds to it.
Talk to you soon.
Momsi & Popsi.