Reflections of a Future King and the People Who Love Him By: Eric Blair
Today I want to take time out to thank some of the special people in my life that helped me to get this to this point as a man and as in my career. I am not feeling thankful because of the Thanksgiving holiday. I am thankful because I walked a long road to get here and I still have a great journey ahead of me. Please bare with me today while I’ll thank some of the most important people in my life.
First I would like to thank Rashaad AKA Spit, without him I wouldn’t have been able to continue this journey. Without him having some form of belief in my writing skills I would have been writing notes on Facebook. Sad, I know. In time he has become a great friend in my life. Thank you!
I would like to thank Shontee for being a great friend when times were difficult in my life or the road begun weighing on me as a man. She always believed in me and kept a smile on my face.
I would like thank Jen Ray for always being that rock that held me down in my life, keeping me grounded. Also being that loving sister figure at time. Thank you!
I would like to thank Kevin for being a great friend and brother figure in my life. No matter what he always kept it upfront and real with me. He has been there since day one for this journey, down with my sublime cause.
I would like to thank Shel for opening my mind to so many of things other than the hood. He has always supported my decisions as a writer and always hoped for the best with me. Thank you, brother.
I would like to thank Staci for being that big sister that I never had. She’s another person who believes in my vision therefore I believe in her vision and endeavors. *Insert plug here* Make sure you all check out this website to my right ===> www.oggoddess.organogold.com for some tasty coffee and tea products.
I would like to thank Joe for being that hard a$$ big brother figure I never had. He has helped me to become the man I am now. He also dared to give me a chance as a comic book writer and now we have a great project in the working for the world. Thank you!
I would like to thank Rich Graham for being such a cynical man but that is good in my case because he also kept me ground with reality; he also has helped me to see life for what it is.
I would like to thank Sandra for being a great mother to my child and also a great parenthood partner. We were young when we created Erin but we grew up together and made our situation work. Thank you! We really have a great child!
I would like to thank my sister, Erica for always being there for me no matter what. She was there for me when I didn’t know what I was doing as a father and she’s still here for me when I need advice. She’s my rock that holds me down, without her I would have been in orbit some where. I am going to give you the world, sister!
I would like to thank Takiyah for being there for me even when I gave her reasons not to believe in me. She has helped me by editing my pieces to giving great criticism to make me a better writer. She’s a great lover in my life also; in due time I will give her the stars in return.
I NEED to thank Erin Christian, this little girl does not know the impact she has made on my life. Without her in my life I would have been a man without a cause or direction. She has helped me to focus on my goals and understand ambition and my hunger for perfection. I love you, Erin!
I would like to give a special thank you to all the people that doubted my skill or dared to strife my growth as a man. Thank you, without you guys I wouldn’t know struggle, pain, failure, heart break, and disappointment. You guys only made me better, thank you!
I would like to thank all the other great people whom had help me to get to this point in my life. Just because I didn’t name you all doesn’t mean I forgot you all. There are a quite of few names to be named and I don’t think the readers would like a long list of names to read for a hour. I need to wrap it up, B. To you all, Thank you!
Last but not least, I would like to thank my mother Brenda and grand mother Mary Ann for giving me the tools of imagination and a childhood to be myself AKA a future nerd. You two women raised me and gave your last to make me and my siblings happy. We struggled as a family. We cried as a family. We will celebrate success as a family. Thank you for being my number fans and always testing/pushing my limits as a man and writer. I thank God each day for placing the two greatest women of all time in my life. Thank you! Rest In Peace Nookie AKA Mary Ann Blair.