I just wanted to post and talk about my daddy because he's been constant on my mind. This picture was taken on my 18th birthday, September 18, 1986. My dad past away last year March 7, 2005. I miss him dearly. My father was a GREAT MAN. He was a wonderful father, husband and entrepenuer. My father was very successful. When things were against him when it came to providing for his family he stepped out on faith and in 1982 open his own video business (remember "BETA" movies, lol). Within two years my father opened up seven stores in the Chicagoland/Suburban area. Not only I looked up to my dad, but my friends did as well. My father was EVERYBODY'S father. One thing, I admired about my father was helping people. He was a humble and caring man. He helped so many people. To this day, I run into alot of people and they tell me how my faher helped them get a job, got them off the streets, etc. It made me feel proud. I thank God for having such a wonderful man raise, nuture and make me the woman I am today. I started my own business a couple of years ago and since my father's passing, I stopped. I'm taking classes to re-start and further my business because I know that's what my father would want me to do, but it is hard to have someone that has been in your life for 37 years and they are no longer there but I know that I will see my father again. My father died of kidney failure. He was on dialysis for 20 years. The life expectancy is 5-10 years. My father was rare to last that long and I'm very thankful. Two things my father wanted to witness was me getting married (my father past away 3 months prior to my wedding, but he gave his blessings) and see my son (his namesake) graduate but I know he was looking down and smiling. One song that reminds me of my dad is the song "Daddy" by Beyonce. It really helps me alot to be blessed to have had a wonderful man in my life. There is no one else like my Daddy.