Thank you from deep within
It has taken me so many years (literally) to get a website pleasing to me. I have been wandering around in what seems like the land of Oz for years trying to get it right. When I thought, I had it to my liking; I always found a reason not to. I had to overcome perfection.
I'm never going to be earthly perfect. I'm not going to have all the Ts crossed and Is dotted. Sometimes my verbs won't match the subject and my typing and spelling will be wrong despite having spelled checked the document. Sometimes my thoughts are running away, and I'm thinking faster than I can write and therefore my sentence structure, syntax, and all the hoopla of English grammar that's wrong will be questioned and frown on by grammarians and perfect English folk. I apologize if you are insulted, and hoping you will focus on my points. So here's to early apologies.
I'm deeply indebted to so many people for whom I am today. My father and mother (Freddie and Mary Bates), Lord knows I would not be without them being. I love you mom and dad, keep watch over me. To my children (Brandy and Ray J) for always reminding me of whom I am, what I am, and what I can become. The ever encouraging and support over the years and patience showed while I've learned the business, I wouldn't be what I've become if it weren't for you. Your returned love counts for my joy. Willie Sr., it takes a special person sent from above to deal with a special person like me. My independence has been so very important to me, and you've never tried to take it away. Thank you for those years. I'm much better because of you. Sy'rai, Lord knows I got to muster up some 21st century energy for you and learn how to adapt, adjust, and adopt new ways of doing things. You have brought on a new challenge; I hope I can meet. You're beautiful (in and out) and as with your mom and uncle, I'll always be here for you. My sister, Beverly, you are my rock. Mom and dad made it perfectly clear for us to stick together. My family is my everything, and each one plays an important role in the breath of my life. Without each, I don't exist. I love hard for my family, and I play hard for my family.
Terrance Harrington you have encouraged me to step into a space that required only my presence. That was mighty hard to do. Your staying power has resulted in a piece of work I never imagined. Thank you from deep within for catching on to my vision and expanding it to unlimited visions. It's not important that we win every try; it's important that we continue to try. Let us work while it is day. Ife Harrington, you have been supportive since day one, and you're still here, thank you.
To God be the glory! He is Alpha and Omega. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:27