I feel really blessed to be alive and to have such a great support system. I couldn’t do it without you. Despite the hardships you’ve always been there. I know I’ve made mistakes in my life from making the wrong choices. I guess I had to learn the hard way. The adversity has shaped me into the man I am today.

I have also accomplished extraordinary things that have exceeded way beyond my expectations. I’ve always wanted to make you proud to be your son. I look back and think it is amazing the things I’ve done. You taught me to believe in myself and encouraged self confidence. I may not have chosen the path you wanted and have done things on my own terms, but you’ve respected my decisions. I just wanted to experience life to the fullest. I know you still believe in me to this day. I have chosen one of the most toughest and competitive careers anyone could imagine. It allows me to be creative and utilize my talent. 

I never shared my writing with you because it was just a way to express myself. I was too busy studying and playing sports. To be honest I was too embarrassed to show you the poetry I had been crafting since the age of 12. I needed an outlet to vent my love, passion and desire that was burning inside me. I was a good kid and just wanted to be accepted. 

I remember when I bought my first guitar and you told me it was probably a waste of money. That was 16 years ago and I’ve been able to manage breaking into the music industry and expressing myself in a big way. Everything I pursued I was usually good at it, but with music it’s different. I feel like this is God’s plan. The people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with is unbelievable. 

In all honesty, I always thought we were so different, but reality is we’re quite the same. You’ve accomplished something you’ve been passionate about as far back as I can remember and you did it. Now it’s my turn dad. 

Love you guys,

Abel