My Last Born.
My new life began the day I watched him come into our world.
May 30th, 2003 was a memorable day in life – one of my personally happiest milestones.
Dakota, your soul is as pure and kind as is your heart is large. You are the iconic “Gentle Giant“.
I am privileged and PROUD to be your father.
I feel that I am not too demanding a father. I always kept you boys close to my side, but at the same time gave you room to soar.
I want you to soar higher than you can imagine. Go where Miss Destiny leads.
Take those doubtful “leaps”.
Important to not leap without looking.
I left home at an age where most my peers were playing with their ‘Hot Wheels” race sets.
I have been out here 50 of my 62 years. It has not been an easy journey.
Trust me on that.
I learned early that the key to basic survival is to have a true heart, practice compassion, speak only truths, listen with intentioned desire to help and most of all, stay HUMBLE.
There is nothing that will make me happier then if you follow and practise these few “rules” or “lessons”.
As you well know I tried all my life to treat my Family, my Loved Ones, my Friends and many more with respect, charity and compassion.
If you can incorporate these into your already soulful personality your life will always be Blessed my Son, always. ….
Hold your head high, always. Be Native and Verner Family Proud.
Be Humble. Humbleness is key to happiness.
Never look down upon anyone. They may be broken from a situation unknown to you or one that they suffer within alone. “Broken ” can be repaired.
Never, under any circumstance, disguise “Deceit” as “Love”.
NEVER. Emotions are not weapons.
Love is the greatest gift the Creator allows us.
THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE TRAIT YOU MUST LIVE LIFE BY, SON.
32 years with your Beautiful Mother is proof that being loyal pays.
Never stray, Son. NEVER.
Why eat cookies in shame when you have Angel Food Cake at home?
To stray is to lie about love. The worst lie of all. A lie that destroys life’s very essence.
I cannot express how strongly I feel about this.
THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE RULE TO BEING A GOOD FATHER, HUSBAND AND MAN.
Never give into that hormonal Darkness.
If I can look down from Valhalla and see my Last Born being the first born to become who he was meant to be and living a humble life, then I may finally smile and know that my humble life had meaning.
And that amazing Light locked within you will emerge and you will live a many faceted fantastic life.
And I shall be the proudest Father, Husband and Man ever to walk this walk.
I love you Dakota James McLean Verner.
I love you Son.
As I love your Brothers