- Feb 28, 2009
To all who knew her as mother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin, or friend, my condolences unto you in your time of sorrow for her loss.
It's so nice to have two wives!!! Destee Destee Destee....I want to first of all say "THANK YOU" with all my heart from me and my daughter. It was the most beautiful and heart wrenching dedication I have ever heard. It had me and my daughter crying and smiling at the same time. Your love and friendship for and in my wife was clearly from the very essence of your heart and soul and spoke more than my words or even yours could ever truly convey.
I don't often get to see myself except through the eyes of other people...and at times I am often surprised by what I see or don't see. That has been the case with you. You have revealed a side of me to me that I don't often see and that is of "the type of man I am in terms of my principles and my heart when I love someone." That was a surprise to me that I never saw because for me it was just a natural part of who and how I am. I thank you for allowing me to see that reflection of myself in you.
Queen was a blessing in my life and found me and reached out to me in the darkest place possible...while I was locked up. It was there that we bonded and that I came to know that this was the woman or other half of my life that was missing. I know that upon my release that I could have gotten out and just went my merry own way as most often do in that situation, but for me to have done so would have meant that I wasn't being true to myself or her...and so to her I came.
You have very much been the same way to, with and in me...and even though you would often laugh about it, I never ever held my feelings or thoughts about you from Queen and she respected my honesty on that also. That's why it was so easy for her to see you as my second wife and to share me with you. She knew that "if I felt that way about you, then there must be a diamond there somewhere that others have failed to see."
Well Destee, like her, you too have been a shining light in the darkest moment of my life. What can I say about that except that I Love You and thank you for being yourself and for the love you and Queen have shared in and with each other that very few will ever in their life get to find in another person. I Love You and Me and Makeda Thank You From The Heart and Soul of All That We Are !!!!...and like a true Ancestor, I know that Queen is indeed smiling down on you, this community and me and our daughter.