Because it’s Christmas, by Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Master Of The Universe, Lord Of All Media, Most Interesting Black Man In the World, Sexiest Man on Earth, Mentor, Writer, Artist, Producer & Uppity.

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6 Responses

  1. Martha Thomases says:

    Sweetie, this is such a painful story. Thank you for sharing. Parents are only humans, with human failings. This does not excuse their (our) bad actions. It makes your forgiveness even more blessed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tears are running down my eyes! That was a very deep look into your world. I know you have mentioned in your previous articles before that Christmas is your favorite time of the year. Never would I have imagined this is what spurred it!!!

  3. Elayne Riggs says:

    Wow. Thank you for writing this, Michael.

  4. Marilee J. Layman says:

    Michael, you're a lot better at forgiving than I am.

  5. mike weber says:

    I'm sorry, man. Of everyone in that story, you lost the most.I mean, this is the kind of story that ends with the kid crying and repeating "Say it ain't so, Joe".Because, no matter how tough you are or think you are, when you're ten, something like that destroys some part of your faith in the Eternal Verities. (Heck, when you're almost sixty it can – if you have any left by that time.)I've got a two-year-old step-grnaddaughert, and 8/9 of a second one. We don't intend to make any secret from Maggie and her little sister that i'm not their granddaddy by blood – but i plan to be their granddaddy in every other way possible.And i pray i never see that kind of hurt on their faces … and know that i caused it.I'm crying for you right now (i'm a notorioua softie) … and i'm crying for your stepfather, too.

  6. Kai says:

    Michael – I TRULY wish I could make the phone ring for you. It's VERY VERY hard to forgive someone you love for doing doing something that is hard to forgive. I was ready to forgive the one in my life – but instead 2 weeks ago he chose to make it worse. Maybe one day he will make the call…I will answer…but I can't be the one to dial…I've already tried. P.S. Only used 3 tissues when I read your article.