It is your birthday my dear Precious Tendo Babirye. My wish is that you blow a thousand more candles. As you grow and celebrate each year, all I have are my best wishes.
My dear Precious, when I am old and weak, my wish is that you be patient and try to understand me. Whenever I speak to you and repeat the same things over and over again, simply listen.
When you were smaller, I would read to you the same story a thousand and one times and you went into sweet sleep. When I cannot figure out new technologies, teach me just the way I taught you how to do so many things.
In case I start forgetting things, give me time to remember. And if I can not, do not worry because what is most important is to surely spend my time with you.
When my tired legs give way and do not allow me to walk well, lend me your hand. Just same way I did when you tried your first steps.
When I am old and weak, forget all my mistakes because all I ever wanted was the best for you. Never feel sad, angry or ashamed of me. Let us walk and live the rest of our lives with love and care.
Every time you see the smile on my face, know that it’s full of much love from the bottom of daddy’s heart.
I love you, child.