To Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John

He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas Day…

Yes, you were born on Christmas Day, but that pauper to a pawn stuff is stretching it…in any case, I just love that your parents chose Levon as part of your name.

It’s hard for me to imagine the world that you will grow up in.  You will be exposed to so many luxuries, so many privileges, so many experiences…of which most of us could never dream.  I hope and pray it is a much nicer, kinder world for you than the one it’s been for the past few decades.  I know your parents will do everything in their power to ensure that it is for you.

It should go without saying, but I will say it anyway…you are blessed.  And not just because of the riches and celebrity of your parents, but because you should always know that they love you…they chose to bring you into this world, despite all the odds and (unfortunately) criticism.

The one thing I can imagine is your Dad singing so many songs to you, some of them his, but many of them not, because he would want you to appreciate all kinds of music, just as he does…I fully expect that this will be one of them…

I need you before I’m too old
To have and to hold
To walk with you and watch you grow
And know that you’re blessed

Welcome to this world, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John!  And not only do you have the love and adoration of your parents, you have many, many virtual godparents around the world sending all their love and blessings to you, too.