Rebecca wanted each kid to share a word of thanks to the entire Oak Park Church at our farewell. My son Jesse’s response was, “My speech will be to tell everyone that I would never leave this church if my Mom and Dad weren’t making me.” I told him that his speech needed a little more work and that I’d give him $50 if he would rap it instead.

No, I did not think he would actually do it.

Yes, he actually did.

With not a stitch of nerves he took over the stage, did his thing and ended with a mic drop (thankfully on to the mic stand).

I guess I better pay up eh? Into every introvert Dad’s life a little extrovert must land…