A couple weeks ago we celebrated Rustin’s birthday. He doesn’t like to make a big deal about it, which goes against every fiber of my being, so we kept it low key. His mom (basically my adoptive mom, she has totally taken me under her wing) called me about a week before his birthday to let me know that she got him an introductory flying lesson and wanted to make sure he didn’t have any work related conflicts on the day of his class. I was a little worried because he had been super stressing about the Billboard Music Awards going well, and he still hadn’t heard if he was going to be traveling that week, but I promised her I would do my best to keep that day clear for him. That weekend I highly encouraged him to work (which he is absolutely against) just to stay on top of things in case it gets crazy when the rest of the team arrives. Surprisingly, he took the bait and worked for a night but I still texted his mom and told her he was up against deadlines and needed to be on call that day. I was scared he would regret doing the flight lesson and I didn’t want that to happen. Anyways, things worked out perfectly! The team was happy when they arrived and they barely needed him, which allowed him to have fun during his flight!
I am so lucky to be a part of this man’s life. He is my favorite person and best dad ever! Happy birthday love! Xoxo!
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