Kirk Franklin celebrates 23rd wedding anniversary with wife, Tammy
American gospel singer, Kirk Franklin has been reminiscing on how he made a decision that changed his path 23 years ago.
The decision, according to him was getting married to his wife, Tammy.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, he revealed that he chose not to travel down the road which his father and grandfather travelled by being a womaniser, absent fathers, who left no legacy for their children’s children. And though he was afraid he was going to fail like them, “But the man I desired to be pushed the man I was into the arms of the woman that possessed the key that would unlock that reality.” He said.
“23 years ago, I made a decision that changed the trajectory of my life. My life was headed down a dark road… a road my father, and grandfather travelled down that did not reflect the type of man I desired to be.
“I was afraid I was going to fail like them. They were womanizers, absent fathers, and left no legacy for their children’s children. I stood next to this beautiful woman and her beautiful daughter, afraid I would fail them like I had been failed. But the man I desired to be pushed the man I was into the arms of the woman that possessed the key that would unlock that reality. I know there’s a God, and His greatest gift to this earth is a woman. Happy Anniversary Tammy Franklin…you continue to be my key.”
On January 20, 1996, Franklin married long-time friend Tammy Collins. When they wedded, they each had one child from previous relationships.