Tye Tribbett shared on his instagram page recently, the picture of his childhood as a ring bearer. Read his inspiring story below.
#tbt I so didn’t wanna be the ring bearer at this wedding because I was ALWAYS talked about n teased for my big teeth n dark skin! I didn’t want the spotlight on me. I was like “everybody else is walking with somebody, why I gotta be by myself😩” so I practiced holding my mouth shut in the mirror for WEEKS! In this pic I’m lookin at one of the “jokesters” that were snickering,… “why don’t you smile Tye-Tye ” they said in hopes that I’d be embarrassed…. But I jus looked, didn’t break my stride, kept my game face on, n KEPT IT MOVIN! I later found out that they were upset that THEY weren’t CHOSEN to do what I was doing! THEY wanted the attention,THEY wanted to wear what I was wearing, THEY wanted to carry what I was carrying (whew this is a sermon😩) …Today my teeth are STILL big… I’m STILL darker than most 😂 n people are STILL talking about me …n I’m STILL doing what I was CHOSEN to do…so my response is the same, #keepitmovin 🚶🏿👊🏿 #beEncouraged #letTHEMtalk #YOUaredoingwhatTHEYwanttodo thing is…. #GodChoseYOU 🙌🏿 #especiallyME 🙏🏿 #especiallymecoloringandactivityjournal (wish I had that book at this age @1mookstar 😩.. oh but MY KIDS GOT IT🙌🏿) #AlreadyLOVED #liVe 🏃🏿💨