Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union took to social media to celebrate daughter Zaya’s birthday and their sweet messages are truly touching! As you may know, she is now 13 and both the sports star and actress were very proud and excited to wish her a happy birthday!
The dad, Dwyane, called Zaya an ‘inspiration’ and also promised to ‘stand by [her] side until there isn’t any more standing left to do.’
The loving parents shared two separate messages on each of their social media platforms to mark the special day that Zaya would become a teenager!
Dwyane posted a number of photos that showed Zaya posing for the camera alongside her dad.
She was wearing a black T-shirt and a flowing black and white skirt with an American flag pattern.
The proud father was right by her side in the images, one of them also showing him with one arm around Zaya.
However, the most touching and powerful part of his post was the caption!
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I wanna take this moment to acknowledge you Zaya on your 13th birthday‼️ I’ve woken up every day this week with low energy and not a lot of faith in people. But waking up and watching you smile, watching you walk in your truth and live your life your way is one of the greatest gifts I’ve been able to experience in my life. In a world where the color of your skin is deemed a threat you continue to be the bravest person I know and I’m gonna stand by your side until there isn’t anymore standing left to do. I love you more than words can articulate. I hope you feel all of my love today and everyday of your life. You’re Bold, You’re courageous, You are Zaya. Happy Birthday we LOVE you‼️
‘I love you more than words can articulate, [I hope you] feel all of my love today and every day of your life. You’re Bold, You’re courageous, You are Zaya. Happy Birthday we LOVE you‼️,’ he concluded his sweet message after making sure to tell her how proud he was of her and how happy he was to be by her side for as long as he can.
As for Gabrielle, she shared a pic featuring her and Zaya and in the caption, she wrote: ‘Happy Birthday baby!!! I cannot believe you are 13!! [Zaya Wade] you’re such an inspiration and motivation to get my butt up every day and fight. When I am weary, frustrated, full of rage, I see your face and your joy and you living your best life and I want that for all of us. I love you sooooo much kid!! Enjoy this day and every day knowing you are loved, protected, respected, admired and celebrated.’