LIFE AT THE COTTAGE

Sunday, June 20, 2010

No Greater Love



From the moment I came into this world, I have been blessed
by the love of this man.


No words spoken or written will ever be sufficient to describe the love,
 appreciation, and respect I have for him.


His heart of service and dedication to excellence have been demonstrated his
whole life.  From the time he was a young paratrooper...


and medic in the U.S. Army...
those noteworthy traits have been readily apparent.


But his role as a husband and father is where those traits have
shone the brightest.


Even as a soldier thousands of miles from home—with a young wife and 
a newborn—he met his responsibilities head-on with love,
devotion, and self-sacrifice.


I have never known a more honest, hard-working,
man of integrity than this man.


Time and again, his actions have attested to the fact that there is no sacrifice
 too great for those he loves—
his country, his friends, his family.

And his family has always had the assurance that they are his
number one priority.


I will always be eternally grateful—and proud—that I have been blessed 
to call this wonderful man, Dad!

Happy Father's Day, Dad.  I love you!  You are, and will always be, a hero to me!


"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life
for his friends." 
 John 15:13

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful family...and your father sounds like the best of men..

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  2. Your posts leave no doubt that yours is a very close and loving family. How blessed you are to know and feel unconditional love.

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  3. Hi,transpire from what you write all your love and all your affection for your fhater and for me that I read it is great

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  4. Such a loving tribute to your dad! You have both truly been blessed.

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  5. I join you in saluting Your Hero---he's OUR Hero, as well!

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  6. This is a beautiful post and the true measure of what it is to be a man. It seems today, more young men could take lessons from someone like this!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Terry

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  7. What a touching and loving tribute to a wonderful father! He is a hero to all! What a blessing to have such a great dad!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy

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  8. Donna Wilkerson O'DonnellJune 21, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    The Lord broke the mold with this man! There will never be another man like our daddy. He is the most amazing person this world will ever see. We are blessed beyond messures to have the honor of calling him our father. I thank God for him every day.

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