Special Gift to Me on Father's Day

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I extend a Happy Father's Day to every father. A child who has a good dad in his or her life is blessed beyond words. Thank God for those who don't simply reproduce, but who love, nurture, discipline, and live for Christ.

I lost my dad all too soon; he was only 46 at the time, and I was 23. The older I get, the more I realize how young 46 is. We really must cherish the moments and years God has given us with those we love.

This morning, my aunt gave me a document I had never seen. It's my dad's Certificate of Graduation from his training in the United States Army. It was "Given at US Army Training Center, Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, this 26th day of January, 1968." I'm honored to have it, and I'm especially honored to receive it on Father's Day.

I was blessed to have an uncle in my life, too, who recently passed away. Where would I have been without Unc, as we called Uncle Cleveland?

God bless all the fathers and father-figures today.


Robert W. Franson July 23, 2012 at 7:30 PM  

From a former U.S. Army soldier -- and the son, nephew, and father of other U.S. Army soldiers -- thank you!

Adrienne Ross July 23, 2012 at 7:34 PM  

Robert, thank YOU for your service and the great legacy you represent.

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