“Symbols are very powerful when they have good memories to them. And right memories. ‘The Same Yesterday and Forever’ has carved Himself into your DNA. Respect the leaders who follow him. Play your part. Transmit the trust and the Lord of all eternity will go with you. And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,The clouds be rolled back as a scroll, and the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend; “Even so”—it is well with my soul.” Remember.
DAD, Each father’s day I get two pictures. One picture looking back to my own childhood. DeLano II’s smile reminds me so much of the laughter we had when I was young. The slight sandwiches; the Swensin’s runs. The quiet moments together. The multiple visits to sears. The duct tape. So many fond memories daily that keep me going today. I get to work each morning and I remember 15 years ago almost to the date as we departed from a day long series of interviews your saying “now you can stretch back and relax” as we headed home.
The second picture of father’s day is rather humbling. Now in my own picture I’m the father to the left. And my hope is that one day I will be able to be the same kind of father that you have been to us: caring, longsuffering, honest, and full of effort. Thank you for being my Father on earth so that I have someone pointing to Our Father in Heaven.