Their baby boy, Billy, would become my dear Dad. Today, would've been his 76th birthday, except on November 17, 2014, he went Home to Heaven to be with His Lord Jesus and to be reunited with his precious parents who loved him so deeply.
My heart still mourns the passing of this Jesus-like man, nevertheless, I will see him again. I anticipate a glad reunion day.
So, a Holy and Happy Birthday to you, Dad. To commemorate your life, I have taken a quiet day off to reflect and give thanks. Well, it will be quiet except for when I will go to a friend's country-side property to fire 7 shells from the 12-gauge, pump shotgun I inherited after your passing. 7 shells? Yes, to salute the truth that you were as perfect an earthly father as a son could have and your life on earth pointed me to the Absolutely Perfect Heavenly Father. I am grateful, indeed!
(Click link below to view full-frame image of my dad, Capt. Billy, and my son, Grayson, surely the two most beloved and influential men in my life.)