I've a guest author visiting tomorrow, so today's post is in honor of Memorial Day. I also wanted to do something a little different. I'd like to take this time to recognize a book and a man.
God is present at all times, even during war. Og Mandino captures this beautifully in his book "Mission: Success!" It follows a young man as he journeys overseas to fight in WWII. I won't give away any of the story, but it's a moving and wonderful tale. Please look for it next time you are in the bookstore!
I'd also like to honor my father. He did not die in the war, but he passed away when I was eleven. My father served in WWII in the Navy when he was just eighteen. He never spoke of the war, but I do have his photos and a box of insignia taken from Japanese planes.
From my father I learned patience and the power of reflective solitude. I developed my love of photography by watching him carefully plan his shots, which always resulted in the most amazing pictures. I love football, because every Sunday my father watched the games on TV, following his Oakland Raiders. I learned to create from a man who was a master carpenter and always building something incredible in his shop.
Thanks, Dad, for shaping and contributing to my life!
Remember to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom tomorrow!