Monday, November 25, 2013

Dale's FBF Welcome Home

     I am a delegater.  Sure I'd like to do things myself, but reality says otherwise.  Some people are too proud to ask for help, but I try to leave that in God's hands.  Tonight, we welcomed home a church member who has just returned from a 5 month deployment.  All I did was come up with the idea, get the cake and delegate to wonderful volunteers.  Well it's a good thing I wasn't in charge of decorating, because my simple thoughts were a banner and balloons.  Beth took her artistic talents and ran with her decorating ideas to a level beyond my imagination.  It was wonderful, beautiful and very classy.  She came up with a creative gift that we all could sign and say 'Thanks Dale.'
    I can truly say Dale was honored and appreciative.  His words were 'humbled and thankful.'  I think he was a little overwhelmed by the spotlight being put on him, but that's okay.  All servicemen and women should be shown a little love and appreciation by all Americans.  Freedom is never free, but requires all kinds of sacrifice.  Thank you Dale for your service and sacrifice of being away from family and our church family
these 5 months......... and for your service over the past 20 years.


  1. Wow. You guys did a super job! I love it!

  2. All I can say is that you are one in a million, along with Beth and the others who helped to make Dale's homecoming so very special. What an honor! And welcome home, Dale.
    gloria g.

  3. What a sweet thing to do. Very thoughtful.
    lou g.

  4. Most good things start with an idea. That is all it takes and others will follow suit with their individual talents. You are a GREAT delegator...and I love to delegate that makes us two of a kind. LOVE all the wonderful ways you welcomed Dale home. And just think, it is because of your idea that it all took place. I know he was so thankful and appreciative. Please let him know how much he means to all of us by his service to our country. Because of him and others like him, we are free to enjoy the many privileges we might not have otherwise. You are so thoughtful of others and you are dearly loved! T.