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.