Friday, November 22, 2013

Profiles In Courage

Today, a memorial service is planned to honor the 50th anniversary of the passing of a great man, John F. Kennedy.  November 22, 1963---a dark day in American history and an even darker day for Dallas.
Today, a private time will be spent honoring the 25th anniversary of the passing of another great man., V.J. Callahan, Jr.  November 22, 1988---a dark day in our family history and an even sadder day for the family left behind.
One can't help but wonder what the world would have been like had JFK not been shot that cold, fateful afternoon in Dallas.
I can't help but wonder what my life would have been like had my father not suddenly died that cold, dreadful evening in Quinlan.
In the wondering, I'm only sure of one thing---God's hand chartered both their lives.
Both charismatic men.
One known the world over.
One only by but a blessed few.
I am thankful to God for both and the impact they had on me.
I am honored to have called one Mr. President.
I am eternally grateful to have called one Daddy.


holli said...

I absolutely had no idea that you lost your Dad on the same dreadful day as JFK. WOW! The Good Lord needed 2 amazing men to join his army that day for sure. I was born just a few years later but my family remembers it well.
Sad somber day and i am reaching out to give you the biggest hug through this here cyber world. Love ya Deb! xoxo

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Thinking of you friend! Love you and CD to pieces.

Kathie Truitt said...

Thinking of you today and always loving you, Deb.