Here's an inspirational post I found on facebook the other day. Don is a father of ten, grandfather of four, mid-level manager at an aircraft manufacturing company. Here he shares about an accident in which he was recently involved. This seemed appropriate to share for a great American holiday, since Don represents to me the American dream of fortitude, hard work, respect, values and the faith handed down from our Founding Fathers.
(and did I mention he's my daddy?)
What will be the consequences of the decisions you make today?
4 weeks ago today I decided to burn a brush pile. I decided not to wear
long pants. I decided to us gasoline because of recent rains. I decided
not to use a match. I decided to use a hand held torch. I decided not
to build a starter trench. I decided no wind was the perfect condition
to burn. I decided not to wear long sleeves. I decided to wash my hands, legs, and check my boots after applying the gasoline.
My decisions resulted in 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 20% of my body
(mainly legs, right arm, and right side of face/ear. I am overwhelmed by
the love and compassion that people have shown me over these last 4
weeks...everything from phone calls, cards, visits, workday clean-up,
painting, concrete pouring, window replacing, bandage replacing,
feeding, and plain puttin' up with me. Special thanks to Michelle Ruebke
for keeping me motivated and moving forward! Hebrews 6:10.
One of my biggest and best "decisions" was to trust Jesus Christ as my
Saviour. I have been able to lift my eyes to the hills from whence comes
my strength. God has truly shown himself strong in my behalf and has
been teaching me about unconditional love, how to be humble, and how to
wait on Him. My thanks to Him and each of you. Now is the time to decide
to have a personal relationship with Christ...you will never regret