"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Quiet Man

My Pop has always been a quiet man. Behind the scenes, taking care of business, not needing recognition, but always the humble servant of the Lord. He's a man of few words, and doesn't expect a thing in return for his deeds. At home, he's the inspiration behind my 'can do' spirit of getting a job done. This he has passed along to his children, without a formal, sit-down lesson on how to do a job. He teaches by his gentle manner, yet always with a wrench or hammer at hand. Willing to lend a hand to neighbor, friend, church, or stranger. A former Marine, nearly eighty years of age, yet still buff in muscle, and sharp of mind. A man of few words ... and those words he chooses to let loose are apt words of meaning. I have teased him over the years about his show of emotion. For him, this appears as a little tremble of his bottom lip. Not often displayed, but an uncontrolled response connected to his heart strings. I'm sure he displayed a little quiver on Friday night as he was honored Person Of The Year at his church. He would rather not receive the praise of man and be put in the spot light, but Pop ... it's OK to accept this recognition for a job well done. Thanks for being all you are to your family and community. You are loved.


Sara said...

how blessed you are to have such a man to call pop. congratulations mr. mrs. mac's pop!

Pat said...

What an honor!
There is nothing greater then the example that a man sets for his family and Pop has been such a man. Your family should be very proud...you are blessed!

Margie said...

congrats pops!!

Deb said...

Your Pop sounds like a great man - how wonderful that he was honored as Person of the Year by people who obviously know and love him.
You are blessed!

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
Your Dad seems to be a younger edition of my Dad. How wise of the church to honor him now, while he still can enjoy it.
My dad was sent a huge bouquet or garland as we would put it from the church for his funeral, even bigger than that from his family. A little bit late, if you ask me.
I melted for the expression "a tremble of his bottom lip, connected to his heart string."
He should be proud, so should you and his grand and great grand children.
From Felisol

Maggie Ann said...

That is so precious...what a godly man! They are scarce in this world. I'm glad for you that you have him still...and know how dear he is.

Amrita said...

God bless Dad, a great man of God

Trish said...

Makes me miss my precious Daddy...but what a blessing you have in your Pop!

Terry said...

Dear Mrs. Mac
I read this post a few days ago and I was so touched that I even found it hard what to say about your Dad
For the last couple of days I have been thinking about your dear Dad and this verse and to me it really explains what your godly father is all about.

Micah 6:8
"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

I really think that this was the motto throughout his life Mrs. Mac....love Terry