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Hi, this is my blog for all sorts of pro-life news, statistics, stories, and personal ventings. I am a wife and mother, as well as a nursing student. I I truly believe that abortion has failed women, and will continue to do so as long as it is legal.


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Thursday, December 14, 2006

My Father-in-Law, A Hero

Yesterday was my father-in-law, Mark's retirement party. Retirement probably isn't the best word since he "retired" in order to go back to school to become a Chief. Even so, it was the party celebrating his last day as an active lieutenant.

My father-in-law has been a firefighter for 32 years. He started in the dangerous Miami-Dade department, has served in various cities such as Palm Beach and Ft. Worth, and has worked the last 17 years in Colleyville, TX.

If you knew Mark, you'd know how well firefighting fits his personality. He is one of the most generous men I know. He is a man in the old fashioned sense. He is the type of father that supports his family. If you break down on the side of the road, you know he'll be there to help. He is a good, decent man. He doesn't drink, smoke, or swear (Though he has been known to nonchalantly tell you a story that leaves you scratching your head).

He has saved countless lives through his profession, and is always willing to be the first one on scene and the last to leave. You could see the respect held for him by both his employees and his superiors. Mark challenges people to be their best, and to give their all to the community.

I am so proud to call him "dad"(Ok, so actually I call him "Mark" but you know what I mean :) ) Please keep my in-laws in your prayers as they enter this next stage of their lives.

Thank you, Mark for all that you've done. We love you.

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