As Congressman Johnson said in his tribute to John, entered into the Congressional Record, John truly was one of our nation’s best and brightest and dearest sons. He was already a great young man who would have served his country well, and I know he could have become one of our great leaders had he been given more time. I also want you to know that we knew it would rain today, because one of John’s longest-running legacies is that it always rains on major events in his life: His graduation from high school, parents weekend during his plebe summer, his formal ring dance his senior year, and now today. Only his graduation from the Academy broke the mold. After four straight days of rain, God granted us a beautiful day for John’s commencement ceremonies.
Eulogy for Son Today, the most difficult day in my family’s life, we gather to say farewell to our son, brother, fiancé and friend. To those of you here and elsewhere who know Dylan you already are aware of the type of person he was and these words you will hear are already in your memory. To those who were not as fortunate, these words will give you a sense of the type of man he was and as an ideal for which we should strive. My son has been often described as a gentle soul. He was pure of heart and had great sensitivity for the world around him.
He was happily married and had three wonderful children. Derrick graduated from Harvard University at the top of his class and had an amazing job as a lawyer. Not only was he a family man, but he was viewed as an outstanding man of the community because he was always giving back to the community in any way possible. If you asked anyone they would tell you that Derrick Gabriel Harrison lived the perfect life, the life everyone desired to have. Derrick was raised in the traditional nuclear family environment, which strongly contributed to his morals and values of family.
I didn’t know about his eye health complications until one day I decided to go with him to the doctor. It was my first time ever going with him to the doctor I felt like an adult taking his old father to the doctor. I remember we were so nervous about knowing the diagnostics that we both stared at each other anxiously, and he was shaking of how nervous he was. My dad had been with his eye problem for a long time, and it was time for him to do something about it. The doctor gave him a surgery appointment.
A promise that left me with a beautiful memory, and up to now I remember as if I am reliving it. My grandpa was the greatest grandfather of all, he always took care of his little girl, and even after being gone for so long he still care. I have no doubt that everyone in the family has a wonderful memory, of the man that played with us. It is hard to forget someone so important in your life, someone that gave everything that he was to make you happy. He was the man that always kept his promise, the promise that change his little girl’s life.
My dad had shown me one really important thing in life, you have to enjoy life and never take it for granted. He has been my wise teacher throughout the years. He always tells me how I must be a man of God and I believe him, due to the fact that over my years of growing up, the biggest thing my dad has displayed in my eyes is being a man that God wants him to be. I believe that the fact of him following God throughout his childhood years allowed him to enjoy life so much more. He had a blast riding dirt bike with his siblings.
She was really proud to see his son overcome adversity and reach his goal. At the end of the game Saleem scored the wining touchdown. This made all his hard work worth, and he knew that from up above his father was proud for what he has become. Nowadays Saleem writes stories, and became one of the greatest authors. To day he can proudly said he writes stories to honor both his mother and his father.
Be willing to help at any time, and to always be encouraging. Now, I don’t know what I would do without him, he is my little buddy that I love to hang out with but can also get on my nerves at times, but that’s what brothers are for. My family and I always say that we can’t imagine our life without Bailey. I honestly forgot how my life was before he became a huge part in it. He has made me want to become a positive and a better person, for that I am forever thankful for my little
We live in a world that is filled with so many people who have a “father” but not a dad. I have been blessed because I not only have a father, but I have a great dad. He’s a huge inspiration to me and has always been one of my biggest role models. My dad has taught me many valuable life lessons. Some including how a man should treat a lady, how I should treat others, how I should behave, and how I should love and pursue a better relationship with God.
We spent countless hours at the hospital and throughout that time all kinds of thoughts came through my head. “Will my dad be okay?” My grandma came to pick us up early and took us to her house. My parents came home the next day and called everyone into the room. My dad has cancer. He had a tumor on his spine and it was cancerous, that was what was causing ... ... middle of paper ... ...