Friday, April 22, 2005

A daughter's poem

This poem was written by my daughter, Jessica.

The Soldier

You are my hero
Doing what you are doing.
Leaving our family and
fighting for another
so that we may keep our freedom.
We live in the land of the free
because of the brave.
You are the brave.
You are my hero.
You are my father.

Thanks, sweetie.

I'm walking a little taller today.


Anonymous Shelly and Jessic said...

John~ I know this blog isn't for Jessica, but this is a MUST! Thinking of you,

Jessica~ I love your poem! Your dad must be very proud of you! :)

Aunt Shelly

PS~ The English teacher in me is jumping up and down! Girl, way to express yourself!!

5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh brother,

had to be a girl because boys hate english, jessica what is 2+2, i bet seth knows

uncle jus

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

John, You know I'm proud of you as a son, but also proud of you as a father. I know how hard it has been being away from your family and I know how this poem from Jessica touched your heart. But they are such great and smart kids. Love and prayers, Momma P.S.Jessica, Your poem was awesome and touched my heart also, With all my love, Grandma

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you encounter a "war skeptic" show 'em this---if you are disillusioned with today's teenagers show 'em this. Take a look world thru the eyes and heart of a 15 year old!! Pretty powerful!! Luv,Ps91

4:33 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

You're welcome Daddy. That is just a little taste of how I feel about what you are doing. I am so proud of you, you are making history and giving these people a new and better life. I love you so much.

The daughter of a hero, Jessica

4:34 PM  
Anonymous The Cherrys said...

John- I just discovered your blog today - got the link from your lovely wife at a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese...Weee! I've been reading to my husband on and off since I logged on. Amazing stuff! Your Shoreline family is praying for you. The Cherrys

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, how very very proud you must be of your special children. It is because of the Love you and Amy have raised them with that allows them to express such wonderful thoughts. Everyone, rightfully so,is thanking you for the work that you are doing over seas to make the world a better place. I would like to also thank you for the parenting that you have bestowed on your children, which will also for generations to come, make this world a better place because of the special family that you have.
God Bless you and watch over you,
Uncle Jim

8:52 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

Awesome. I pray for you and that you may come to know Jesus Christ as your Saviour and giver of eternal life.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Bruce JR. said...

This an Awesome site my kids Love it. We are so proud of you In Ohio
Grandma doesn't have a computer but she always is talking about 2 Special Uppermans. Be safe and much love cus. Bruce JR.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Just Me said...

This is awesome. What a hero.

4:12 PM  
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Anonymous EIP said...

So simple but so beautiful! There's something so powerful just about the words 'you are my father.'

5:28 AM  

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