I only recall meeting Mr. Bishop one time when my dear friend Beth took me to her parents' home. However, I truly enjoyed the stories Beth would share with me, unknowingly revealing the deep respect, admiration, and love she had for her father. I was actually in disbelief that a man would travel to Hawaii with the direct intent of viewing the Arizona, in honor of all the men and women who lost their lives on that dreadful day in December of 1941. WOW-how different would this world be if we had more men who valued the sacrifices made for our freedom. His actions speak for themselves and scream of the love he had for America as well as his fellow men.
Clarence the Angel from It's a Wonderful Life" could not have sad it better: Each man's life TOUCHES so many other lives. When he isn't around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?" Yes, Clarence, he does, and is not that the greatest testimony to a well-lived life, albeit an imperfect one, as none of is capable of leading a perfect life.
He was obviously a man of his word; he had a wonderfully committed wife and two beautiful daughters, from the inside out, who are all three women a gift to the world, as well as are his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cry all you want; it only reflects the preciousness of his life. God will see you through it, one step at a time. Rejoice in the fact that the best is yet to be. The eagle on the emblem is perfect as Gene was like an eagle, not a turkey.
Posted by Cindy K Auker
Sunday January 14, 2018 at 9:05 pm