Semper Fidelis - Always Faithful.
I am grateful that you have practiced these words throughout my life. Thank you for the service you have given to this country as US Marine. You are my hero and always will be.
It’s because of you I am reminded to keep my standards high. 💕
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Today was a hard day but a good day. Packing up Dad’s things for donation made me wonder... “what is life?”A collection of random things? Some art? All the things you work so hard to pay for mean nothing when the person who worked so hard to pay for them is gone. Cherish the ones you love. Hold them close and let them know how much they mean to you. One day you may be holding their photo on a balmy Monday night and all you want is to hold them again and say “I love you”. #daddysgirl#gonebutneverforgotten#mydad
Thankful for my veteran.♥️ After 20 years serving in the United States Air Force my grandpa retired and became a bus driver for the UTA for 17 years, boy did he have some fun stories about that. I am so thankful that I had my grandpa. I didn't have a dad, so for me he was the only father figure I had. He taught me so much. How to respect my elders, how to dance, how to stand up for myself, how to always be a child at heart, how to be stern, how to be gentile, how to build a snowman, and how to say a prayer. He walked me down the isle. He helped me be who I am today. If I called, he was there. No matter what, always I was first in his eyes. And in the end I saw him as often as I could. I tried to visit weekly. He was my best friend. He was my number one. I walked him down the isle of JC Penny, Best Buy, Staples, and Popeyes Chicken. I asked him to dance with me on my wedding day to a song he used to put me on his feet and dance to. "Blue Velvet". I showed him pictures of his children, their children, and the children they had since they had lost touch with him. He loved and missed them so very much. We had arguments, we had laughs, we had tears. There was one time when his dimensia kicked in and he thought I hated him and was trying to get rid of him.. he had tears in his eyes and said "not you too" because he was scared that the person who always had his back didn't anymore... My best friend. My grandpa. My dad. My veteran. I love you. ♥️🇺🇸 Thank you to all of the citizens who fought for our freedom today. I, a women, was able to vote because of people who fought for me. ♥️
Happy Veteran’s Day in honor of my Dad who served in the United States Army🇺🇸 as well as everyone who served our great country! Let us never lose sight of those who sacrifice for our freedom 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #usa#veteransday#usarmy#usarmysoldier#mydad
I never liked you C-Wood, because you played for our rivals!! But I will fake it for this picture Lmao #FakingItForAHallOfFamer#MyDad&BrothersWillBeProud 🤣😂🤣
2 31an hour ago
In honor of my Dad, my brother, grandfather, and Father-in-Law who all served in the military and risked their lives for our freedom....Thank you!!! This photo is of my Dad when he was stationed over in Vietnam 🇺🇸 #veteransday#soproud#freedom#military#mydad
This is my daddy. He served in the Army for a couple years. I remember the things he told me about the years he was in the army. Thankful for his service. I miss you so much.
Abba sheli (My Abba!) - I couldn’t receive a better birthday gift than spending the weekend with you. Thank you for spoiling me with best food, good rest, long conversations, incredible wisdom, endless listening and love that I know is forever unconditional. I love you Abba!
אבא שלי, לא יכולתי לקבל מתנה טובה יותר ליומולדת מאשר להיות אצלך בסופש-הבראה-יומולדת. תודה על הפינוק, האוכל הכי טעים בעולם (קובה חמוסטה של אבא), שיחות ארוכות, חוכמה מדהימה, הקשבה אינסופית ואהבה שאני יודעת שהיא לנצח ללא תנאים. אני אוהבת אותך אבא. תודה על היומולדת הכי מיוחד בעולם שאף פעם לא אשכח!!
1 121 hours ago
My dad worked for @therealstanlee . And also with all his superheroes. At least that’s what he told the 6-year-old me.
It was 1997 and he was working at @universalorlando helping build Marvel Superhero Island. I remember some of the stories he shared with me. How @Spiderman was doing. What Hulk was up to. What kind of work they accomplished together that day.
Stories so full. So strong. So real. I hung on every word in wonder and amazement at my Dad’s details.
Every day, he’d be up there helping the good guys so that other people can get to know them too. And come visit them. And be inspired by them.
MY dad! Working with MY favorite superheroes! AND Stan Lee! My Dad and Stan Lee! WOW!
The last picture here is because of these 2 men.
Men who caused me to believe in something more than myself.
To see that though life is tough and we sometimes struggle, there are things worth showing up for time and time again.
Because life is worth it. Because darkness is worth taking a stand against. Because goodness is worth going after. And stories are good tools for such beliefs.
Sure, one of these men wrote fictional tales, many of which were targeted for children. But they were powerful stories.
Stories meant to inspire those targeted children to do just what transpired in the pages. To take a stand for what’s right. To stand against what wasn’t. To believe people are worth caring for. And, above all, to keep showing up with a story in your heart.
The child writing this grew up believing that. He’s writing stories now believing that. And he’s attempting to write that every day in his own story.
I considered one of these men a hero of my heroes as a kid. But looking back, I now know who has been my hero all along.
Thank You, #StanLee, for opening my eyes to this. Though you died today and I will remember your steadfast inspiration, I have someone else to celebrate.
The best storyteller I know.
My Dad. Dirk Coleman.
I love you.
And though I have nothing physical to give you, I hope that I’ve finally told you who you are to me is enough.
So Dad, In the words of Stan, Excelsior! Thanks for being the Hero of my heroes.
1 321 hours ago
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I rarely put my family up on the public domain but I just love this photo.
I love this man for all his little quirks and traits and his resilient nature. I love him in his entirety. 💚
Anyone can create a child but it takes someone special to actually be a Dad.
Also he is one of the very few people I know who still uses an ink pot. ✍🏼 😍 #AllTheFeels
Melvin Clearman, Air Force, 440th Troop Carrier Group, 97th Squadron, 1943-46, surviving World War II veteran. Thank you sir! We will never forget!
As of 9/3018, only 3% surviving veterans (496,777) out of 16 million who served. 28,811 surviving Texas veterans.