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I'm on the cusp of wearing two hats this month as I officially become (for the very first time) father of the bride as well as officiate the ceremony itself as a minister. As I have played out the scenario in my head I've envisioned far more than what I am certain will occur as I will undoubtedly be weeping for any number of reasons as our daughter says, "I do and I will" and in so doing exchanges my title of "no.1 guy" in her life for another fella. But...I plan on reminding this young man that his call will entail three large roles: to protect...to provide and...to guide.
I'm a simple man and believe in distilling things down as much as possible to be remembered and more importantly, applied in life. Reviewing this list of three actions I can't help but think of the call and commitment made by you, men and women who wear a badge and perform a critical role for so many. You take an oath to "protect" and that often means putting your very life on the line. Frequently that action is for complete strangers. Thank you for that vow. You intersect with any number of persons day-in and day-out trying to "provide" help and counsel and protection for an endless array of situations. You've trained and trained to be ready at a moments notice. Thank you for that effort. You seek to "guide" others into an environment that is safe and secure so that they (we!) can walk our streets, shop our stores, recreate in and around our parks and lake with a true sense of calm. Again...thank you for the diligence and commitment.
As I center my thoughts on those three components for this soon to be husband for my precious daughter the specifics of my counsel will be a bit different but just as vital. I'm going to urge him to protect our sweet daughter from harm, provide for her as a primary breadwinner (even as she is currently employed herself) and guide her spiritually as a man who lives out his faith in the daily flow of life...not just on a Sunday.
Simple stuff? In both roles (as police officers and/or those married) I'd have to say "no." But.... the respective call demands such effort. I want you to know that just as I will be praying for our future son-in-law and daughter...a lot(!!), I have and shall continue to pray for you as you slap that badge on and work to protect, provide and guide our city of Kenosha. Bless you!