Congratulations, Dad!

So there is a lot to say in such a short amount of time so I shall condense what can be condensed.  This morning we attended my dad’s pinning ceremony for being promoted to Master Chief.  We are so proud of him!!  For an AW to make Master Chief is a huge accomplishment!  The Lord really answered a lot of prayers concerning this situation and it would take a very long time for me to go into all the details.  About a year or so ago my dad surrendured to preach, and with that he surrendered his career to the Lord.  For his entire military career my dad has desired the position of Master Chief.  After his surrender to preach he decided to leave his promotion in the Lord’s hands.  He worked hard and certainly deserved it, but he didn’t do anything extraordinary in search of this promotion.  The Lord just dropped it in his lap!  We had said before that there was NO way my dad would make Master Chief and if he did it was certainly the Lord’s doing.  The Lord certainly blesses faithfulness and chose to award my dad the position of Master Chief!  Not only did He give my dad the promotion, but He allowed us to stay here on Whidbey Island, which was certainly the desire of all our hearts.  The Lord be praised for such an answer to prayer!!