Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Monday, February 2, 2015

Faithful Supporters....

Good Monday Morning!!  The sun is shining here in Chandler Texas....   It is a bit cool outside, but the sunshine sure brightens the day.

My Mother and Father in law were awarded 
the "Lifetime Achievement Award"....this past week, at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

I am so proud of them and I am extremely proud of their dedication to our city.

My Sam.....had the honor of presenting this award to his parents....

I would like to share his message with you all.  

Most recipients of this award are the people who stand
in the forefront of all the things that are happening.  The
deeds and the task that they undertake are noticed and
usually awarded at various times.   However, The
recipients of this  award tonight, fit into another
 category  known as “ Faithful supporters”……
They are people who have Faithfully Supported the
 the churches  of our community……the businesses of our community and  the people of our Community…….for a
The recipients are graduates of CHS and have lived in the
community, for most all of their lives.
If I had to pick a word that best describes them…… 
would be GENEROUS.    They have generously given so
much of their  time and Resources to, God’s Open Hands,
 to the church, to the ministry of helping sick children,  to
Missions and to organizations, aimed at doing good for
the people of our community.   They generously give when they see a need.
They have served in numerous capacities over the years,
on Various committees, clubs, Boards…..both at church
and school and Have been supporters of the community
even in the toughest of Times.
Tonight's  recipients,  remember the old cotton gin,  the
tomato sheds, and  the FULL service gas stations……
other words, the GOOD OL’DAYS!!  They worked to build a "75 year old  Company" that is still in business
I urge the now generation to take time to learn from  the
“Greatest generation!”     These are the folks that
survived world wars, the depression, and now have had
 to tolerate moving into the age of technology.   I would
encourage each of you to take time to listen to their
stories  and to learn how they made it through those
times……so that you can share with your children and 
grandchildren, how to remain constant when the hard
times of life come along.
  Let  the older generation share History with you. 
 Chandler has  a Great History and we are now Blessed by
having The Chandler Museum  that can now pass along
 the past,… to the future generations of people.
I think I would like to finish up here, by describing the
recipients as not only generous, but  WISE  as well.   Their
wisdom sometimes amazes me.  When I was a teenager,
these recipients were “dumb as a rock..!!”  ……… But,  
through my aging years….I have come to realize that they
were THEN and they are NOW…..the smartest and wisest
people I know. 
So……tonight it is an honor and a privilege to present
 S.A. and Edith Billie Pollard, My Parents…….the
From the community of Chandler and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

Such an Honor......for these two WONDERFUL people...

Shug ~


Linda Kay said...

Great honor, indeed, and even better when your son gives the presentation!

Christine said...

{{{Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap}}}

Thank you for sharing these wonderful people with us.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's so nice to see such deserving, wonderful folks like your in-laws getting recognized for their contributions and dedication to their community! They look like such a nice couple and your MIL is so pretty!
We have sunshine here today, but it has turned cold with a bit of snow on the ground. After a very mild January with no snow, this is definitely a change. Brrr!
Take care and have a great week!

Pam said...

Congrats to your in-laws, that's truly something to be proud of. Sounds like you married into a good family. :-)

Ginny said...

Sam's speech is excellent! He even has a bit of humor. You are so blessed to be a part of these wonderful couple's family. I know it is a cliche, but they really are pillars of the community! And Sam has great speech writing talent, who knew!

carolann said...

Oh a Amen . How lovely and dedicated
people. The speech was so well said.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Fine, fine, fine folks. So nice that they were honored in this way.... And especially meaningful for them that Sam would present their award. Bravo. Blessings ~ tanna

Melinda said...

What a wonderful thing for Sam to get to do!

Congratulations to his parents!!!
Congratulations to Sam!

M :)

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful words.What an honor to present such an award to the parents.

Gail Dixon said...

Sam did such a beautiful job on the speech. What a blessing and example his parents are to your community. Congratulations to them both!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how wonderful is this... I am so happy for Sam's parents --but they obviously deserve the honor... I know that you and Sam are very very proud of them --as they are you two and your wonderful family.


CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Congrats to your mother and father in law. What outstanding people who gave so much of themselves for the community and others. They are an example of those that take the time to care enough to do the right thing. They are sure deserving of this award.
How special to receive this with those treasured words of accomplishment from their son.
Congratulations to them both.

Shanda Booth said...

So proud of their legacy. They are an inspiration to me.

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