There are so many things I am thankful for in him but one is his overwhelming desire to serve his family and country. He is one of a breed of men to be admired for his sacrifice to leave his family so that we can freely live. I hope my children understand the great sacrifice that he has made on their behalf.
He is a kind man who loves his me in a way that I do not deserve and oh, how he loves his kids. He will always be known as a great soldier but we know him best as an outstanding husband and father.
He reads the Word daily and has been reading through the Bible yearly for quite some time now. As a result, he leads us with wisdom.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.~~~ Proverbs 3:5-6
His wisdom in handling issues that come up is amazing. Some of his main verses when dealing with the children are:
But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.~~~Matthew 5:39 (we just recently had to revisit this one and we are still working on it but we have seen Ronnie walk this one out many times)
In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.~~~ Proverbs 10:19
Abstain from all appearance of evil.~~~ 1 Thess. 5:22 (whooo, this one's tough)
I could go on and on.....
He is firm when dealing with us but just, as well. My children have his ear anytime they need it and that is priceless. I am so thankful.