For Which We Stand
Loyalty, does it still exist today? I am of the opinion that it does; after all, our loyalty to God, family and country is what we stand for. Although, loyalty can be described by many other words, such as, faithfulness, commitment, obligation, devotion and allegiance. Therefore, the true meaning of loyalty may be left up the individual.
Finding what loyalty means to me began in the summer of 1992. I was offered an employment opportunity by my uncle, Richard Graham. In particular, a sales position at the Ford dealership he recently had purchased. Since I was only twenty one years old, this seemed like a great opportunity to better myself. Although, southern Ohio, was once a thriving industrial community, it had since, became part of the “rust belt”. However, I was still a little apprehensive about moving to Tennessee. After all, spending my whole life in Portsmouth Ohio, made it home in my mind. In addition, my parents, grand-parents and siblings all still lived there. So that made the day I packed, what few belongings that were mine, in a small tow behind U-haul and headed south very difficult. Therefore, were if not for this leap of faith, I would have never met my loving wife Kisha. She has been my best friend for the last twenty years, one I adore to this day. We became acquainted through her sister Pam, whom also work for my uncle. Certainly ,we were destined to be together from the very beginning. Fate had drawn me to this little dot on a map in rule Middle Tennessee; at the time, I had no idea why. I was soon to find out though. The relationship move quickly, in fact, what was about to come would change both our lives forever. A few months in, Kisha started to complain about allergies. She called me one day and said “I think I'm allergic to our Christmas tree, I have been feeling horrible, my head has been all stopped up and I'm sick to my stomach”. Then came a trip to Dr. Organ. In brief, she explained her symptoms to him. He...
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