The theme for Corner View this week is "On My Wall."
I took a myriad of photos in several rooms of my home.
Then after downloading them, I chose the following.
In my bedroom beside the front window
next to the dresser set with all sorts of precious 'memories'
hangs the calendar of photos of my two year old Texan grandson.
My daughter made me one before this one.
I cherish these calendars designed out of love and gratefulness
for this precious "little man" God blessed her and her husband with.
Just glancing over at it and seeing his grin brightens up my day
and helps lighten any load I'm carrying.
This grandson reminds me in many ways of my father, "Big Roy"
who's been gone over four years.
In the dining room hangs a priceless photo.
It is of my father with a group of his buddies
right after they were freed from a German POW camp
by General Patton's troops.
Dad was captured during the Battle of the Bulge.
Framed with it is one of the three telegrams my mother received:
the first one telling her he was "missing in action,"
the second one telling her he was "a prisoner of war,"
the third one telling her "he had been released."
My father is the sixth man from the left. He is in the right hand corner.
His name: Roy Milton Hilliard.
He lost a lot of weight. You can see his clothes are hanging on him
as they are on the others.
Dad wondered why we didn't put the POW telegram in.
I'm not sure how it was decided .
One of my brothers arranged for several of these to be made.
Dad is gone now, but one of these hung on a wall where he lived right up to his death.
Words cannot tell how much this means to me.
For more on Dad and his German POW story,
For more interpretations of this week's "Corner View," check out Francesca's.