Living Love

Published 9:43 am Monday, November 11, 2019

“Love is patient, love is kind/it is not rude, it is not self seeking.”

1 Corinthians 13 gives a description of what love is. These Bible verses hold meaning to me. Phillip Frickel is my father and a living description of what love looks like. Throughout my life I have seen what these verses mean. Phillip is married to an amazing woman and has four children. He constantly shows what love is supposed to look like to me, my siblings and my mother. He loves to care for and help people. The job he loved was being a police chaplain. A police chaplain is someone who helps and talks to the victims or victims’ families. Phillip has given up a lot to support his family. We have been through a lot this past year or two, but my father has always been there and helped and supported our family. He tries to do anything to make sure that we are OK and happy. My father is more than I could ask for or that I deserve.

Phillip works overtime for me and my family because he cares for us. He has taught me how to be a good Christian and person in general. He has a strong faith and has shown me how to live in my faith. I have been blessed with a family and parents who love me. Philip is an amazing man who cares for everyone. A mixture of my mother and my father’s kindness is why I am who I am today. My father has influenced me and my life for the better; I could not ask for a better family.

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This story is part of a series of articles from Michael Grindstaff’s Language Arts Class at Elizabethton High School.

Students were asked to write about inspirational people in their lives. The Elizabethton Star is proud to share these with our readers.