4 Seests in Paradise
"When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee;...
for I AM the LORD thy God,
the Holy One of Israel,
Isaiah 43:2 & 3
If you'd care to here the song|
* Mysterious Fathoms Below *
from Disney's "The Little Mermaid"
from which we named our page,
Last updated: 11/9/12
Since September of '05,
4 Seests in Paradise' Daniel is officially
a Navy VETERAN,
having received his honorable discharge from active duty service.
He is still in the Navy Reserves!
His last sea duty, he was stationed aboard the USS MARYLAND
in beautiful, historic St. Mary's, Georgia *_*
"Maryland, My Maryland"....
We were proud to have been a part of the MARYLAND BLUE Crew
from June '99 thru February '02.
(Thank you, Lee Roy Runion, for the photo)
Jennifer wrote a book that she based in Maryland
because of the USS MARYLAND being Daniel's last sea command!
Click HERE to see!
Sailor Dadda & his Lydia Pearl
This is our family:
Dadda Daniel, Caleb, Mommy Jennifer, & Lydia,
at the GREENEVILLE change of command ceremony....
Aloha to Captain Guy and welcome to Captain Waddle
(Commander Guy is the shorter of the four,
Captain Waddle is the one on the left *_*)
Captain Waddle presenting Daniel with
farewell photos & certificates
to remember GREENIE by *_*
The USS GREENEVILLE returned from her maiden WESTPAC
January of '99
The U.S.S. GREENEVILLE was named after a small town in Tennessee. Greeneville, TN has been a wonderful host town for the sub, and Daniel & Jennifer are very proud that he is a "Plank Owner" of the GREENIE (what we affectionately call her), meaning that he was one of the members of the commissioning crew...quite an honor! We wouldn't mind some day visiting Greeneville, TN again; and if they had a good position for someone with Daniel's training, living there! Who knows?
Many thanks to those of you who prayed us through
the many sea-separations of 1998!!!
To read the article Jennifer submitted to
"The Submarine Wives Club" concerning
being stationed in Hawaii, please click HERE,
but be sure to come back to Mysterious Fathoms Below!!!!
From the time she was in the Newport News, VA shipyard
until April of '99,
Dadda Daniel was stationed aboard
the U.S.S. GREENEVILLE (SSN 772),
a fast-attack, nuclear submarine stationed
at Pearl Subase, HI.
***Yes, the GREENEVILLE stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI***
The same GREENEVILLE that, while conducting an emergency blow drill, came up under a Japanese fishing-school boat on the 9th of February. My heart still aches for all the families of those who died. My heart also goes out to Captain Waddle and his family and the crew. He is the captain pictured below at the change of command ceremony we attended only weeks before we left the island & the GREENEVILLE in April of '99.
I'm certain that Captain Waddle will take full responsibility for this terrible accident. Having met him, I have the highest respect for him as an excellent captain...one who is concerned for the welfare of the individual sailor & his family as well as the boat as a whole. I cried every day for weeks after I heard about the accident...for the souls lost and their grieving families, and for the pain I know this has brought to Captain Waddle, the men of the GREENEVILLE past & present, and even for the wonderful sponsor city of GREENEVILLE, Tennessee who must be feeling this deeply also.
PLEASE join with me in praying that the LORD comforts those who seek Him in this time of grief & devastation.
For the song Jennifer wrote in remembrance of the incident, visit our POW/MIA page.
~* 12/29/02 *~
The Right Thing
By: Cmdr. Scott Waddle with Ken Abraham
Publication Date: January 2003
Description: In 2001, a deadly collision between a U.S. submarine and a Japanese vessel plunged the sub's commander into a crucible of international anger and accusation. A beloved leader and godly man, Waddle refused his attorney's advice and accepted full responsibility. Learn the untold story of one man's stand for truth and honor amidst terrible tragedy. 256 pages, hardcover from Integrity.
There are good ships, and there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships, are friendships,
And may they always be.
An Old Irish Toast *_*
Here we go...DOWN THE HATCH!!!
Dadda Daniel & Caleb, Dec. '97
In '97, Caleb and Jennifer gave Daniel
an anchor keychain for Valentine's Day...
to remind him that...
"We have an Anchor (Christ) that keeps the soul
steadfast and sure while the billows (of life) roll..." *_*
Poppa Monck (Jennifer's Dad *_*)
took the Dependents' Cruise to Maui aboard the GREENEVILLE
in Novermber '97
The following is a hymn by C. Austin Miles
that I "claimed" as a theme song
when I accepted Daniel's proposal of marriage *_*
I knew at least for the first several years
we would be in the Navy.
See if this doesn't suit....
This is the accompaniment *_*|
It may be in the valley, where countless dangers hide;
It may be in the sunshine that I, in peace, abide;
But this one thing I know--if it be dark or fair,
If Jesus is with me,
I'll go anywhere!
It may be I must carry the blessed Word of Life
Across the burning deserts to those in sinful strife;
And tho' it be my lot to bear my colors there,
If Jesus goes with me,
I'll go anywhere!
But if it be my portion to bear my cross at home,
While others bear their burdens [beneath] the billow's foam,
I'll prove my faith in Him--confess His judgments fair,
And, if He stays with me,
I'll stay anywhere!
It is not mine to question the judgments of my LORD,
It is but mine to follow the leadings of His Word;
But if to go or stay, or whether here or there,
I'll be, with my Savior,
(Chorus:) If Jesus goes with me, I'll go...Anywhere!
'Tis heaven to me, Where e'er I may be, If He is there!
I count it a privilege here His cross to bear;
[Since] Jesus goes with me,
I'll go ANYWHERE!
A holy life will produce the deepest impression.
Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine.
--Dwight L Moody
Caleb & Lydia, Y2K
The pair of photos below are CLASSIC...
I entitled them "Coming" and "Going" *_*
Our darling daughter in her lavender ruffled attire wearing
Dadda's MARYLAND hat *_*
Sailor Boy in his domain *_*
"If I take the wings of the morning,
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
even there shall thy hand lead me,
and thy right hand shall hold me."
Psalm 139:9 & 10
April 2000 was the Submarine Centennial Celebration!!
We were able to attend a wonderful celebration
commemorating the big day: (in Caleb's words,)
"Happy Birthday, Subby" party *_*
FYI: I don't USUALLY wear my hair in my eyes...
it was POURING down rain when we arrived
(even spotted a water spout!!! AAACK!)
But we had a wonderful time *_*
A little oceanic humor *_*
What kind of fish works at the hospital?
Where do fish sleep?
On a water bed.
What makes some fish so smart?
They live in schools.
What do you call a fish with no eyes?
What is a bottle nose dolphin’s favorite candy?
What kind of fish is most costly?
How do you pay for it?
With sand dollars, of course!
What kind of fish is a member of the equestrian society?
A Sea Horse.
What kind of fish makes the best sandwich?
A peanut butter and jellyfish.
What kind of detergent do fish use?
What kind of fish is a member of the thespian society?
Why was the mussel mad at the clam?
Because he was being a little shellfish.
Why does the ocean roar?
You would, too, if you had oysters in your bed!
To view Dan's certificates, medals, and a song in his honor,
click on our adopted (from Mouseworks!)
Sailor Eggster!! *_*
Neither the Mouseworks Graphics link
nor the Angel Kytti Graphics link
work any longer.
If you know where their site(s) has/have moved to,
please let me know!
AND, for CHRISTMAS...
"Twas the Sub...Before Christmas--photo of Daniel at sea Christmas '01!
Below are some patriotic
&/or hubby honoring webrings, groups, & clubs
that we would like to share with you!
We adopted a POW/MIA.
Please click on the flag to meet
Commander Michael G. Hoff,
These Awards were issued to
4 Seests in Paradise
by the Advisory Board of
the POW/MIA Freedom Fighters Organization,
for our site's early and steadfast commitment
to our missing Warriors.
4 Seests in Paradise observes
90 seconds of silence
for the Annual POW/MIA Blackout,
February 1st of each year.
Thank you for your continuing commitment
to helping keep hope alive
who still wait.... and wait..... and wait
Please click on the awards
to see our POW/MIA pages
Do YOU have a family-friendly military-honoring site?
Please sign our guestbook & leave your url so we can check it out!!!
11/9/Y2K~~Oh, Teresa, this is TOO adorable!! Thank you so much!
This is my Cyber-Sister, Sara *_*
Please pray for her and her DH, pictured here,
Plus the precious children the LORD has blessed them with *_*
Sara presented us with our first "official" Patriotic Site Award!!
12/7/Y2K~~Thank you AGAIN, Sara!!
Sara, you are far more than a "sister military-spouse";
you are a priceless treasure of a friend.
Thank you for sharing your heart
through your poetry and precious e-mails.
Thank you for the ADORABLE
sailor bear cross-stitch you made me!!!
Mostly, thank you for being my friend...
and my sister in the LORD *_*
Thank you, Donna (of HoneyBrook Graphics *_*) for these adorable awards!!
I used some of Donna's beautiful patriotic graphics on our page:
A Letter to Bin Laden.
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