translating the life story of my father from the holland to the
english language, I wish to apologize, not for the english language,
rather for my inability to do justice to this treatise as a translator.
May I further use this opportunity to express my appreciation, and at the same time thank Almighty God for our father. I know I express the thoughts of all the children when I say that in addition to being an unusually good father, he is a good American citizen and a fine Christian gentleman. May it please the Lord to spare him for us for many years, and may the evening of his life be blessed and happy in his Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ.
This is our prayer.