Michael Reagan’s Greatest Gift
Michael Reagan received many gifts from his father, President Ronald Reagan. At his Dad’s funeral, here is how Michael described the greatest fit his Father gave him:
I was so proud to have the Reagan name and to be Ronald Reagan’s son. What a great honor. He gave me a lot of gifts as a child—gave me a horse, gave me a car, gave me a lot of things. Bet there’s a gift he gave me that I think is wonderful for every father to give every son.
Last Saturday, when he opened his eyes for the last time,,,that’s when I realized the gift that he gave to me: that he was going to bewitht his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He had—back in 1988 on a flight from Washington, D.C. to Piont Mugu—told me about his love of God, his love of Christ as his Savior. I didn’t know then what it all meant. But I certainly, certainly know now.
I can’t think of a better gift for a father to give a son. And I hope to honor my father by giving my son, Cameron and my daughter, Ashley, that very same gift he gave to me.
Knowing where he is this very moment, this very day, that he is in heaven, I can only promise my father this: Dad, when I go, I will go to heaven, too. And you and I and my sister, Maureen, who went before us, we will dance with the heavenly host of angels before the presence of God. We will do it melanoma-and Alzheimer’s-free. Thank you for letting me share my father, Ronald Wilson Reagan.