Friday, March 13, 2009

Man of the Year....

This was the letter read last night at the Chamber banquet...

The 2009 Man of the Year can be referred to as "Golden"--one-of-a-kind, friendly, positive and a role model. He welcomes newcomers to Tulia in a way that makes them feel he had known them all of their lives.
He is a strong Christian man and a helping hand to so many, including the sick and lonely. You can often find him visiting patients at the hospitals in Tulia and Amarillo, bringing a smile to their face. He is a great sounding board, and a good person to go to for advice, always encouraging spiritual growth.
His business is taking care of people, but it doesn't stop when he leaves the office. Just a few days ago, it was noted that his daughter had been brought up in a home where her father could be called on any time of the day or night--and this training stood her in good stead when she married a man with similar requirements on his time.
If you have met this man, you can say that you have been blessed and your life has been enriched. You can count on him. He has been through trials of his own, but you would never know it, because when he is talking to you, you have his full attention as if you are the most important person in the world. He faithfully serves at Central Church of Christ, where he is a man of strength and comfort to many, including his wife, Irita, daughter Melissa and her husband Cody and their three children Aidan, Joshua, and Maude; and daughter Tammy and her husband Justin, and their children Cole and Jaxon.
Our 2009 Man of the Year.... Bob Colson (My dad)

Might I add that behind every good man is an even better woman.


  1. I spent alot of time at your house growing up and your dad is one of the greatest men I know. I love both of your parents very much because of the love they gave to me when I was growing up. They have also raised terrific girls with amazing character. May God continue to bless ALL of you!

  2. Tell him congrats! The last time I saw him was when he was visiting at the hospital...I went up to see Elizabeth and he walked all the way down the hall to come visit with me! He is so deserving!!! Your parents are awesome!

  3. He won AGAIN?!? Didn't he win when we were in Waco? I thought I remembered you going home to surprise him, a newspaper article...something!! Congrats to Dad!!!