Cassidy Gifford Dad Tribute Honors Frank With Bible Quote: She & Kathie Lee Gifford Find Comfort In Christianity
Cassidy Gifford remembered her dad with a touching tribute to Frank Gifford, who died Sunday at 84. Cassidy, 22, described her dad as a legend, noting that Gifford was her best friend in her tribute, reported Fox News.
“Very few people are blessed enough to call their father a legend, and an even smaller number are able to share that notion with the rest of the world,” wrote Cassidy. “Today of all days I can genuinely say I am humbled by the outpour of love and support my family has received.”
Gifford showed her religious faith in her dad’s tribute.
“Yesterday, I lost my best friend. His kindness was infectious, and his grace, beyond compare. And despite the worldly passing of an incredible man, I undoubtedly know heaven gained one stud of an angel.”
Aware that Frank played for the New York Giants for more than a decade, Cassidy commented on Gifford’s career. Her dad’s tribute also included a quote from the Bible.
“Philippians 4:13 has never rung so true. You were an unparalleled Giant in all sense of the word, Dad.. So keep doin’ you up there, because no one does it better, and no one ever will,” penned Cassidy.
As the Inquisitr reported, Hoda Kotb also paid tribute to Frank on the Today show, from which Kathie Lee Gifford was noticeably absent after the death of her husband.
And Hoda emphasized that Kathie Lee is using her religious beliefs to comfort her. Although Kotb has cried, her friend wants to see Frank’s passing as a triumph not a tragedy.
“She said, ‘He built this family. He is a triumph.’ She said, ‘remember that,’ ” Kotb said.
For Kathie Lee, her devout Christian faith was a comfort all through her marriage to Gifford, reported the Los Angeles Times.
In addition to Cassidy, the couple had a son, Cody, 25.
When they wed in 1986, it became Kathie Lee’s second and Frank’s third marriage, and they seemed to be unaware of the 23-year age difference.
But throughout their marriage, they experienced rocky times, from business scandals, when Kathie Lee initially denied that her Wal-Mart clothing line resulted from the use of Honduras child laborers, to charges of infidelity.
But through it all, emphasized Kathie Lee, her Christianity helped her stay strong.
“There’s no magic formula. We stayed home, we stayed in the word of God,” she said. “We stayed in bed … It’s the best thing in the world when somebody’s truly asked forgiveness.”
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