Friday, June 18, 2010

AND NOW A WORD FROM MY BOY

I don't think I have ever had a guest blogger since I started blogging a little over a year ago. Tonight that CHANGES. I still want you to read this post, but I ask Greg to put on paper his feelings about MY MAN, HIS DAD! He has done it many times in cards. My friends have always wanted to read any card Greg gave me or his Dad. He ALWAYS WRITES HIS HEART.
With no editing this is the email I just received.


Dear DAD,
Where to start about the man I attribute everything I have been, everything I am, and everything I will be in the future? He is known by many names...Jack, Coach Powell, Coach, CP, Pop, and my favorite, DAD. He does each of them with perfection like only he can. From my earliest memories, all I can remember is wanting to be like my DAD. He taught me the lessons which would shape my life. Hard work, persistence, honesty, selflessness, generosity, and trustworthiness are just a few of the characteristics I would like to hope my DAD has passed on to me. I can't ever remember a time when my DAD was not there for me, even when I might not have wanted him there, but I needed him more than I knew. I am sure he remembers the time in the drainage ditch behind The Haystack Apartments. (No further details needed). From as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be with my DAD. Even if most kids didn't think hanging out on Sunday afternoons after church at the football stadium field house was their idea of fun, I was with my DAD, and that was all I needed. From all the games I spent as the ball boy for my DAD's football teams until I was able to actually play for my DAD, the only thing I wanted to do was spend time with my DAD in his environment. Of all the lessons my DAD has taught me, the one on how to be a dad is the one I treasure most. From the time Parker was born, then Dana and Austin came into my life, and now Grayson, my number one goal was to be as much like my DAD as humanly possible. I can only hope I am able to do half the job my DAD has done with my boys. I can now understand why my DAD was so great at his job as a parent. It is because he is a natural at it. I can surly say I know with all my heart, MY DAD IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. Thanks for everything DAD. I hope you have the best Father's Day!
I Love and Cherish you!
Greg


ENOUGH SAID! Happy Father's Day to the BEST Dad to Greg and Dana and Amanda and Micah and the BEST POP anywhere. If you think yours is better, you would have a HARD TIME convincing Parker, Jack, Austin and Grayson.

35 comments:

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

What a beautiful writer your son is. His memories are precious. To know that he has such wonderful memories of his dad, his friend....is remarkable.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful tribute. He's going to have a great Father's Day.

Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing this from your grown son's heart. It is so beautiful! I didn't list all of the great tributes that my Dad does have, this year, but Greg and I did both use the word Cherish in our tributes this year!
Thank you again! You have a beautiful blog!

thelumberjackswife said...

What a great letter! Happy Father's Day to your husband!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a special letter to your special man, your children's dad and your grandchildren's "pop" :o)

Happy Father's day to him and the other dad's in your families' lives!

Blessings & Aloha!
(wanted to pop over and say hello!)

2003beachbunch said...

Such a sweet letter! That is awesome :-) No worries here about the disney stuff....we can wait :-) Hope y'all have a wonderful father's day!!

Sunny Sue said...

Way to go, Greg! Happy Father's Day to you, Jack and Micah!

gayle said...

What a beautiful letter your son wrote!! I am sure his dad with treasure it always!!

Summer said...

How Awesome!! Your son is a great writer as are you :o) I was hanging on every word in this letter and it is just precious!!

That is so funny your son's name is Greg cause that is my hubs name!!

I hope ya'll have a fantabulous Father's Day Weekend

xoxo
Summer :0)

Tiffany said...

What a sweet post!

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Oh, how sweet! You're such a lucky lady to have these men in your life. :)

Alison

Kat said...

That's precious!!! I love Father's Day posts.

Weezer said...

What a beautiful treasure! I often wonder how our lives would have changed if we had had a son in our lives. But God's will was girls...girls...girls.
This is definitely something to treasure.
Happy Father's Day to all the men in your life.

Kat said...

Oh, how very very sweet! Straight from the heart. It gave me sweet chills.

Happy Fathers Day to your Jack and Greg too.

Hugs!
Kat

Tracy @ cotton pickin cute said...

Hey Teresa! It was so nice to hear from you. Your husbands heart must be bursting after reading the beautiful words your son wrote. You have certainly raised a loving and caring child from boyhood to mangood. I hope you and your family have a beautiful fathers day. Hugs...Tracy

billypandnikkysmom said...

vry beautiful!!

Shell said...

So very sweet!

Theresa said...

WOW, Teresa... that is one fine Son you have there and obviously a wonderful Dad! I love all of the memories of his childhood and following his Dad wherever the footsteps took them both!

Greg, I enjoyed your description of your love and admiration for your Dad! Thanks for sharing these thoughts from your heart!

Hugs to all and a Happy Father's Day to those Fathers and those who have Fathers!

Sassy Granny ... said...

What an amazing, heartfelt expression! No doubt your husband has left a rich legacy to this young man, or he'd never have found such noble words to honor his noble dad.

Blessings!

P.S. It would be wonderful to meet you at the gIRLfriends gathering. If not, I'll drop by your blog again ...

Mande said...

Teresa, This is so beautiful. Your son is a true gentleman and wonderful father. Happy Father's Day to your hubby & son!! Thank you for visiting my little blog too. xoxo

myletterstoemily said...

you must be so proud to be the grandmother
of that sweet boy and the mother of that fine
man!

Karen said...

Truly a wonderful post. Your son expresses himself so well!!
I'll be back when I don't have to type on iPhone.
We're at the deer lease enjoying a wonderful Father's Day.
Hugs,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Beth E. said...

What a wonderful tribute to your husband, Teresa! Greg did a great job. Fathers like Jack are few and far between. What a blessing he has been to his children. :-)

From Tracie said...

What a beautiful letter to his dad. I love it!

Happy Father's Day to your (obviously) wonderful husband!

Eve said...

Oh wow! I've got goosebumps on my goosebumps!

Corinne said...

this was beautiful.
i think written notes are a great way to express how you feel.

partialemptynester said...

MmmMmmm, absolutely precious!!!!!!

Bacardi Mama said...

Such a heartfelt letter. You must be very proud of your boy.

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Wow how wonderful you must feel to know that Gregg admires his dad. God bless you my friend. You have such a sweet family.
Your sister in Christ,
Bren

PEA said...

Such a heartfelt letter to his dad, I've got tears running down my cheeks. The love and respect he has for his dad shines through his words and what a wonderful example he gets to follow:-) The world needs more daddies like these two!! xoxo

Andrea said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Blessings,
andrea

koralee said...

Thank you so so much for all the sweet comments you left on my blog the other day...your blog is lovely. This letter is the sweetest thing ever!!!!! What a sweet boy you have. xoxoxo Enjoy the rest of your week.

Channa said...

How special! Words I know Jack (and you) will always cherish!

Linda said...

That was simply beautiful! Greg wrote a wonderful letter to his dad!.

I grew up without a dad and always wish I had a good daddy like Greg describes here. But I did always know that I had a heavenly Father who loved me and that helped me so much.

You can be so proud of your son...and also of your man. As I said...this was simply beautiful!

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Connie said...

As they say, The apple doesn't fall far from the tree ".
They both sound like true gentlemen!

I have to finish my walk and will return to read more.
So enjoyable.

Connie said...

It sounds like you have a wonderful family. The children are a reflection of this.
Great blog !