With no editing this is the email I just received.
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!
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.