To the man we called Coach,
You showed us what it took, you showed us how hard we had to work. You taught us a lot on the court, but there was more to you - a lot more. Ultimately, you taught us how to be men. Men who were disciplined, diligent, responsible, selfless, caring, hardworking, and loving. You weren't just a coach, you were a family man, a follower of The Lord, a role-model. You taught us selflessness. That's one word to describe you, selfless. You planted seeds; you did the Lords work while taking on a bunch of kids under your wing who just had hoop dreams. Let me tell you something, those kids were in for something more than just basketball. Charles, you lead by example. I've never met someone who was slow to anger like you. You bore what Colossians 3 describes, you clothed yourself with a compassionate heart, you always displayed kindness, you were extremely humble, you displayed meekness in your circumstance; you were guided by the spirit and accepted God's ability to direct your life. You were patient, forgiving, and "above all things", you displayed love. Charles, you were selfless and I thank God for everything you've done in my life.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 11:14 pm