Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Coach Miller

My son lost one of his football coaches this past Sunday. He was such a wonderful man. He put so much time into these young boys lives. He also was the schools P.E. teacher for K thru 12th grade so the whole community is grieving the loss. One of his daughters just stayed the night with my daughter Friday night and went to the new Hunger game movie on Saturday with a bunch of girls and now she's missing her father. My daughter said she was angry. I asked why? She said "one of my best friends should not have to go through this at 16" I said yes as I understood. I lost my dad at 33 and it hurts no matter what age but I can't imagine being 16 and having to look in the crowds at my basketball games where her dad always sat and know he's going to be missing these games now. I reminded my daughter that Mr Miller was a believer and now he sits in heaven with His savior and we need to find peace in that even though it's hard. I remember when we first moved to Hershey my son told him he had to leave practice early as he had youth group and Mr. Miller smiled and gave my son a high five. Brady was constantly coming home with things Mr. Miller told him to help him. "I want to see you in the weight room Brady" or "Brady you're athletic, but you're lazy" (Brady laughed at that one cause he knew it was true) So Brady showed up the next practices giving his all. He taught him to try his best and not be lazy. He taught him that it's smart to put God and youth group first before sports. (which we've always taught but it's great coming from a coach to a student) I'm going to miss seeing him around the school. The other day at the basketball game I was walking with another mother and we were talking about him, and all I could say was Hershey's going to be different! Different without him. Here is the news story on Coach Miller. We will attend his funeral Saturday and all the football players will be suited up:) Miller Strong!!!! Thank You Mr Miller for all you have given in teaching so many young guys and gals. Coach Miller News Page

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