"They ask me what I'd like written about me when I'm gone. I hope they write I made Penn State a better place, not just that I was a good football coach."
There's no doubt in my mind that Joe's wish is coming true. He wasn't just a football coach; he was a husband, a father, a brother, a son, a teacher, a mentor, a role model, a humanitarian, a Catholic, an inspiration. He was a man who lived simply and made the choice to live his life doing what he loved and he used his talents to help others to the best of his abilities. I could go on and on about JoePa and what's he done for the Penn State community, but I am just one tiny blogger with an aching heart. I am praying for the Paterno family and Joe's larger family, the entire Penn State community. May everyone find light in this time of darkness, and let Joe's life be a reminder to all of us to focus on the important things in life. I am forever indebted and grateful to Joe Paterno for making Penn State a place I am proud to call home.
"Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things."