I adore my Dad who had a chance to visit me in Binghamton five months ago between the time we found out his bone marrow transplant had failed and the time he had his second transplant. The moments I've had with my Dad have been extra precious because with the illness he's battled, we've gone through times of not knowing how long he might stay with us.

When my Dad came to visit in January and to check out the Hawk studio, he asked if he could record a message for me.  There's no denying that his request completely freaked me out because I didn't know what the message was he wanted to record.

I took him into one of our recording studios and he took a seat in front of the microphone.  I started recording and this is what my Dad had to say:

I hope that if you're a Dad you know how loved you are even if your kids don't say it as much as they should.  That's one of my biggest regrets and one I've tried so hard to make up for. Just know that what you're doing is probably spot on and your kids will realize it one day when they're older.  Just like I did.