April 21st… The day my Papa was born. 28 years later he became my Papa. 81 years later he left this world. But, in that 81 years he left a very important mark. One that many will agree was a loving and inspiring one.
It certainly was for me.
Dad made me feel like the most special person in the world. I know he did this for others, too. And, he was sincere. He cherished bringing out the creativity in others and not letting us off the hook if we had “excuses”.
I miss his solid friendship, terribly, and would love to share a brandy with him on his birthday. I will celebrate him. And, reminisce about our laughs, our stories, our struggles, and our love.
Happy Birthday Papa…. love you.
(p.s. I could use some Papa energy right about now… could you send me some? I’ll meet you on Bowen Island in the afternoon.. 🙂