12 years ago I took this shot of you for my photography class. I was very happy when I developed the film and the photo came out like this. I remembered that I didn't have to force you to pose for me. You were very willing and supportive. You have always been supportive ... even when I did not deserve it.
Thank you Papa ... for everything ... for defending me from my Mom when she gets mad at me. You have always tried to protect me when I do something wrong from her wrath. I know I should be happy you are with Mama now ... your one true love and I am.
It just hurts because I won't see you anymore and I won't see this smile again. I miss you. I love you Papa. Rest in peace now. I know you are at peace now.