Thursday, July 2, 2009

Who has made a difference in your life?

My Papa and Mema
(Winston and Faye)

Isn’t it funny how there are some people we think are going to live forever. Like the most important people in our lives, the ones who have always taken care of us and we cant imagine what life would be like with out them. That’s how I feel about my Papa. He is doing very well for his ripe old age of 82 or 83 (I can’t remember). But my friend Sara’s grandpa isn’t doing so well and he is the same age as my Papa. I think what is hard for me to grasp is, a few weeks ago Sara’s grandpa seemed to be doing fine and then all of the sudden its all down hill for him. And I can’t help but wonder if that is what is going to happen to my Papa. I hope I can handle it….
I start to think about what life would be like with out him and what a father he has been to me and ….as crazy as this sounds every day I try to prepare myself a little bit for his passing. I know I am going to be devastated, even though I know he will be with my Mema in heaven watching over me and being my guardian angel. But it’s hard to think that one day I won’t be able to see him or talk to him or hug him or call and get his opinion on something.

My Papa is the most amazing man I have ever had the privilege of knowing and he and my Mema have been my saving grace and my heros’. If it weren’t for them, I would not be the woman I am today. So I guess this is a thank you to him and for all he has done. Please everyone go hug or call that special person that has made an impact on your life and tell them how much they mean to you.


  1. My advice to you is, cherish every minute you have left with him. Whether it be 5 more minutes or 5 more years, cherish it! I don't have my Pa anymore who I rank just as high as you do your papa. Long story think your life is overf when you lose them, but it gets easier...never better...but easier. One thing to remember will see them again one day!