Dear Papa


Papa…I miss saying that word, it’s just a simple word that has been absent from my daily vocabulary since 20 years ago today… I was just 13 years old when you left this earth suddenly and there is not a day that goes by where I don’t think about you. Papa, I miss saying it just like I miss you. I miss you more and more each day. I miss your goofy smile, I miss your laugh, I miss your hugs, I miss playing soccer or basketball with you, I miss your early morning workout (100 push up at 5am), I miss helping you fix the car (you use to ask me to help you with the tool), I miss dancing with you, I miss your cooking style (you use to add too much salt lol), I miss traveling with you, I miss seeing you giving my brothers an haircut, braiding me and my sisters (yes, Papa was braiding our hair), I miss seeing you speak in different languages (Papa spoke at least 7 languages)… I’ve always looked up to you and tried to be like you. You were great at every subject, and you’re knowledge and intelligence was out of this world! I will do everything I can to be the best parent for my kids, as you were to me. Although I miss you everyday, my heart is full of pride and joy that we had such a great relationship and beautiful memories. No daughter could ever have hoped for a better Papa.

I will always love you and you will always be with us.

Love from your daughter, Janice

Je t’aime Papa xo