There is an emptiness – deep inside.
A void unfillable since your departure.
Your voice is gone.
Your laughter no longer echos.
The warmth of your skin no longer felt against my hands.
All I have are memories.
But I need your presence.
Did we have enough time?
To share – to live – to love.
Wanting you here is selfish when you’re in a better place now.
So this isn’t a goodbye – this is a see you later.
Rest in Peace – Papa
An honorable and righteous man you were. Honest and ethical man were the words from your coworkers. What a privilege it is to know my grandfather was respected and admired by many, all over. Near and far your life impacted many. You were a good friend, father, husband, mentor, and grandfather. Even great-grandfather. You were the definition of a leader. A man of few words but honorable actions. I am proud to be your granddaughter. I would like to follow through with my words just like you did. I would like to be remembered just like you. With honor, respect, admiration, and righteous. I love you and I miss you so much. Your granddaughter, Heidy.