You knew him as “Papa”

My dearest Liana. A few days after you tend 8 years old, my father (your papa) went to be with the Lord on December 31st of 2014. I’m so happy that you were able to spend a lot of time with him as you had a VERY special place in his heart as he loved you more than you will ever know. He was a special person to me and played a huge role in the man and father I have become. His artistic talents were passed onto me, and ultimately through me to you. He lived so close to us that he was able to visit frequently and play countless number of games and make believe with you. I remember most times you would play teacher with him and have him be the student. What was funny was that he would “complain” to me that you gave him too much homework…hahaha. He loved you so much and I miss having him around to talk to, have dinner with and watch the Texans with.

I truly hope you were able to capture some special moments in your heart and memory of him as that would certainly bring a smile to his face as he watches over you and Brielle from heaven. I know you regret sometimes being mean to him but he knows you were only vying for his attention and love. He made you so many things for your American Dolls including

  • Bathroom
  • Bunk Bed
  • Stove
  • Microwave Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer

and those are just the things I could remember him making you. He would always take pictures of the items while he made them for you and send them to me as he was so excited to give them to you. I’m not sure how much you will remember of him but know that he will always be around you and watching over you as a guardian angel. He passed on some of his artistic talents to me as I’m sure I passed on mine to you based on your early drawings. His creativity was only matched by his musical abilities as he thrived in playing the guitar. A few of his other abilities included painting, drawing, model building and graphic design. I use to refer to him as the DaVinci of our time due to his imagination and drive to create no matter what the project was.

I hope you have a special place in your heart where you keep your memories of him as I know I have mine. Anytime you want to know about Papa, just ask and I’ll be happy to relive those memories of all of us together again. I love and miss you Dad, and I will never forget you and all that you have done to help me become the artist and father I am today. May you rest in peace and watch over our family.