Missing My Papa (still!!)

Tomorrow, 08 March, is the memorial of my precious Papa’s passing. Although it has been a few years, I still miss him (so much!) And Mama (so much!) The two of them left a huge legacy of love with me, our family, and so many others.

Today, here’s a poem in honor of Papa…

Lives of great men all remind us
        We can make our lives sublime,
    And, departing, leave behind us
        Footprints on the sands of time…

Footprints, that perhaps another,
        Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
    A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
        Seeing, shall take heart again.

    Let us, then, be up and doing,
        With a heart for any fate;
    Still achieving, still pursuing,
        Learn to labor and to wait.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


grace, peace & footprints of faith

Virginia : )

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13)

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12 Responses to Missing My Papa (still!!)

  1. Beautiful tribute 💖
    May his soul rest in peace!

  2. Cjo says:

    Miss your Dad, too.

  3. Michelle says:

    Beautiful poem for your papa! I’ll keep in in my prayers! 🙏

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you for your prayers, Michelle. We miss my papa so much! Grateful to God for the big legacy of love & faith he left in our hearts. Hugs! 🌟💜🌟

  4. Mama Duck says:

    So beautiful💗.

  5. A lovely tribute. He left a beautiful part of himself here -in you.

    • Virginia says:

      Michele, thank you for that touching affirmation! Had not thought of it that way, but I am blown away considering the truth of it. Thank you, again. Hugs!! 🌟💜🌟🤗🌟

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