Papa was popcorn...with lots and lots and lots of butter.
Papa was puzzles...jigsaw, wordsearches, crosswords, they didn't cause him to shudder.
Papa was pistachios and nutcrackers,
games and fun.
Papa was stamp collecting...from all over the world.
Papa was scrapbooking...before it was cool.
Papa was late nights at sleepovers and eggs for breakfast.
Papa was gardening and flowers...oh, how they bloomed.
Papa was jeopardy and wheel of fortune...he always got the clues.
playdates and field trips.
Papa was quiet and humble...soft spoken he was.
Papa was prayer and faith...an example to all
Papa was serving and loving
joyful and true.
And because of all Papa was
We have become all we are.
Papa's "was" is, in us, Papa's "now".