My dearest Uncle Lupe, you are the father I never had and there are no words that can express how much I love and adore you. You have brought so much joy in my life and I am so glad I was able to tell you all of this before you left us. Thank you for showing me true love and making me feel so special and loved, thank you for all of the times when I felt lost, you picked me back up and showed me the way. Thank you for allowing me to have a role model for marriage, and showing me the true meaning of love. I am so beyond fortunate to have had you in my life for as long as I did and although I want to be selfish and keep you around so much longer, I understand that you had to go. I promise you that we will all take care of Tia, the love of your life...this I promise you, now and always. I love you Pops..rest in peace and give Grandma a kiss for me.