Paul Tapia

As we pick up the phone and place this call, hoping Heaven will answer. Hello, God, may we speak with Paul? Husband and father remembered. Happy birthday, hon, wish you were here. My life hasn't been the same. Please tell me you hear me and know that I love you, when I whisper your name. Happy birthday, dad, we all miss you. Taking care of mom and staying strong. In all of our hearts and in all of our memories, your spirit truly lives on. Wait...before we hang up...one more thing we need to say... Sending birthday wishes that are a little selfish...we wish you could have stayed. With love, All eight of us

Published in The Gazette on May 14, 2013