She Wrote to Her Papa


She wrote to Her papa.

Standing strong… She said
Happens when one accepts that there is no one way to do something.

We just need to encourage one another.
That’s why we are on this planet together.

Her Papa
One of Her greatest encouragers and life challenges. 

Duwain Isaac Werner
born 27 March 1935 in Fox Valley, SK Canada

Her Papa passed away nearly three months ago on 29 December 2018.
Today he would have been eighty four years old.

My dear Papa,
this is the first I have written about you publicly. 

I do so in this moment to heal and acknowledge your life. 

As my tears fall I know that this will not be my last that I will share of our journey.  

Because I have a lot to say. And I know that you are rolling your eyes at me.

I simply want to say thank you for always always encouraging me to shine my light.  

I AM standing strong because of you papa.  

Your fierce love in spite of the challenges life presented you is a testament to living ones truth. 

Your encouragement to speak my mind. To talk to strangers. To write. To savor sunshine. To listen. 

To encourage one another. To show up after you have been shut down. To love. 

To take a real interest in others. To celebrate magical moments. 

To laugh even with sarcasm.

To take long country drives with no destination in mind with the windows rolled down. 

These are some of the things you being my papa taught me. 

I hope now that you are in peace papa and I want you to know…

I will continue to find the courage to live in the manner in which continues to make you proud and shine my light. 

Blessings to you my dear papa.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©Te’ Werner
Excerpt from When Tears Fall

©Photo Summer 2010
Te’s Papa standing strong in golden fields of our homeland; Lacombe, Alberta