When I think about what I'd like Sa'Mya and Monai to know most about their father, I'd say it is that at his core he was a beautiful, funny, kind and caring soul. Not everyone got to see that side of Paul, but we spent many summers together when he was a boy talking and joking about one thing or another. He was always much wiser than his years. He was fearless, talking to kids or adults with the same level of confidence. Paul defined SWAG long before we had a name for it.
When he would visit us in South Carolina, long after he left, someone would be talking and laughing about something he said or something he did. That was Paul. If you met him, you wouldn't soon forget him.
Rest, sweet Paulie. You will live forever in our hearts.