H A P P Y
40th
B I R T H D A Y

*L E A*



Happy 40th birthday

My sweet, sweet Lea, how I love you, only you can know. I love
you to the deepest part of me in a depth that has no end. I feel
you are always with me giving me courage to face this life without
you. Today is your 40 th birthday, how I wish you were
here to celebrate it with your family and friends. What do I write
on a day like today? It's so hard to find the words that would make
it perfect because I always want you to feel the love I have for
you on any occasion. Your life on earth stopped at 33 years
old and now you would have turned 40. How can I interpret that?
All I know is that your friends turned 40 and it's just a
beautiful transition to the next step in life to learn life lessons
and to grow as a human being. I just know you had grown
beyond your years and you were ready to face life challenges
at any age. I love you my sweet child. You are in my heart
and I will never let you go.



I wish I knew what you are up to now, but I trust you are
in a good and happy place waiting for us to join you some day.
Daddy and I love you so much. We send you our love, beyond
words, it comes from another dimension; a place we can feel you
with us.. It is so immensely full of love and light.

It was a beautiful sunny day, around 6:30 P.M. Daddy and
I went to St Mary's hospital. It was during the hospital strike,
the maternity ward was so full. You came into this world at 1:07
A.M. in the morning at 6 lbs 5 ounces. You were so beautiful,
calm and serene with curly blonde hair.
From the moment they placed you in my arms you snuggled
right into my heart.

Daddy and I were so proud. You were like a little angel
sent from God to make our life so fulfilled. You changed our
life with an everlasting imprint that will be alive in us forever.
You brought us to that special place everyone looks for in life,
you let us find our strength in love.

When we brought you home we knew that the love we felt for
you was the greatest love you can feel here on earth. Throughout
the years you grew to be kind, loving and gentle.
You cared about everyone you touched with your special gift
of caring and unconditional love.
To the love of our life we embrace you and we want you to
know that you are and will always be our greatest treasure
in this world.
We miss you so much it hurts all the time.
With so much love and admiration.
Mom and Dad



Lea my love
To you I give my love,
To you I give my heart,
This is all I can do,
To keep you alive with me.
You are the sun in the morning when I awake,
You are the tulips in full bloom,
You are the blossoms of the lilacs in the spring,
You are the flower buds and their beauty when they come to
full bloom.
You are the reflection of the sun in the clouds with millions
of colours.
You are the stars in the sky on a clear night.
You are the moon shining in a beautiful blue sky.
You are the rising of the sun and the sunset at dusk.
You are the calmness that is felt by the chirping of the birds.
You are the innocence felt when I see a child.
You are the presence when I take a walk in nature.
You are everywhere around me, I feel you near me
all the time.
Your Mom forever and always



She Walks in Beauty
BY LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON)

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!



[I carry your heart with me (I carry it in]
E. E. CUMMINGS

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)
I am never without it (anywhere I go you go,my dear;
and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)
I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)
Mom & Dad



How can anyone forget your birthday, Lea!
Most of the birthdays we celebrated at your
house turned out to be the hottest day of the year,
just like today. No matter how hot and muggy the
day was, it always turned out perfect. The heat
didn't seem to matter, your mom tended to every
detail to make everyone comfortable and well fed.
You are always on our minds, Lea,
and will forever remain in our hearts.
love you and miss you forever

Zia Antoinette, Zio Renzo
Julia, Marco and Lisa





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seventh anniversary - 2016

happy birthday Lea - 2016

sixth anniversary - 2015

happy birthday Lea - 2015

fifth anniversary - 2014

happy birthday Lea - 2014

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fourth anniversary - 2013

third anniversary - 2012

second anniversary - 2011

first anniversary - 2010

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Now you belong to Heaven
Mari Olsen

Miss your voice, miss your smile
everything about you, worth a while
always wondering where you are
I hope you're with us, near or far
Many questions aren't answered
I guess, we'll never know

But now you belong to heaven
it's empty without your smile
The truth brings us to tears
all the love you gave us all these years

Always seeing you at night
when I turn off the light
and the world's asleep
In my heart you'll always stay
we'll never forget you
you'll never fade away
I'll always remember the times we shared togehter
Remeber your laughter, forever and ever

But now you belong to heaven
it's empty without your smile
The truth brings us to tears
all the love you gave us all these years

And I wonder what would be the first I'd say
if I meet you again one day
and I'm hoping you'll remember my name
if I see you again

But now you belong to heaven
it's empty without your smile
The truth brings us to tears
all the love you gave us all these years
But now you belong to heaven
it's empty without your smile
The truth brings us to tears all the love you gave us all these years
all the love you gave us all these years