"birthday cards displayed on shelf in Lea's home the day of her tragic disappearance"

To Lea Our Precious Child Forever

It has been 8 years and our heart continues to cry out for you every day since we last saw you. How can we explain a love like that? The last day we saw you it was only for a brief moment, you were in and out of the house too fast to have a conversation. How I wish that moment could of lasted longer and we talked more. You left the house around 2 o'clock, and then we received that horrible phone call at 6 o'clock. You were gone forever. In the blink of an eye you disappeared from our lives in an unexplainable way that took you so quickly that we are still trying to under-stand and cope with your loss. Trying to understand the impossible truth of it all. There are no answers, only questions. Our struggles are unsurmountable. The whole family is devastated.

One day we will get the answers we are waiting for but now we have to find strength in believing that one day all of our questions will be answered.

We miss you so much and feel your presence near us all the time. Our heart aches for you to be by our side. This yearning to be with you is our great love story that is bigger than us. It is the vastness not of this world but the incredible mystery that we cannot comprehend here on earth. We are waiting graciously to follow the path of our lives, so this way, we will connect to you and continue to love you in a dimension that is not of this world. This dimension is greater than ourselves, it is a dimension greater than anything on this earth. We are waiting for the moment we will be together again. That will be the reward. It will feel like the video we all cried to when after many years, Christian the Lion is reunited with his original owner. You were the one who sent it to me and daddy. I clearly remember how we all cried watching their reunion. I believe our patience and our beliefs will bring overwhelming joy. Our goal is for us to reach the stars with happiness when we finally are with you again. Waiting for this dream is our life long struggle. We know you miss us just as much as we miss you.

We love you so much. We send you all our love and affection and pray everyday that you are happy and fulfilled.
Mom, Dad, Mia and Howie

ninth anniversary - 2018

happy 42nd birthday Lea - 2018

Why We Will Never Get Over It

eighth anniversary - 2017

happy 41st birthday Lea - 2017

seventh anniversary - 2016

happy 40th birthday Lea - 2016

sixth anniversary - 2015

happy birthday Lea - 2015

fifth anniversary - 2014

happy birthday Lea - 2014

R.I.P. Ferruccio

fourth anniversary - 2013

third anniversary - 2012

second anniversary - 2011

first anniversary - 2010

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Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven's love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
And fly again

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far too beautiful for this
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forevermore
But hold this mem'ry bittersweet
Until we meet

Fly, fly do not fear
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don't wait for me
Above the universe you'll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won't forget

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light