I Light This Candle



I light this candle in memory of you.
My life, my child, my heart,
May it shine bright and true,
As you did from the start.

In it's flickering flame I see,
The life we shared together,
The love and wonderful memories,
That I'll carry with me forever.

I light this candle in memory of you.
I look up to the Heavens where you are,
I see the lights of Heaven shining bright too,
But your candle shines brighter than the brightest star.

My child, you are still so much a part of me,
Even though you are no longer here.
You live on in my heart where you will always be,
No matter what, I will always keep you there.

On this special day I light this candle for you,
And I hope every one who sees it will know,
And will remember you with me when they see its golden glow...



We are coming together in honor of Lea

Feel Lea in your heart......

We are grieving and our heart is broken.
I think of all the wonderful things, the great memories.
What can we do for Lea is continue with the love
and passion she had for her family and friends,
every stray cat, and every stray person.
Wherever she is now we will be there one day.

Lea had the divine ability to see the best in others.
She saw the beauty of our multi layers. She was here to help
all of us and teach us to open our hearts a bit more.
We must have gratitude for her divine power and her selflessness
and that she has taught us that we also have the power to do the same.
We will spend the rest of our lives counting the blessings.
Lea has not died..... I feel her everyday.
We celebrate and memorialize the essence of Lea's sweet
divine soul that never died and flows through us with every breath we take.

Lea, you taught us to love and we thank you.

Lea, you are us and we are you.

Stillness connects us to one another. Be still and you can feel
Lea's love in the sanctuary of our souls.



It is not hard to write about you Lea....
It's the thing I love to do....
You are the morning dew.....
You are the birds that fly....
You are the rainbow in the sky....
I feel you everywhere I go.....
Your presence is forever inside me now....
You have opened your wings to fly....
And soared to the highest plane....
You are watching over us from up above....
We are connected by a greater source of light and energy....
That is our guide and inspiration to guide us through
....



Your Gentle Face

Your gentle face and patient smile
With sadness we recall,
You had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all.
The voice is mute and stilled the heart
That loved us well and true,
Ah, bitter was the trial to part
From one so good as you.
You are not forgotten loved one
Nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memory last
We will remember you.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
As time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face,
No one can fill your empty place.



My Precious Child

My precious child... I am because of you... not because of
your death, but because of your life...
We lived the most beautiful life together...
And you have changed the life of many...
who would we have been without this wonderful human being
who came into our life and changed it forever.
We love you Lea



Daddy and I Always Think About You Our Beautiful Lea

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
We think about you

In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
We think about you

In the opening of buds and in the warmth of summer,
We think about you

In the rustling of leaves and the beauty of autumn,
We think about you

In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We think about you

When we are weary and in need of strength,
We think about you

When we are lost and sick at heart,
We think about you

When we have joys we yearn to share,
We think about you

So long as we live, you too shall live
For you are always a part of us,
We will forever think about you.

from Gates of Prayer adapted for you Lea.
Judaism Prayerbook



July 13, is Lea's 37th birthday. Although she is not with me
physically, she is always with me in everything I do and always
in my heart and thoughts. Not a day goes by that I don't think of
her and what her life (and my life) would have been like if she
was still alive. I see her friends that now have their own children
and think about how I will never be a grandmother because she
was my only child. I continue to be happy for her friends and
only wish them well.

I think of how my life has changed since her death and how I am
growing into a different person with different priorities. It does
not happen overnight. Grief takes a long time and is a long road
with many dips and curves along the way.

I will spend the day thinking of Lea, playing the tapes I have
of her, look at pictures, visit the cemetery where I will place new
fresh flowers next to her grave, and go through some of her
things to remember everything that is important. Lea touched
so many lives and made a difference to so many people. I
continually hope that others will also think of her today and in
the days to come.

July 16, 2009 is the day the world stopped for me and my
husband. Tragedy struck. Lea was only 33 years old.

Married for 2 years with a wonderful loving man, they made the
perfect loving couple.

Not a day goes by that the pain of losing her does not bring me
to a very hard place.

I love you, Lea and will never forget your beauty, grace, vibrant
personality, smile, understanding nature, and how you brought
so many people together. You were one of a kind and will be in
my mind and heart forever.



LOVING YOU LEA

Loving you has been my gift in this world...

You are my guiding light and my salvation...

Your beauty and your powerful loving energy blossomed through
the years...

You have filled my heart with your magic wand...

Always finding new ways to grow...

You have given me everything I needed to know...

Thank you, Lea, for loving me unconditionally...

I still feel your love in my heart and in my soul...

I hope I did the very best for you...

I know I tried with all my might...

I love you more each passing day and night...

I am so proud to be your Mother...

Happy Birthday my Sweet Sweet Lea.

Mom





eighth anniversary - 2017

happy birthday Lea - 2017

seventh anniversary - 2016

happy 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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I Have A Dream
ABBA

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream