Anibal Velez - Papi

by Linda
(Randolph, Ma)

I don't know where to begin, all I keep thinking is how I wish I had that "one more" opportunity to see Papi, to hear his voice, see him smile or even crack a joke. It wasn't until recently that I forgave my father for the hard upbringing I had and it felt so good to put closure. Letting go of so many bad memories that kept me from loving him set me free. I had so much hope of starting something new, finally having a daughter/father relationship. Now, I can't because he is gone. I miss him so much and I miss that we won't get to grow together and that my children will no be able to spend time with their grandfather. I know he is no longer in pain. Papi, you live in my heart. May you be at Peace!

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. "

Grieving is allowing me to feel all the emotions and pain of my loss—the anger, the loneliness, the despair, etc. Sometimes I fell like I can't stop crying, but I will because crying will help heal me. It may not feel like it in the moment, but crying is a cleansing process. For me grief has been a process of allowing myself to feel the depths of my pain and then finding a way to get those emotions outside of my body.

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Mar 04, 2011
For YOU
by: Bill and Adele

Often the greatest gifts are obtained through adversity. The gifts of tolerance, integrity, patience, forgiveness and compassion are gifts Linda and her family have obtained in abundance. Often the gift giver is unaware until they reach the gate and the Lord says “come in Anibal do not fear; take your place beside me for I judge you not; I know and love your daughter and family”.

Mar 04, 2011
Will meet again
by: Son in Law

Don't know where to begin :-) it's been a tough ride,but our savior is always there to comfort us.Suegro thank you for accepting me in your life, when I 1st met you for the first time I knew that me and you would get along :-) every time we met with you , you would always talk about your kids, at times I felt like i was talking to my dad whom I lost 10 years ago,which to this day I miss with all my heart, but Im also looking forward and seeing again. You daughter is an awesome mother, wife, and friend. I will do my best to be here with her in this time of loss, and continue to encourage her as we move forward. May the Lord bless you and the Velez family. Thank you and look forward in seeing you again. Will always remember you Eddie

Mar 04, 2011
Forgiveness
by: Your sis'

The powerful meaning about forgviveness is that it cleanses our spirit as it also gives us an undescribable sense of relief. At the same time, forgiveness allows us to recapture memories from a different perspective. Suddenly, we are able to reconnect with all those good memories and identify ourselves with those positive qualities that made our loved one a "one of a kind" individual. We let those attributes to flourish in our soul and magically they become eternal. Let's celebrate the GIFT of forgiveness. May the Lord continue to refresh the good moments and through those memories you may continue to have an unforgettable SWEET FIFTEEN DANCE with your daddy. You were,are and always be the daughter any father will dream to have. Peace be with you and your family. You and your family will continue to be the focus of our prayers. We love you dearly...

Mar 04, 2011
Forgiveness
by: Your sis'

The powerful meaning about forgviveness is that it cleanses our spirit as it also gives us an undescribable sense of relief. At the same time, forgiveness allows us to recapture memories from a different perspective. Suddenly, we are able to reconnect with all those good memories and identify ourselves with those positive qualities that made our loved one a "one of a kind" individual. We let those attributes to flourish in our soul and magically they become eternal. Let's celebrate the GIFT of forgiveness. May the Lord continue to refresh the good moments and through those memories you may continue to have an unforgettable SWEET FIFTEEN DANCE with your daddy. You were,are and always be the daughter any father will dream to have. Peace be with you and your family. You and your family will continue to be the focus of our prayers. We love you dearly...

Mar 03, 2011
Blessings
by: Jeanny Velez

The little I knew of Anibal was that he always had jokes so I see where you guys get it from. Death is not easy and only time can heal the pain. I don't know whats God purpose for this family but I know he has been in the works for the past few months and when the plan is finished you guys will be giving him all the honor and glory.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:3-4

Mar 03, 2011
Just remember...
by: Domingues Family

"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

We are here for you and your family in any way.

Love you!

Blessings...

Liliana and family

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