This weekend was an amazing weekend. Gregory ran the 50 meter dash at the Special Olympics, Gaby took official Quince pics and we celebrated your Birthday. I wish you were here cheering Gregory on during his race and preparing for Gabys quince. I love you and miss you more than ever.
happy birthday grandpa precious I love you
HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIEJO.Wanted you to know that we celebrated your birthday with the family your grandkids were here,some of them,we love you and miss you,you are always on our minds and in our hearts,love you
HAPPY EASTER VIEJO,JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOUR NOT FORGOTTEN,ILOVE YOU,ALL IS WELL,SWEETPIE and all the grandkids are well,Miss you and love you
just want you to know that your always on my mind,and your sweetpie and all our grandkids are doing great Gaby is about to have her 15 celebration,Gregory is about to turn22'they are all great,Lexie is about to graduate.
Today is just another day at work pa. I love you and miss you. -Tino
Today is veterans day,and l remembered all the wonderful times we shared.love you viejo and thinking of you always.Your precious is always thinking of you as all ur grandkids.Love you
LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.ALWAYS IN MY HEART
Your birthday is almost here,and you are still in my heart and always will be. I love you
As I lay awake at night thinking of how to write this I remember all the times we spent together and what you last old me before you had passed...
You said, " No matter what happens I want you to be happy just be happy and remember that people make mistakes and just be happy."
I will remember those words forever and as I wipe away the tears in my eyes, words can't describe the whole in my heart as I lost my hero. I always thought my grandpa was so cool, he was in the army, he would give a shirt off his back, and he loved family. And when I looked at into his eyes I could tell he was proud of what and who he was. I wanted to be like him. When I learned how to box my grandpa was so proud of me, and I remember when he came to see me box he had the biggest smile in the world. And even in a wheelchair he stilled tried to show me some moves.
I remember when I told my grandpa I wanted to join the army to honor him and to be like him he told me a big NO! He said he loved the army but he said if I wanted to join the armed forces go to the Air force ands I plan to do so.
And as the whole in my heart will only half way cure I will always remember my hero..my grandpa.
And I will my make sure that my children and my children's children will know the great hero Andrew Z. Ortiz was.
I miss you so much And until we
meet again and I'm back with you and singing in the garage and boxing
Gabriella M. Ortiz
My Beloved Father
As we work our way out of the fog and back into reality, it is going to be a difficult journey without the man who made all our dreams come true. My mother and father are the heart and soul of our family and now our souls are injured and our hearts ache. Growing up some children had heroes who were football players, firemen, comic book characters or movie stars. At forty-one years old I can honestly say I only had one hero…my dad. My father had all the traits of a super hero, athlete and movie star. As a child I never felt safer than when I stood by his side. The world could not touch us and no one would ever do us harm. He made our home into a fortress of warmth and comfort.
As I wipe away the tears I cannot help but to smile as I recall the many times he made me laugh. If you have never met him you may never be able to comprehend his power. It was power that cradled his family in his arms both literally and figuratively. Not a day went by that I did not know he loved me and our family. The comfort he created as a father is something all children should have the opportunity to experience.
As my eyes fill with tears and my chest pounds with sorrow, I want to scream at the top of my lungs…I want you back, I want you back!! My minds and my body revert to a helpless child begging to be held by my father one last time. How can it be? How can you be gone? Why does life fool us into thinking we can find happiness and then take it from us so easily? My mind is so confused, yet I know we must go on. My father would want the best for his boys and he would not want us to wallow in sorrow.
My father truly lived and now we will live for him. He will not be forgotten. My children and my children's children will know he was no ordinary man. They will learn how he fought for his beloved United States in era where the United States did not fight for him. Yet he remained optimistic and forged a life for his family that I can only hope to replicate with my children.
Thank you dad for always being there for us, thank you for loving us, and thank you for making me the man that I am. In the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit…until we meet again.
Forever your son,
There is a void in our hearts. But, the memories we shared I will cherish forever, until we meet again. We love & miss you Tio! Rest in Peace! Guillermo Ortiz & family