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John C. Balmaceda 1967 - 2012

John C. Balmaceda

Friday, March 30, 2012
To the Balmaceda family,
John was my best friend in high school and the best man at my wedding. I've never know a more genuine and caring person. I will miss him greatly. We shared so many great experiences and memories while growing up. There will always be a special place in my heart for John. God Bless.
Friday, March 30, 2012
JB-- I will miss you dearly. My prayers are with you and your family. I'll be down on Sunday / Monday to say goodbye. Take care my friend.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Milt - I love you like a brother and will miss your tremendously.

Eric B.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Dearest Uncle Rey, Auntie Emy, Kathy and family,
Life is so tender, so very precious. God is our refuge and strength ...Psalm 46:1. Thoughts of deep and sincere sympathy are with you at this time. We Love You Very Much!! Butch, Jan, Steven, Gabby, Gemma and Enrique
Thursday, March 29, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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