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Santiago Cortez Alanis 1931 - 2011

Santiago Cortez Alanis

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
I never knew how hard it was to lose someone you love
until the day you went to heaven above.

I'm sitting here in my room, looking at your picture.
Wondering why you couldn't be a part of my future.
Uncontrollable tears stream down my face,
while my heart beat starts to race.

Asking God why he took you from my life,
it was more painful than stabbing me in the heart with a knife

If I only had five minutes,
the morning you passed away,
I'd give you one last hug so tight and see your great big smile.
I'd tell you that I don't think I could live without you,
not even for awhile.

Even though I can't see you,
I know your up there watching over me.
I miss you more and more everyday
and all I can do is pray.
In my heart you shall forever remain.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Dec 25,2013 Christmas Day

Memories of past Christmase's stay in my memory for ever, and I believe that's how I want it to be, but pain and sadness is not what dad would have wanted it.

I will start my Christmas day with my own private memories, alone with some tears,
During the day I have to be strong
I try so hard to show that nothing is wrong
But at night my tears will flow,But I know
he's with The Lord. That gives me the peace to keep going.

Merry Christmas Dad
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
2 year anniversary

It's been two years today (Dec. 24, 2011) since you left me
but, it only seem like yesterday,
that, you left.
I think of you daily
it's, so hard not to cry,
I know I will be okay,
Because, I feel you near by
I Love you dad I had so much to say
and now I don't get a chance,
because you have been taken away.
I hurt so badly and this is true.
I think of you every day,
wishing you didn't pass away.
I always shed a mountain of tears,
But I know you're, in a better place
sitting, next to the lord
your skin was so cold as I gave you one last kiss,
You dad are the one that I will always miss.
Rest in Peace Dad for I will see you soon.
God has blessed me with a father like you.
I love you Dad, It was an honor to have you as my father.

Grace
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Day:
Life after losing Dad hasn't looked “the same” but it has been good and it has been honest. I have made some choices, changes, and compromises along the way as I have slowly figured out what feels right for me. I have found my own unique ways to celebrate the things that are important to me, and to honor the memory of the one who will always be in my heart.

I'm richly blessed, and it is right to acknowledge that you are the source of all good things dear lord. Yet this day also brings a mix of emotions to me. I confess my thanks, but also my sadness because of the empty place at our table.
I have found some comfort in knowing that he is in heaven and I know his spirit is around me. He was such an important part of my life. I guess I was lucky to have him as much as I did.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
A couple of days ago my aunt and my cousins (Marta & Tere) came to see me at my work. I'm still in awe of the great feeling they gave me...I felt a lot of guilt for not attending mi tio's services but having lost my dad also years ago the hurt never seem to go away. I was very close to my dad and to this day I miss him so much, the pain has never really gone away, he is my thoughts every day. I could bare to see my cousins and my aunt struggle with this same pain I went through years ago. Tia, primos y primas los quiero mucho con todo mi Corazon!
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