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Santiago Cortez Alanis 1931 - 2011

Santiago Cortez Alanis

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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.

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!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Today is my birthday I woke up wanting to write this to my dad

I often find myself missing you Dad so very much. The sadness still comes along but the joy in the memories are so dear that it gently pushes aside the sadness.
I had to accept the reality that I would never be the same person,
that some part of my heart, perhaps the best part,
had been cut out and buried with my dad
What I'd give if I could say
Hello, Dad, in the same old way
to hear your voice and see your smile
to sit with you and chat a while.
If we had all the world to give
we'd give it, yes, and more...
To hear your voice, see your smile
and greet you at the door.
But all I can do dear dad
Is go and tend your grave
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Every time that I smile,
Every time that I sigh,
I think of your face,
And a tear escapes my eye
You were my world,
My inspiration and my heart,
But when you left me,
I thought I would fall apart.
I didn't want to live without you,
But you would have wanted me to,
And if there's anyone I want to make happy,
That anyone is you
I would have given anything to have you back,
But I know now that it was meant to be,
For you are still watching from up there,
And I know you're watching me.
So as you sleep dad in the cradle of the Lord,
I am reassured of God's promises in His Holy Word.
I dream of the day when Heaven's gates open to receive me
and with your smiling face and loving eyes, reunited once again we will be
Love grace
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