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June 28, 2014
I will never forget you.when we get station in Virginia I will make sure to go visit you. I hope you know i never forgot you I remember you every year no matter if I've been out for 7 years. I remember you saying the scrap out of us don't nights. I still remember what you said and it's here any time you all want a hug. Love you and I will always remember you.we might be station in your old unit and my sister unit in Alabama.if we are I would be so proud.
June 13, 2014
May 16, 2014
Missing you.
May 16, 2014
On May 24, I'm reading at the Veterans Memorial Wall, my Son Cpl Andy Dee Anderson's name. Also, it is a blessing for me to be choosen to read his battle buddy's name Sgt
Carlos E Pernell. Thank you Lord for this blessing ??
March 26, 2014
Happy Belated Cake Day Sir!!!
March 26, 2014
Miss you so much.
March 25, 2014
THANKS You for serving!!! REST IN SWEET PEACE!!!
March 21, 2014
Happy Birthday in heaven big cuz! Forever in my heart
December 26, 2013
Merry Christmas in Heaven my beloved son,I miss you more than ever.??????
November 12, 2013
Missing you??????
July 01, 2013
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman@comcast.net with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
June 11, 2013
June 6, 2013
To the family and friends of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson:
It has truly been my honor to sign Andy's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Andy will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
June 08, 2013
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD !! :-** to have known you was such an honor !! Until we meet again....
June 07, 2013
You continue to hold a special place in my heart, Andy.
June 06, 2013
Today in my calendar marks seven years that God took you from me. Last night exactly at 3am I woke up thinking of you and thought about how seven years ago exactly at that time you called me and told me you love me and God bless. I vividly recall that night, that moment, that phone call, and also your voice saying to me, "Momma! What are you doing?" I will never forget that phone call , thank God for allowing me to hear your voice for the last time. I promised myself to always tell your story and share mine. God is so good. He gave me strength to fight depression, He gave me strength to live and survive for the rest of the family, but I also thank God for giving the great privilege of being your mother. I live in peace because in life I gave you all of me and even now that you're gone, I take my time to honor your life. I love to share my story with friends and family because many of them continue to remember you the way you want to be remembered. I thank your friend from high school, Phillip Wiafe, for the inspiration he had to make a portrait in remembrance of you. I can imagine him reminiscing while he was drawing your picture. Thank you Phill, you did an excellent job. And to all your comrades for keeping in touch and sharing their memories with me. My beloved son, you are never forgotten. I love you more and more. You are forever in my heart and I will keep smiling for you. Even today, with these shoes I've been walking in for seven years, today they feel tighter than ever. My brave soldier you've passed to eternity to serve the army of Jesus Christ, our Almighty . Until then, Momma ,daddy and your brothers will continue telling your story.
I love you and miss you much.
May 29, 2013
MAY YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOVED AND THAT I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE TO PROTECT MINE AND OTHERS FREEDOM. REST IN PEACE SOLDIER
March 21, 2013
Happy Birthday in heaven my beloved son!!!
February 14, 2013
Thinking of you my beloved son.Always missing you.
Love you forever.
July 06, 2012
To the Anderson family,

May the wonderful memories of your loved one provide solace for you during this difficult time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved ones again in Paradise. John 17:3
June 07, 2012
June 6, 2012
To the family and friends of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson:
Always remembering Andy. "Some gave all."
June 06, 2012
Dear Andy ..."as long as we remember you and we are alive
we will hold you forever in our hearts...and as long as we can breathe our heroes will never be apart...."
Love you,
Tia Anette
June 06, 2012
Always in our hearts, love you forever...
June 05, 2012
I want to thank everyone for sharing our journey these past six years. Everyone knows tomorrow, June 6th will be Andy's six year Angelversary : ) When we created this guest book for Andy, we thought that it would be a great idea to keep in touch with Andy's friends, thinking about everyone that goes their different ways in life. Thank God that we can share his legacy and memory and we can also keep you posted with all our events. Never did I imagine that I would meet so many wonderful people and families that have been in the same position that I am in. There has been so much support from everyone and I am so grateful. A special thanks to Andy's unit the 46th Engineer Battalion at Fort Rucker. The video that they made in memory of Andy and Carlos brings both a smile and tears. I can see while he was away in the middle of the war, he still found a way to make people laugh and enjoy his time there. He left many good memories that for most of us we will forever treasure in our hearts. It hasn't been an easy journey because losing a child is the greatest lost a person can ever endure. We miss him dearly. My life will never be the same without him, but keeping his legacy alive and giving extra love to Rafy, Randy and my grandsons is a way for me to continue until we meet again. To SGT Pernell's wife and his family, my prayers go out to them. In the meantime, I will continue posting pictures and thank you to everyone for your likes and comments. God bless everyone and thanks again.
For the people that do not already follow Andy's Facebook group, It is called "In Memory of CPL Andy D Anderson". Please join the group so we can all keep in touch. Thank you.
May 31, 2012
MOMMA IS MISSING YOU SO MUCH...
May 30, 2012
May 29, 2012
I honor you on this day after MEMORIAL DAY. Thank You Sir for all you gave.America Home Of The Free Because Of THE BRAVES!
May 28, 2012
Remembering you not just today but everyday !! Thank pooh...Thank you !! Thank you !! Thank you !!
May 27, 2012
Since you've been called home- life here just has not been the same ! Miss you so much !! Thank you !! Thank you !! Thank you !! Tay
May 26, 2012
I miss you Andy! It feels like yesterday we were chilling cracking jokes in the motor pool. I love you and may you continue to rest in peace.
May 26, 2012
God bless you thanks for defending our country
Brenda
Longview, Tx.
May 25, 2012
Thank you.
April 22, 2012
To the family of the late CPL. Andy Anderson, I thank you for sharing his legacy with us. For CPL. Anderson, I am grateful for his selfless service to this country. I wish his family well.
April 11, 2012
God Bless CPL Andy D. Anderson's family. May He rest in sweet peace in the arms of our Lord. Thank You CPL Andy D. Anderson for a job well done.
March 21, 2012
Happy Birthday Andy!! The day is almost over but I know the party will continue in heaven. Today is your day. We love and miss you always!

Forever in our hearts.

Much love,
Neke
March 21, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY POOH !! LOVE YOU ALWAYs.....gone- but NEVER forgotten !!
MOOKIE :-3
March 21, 2012
Happy Birthday in heaven with Jesus,my beloved son!!
February 25, 2012
We miss you soooooo much!!! Your jokes, your smile....the fun times....our fights....all the memories we created.....I thank GOD everyday for having blessed me with such an angle here on earth so precious he called you home !!!! May you continue to rest in peace !!! Thank you !! Thank you !! Thank you !!
:-)
February 24, 2012
Missing you ;(
January 31, 2012
I can only imagine.....all the broken dreams...all the should've, could've, would'ves.... Our last moments... PRICELESS!!! WE MISS YOU !!!
January 29, 2012
Andy, you wouldn't believe that I went to the Audie Murphy Board and passed. Just a small accomplishment I wanted to share with you. I was at Arlington policing up some of the wreaths yesterday and I wanted to stop by your resting place. I met your mom, what a wonderful lady. It was bittersweet; I was glad I met her...I just wish you were still here. I wanted to stay a lil longer but it was mother-son time. I will come back next weekend. Thanks for watching over us. Always loved and deeply missed.
November 11, 2011
Thank you my beloved son.
November 11, 2011
Happy Veteran's Day, Big A! I miss you so much. I often wish I could see your face or hear your voice; to have you here on earth with us. I will never understand God's timing for picking his angels but thankful he allowed you to be a part of my life. I planned to come see you today (Jayden has school today), so, I will come visit tomorrow. Love you always my friend!
November 10, 2011
Thank you my beloved son. As a promise we're keeping your memory alive. For our family, Veteran's Day is everyday. You were so brave the year you decided to join the Army. Even though I was so disappointed, you wanted to go active duty where you accomplished so much. My son, you've been missed by many, but just God can fill that emptiness when I close my eyes and want to have you here to tell you I love you and hold you tight : ) My spoiled Andy. This morning on my way to work, I saw your youth Pastor and many memories came flooding back in my mind. Thanks God Pastor Kenny was always there for you. I give thanks to God everyday of my life to have been chosen to be your mother and you to be my son even though it was only for a short time. What a great gift. Rafy and Randy was always proud of you. There's not a day that goes by without thinking about you or talking about your jokes and how funny you were. Not only that, but the love you had for your brothers and family.
November 08, 2011
With a smile and a joke you made everything better. I miss you and I love you Andy.
November 08, 2011
I still think about you! I hope you up there looking out for me!
October 24, 2011
Thinking of you, Andy. You will never be forgotten. I send thoughts and prayers to your family often.
October 23, 2011
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
September 12, 2011
RIP bro
August 30, 2011
To the families of our American Heroes,

I want to thank each of you for your personal
sacrifices on behalf of my family and America.
May God comfort your souls and bring peace in
your hearts that your loss is not in vain.
God Bless our valiant warriors families in the
ages to come.

RIP courageous ones!
Psalm 25:20

Julio Rodriguez
MSgt USAF (Ret)
Vietnam 64,65,66,68-69
August 18, 2011
I did not know CPL. Andy Anderson, but my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I thank him for serving in our country's military.
June 27, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May CPL. ANDY D. ANDERSON rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that he is.My thoughts and prayers are with ANDY and your family.GOD bless~And Momma he's watching over you.ANDY is not forgotten.
June 16, 2011
Thinking of you,,,,,,,,,,,
June 11, 2011
We, as Americans, too often take our freedom for granted. We forget that our freedom is payed for in blood; the blood of our own. Andy is just one, among countless others, to give his life in defense of our freedom. We must always remember that freedom isn't free; that, and the sacrifice Andy made, is something We must never forget.
We love you Andy....
Tia Anette
June 09, 2011
Not a day goes by that I don't miss you my friend. It's so hard to believe that it’s been 5 yrs since you got your angel wings. I came to visit before your birthday (but of course you know that already). I will never ever forget you. I promise to come visit you again soon.

Much love always!
June 06, 2011
To the family and friends of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson:
Please accept my remembrance of Andy on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
June 06, 2011
There's an old saying that goes like this "You don't know what you have until it's gone." I wish I had one more day with you Andy. I would cherish it better. I miss you... RIP Andy Anderson forever in my heart.
June 06, 2011
Andy's innocent smile will never be forgotten
June 06, 2011
Not one day goes by without thinking about you... We miss you Andy....
Love,
Tia Chely
May 31, 2011
Missing you Andy, and remembering the sacrifice you made for our freedom. Not one Memorial Day goes by without me thinking about you. Love, Amal Adams
May 30, 2011
Gone, yet not forgotten, your spirit lives in us and forever in our hearts! We miss you Andy...
Love,
Tia Anette
May 30, 2011
Thank you for your service and sacrifice that gave me freedom. It is appreciated and honored.
May 26, 2011
Memorial Day is almost here. Please take time to remember our military service men and women who gave their lives in order for us to be able to enjoy our freedoms. It’s because of the courage and bravery of fallen heroes like my son, Cpl. Andy D. Anderson and so many others whose ultimate sacrifice we honor and remember on Memorial Day. We owe a debt to all of our brave Military Heroes. They answered the call of duty so that we might live and enjoy the blessings of liberties of this United States. They did not die in vain. I hope their sacrifices are never forgotten. Thank you Andy for your strength and courage. I love you and miss you. Rest in Peace marching in heaven claiming victory.
May 26, 2011
I miss you more than ever, you are very well miss Andy... Nobody will ever replace you, may you continue to rest in peace. Love you always
May 26, 2011
THANKS FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE,
CPL. ANDERSON, REST IN PEACE.
To the Anderson Family cherish the memory of your love one.
May 24, 2011
This Memorial Day, I am remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I am so grateful for your loved one's service.
May 09, 2011
Gone but not forgotten... you paid the ultimate price... as long as I continue to be in the military I will make u proud... RIP babyboy RIP
May 09, 2011
ANDY ANDERSON MISS YOU MAN SO DOES CROSSROAD GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN YOU ALWAYS KEPT IT REAL WITH ME AND I RESPECT YOU for that always RIP
May 08, 2011
REST IN PEACE ANDY ANDERSON!!! U WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED N NEVER FORGOTTEN.U WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND MIND.
May 07, 2011
Every year, around the same time, I have the same dream I had that night...wake up so scared and frustrated...
May 06, 2011
It seem like yesterday that, you were here. Its coming on 6yrs, I miss you so much Andy. All those moments we had, laughing and joking. Time has been flying... I love you big brother, and may you continue to rest in peace. <3 Gone but never forgotten!
May 05, 2011
your missed buddy, can remember those good old day hangin out at Oak View, running around like kids, playing basketball and football(without pads), u where a huge impact to my life...Miss you buddy...
May 03, 2011
Miss you Andy ... You've been on my mind
May 03, 2011
Thank you for your service to this great country. It wouldn't be so without heroes like you.
May 02, 2011
Rest in peace young blood. You are truely missed... The Good Die Young!!!
May 02, 2011
Andy, our families knew each other before us, but we were friends since 2nd grade at Jefferson Houston. I truly am thankful for you and have nothing but fond memories. I think of u often. Rest in peace and thank you for your bravery and selflessness.
May 02, 2011
Miss you so much my beloved son :(
May 02, 2011
Love you Andy!
March 21, 2011
RIP
March 21, 2011
Happy Bday in heaven my dear Andy!
Love, Tia Anette
March 21, 2011
Happy Birthday Andy!!!! You are miss more then you will ever know. Love you <3
March 21, 2011
It's been a while since I've left a message for you here. I just talk to you as if you were here sometimes. Crazy, I know! I just wanted to wish you a Very Happy Birthday. You are truly missed!!!!
March 21, 2011
Happy Birthday in Heaven my beloved SON.Thank you for all the wonderfull memories.Love you much.
Love momma
March 21, 2011
Some choose to celebrate the going home I choose to celebrate the day God placed you on earth...Happy born date Big A.
February 20, 2011
I am a soldier in the in the army of my God.
The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer.
The Holy Bible is my code of conduct.
Faith, prayer and the Word are my weapons of warfare.
I have been taught by the Holy Spirit,
Trained by experience,
Tried by adversity
And tested by fire.

I am a volunteer in this Army,
And I am enlisted for eternity.
I will not get out,
Sell out,
Be talked out,
Or pushed out.

I am faithful,
Reliable,
Capable,
And dependable.

If my God needs me,
I am there.

I am not a baby.
I do not need to be pampered,
Petted,
Primed up,
Pumped up,
Picked up,
Or pepped up.
I am a soldier.

I am not a wimp.
I am in place,
Saluting my King,
Obeying His orders,
Praising His name,
And building His kingdom!

No one has to send me flowers,
Gifts, food, cards or, candy.
I do not need to be cuddled,
Cradled,
Cared for, or catered to.
I am committed.

I cannot have my feelings hurt
Bad enough to turn me around.
I cannot be discouraged enough
To turn me aside.
I cannot lose enough
To cause me to quit.

When Jesus called me into His Army,
I had nothing.
If I end up with nothing,
I will still come out ahead.
I will win.

My God has and will continue
To supply all of my needs.
I am more than a conqueror.
I will always triumph.
I can do all things through Christ.

Devils cannot defeat me.
People cannot disillusion me.
Weather cannot weary me.
Sickness cannot stop me.
Battles cannot beat me.
Money cannot buy me.
Governments cannot silence me.
And Hell cannot handle me.
I am a soldier.

Even death cannot destroy me.
For when my Commander
Calls me from this battlefield,
He will promote me to Captain
And then allow me to rule with Him.
I am a soldier in the Army,
And I’m claiming victory.

I will not give up.
I will not turn around.
I am a soldier,
Marching Heaven bound.

Written by: B.J.Morbitzer
February 10, 2011
You will never be forgotten. God Bless You!!
February 06, 2011
Missing you so much :(
love always momma
January 15, 2011
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
December 30, 2010
Andy,
My brother from another mother.Dam bro i miss you so much . The thought of you not being here with us anymore still to this day brings tears to my eyes .I will all ways carry you in my heart where ever i go .I can't wait to the day we see each other again and when we do the best part about it all is that the pain of missing will all go away . I love you so so so much .Dam bro how i wish i can take back every second i spent with you back and do it all over agin with alot more love ...I'm so sorry you are gone but I know you are in a better place .Please know that i love you love you love you love you and please ask the lord to give me the strenght to keep going throught life up and down and to forgive me of all my sins so one day we can all be together .
December 10, 2010

"Memories are the treasures that we keep locked deep within the storehouse of our souls, to keep our hearts warm when we are sad and lonely." Andy, we love you and think of you everyday...
Love,
Tia Anette
November 25, 2010
On this day my beloved Son, I thank God for our salvation, for the greatest gift of three wonderful sons, for my precious grandsons Nathaniel and Jaedyn, for the suppport of my family and friends and for the strenght he gives me to keep on going in life without you. Today at the table we have a special seat for you and for our heavenly father. We will gather today and give thanks to God for all his love, strenght and mercy. We celebrate your life today and always. Until I see you again.
Love Momma.
October 29, 2010
“If the person we love are taken from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.”
Andy we love you and you will never be forgotten,
Love, Tia Anette
October 17, 2010
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Thinking of ypu Andy.....
Love,
Tia Anette
October 08, 2010
"I WILL LIFT UP MINE EYES TO HE HILLS FROM WHENCE COMETH MY HELP. MY HELP COMETH FROM THE LORD, THE LORD WITCH MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH. HE SAID HE WILL NOT SUFFER THY FOOT, THY FOOT TO BE MOVE. THE LORD WHICH KEEPTH ME HE WILL OT SLUMBER NOR SLEEP. FOR THE LORD IS THY KEEPER, THE LORD IS THY SHADE PON THY RIGHT HAND...UPON THE RIGHT HAND. OH THE SUN SHALL NOT SMITE THEE BY DAY NOR THE MOON BY NIGHT. HE SHALL PRESERVE THY SOUL, EVEN FOREVER MORE !!"
MY HELP ! MY HELP! ALL OF MY HELP COMETH FROM THE LORD !!!!"

MAY YOU CONTINUE TO REST IN PEACE !!! LOVE AND MISS YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH !!!! LIFE IS JUST NOT THE SAME !!! & NEVER WILL BE...

ALL OF MY HELP COMETH FROM THE LORD !!!!!
September 11, 2010
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
Rest in peace dear Andy,
love,
Tia Anette
August 15, 2010
Miss you too momma
August 14, 2010
Missing you....so much my beloved son.
June 30, 2010
My beloved son,you always going to be a part of me, a part of my heart. I miss you. But you never forgotten.
Love you momma
June 07, 2010
I didnt even know you Andy and I subcribe to your guestbook even after life you are touching soo many lives.You lived the true army soldiers life willing to give your life for your job.Its sad that you paid the price with your life because your loved one's miss you soo much.If somebody were to ask me what a good soldier is I would say Andy D Anderson because he has it all love loyality and the desire to make the world a better place.
June 06, 2010
Loving you and missing you with all my heart.Four years of my life without you I miss you ,I miss you so much words cannot describe the pain.
Love momma.
Rest in Peace my beloved son.
June 06, 2010
ANGLE OF MINE WATCHING OVER US IN HEAVEN...4 years already...the legacy you left is out of this world...all the lives you've touched...all the memories you left...I'm so blessed to have known you !!! you are my hero... YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
Tay
June 06, 2010
It was great seeing your family and friends yesterday celebrating their hero. You have touched the lives of many people. It was an honor to have served in the military with you.I will never forget you and thank you for all you have done for your country. RIP!
June 06, 2010
To the family and friends of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson:
Remembering Andy on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
June 06, 2010
Thinking of you Andy, We miss you, and you will never, never be forgotten.....
June 06, 2010
Can't believe that it has been 4 years since you left us. I still think about you and the kind of person that you are. You are an amazing Soldier and person that touched a lot of people. I still remember that unfortunate day like it just happened. I know that you are still with us. Thank you for all that you have done. You will never be forgotten.
June 02, 2010
The Ultimate Sacrifice
by Lisa Milligan

Because of you
we can get up every morning
and go to work
run errands at lunch time
drive through McDonald’s
fill up our gas tanks
and make it back to work
just in time

Because of you
we don’t have houses
we have homes
where we walk through the door
the dog jumps on us
as do our children
we hug our spouses
and smell dinner cooking

Because of you
we have artwork from Kindergarten
and shopping lists
hanging on the refrigerator
along with pictures held up with tape or magnets
school pictures, pictures of Gramma and Grampa
pictures of babies, kittens, and teenagers
dressed for the prom

Because of you
we gather around the dinner table
play in the backyard with our kids
feed the cat, walk the dog
splash water on our children in the tub
then tuck them into bed with hugs and kisses
and reassurance there are no monsters
in closets or under beds

Because of you
with the children asleep
and the dishes all done
men make love to their wives
wives make love to their husbands
and drift off to sleep intertwined
feeling life is good, all is well
and we are safe

Because of you
we are safe
we can sit in fields watching our kids play soccer
or in the stands watching or kids play hockey
we can grill hamburgers and hot dogs
eat potato salad and cole slaw
drink ice cold beer
and play pool while the kids run through sprinklers

Because of you
we must remember
to have a moment of silence on Memorial Day
to remember your sacrifice
and your family’s
and to thank you that we get to live these lives
sometimes eventful, sometimes uneventful
but always full of possibilities

Because of you
May 31, 2010
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT TOOK TIME TODAY TO STOP BY AND HONOR MY SON AND THE REST OF THE FALLEN SOLDIERS. IT'S ALL ABOUT SAYING "THANK YOU".
May 31, 2010
"To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is never to die" Thinking of you today Andy... We miss you dearly...
Love,
Tia Anette"
XOXOX
May 31, 2010

"To live in the hearts of those you leave behind
is never to die" Thinking about you... Miss you Andy...
Love, Tia Anette
XOXOXO
May 31, 2010
Thinking of Andy and the entire Anderson family on this Memorial Day. The years go by, but we will never forget. Rest in peace Andy.
May 31, 2010
Another Memorial Day you are gone your family and loved ones miss you like crazy. You paid the ultimate price to ensure your family kept that smile on their faces because they were free from foriegn danger.The greatest love you could have given the world was your self and for that I and everybody around is forever grateful for your choice.
May 31, 2010
no puedo estar para el aniversario de Andy pero les mando un fuerte abrazo y que Dios los Bendiga
May 31, 2010
no puedo estar presente por que lejos estoy, pero mi corazón en estos momentos estan junto a ustedes
May 30, 2010
My beloved son rest in peace.Love you and miss you so much.
May 27, 2010
we miss you...more & more everyday.... THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE !!!
May 26, 2010
A true American hero.God bless Andy and his family.
April 20, 2010
Don't know if you still visit this guest book. Just want to thank your son for all he did for me and this country. A HERO!!! god bless
Ben Botvin
Smithfield,RI
March 23, 2010
ANDY ANDERSON HERO
XIOMARA GOLD STAR MOM LICENSE PLATE
March 22, 2010
Que la Paz reine en sus corazones que jesuscristo te de fortaleza para seguir adelante Felicidades Andy
March 21, 2010
Happy birthday Andy your story still touches lives around the world.
March 21, 2010
HAPPY BiRTHDAY ANDY!!!!!! Only god knows how much i wish i could be in your presence on this day.... Just know there isn't a moment that passes- i'm not thinking about you or missing you. I just wanted to come on and wish you the best on your birthday, hope your day is as lovely and dear as you were and still are to me. Happy Birthday Big Brother <3
March 21, 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY, I MISS YOU SOOO MUCH AND NOT A DAY GO BY THAT I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU...LOVE ALWAYS
March 21, 2010
Happy Birthday Andy, Thank you for all you have done.

I love you,
Randy
March 20, 2010
HAPPY B-DAY UNCLE ANDY
LOVE JAEDYN AND NATHANIEL.
LOTS OF HUGS AND KISSES FOR YOU.
March 20, 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY
March 20, 2010
DEAR SON;
YOU MAY NOT BE HERE WITH US BUT YOU
WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS!!! TO MOST PEOPLE MARCH 21 IS JUST ANOTHER DAY BUT NOT FOR ME!! IT IS SOOOO MUCH MORE!!!! ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY THE DAY GOD GAVE YOU TO US AND THAT SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART WAS NOW FILLED!!! YOU MAY BE GONE NOW BUT NEVER WILL YOU BE FORGOTTEN!! I WANT TO LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT MARCH 21 IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY!!! NOT A DAY GOES BY SINCE GOD TOOK YOU AWAY I DON'T TRY TO UNDERSTAND OR FIGURE OUT WHY AND AS SAD AS WE ARE WITHOUT YOU WE KNOW IN OUR HEARTS YOUR IN A BETTER PLACE!!! I KNOW I CAN NEVER FEEL THE SWEETNESS OF ONE OF YOUR HUGS AGAIN OR NEVER BE ABLE TO SEE THAT SMILE ONLY YOU CAN GIVE BUT EVERY YEAR AT THIS TIME FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE I WILL PUT ASIDE SPECIAL TIME TO TALK WITH YOU AND LET YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY BUT TODAY WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR DAY SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SON!!!
LOVE YOU FOREVER
MOMMA
March 20, 2010
Happy Birthday my dear Andy, I'm praying that our day is as special as yours, because I'm sure you are enjoying the Lord's presence today...
Love you, see you soon.....
Tia Chely
March 13, 2010
A golden heart stopped beating
A precious soul at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
We miss you soo much.
momma
February 28, 2010
Hey Love,
Isnt nothing you havent heard, just wanted to come on and let you know im thinking of you. Love and miss you much Andy!!!!!
February 24, 2010
I think my sister- said it best right there!!! WE MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! Even though every day we go on- life is just not the same. But having been blessed to have played our parts brings so much joy to our hearts! You were truly a blessing & we are so blessed to have had the chance to know you!!! 3 years and 8 months since you were called home- and it has been a bumpy ride...though no one ever said it was going to be easy- it's all been a part of HIS plan...& I'm just glad we had the chance to know you!!!! THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER!!! LOVE YOU ALWAYS & FOREVER!!!
Tay
February 04, 2010
Hey Big Brother,
Time is really flying... & everyday that I go on... Life is just not the same, there isnt a day that goes by that im not thinking about you. Just last week i was working and serving this couple at my job nd i was wearing your bracelet with your name and cpl nd the date you departed- The lady at the table nocticed and said that i was very lucky to have known you, and that she wish she could have had the chance to know you. So i sat at my table and share plenty of my stories with them, she also was in the service and is still active. So she was telling me thing also, she tode me how much of a very strong person you were and yeah -she and her husband bout tears to my eyes but they also made me smile because they could tell how caring and charming and loving of a person you were just by my stories. Andy you will forever and always be my brother NOMATTER because of that and plenty of other reasons!!!!!!!!! I love you and miss you so much, i pray day to day that im lucky enough to find a man/ gentlemen as loving, kind hearted, and caring like you. I know its going to be impossible but i know he is going to be something close atleat.I just cant believe how long its been... Lord knows how much i miss you oh so much and wish you could be here with me physically... But i now understand god knows whas best for us all and he will never put more on us than we can bare. As the table left they said something like, im always going to remember the "WARRIOR" Andy Dee Anderson, and that just brighten my day. As of that day the same couple has came back and they aways request for me, just so we could sit and think and all the hero fighting for our life and how lucky and how great of a experience i had to have a HERO like you as my brother. The family loves and is missing you dearly Andy.....
*Love you always and forever*
R.i.p ANdy
January 21, 2010
Love you and think of you often. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. You are Gone but Never Forgotten. Rick just got back home and he has his daughter. God Bless.
January 07, 2010
Andy: I hope you know how inspiring it has been meeting your mom Xiomara and Paula. They are such inspiring people,as you are.
Andy, you represent the Army Values and the Army lineage so well. And I know that you make your mom and others so proud every second of every day. I am so privileged to have met her.
Xiomara, you and Paula make me so proud. Proud to know you, proud to read about your sons, and so proud that you continue to honor them continually. I know Andy and Justin are quite proud of you. You are amazing people.
January 05, 2010
There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you Andy. I love you!
December 25, 2009
Merry Christmas in heaven with Jesus my beloved son.I miss you so much.
Love you momma.
December 24, 2009
Hi Xamora you might not remember me im from houston i remember whem uncle buck called the twins yaya they were so cute. i was looking around the houston chronicle but ran across the photo and caught the last name i was so excited to see how much andy touched people lives he sure touched mine i feel so blessed to have known him take care and look to the hills.
December 19, 2009
Thinking of you on this day more than ever,I miss you so much.
Love momma :(
December 18, 2009
HELLO CUZ, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU SEE YA :o) :o)
December 03, 2009
DEAR SON IN HEAVEN

I sit and ponder how very much
I’d like to talk with you today
There are so many things
That we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you care for me
And how much I care for you
And each time that I think of you
I know you’ll miss me too.
An angel came and took you by the hand, and said
Your place was ready in Heaven, far above…
And you had to leave behind, all those you dearly loved
You had so much to live for, you had so much to do…
It still seems impossible that God was taking you.
And though your life on earth is past, in Heaven it starts anew
You’ll live forever in all eternity, just as God had promised you.
And though you’ve walked through Heaven’s gate
We are never far apart
For every time I think of you,
Your right here, deep with-in my heart.

Love you momma
November 26, 2009
Beloved son, Thanksgiving is a very special holiday for me because this was your favorite holiday. I have great memories of you my precious son.
I remember on this day how you made me cook your favorite dish, cornbread stuffing. By the time we started eating you already ate almost all the stuffing. But it was ok with me because I knew how much you loved it.
Andy, you left me with so many memories of you. I miss you son, so much, and on this day more than ever. It's been 3 1/2 years already missing you so much, and not just me but everyone.
I thank God daily for allowing us the time that we spent with you, but I will say it was for a short period of time. During that short period of time, you left such a huge legacy, you had a big impact on many people. There is always something to be said about Andy, about you, your jokes and your wonderful heart.
But today, on Thanksgiving I give thanks to God for giving me the privilege to be your mother and for you to be my son, for the great gift of 3 wonderful sons, all so brave that they went away to serve this wonderful Nation with no fears.
Your brothers are so proud of you and I know you are in Heaven looking down making sure that they were ok in Afghanistan and thank God they made it home safe to us, and you made it safe to Heaven to our Heavenly Father. Thank you Andy for your love, thank you son for the many times you made me feel so special to you. There is not a day that goes by that I don't thank God for your life. I love you and one day I will be there with you in Heaven. Until then, HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU UP IN HEAVEN WITH THE LORD.


Love you always and forever,
Momma
November 25, 2009
HAPPY THANKSGIVING CUZ :o)
November 24, 2009
Hey cuz we miss you and think about you so much. HAPPY THANKSGIVING :o) See ya :O)
November 20, 2009
I miss you- We miss you. There’s not a day that goes by and we don’t think of you. So they say “what don’t kill you- only makes you stronger"… well I guess Xiomara must be the worlds strongest woman :-) because I only know the void/pain that I feel- and can only imagine the love of the mother & how she must feel… Andy when you left, you left foot prints upon sooo many hearts. You have inspired and touched so many- and still do so every time each one of us shares our stories of you. The legacy you leave behind is out of this world- I am just sooo blessed to have had the opportunity to have played my part and for this I am forever thankful!
November 11, 2009
Anderson, Thinking of you and your family on this Veterans Day.
November 11, 2009
Thinking of you today on Veteran Day.
Rest in peace my beloved son,momma miss you so much:(
Love momma
November 11, 2009


I stood and I watched as a mother cried, when she had heard that her son had died.
He didn't die because he was sick, or he didn't die because he was in a wreck.
He died doing what he felt was right.
I watched a father try to hold back his tears,
his son had lived only a scant 24 years. His son had died nine thousand miles away,
and what was there left for a father to say? He got down on his knees and said a prayer,
his brave son knows his father did care.

I stood and watched as his brothers cried.His big brother died fighting for you and me.
November 05, 2009
As always watching over us!
Just the world misses you!
November 04, 2009
Hey cuzo
i miss you :(
October 31, 2009
Please God forgive a silent tear,
a constant wish that he was here.
Others were taken, yes we know,
but he was ours and we loved
him so. He bid no one a last
farewell, nor even said good-bye
He was gone before we knew it
and only God knows why.

If all the world were ours to give
we’d give it all and more
to see that loving face of his
just once more.

For those of who have
someone who means a lot,
treasure them with care.
For you never know their value
til you see their vacant chair.
October 31, 2009
My sunshine I miss you so much:(
Love you much.
Momma.
September 23, 2009
Missing you so much my precious son.
love momma.
September 09, 2009
I miss you Andy with all my heart.
August 30, 2009
Beloved Son;
The memories are so strong,our love so deep we miss you so much,each and every day.
Missing you always
momma
August 24, 2009
Whats going cuz How is everything up there I know for you might have got laughing. No thats a good thing. I got to said man I miss you so much this really hard for all us specially my aunt she miss you so much but dont worry she got us here supporting her. I can wait the day I meet you and my mom and abuelito, but right now is not my day till God said so. Before I live I want to ask you for a favor protect randy and Rafy that is in Afghanistan right now and bring them home please. Thanks for what you did for this country and make us save cause i know where fighting for the country but also to protect our family. I love you, miss you and will see soon, you cuz.
Luis Ruiz
August 23, 2009
My beloved Son
God have you in his keeping,I have you in my heart for ever.
Love you and miss you so much.
Momma
August 13, 2009
My GOD- (OUR GOD) REIGNS !!! With Christ ALL things are possible !!! ALL OF ME HELP COMETH FROM MY LORD !!! We miss you !!! & you already know- THERE'S NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY...

;-)
August 10, 2009
Loving You and Missing You with All My Heart.
Love momma
July 19, 2009
Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

Andy....All your memories will always be embedded in the hearts and minds of all that you touched.
Thank you for all those memories...God Bless.

Love,
Tia Anette
June 25, 2009
The day our flagpole was ready, We had no flag to fly
A mother stepped forward and said I have a flag with a tear in her eye
It was given to me the day that we laid my son to rest
He was a true soldier who gave his life his best.

I got a knot in my throat and a chill in my bones
A tear rolled down my face
A mother has lost her son at war
The pain on her face.

In a mother's eyes you can see red, white, and blue
In a mother's eyes you can see the pain so true
Freedom comes with a cost of sadness and loss
You can see in a mother's eyes.

When someone puts their life on the line so others can be free
It's a selfless act of courage and love, how thankful we all should be
And when I look at the flag today, I see a whole new meaning there
I see the men and the women who died for her
So in this freedom we can share.

In a mother's eyes you can see red, white, and blue
In a mother's eyes you can see the pain so true
Freedom comes with a cost of sadness and loss
You can see in a mother's eyes.

In a mother's eyes you can see red, white, and blue
In a mother's eyes you can see the pain so true
Freedom comes with a cost of sadness and loss
You can see in a mother's eyes.
June 18, 2009
Thinking about you today cuz......
God bless you and Tia Xiomara
Love,
Austin
June 07, 2009
My beloved son, today marks on our calender another year without you, unbeliveable how time passes so fast, I've been so busy putting your second annual basketball tournament together. It was so nice and so successful. I saw all your high school classmates, everybody was so happy just to be there for you and to honor you. Phllip won the MVP trophy. We had the most wonderful time honoring you. A lot of people were just talking about you and remembering the times they've had with you. I felt so happy that all our family from out of town came just to be here for you. My son, I miss you so much but I know God doesn't make mistakes and you're in heaven looking down on us and pleased with today's event. Everybody helped out for your special day, even a mother of another fallen soldier, my friend Paula. I know you've probably met Justin in heaven already, he also gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I thank God for your life my beloved son, you always will hold forever a special place in my heart. At the candlelight vigil, so many people accepted the Lord, you are still making an impact in peoples' lives, even in your after life. You are my pride Andy, and also daddy's pride and Rafy and Randy is also very proud of you . Your nephews talk of you all lthe time, they say 'my uncle Andy.' Thank you son for your love, I'm so glad that God chose me to be your mom.

God bless you in heaven.
Love forever,
Momma
June 07, 2009
Miss You Much... I hope u can watch over my soldier when he leave to go to iraq next year. you are a true angel...
June 06, 2009
Gone, but never to be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice Big A. Love always!!!
June 06, 2009
You dont know me but I have followed your story every since your passing and your story has inspired me to continue to persue my military career.I saw your mother in the hbo special section 60 last year and it touched my heart seeing how loved and how much love you gave to all you knew and touched in life.Thanks for everything you did.
June 06, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson:
Andy gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
June 06, 2009
Andy, my thoughts are with you and your family today. You were my mentee and in my class over 12 years ago, but the impression you left on me will last a lifetime. We all miss you.
June 05, 2009
Andy, my dear nephew...I can't believe that it has been 3 years....All your memories will always be embedded in the hearts and minds of all those you touched. Thank you for all those memories...God Bless.
Andy, Rafy, Randy and Xioma I love you and miss you....
Tia Anette
June 05, 2009
I HAD TO GO AWAY

I had to go away.
I'm sorry you couldn't come with me.
But on earth is where you shall stay.
Please do not be sad.
Instead laugh and be glad.
I'm in a beautiful place, such a beautiful place.
I know you wont see me for a while.
But you will hear from me.
I will be the wind that will chill you on a hot summer day.
I will be the sun that will warm you when it's cold.
Listen to the birds sing, I will be saying, "I love you" in their song.
I know you can't touch me.
But you will feel me.
Because I will be inside of you giving you life on the days you feel like you can't go on anymore.
Please I beg of you, go on, live your life as I lived mine.
Always remember we will be together again.
I will be patiently waiting for you on that day.
When you will join me in this beautiful place.
Until then may God bless you with his almighty grace.
Written By: Kimberly Ann Kerek
May 26, 2009
Thinking about your service to our country on this memorial day. You will always be a dear friend and you will never be forgotten.
May 25, 2009
My beloved son,The day I buried you, I also buried a piece of my heart. ... It is so hard just to get threw the day without him. ...I miss you so much.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
Love you for ever.
Momma
May 05, 2009
Andy my cousin my brother from a different mother . I miss you so much i think of you everyday. it been a while but it's hard for me to put my feelings in writing it easier to just cry it out .It's been almost three year since you were suddenly taken away.
My memory of that day is no longer clear,
but I know the pain can not be washed away with tears.
You are everywhere I look, the sky, the clouds, waves in the ocean.
Now in God's arms you are safe.
Never again will I see your smiling face.
But this photograph in my mind will never be erased.
In time, I'll see you in that Wonderful Place.
Until then my cousin, your Spirit is with us always.
Soar with the birds and Sleep with the Angels. I look up to the sky sometime and ask god to please bless me and make me a better man like you put in a good word with the big guy upstairs for me . I love my brother . One love I'm out .



PUTIN
April 07, 2009
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March 21, 2009
My beloved son,


Today once again marks on our calendars, your birthday. Today, here on Earth, to all your loved ones, you would have turned 27 years old, 27 years of life. But, in Heaven with Jesus Christ you will be fulfilled with eternal life. How fortunate that today, on your birthday, you will beside the most special, Our God. How I wish you were along side your loved ones. You should see how everyone's life has changed so much, Rafy and Randy are Afghanistan, and me here contently worrying about them. But I have to think about how God has everything under control, like when you were there, far away. I miss you a lot, and you more than anyone know, this is a day that hurts so much for me, because I feel you should be here; seeing you very established in life, perhaps married with children (a boy or a girl) :-) But, our destinies are programmed by God. There are days that are super bad for me, and there are days that one has to put on a mask, in order not to worry anyone, like today. I remember the day you were born, that little precious face that gave me that sweet smile, that silky hair you were born with and your skin, so golden brown, absolutely precious!! I remember the doctors saying you would be short in height, and as it turns out, you were tall, dark and handsome. Any girl's wish would be to have a man like you by her side. As always, as your mom, I was so proud of you and your brothers. I remember your first steps, and when you learned to run. Since you were young, you liked playing with sports balls, that's when we knew you were destined to be a great athlete. I was so proud as I watched you on the basketball court and the football field. It came to mind the time you had the accident and injured your hand. That last football game of the season was near and you were heartbroken you couldn't play. You took off your cast behind my back and went to the game and played. You ended up catching the ball for a touchdown! Oh son, so many memories to treasure deep in my heart. I have locked them up there, and preserve them deep inside. I also remember your graduation day, your prom, and the day I dropped you off at college. When we left you there, I cried all the way home because I realized you were becoming a man with responsibilities. And, I remember how I would drive all the way there just to bring you groceries. My dear son, the memories are many. I don't think I could live without them. I give thanks to God that they are good and sweet memories that left behind. Thank you, son, for making me the most proud mom in the world. I thank God for giving me the privilege of choosing me to be your mom, what a pleasing privilege it was. Today we celebrate your life, that life that today you celebrate at God's side, your creator, our creator. Happy birthday, beloved son.


Love you always,
Mom
March 21, 2009
Dearest Andy!
Thinking of you this day and every day! Wish you were down on earth celebrating but I know you are in a far better place than I can ever imagine. Rest in peace my cousin and Happy Birthday!
March 21, 2009
Happy Birthday Andy!
Man, I'd give anything to have you here with me today, but I know you are in a much better place now looking after us. Thank you Andy for all that you have done for our country and our family. I am proud to have a hero for a brother.

with much love,
March 21, 2009
Happy Birthday Andy! Today is a very special day : ) I just wanted to say you are missed and never forgotten.

Love you Andy : )
March 21, 2009
Happy Birthday Andy! I love you, I do this for you.....Gone but not forgotten.
March 21, 2009
My beloved Son;
Happy B-day to you, today your celebrating your eternal life in heaven with Jesus. We are celebrating your twenty-seventh birthday today. I treasure all our memories deep in my heart. We miss you so much, theirs not a day that we don't think of you. Rafy and Randy miss you so much. Your nephews Jaydean and Nathaniel are always talking about Uncle Andy, we make sure that they know you are a hero. Today I was thinking about the day you were born, your dad and I were so excited waiting for your arrival, my precious baby boy Andy. You will always be so special to everyone, every person that I see in the street or in the mall or grocery store that knows you says they miss you all these things make you so special and I learned today that God took you with him to show to us that he only takes the best, you are one of the best. I love you son and I miss you so much. I make sure that I will continue your legacy and keep your memories alive. You will never be forgotten, my precious son. Happy Birthday Andy.
Love, Mama
March 20, 2009
My Dear Andy,
Happy Birthday. You were a very special young man. Anyone that had the privilege to meet you knows the wonderful person you were.
You have left so many beautiful memories, that it's hard not to smile
when we think of you. We miss you so much Andy.
Tia Chely
March 20, 2009
Hey Cuz just came on to wish you a Happy Birthday I know it's a day early and to tell u we miss u so much see ya love ya cuz

Happy 27th Birthday Andy :)
March 03, 2009
I haven't seen you since we graduated from Glasgow Middle School but you will always remain a hero to us Andy. Thank you for what you did and for protecting our freedom. Rest in peace dear friend.
February 26, 2009
Memories, memories, and more memories..... Thinking of you more than ever. We'll see one day my Dear Nephew.....
Love, tia chely
February 16, 2009
HAPPY BELATED HEART DAY
January 31, 2009
Beloved son
A golden heart stopped beating
Your tender hands at rest.
God took you home to prove to us
He only takes the best.
Rest in Peace my beloved son.
I miss you so much.
January 01, 2009
Our family will never be the same without you, we miss you a lot.
Forever in our hearts....
December 31, 2008
MY BELOVED SON;
ANOTHER YEAR WITH JESUS IN HEAVEN.HAPPY NEW YEAR.
LOTS OF HUGS AND KISSES.
LOVE ALWAYS
MAMMA
December 29, 2008
Hey cuz just stopping by to say merry christmas and happy new year we miss u and think of u all the time see ya
December 26, 2008
Andy
You are a hero to me
and to many others she can't see
but it doesn't seem to ease her pain
it doesn't ever soften the strain
her beautiful eyes will never dry
they will always gaze up for you in the sky
looking to where your soul floats above
looking to connect with the deep bonds of love
and while sweet, the linger of your laugh can cause her tears
but the way you smiled and loved took away her fears
and the absence of you there
seems more than she can bear
on days that don't seem to end
she just wants her beloved friend
the one she raised to stand so tall
the one she never dreamed would fall
but I know you're up there saying
Momma just keep on praying
I love you the same if not more
and when it's your time, I'll be at the door
to welcome you to this loving place
where prayers sent up are like notes of grace
I see you tend to my place of rest
You send me your love, and it's still the best
when you talk to me I hear
and I try to calm your fear
I know that this is so hard for you
but more than anything, I want you to press through
because you raised me to do what was right
and I was honored to take on this fight
I was doing what I did best
and now I lay among the rest
of the fighting heroes that heeded the call
who help make this country the best of all
so when your days won't seem to end
just remember how you were my first friend
the first person who filled my heart with love
and I will always be putting my arms around you
from my heavenly place up above.
So Momma, keep saying those prayers for me
and remember that I can still see
that you honor me with every waking breath
and I thank you and love you from every depth.
December 25, 2008
Dear Son;
No, Christmas time without you here,
could not ever possibly be the same.
But, I have had the precious gift of you,
and the memories and love, will remain forever in my heart.
December 24, 2008
Merry christmas in heaven,my beloved son.Always, always missing you.
Love mama
December 20, 2008
YO PRIMO,
AS I SIT HERE WRITING YOU THESE FEW WORD I TRY TO HOLD BACK THE TEAR BUT I JUST CAN'T HELP IT AND I LET THEM JUST COME DOWN. I MISS YOU SO MUCH THERE ISN'T A DAY THAT GOSE BY THAT I DON'T THINK OF YOU. THERE ISN'T A SINGLE DAY THAT THE IMAGE OF YOUR FACE DOSN'T RUNS BY IN MY MIND. THE WORLD IS SUCH A CRAZY PLACE . TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY AND ALL I CAN DO IS THINK OF YOU.I FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULD HAD BEEN GIVEN ALOT MORE BIRTHDAY DOWN HERE THEN WHAT YOU GOT. IT MAKE ME FEEL GUILTY LIKE WHAT AM I DOING SO RIGHT TO STILL TO BE GRANTED MORE TIME DOWN HERE. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU. HOW I WISH YOU WERE HERE TO SHARE THIS MOMENT WITH ME AND HOW I WISH YOU WERE HERE FOR I CAN BE BLESS WITH YOU PRESENCE. I JUST WANT TO THROW MY SELF TO FLOOR AND THROW A TANTRUM LIKE ONE OF MY KIDS UNTILL YOU COME BACK IT'S SEEM TO WORK FOR THEM THEY GET JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING THEY WANT.MAN TOTO CALLS OUT YOUR NAME ALL THE TIME I WISH THAT THE OTHER THREE WOULD OF HAD A CHANCE TO MEET SUCH A GREAT PERSON I HONESTLY THINK YOU WOULD HAD LOVE THEM TO. THEY ARE MY PRIDE AND JOY THEY ARE WHAT KEEPS ME GOING .
I LOVE YOU

PUTIN..
November 27, 2008
Hey cuz,

Happy Thanksgiving, we miss you !
November 27, 2008
nothing but love, here with the family missing u
happy thanksgiving.
love your bro tito
November 27, 2008
Miss you bro!!!!!!!!!!
November 27, 2008
Hello Andy Just writting today to wish you a Happy thanksgiving and we miss you so much and take care our family.
November 27, 2008
Happpy Thanksgivingggg ! :)))
lovee yu<3
November 27, 2008
My loving son,

Today is yet another Thanksgiving without you. Although it’s difficult I thank God for the privilege of having been chosen as your mother and for the honor it has been having you, Rafy and Randy. I am so grateful for your life and because you were such a wonderful son, my hero. You know we all miss you terribly; I don’t think you ever had an idea of how special you were and still are to everyone. Your friends still remember you often and now that Rafy and Randy are headed to Afghanistan I ask that you be their guardian angel, guide them through their time there. I trust that God will also protect them. Nathaniel and Jayden always try to say something when they go into your room; they say “Uncle Andy, Uncle Andy,” and a lot of the times they kiss your photo. Although they were babies when you departed, we have talked a lot about you to them. Today we have prepared a special meal and continue your legacy by inviting family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, which was your favorite holiday.We prepared all your favorite meals especially my homemade corn bread stuffing.Once again, I thank God because without him I would not be here today. He has given me the strength to keep going and all the memories, I hold them in my heart. On this special day, I tell you once again that I love you, I miss you and my hope is that one day I will see you, hug you, kiss you and hold you close so that we would never have to separate. But until that time comes all I can say is that you may rest in peace my beloved son.
Te quiero mama
November 26, 2008
Hey Cuz It's been a while since the last time I was on here I just wanted to say everyone missies you so much
I know we all will see you again

Happy Thanksgiving see ya luv ya
November 25, 2008
Before anything...let me apologize because it's been so long that I havn't made an entry on your guest book. Andy...I just want you to know that you will never be forgotten. I think of you constantly, and Antonio loves talking about you : ) We keep you warm in our hearts, and vivid in our minds.

Love you always,
November 16, 2008
Light a Candle

Light a candle for those we mourn.
Into a new life they will be born.
Do not look for them at the gravesite

They are somewhere else radiating their beautiful light.
They have gone to a new world where there is no darkness, no pain.
Their light and essence will always remain.
Light a candle for those who have left this mortal place.
They are free to travel through time and space.
When we think of them, they are near.
When we sit in a beautiful garden. Their voices we hear.
When we listen to a divine symphony,
We close our eyes, their faces we see.
Light a candle for they have not really gone.
With each flickering flame,
In your hearts they will always belong.
Light a candle in memory of my dear son. Cpl Andy D. Anderson.
November 15, 2008
Tranquil Thoughts **

Through the gentle breeze and the stormy seas
Your love comes flooding through
A sense of your surroundings
Letting us know that it is you
A heavenly sky with sparkling flames
Becomes visible in the skies
Appearing is your shadows
As you turned to wave goodbye
A mellow whisper in my ear
Thanking all for whats been done
And letting us know that youre ok
As you glide towards the sun
No matter what the outcome
No matter how much we cried
You're letting us know that your still here
It was only the body that died
For your memory holds no boundaries
Everyday it is kept alive
Its gives us warmth and energy
That encourages our days to thrive
Just keep on remembering me
In your shadows I'll walk with you
And guide you through your darkest hours
In everything you say or do
For absence cannot be changed for us
We accept what had to be done
We cannot change the wishes of God
If he wants you to be the one
When you reach the golden promised land
And the gates are open wide
It will be there you'll find great comfort
And your tears you'll try to hide
As you settle in your new found world
You'll send us a glittering prize
It will brighten up the darkest day
And bring a tear to our eyes
Thankyou for your presence
And for all the memories too
You left this world something beautiful
It was the fact that we had you.
October 16, 2008
My Mom is a Survivor

My mom is a survivor, or so I’ve heard it said.
But I hear her crying at night when all others are in bed.
I watch her lay awake at night and go to hold her hand.
She doesn’t know I’m with her to help her understand.
But like the sands on the beach that never wash away…
I watch over my surviving mom, who thinks of me each day.
She wears a smile for others…a smile of disguise.
But through Heaven’s door I see tears flowing from her eyes.
My mom tried to cope with death to keep my memory alive.
But anyone who knows her knows it is her way to survive.
As I watch over my surviving mom…through Heaven’s open door.
I try to tell her that angels protect me forever more.
But I know that doesn’t help her or ease the burdens she bears.
So if you get a chance, go visit her…And show her that you care.
For no matter what she says…no matter what she feels.
My surviving mom has a broken heart that time won’t ever heal!

Momdukes
October 12, 2008
This journey of life has been a "CRAZY" ride.... its just sooo crazy how one day we are here- & with no notice- or warning- the next day, we're not..... I've learned not to question Gods work- but instead to just lean on him & to have faith in him !!! & My God (OUR GOD) has brought me a mighty long way !!! Someone asked me the other day if I missed you... I didn't answer- instead I turned & walked away & whispered sooooo much !!! Only Lord knows why ... but I am a firm believer & I know HE's never going to put more on me- than I can bare- but I am human- & I still have those days ... thru this whole tragic, life changing & altering experience- I just want to say THANK YOU !!! I can't find the words to THANK YOU enough !!! Thru it all CHRIST has kept me! & he keeps on blessing me! over & over!!! He is my keeper! My rock! & I shall forever claim him- He sees me thru it all !!! & I am forever THANKFUL & GREATFUL !!! WHAT A BLESSING YOU WERE & FOREVER WILL BE!!! We miss you sooooo much!!! My mother & I share stories of you & I all the time... we laugh & we cry- but they are tears of joy!!! Because we know you are in a better place! & we're just trying to get there... Where the streets are paved with gold! & there's no more pain & suffering.... OH WHAT JOY! WHAY PEACE- & HAPPINESS!!!

I just miss you soooo much, Andy.... sooo much !!! There's not a day that goes by that I'm not thinking about you...

Tay
September 30, 2008
THIS MESSAGE IS TO THE YOUNG LADY THAT WAS THIS MAN'S FIANCEE', I'D JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT I AM RUNNING THE SAME RACE THAT YOU ARE AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I AM REALLY PROUD OF YOU FOR ANCHORING YOURSELF IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. TRULY IF WE TRUST IN HIM, IT DOESN'T MEAN IT WONT HURT, IT JUST MEANS HE IS CARRYING YOU THROUGH THE TOUGH TIMES. KEEP HOLDING ON MY SISTER IN CHRIST FOR WE TO SHALL WEAR A CROWN. TO ANDY'S MOM I LIVE IN PENSACOLA FL AND AM A DISTANT COUSIN OF JAVERES WASHINGTON WHO WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF YOUR SON. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE.
September 26, 2008
The love you showed to your family and friends,you will never be forgotten. I miss you so very much, I think about you constantly. Life will never be the same without you. I know you are in a better place than I am, but it does not ease the pain caused by your absence. Until we meet again. Love, Momma
September 23, 2008
r.i.p. i love you andy! i miss you
September 19, 2008
hey cuz i know i haven't been on here in a while but i throught i would stopp by and let u know i miss u and i will see u again soon 1 day see ya soon :)
August 26, 2008
ANDY,
CUZ. MY COUSIN
IF MY INTERNAL EMOTION COULD SPEAK IT WOULD TELL THE STORY WHEN A PART OF ME, MY SOUL , MY SPIRT , MY TRUST ,MY SELF DIE . IT WAS THAT CRITICAL MORNING WHEN I WOKE UP TO MY MOTHER'S CRIES WHEN SHE TOLD ME I HAD TO RUSH OVER TO YOUR MOTHER'S HOUSE BECAUSE SOMETHING SO TERRIBLE HAPPENEDHAT SHE COULDN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IT OVER THE PHONE SO BEING ME I HUNG UP ON HER. SHE CALL RIGHT BACK AND AFTER SHE PULL HER SELF TOGETHER AND TOLD ME WHAT HAPPEN WHICH AT THE TIME TO ME IT WAS LIKE WHATEVER . I JUST DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON. I PULL MYSELF TOGETHER AND MADE MY WAY TO YOUR MOTHER HOUSE AND BEFORE STEPPING IN TO HER APARTMENT THE OVERWHEMING PAIN RANG INTO ME FROM MY TOE'S TO MY HEART AND MY MIND TRY TO INTERPRET WHAT WAS TAKEN PLACE AND WHAT WAS TAKEN FROM ME . YOU . WHY? I SOMETIME WONDER HOW DOSE GOD PICK THE ONE THAT HAVE TO GO EARLY LIKE YOU.
ANDY YOU ALRIGHT? I WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING . I CAN OLNY BRING MYSELF TO THINK THAT YOU ARE IN HEAVEN LIVING IT UP LIKE THE BIBLE STATE IT. TELL YOU THE TRUTH I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET AGAIN UP THERE. NOW I WILL CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP DUE TO THE PAIN CAUSE TO YOUR UNANNOUNCE DEPARTURE BUT WHO KNEW LIFE WAS SO UNFAIR.
ONCE AGAIN ANDY ANDERSON LIKE MY TATOO READ ACROSS MY RIGHT WRIST R.I.P. I MISS YOU MORE THEN WORD COULD EVER EXPRESS IT . ONE LOVE


PUTIN
August 24, 2008
To the family and friends of fallen hero CPL Anderson....I am so sorry for your loss. I know it's been some time now but I know he is not forgotten. I work on Ft. Rucker and will never forget the day I heard the news. I am proud and honored to serve our Soldiers and the loss of any of them is hard to handle. You are not alone in your grieving. He will not be forgotten. God Bless You.
August 01, 2008
YOU ARE MISSED SO MUCH, NOT A DAY GO BY THAT I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU, YOU ASKING ME WHAT AM I DOING, ECT. I LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE AND SMILE. NO ONE CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF MY MOOKIE&POOH
July 31, 2008
HeY AnDy!!!!!
aS oF jUnE iM DoNe w/ ScHoOl. (ThAnKs 2 YoU) JuSt cOmInG By tO SaY HeY && LeT YoU kNoW I MiSs yOu AnD LoVe yOu dEePlY. ReSt iN PeAcE.
July 21, 2008
Hey andy,
Well im here at my desk on the computer and i have a picture of you that i look at daily. I want you to know that you arent forgotten and that i think of you every single day. I thank God for allowing us to have you, even if it was for such a short time. Miss you and love you!!
July 11, 2008
Hey Andy,
I've been thinking about you alot lately. Especially with fourth of July just passing us by. Even at night sometimes when I'm outside looking at the stars you seem to pop up in my mind. I think back to that day when I heard the news you passed away in Iraq, and how my heart just sank. I sometimes still have that feeling when I think of that day. You know what crazy is I now work for Fairfax County Public Schools. Guess who at my school? Mr. Delano, our 9th grade P.E. teacher. He said he remembers You, Alex and me always causing trouble in his class and shooting spit balls at people. I still remember those days like it was yesterday. I also think about that one football game when you were jogging away from the huddle and you tripped on your own feet and pretended to be hurt. I always catch myself laughing at that moment when I think about you. Anyways I just ask that you will always look down on me and my family and protect us. You are truely an inspiration to my everyday life and one of the reason I keep on moving forward. Take care brother!
July 10, 2008
I thought of you today... as I do everyday but something about today... since you've been called home- life has not been the same- but because of you I am forever greatful! because of you- I stand where I stand today... & I stand with so much joy in my heart!!! I give thanks everyday... it took for such a thing like this to take place for me to see... & while my eyes are now open & I prepare for this new chapter in my life... I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU!!!!!!

:-D
June 27, 2008
HEY CUZ JUST CAME BUY TO LET U KNOW I WAS THINKING ABOUT U AND I MISS U ALOT WE ALL DO I KNOW WE WILL ALL SEE U AGAIN SOON 1 DAY LOVE U CUZ SEE YA
June 11, 2008
When I left this world without you
I know it made you blue.
Your tears fell so freely,
I watched; I know this is true.

While you were weeping
Days after I passed away-
While all was silent within me,
I saw you kneel to pray.

From this wonderful place called heaven
Where all my pain is gone,
I send a gentle breeze to whisper,
"My loved ones, please go on"

The peace that I have found here
Goes far beyond compare
No rain, no clouds, no suffering-
Just LOVE from everywhere.

You need not be troubled
Just stay close to GOD in prayer
Someday we'll be reunited
My love, HIS love surrounds you always,
EVERYWHERE!
June 07, 2008
Well Andy I cant say that I knew your personally but over the last year I have read your guestbook and have grown to know you and your family through their words.You paid the ultimate price and I am forever gratful for it.I am a soon to be navy recruit and I read your story and it gives me strength to join,at first I was leary to join knowing everything that is going on but with your families love and support for you I think I am making the best choice possible.Thank you for your dedication to your county because if it weren't people like you in the world what kind of world would we have would this truly be the land of the free and the home of the brave????
June 06, 2008
What a hard, hard day! Today we celebrated the life and legacy of PaPa as well as remember the day you gave all for your country. Words can't even explain... but this I know.. the two of you are together and in a better place and through the tears and through the years I can't wait to see the two of you again! Xiomara, Rafi, Randy, and the rest of the family I love you and miss you all! Until we meet again RIP Andy! Shaunte'
June 06, 2008
My beloved Son,

Today marks two years since you have been with our Lord. You don't know how hard it's been, it feels like yesterday you were separated from me. One thing I am positive of is that you are in the presence of God. It's true that there are several ways to love, but the love of a mother is unlike any other and is very special. If God gave me the opportunity to be with you once again even for just a second I would desperately hug you and never leave your side. For the meantime, I have to prepare myself so that one day I may be ready to join you in heaven. I am sure that you are resting in the Lord.
Everything that has been done to maintain your legacy and memory alive, we have all done it with a lot of love. A lot of people have helped me and continue to support me. I know you are happy and I see you smiling and saying, “Ma, job well done.” My beloved son, the only thing I want you to be sure of is that I continue to be very proud of you and all of your triumphs here on Earth. Everyone here misses you so much because you always were very special. Maybe you never realized exactly how special you were.
The only thing I desire is that you rest in peace and that you watch over your brothers, Rafy and Randy, as they go to Afghanistan. Thank you my son for your great sacrifice, you are my hero, my everything.
I love you
June 06, 2008
Its been 2 years already and i still cant believe your gone. Since you have passed you havev made me appreciate life more and really made me cherish everyday im here, You'll never be forgotten Love you Andy
June 06, 2008
I love you and miss you so much, rip my HERO
June 06, 2008
I know it has taken me a while to say anything...but its just so hard! So many questions I had at first...but at the end of the day they don't really matter I guess...all that matters are the good things and memories...I miss you and love you a lot!
June 06, 2008
While I wish I could be there along with everyone else to celebrate you- Thank you so much!!! You will always hold a special place in my heart! Love always... Tay
June 06, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.


The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”


I did not know Andy, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008


The Other Side –
http://tinyurl.com/3o8gol



Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom and MIL

Remembering The Fallen – Blog
http://tinyurl.com/3z8p55

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
June 05, 2008
We will always miss you .. Andy... you are always in our prayers and may God put your soul in the safest place!!! Even though, I haven't met you once, I feel like I have known you forever through your twin brothers. We will remember you on June 6 and every day until we meet.

Mulugeta Mekonnen AKA Mulanga Banga. from JEB Stuart Calss fo '04.
June 03, 2008
hey cuz just thought i would come by and let u know i was thinking about u and i miss u alot. this saturday we will be having a BIG BIG Day to Remember u in honor of your legacy over at center and eveything u did for our country. I hear there will be ALOT people coming. i know u will be looking down on all of us on saturday there's also is going to be a basketball tournament to. LOL MAN I KNOW U. U WOULD BE RIGHT THERE PLAYING BALL WITH THEM THAT WAS UR FAVORITE SPORT 24/7 U WOULD PLAYIN ALL DAY EVERYDAY. well cuz i know i will see u again 1 day soon until then see ya later
May 31, 2008
ANNOUNCEMENT:

Family and friends of Andy:

This June 6th will mark the second anniversary of Andy's departure. We will be having *A Day to Remember* in honor of him and his legacy.

Where: Bailey's Community Center
5920 Summers Lane
Falls Church, VA 22041

When: June 7th from 11am-7pm

What: Cookout, basketball tournament, prizes food and fun. After sunset there will be a candlelight vigil in the Oakview Gardens basketball court.

We hope that you will be able to join us.
May 29, 2008
Primo,
Andy,
man what"s good? first thing thing first i want you to know that I miss you very deeply. Our time together that we had down here, i now keep the thought's of us very close to my heart that's the way i remember you i think of every second i could possibly remember of you, you are my blood and i miss you .. yo primo your legacy will never die i would tell it to the day that i die. after you was called up there life itself sometime dosn't feel worth living for but the struggle continues and i have to keep moving on untill i get it right. you know i have a million questions for you but i guess i have to wait to hear the answer when my time comes i'll get them all from you because you never held back on anything from your family you was here for us and now i want to be here for you but i can't so i guess now you are still here for me from way above looking down but don't worry no more cuz it is, what it is so i guess i'm just going to let it be.
ONE LOVE/
PUTIN


OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

TO: ANDY ANDERSON

FROM: PUITN
May 29, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Cpl Anderson!
May 06, 2008
The Other Side

I'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
Left my skin and bones behind
now I'm over on the other side.

Can you feel me there with you?
My breath is gone but I'm not through.
Loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

I can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
Tell em all I did not die.
I'm just over on the other side.

It's good here on the other side.
The sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
Thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

I can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
Tell em all I did not die.
I'm just over on the other side

The world is smaller than a needle's eye.
Where life and death softly divide.
When you leave your skin and bones behind
I'll be waiting on the other side.

I can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
Go tell em all I did not die.
I'm just over on the other side.


Author

Don Conoscenti
May 05, 2008
Andy
We miss you so much that it hurts...but, we will continue praising our Lord for the years he gave us with you.
Erica's graduation is approaching and i can stop thinking of you... maybe because i know you wouldn't have missed it for anything in this world. I think back when Rick graduated and find myself with a big smile just remembering everything you , your Mom and Dad did so you wouldn't miss the event.
THANK YOU ANDY, thank you sooo much for your smile, your love and your sweet spirit.
My refuge and my comfort is in the Lord, the bible repeadily says, he has a plan for us, and I fully believe it and know that one day we will be reunited in eternity....
Love you forever,
May 04, 2008
To the family and friends of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. What he has done for our freedom will not be forgotten. May God comfort and bless your family.
April 03, 2008
Hey Andy,
It's been a while, but you know I could never forget about you...I tried to hold back the tears this past Sunday during the beautiful memorial in honor of you...they were joyful tears of memories that I still hold on to. I'm so excited for the decision your mom and family made in joining the same church family that you have. I want to thank you for serving and protecting our country, and for the unity your life brought to this community.Love always, Amal
April 03, 2008
Hey Big A, it's Dawg Dawg. Man I was riding in my truck yesterday and " Ain't it Man" came on the radio. Needless to say I thought about the Beast. I miss that realness I felt when we all were together. You just can not find that type of bond anywhere, it is a special gift from God. You keep sending us blessing Andy because we need them.
April 01, 2008
Mi Primo, My cousin
Dear Andy What's good cuz ? Me well here at your house your mama place untill the paper work gose through in my new spot on friday but being here has made me feel as close to you as possible last night i thought of you all night long i remember us growing up under the same roof and your mother has alway treated me as one of her own i see where you get your tender heart from. Andy i miss you so much i think of you all the time and i hurt all the time over your lost. It will take me a life time to get over something like this.I can remember so many good time's together. I wounder how it is up there in heaven and if you are okay which i sould know better you are in the glory of the lord you couldn't be better but while i'm still down here i could be better with you here my brother but only God know's the reason why you are up there but you are miss very deeply down here Cuz i wait for my day to come so we can be together again i ask and pray that you and my lord fight for me up there for i can also make a different down here like you did when you were here. Man there is nothing i can say or do to get you back down here and that some time is the hardest thing to accept because i would do anything for you cuz then and more then ever now you name it and i will do . Right now all i can think of that you want me to do is for me to do the right thing and thank you Andy for leading me to the right path. This weekend they had this huge service in your honor over there at church you attend and your mom and brother told me it was so beautiful how could it not been it was in your honor one of the most special moment in the service was our friend Ricardo gave his testimony that you won his soul for the lord because you were the one that had brought him to church and your mother man she came through with such a wounder speach she should run for president but i guess that's alot different then when she talking about you. She love you so much but you already know that little mama boy always talking that i got to go home to call my mom you are good son even to this day you still comfort you mom. dO ONE MORE THING FOR ME lOOK OUT FOR YOUR BROTHER'S THEY GET DEPLOY IN SEPTEMBER to Afaganistan,

ONE LOVE . UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN . KEEP YOUR HEAD UP.

PUTIN.
March 23, 2008
Well Mr. Anderson... its because of this very day that we are here celebrating today, that we are reassured that you are living life everlasting with our LORD & saviour...from that day on Calvery to the blood that was shed & him rising again on the 3rd day... HAPPY EASTER ANDY... MOOKIE :-)
March 23, 2008
I want to take this time to wish you and your family a Happy Easter Day and I continue to pray each and everyday for you loved ones. One of these days we will meet again my brother so take care and God Bless!
March 23, 2008
To my sweet cousin Andy...
First and Foremost Happy Belated Birthday... U are truly missed and loved by all those who knew you as well as all of those who have been touched by the sacrifice u made. I know that our human side is selfish and want you to be here with us physically but I know that spiritually you are with our father looking down over us and we will forever have you in our heart. I was so happy and sad at the same time to visit your gravesite the other day. My son will certainly know of his hero cousin. You had so many stones and hearts left for you...even a gummy bear! I thank GOD for the memories I have of you. You will forever be in my heart and on my mind. You are my hero. I honor you today and everyday.
March 21, 2008
My dear SON;
We cannot send you birthday card, your hands we cannot touch.So we ask God to give a message to the one we love so much. and grant us one wish and make it come true, to have his choir of angels sings HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.
I love you son and I miss you so much.
FELIZ CUMPLEANOS
LOVE
MOMMA
March 21, 2008
Dear “Big A”
I miss you man……….. Happy Birthday as you celebrate this special day up in Paradise. I think about you all the time. You will never be forgotten homeboy!!! Love ya!!
March 21, 2008
"IF YOU BELIEVE, YOU WILL RECEIVE WHATEVER YOU ASK FOR IN PRAYER..." Matthew 21:22 and let me tell you there is so much POWER in prayer... I read today in the book of James 5:6 that..."THE PRAYER OFFERED IN FAITH WILL MAKE THE SICK PERSON WELL..." our prayer was answered and RIGHT ON TIME... I GUESS HE SAW FIT THAT ITS NOT HER TIME! & IS GIVING ME YET TIME THAT I INDEED NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF... JUST AS I DID IN MY LAST DAYS WITH YOU! & on this day, that would have been YOUR DAY... I give thanks to our LORD- for he is GOOD! more than good... He has blessed us & keeps blessing us... OVER & OVER again!!! Christ knows what He is doing... & again I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! TAY
March 21, 2008
Dear Andy,
Today is a very special day, lots of memories come to my mind, we will miss you and love you forever. Happy birthday in heaven my sweet nephew.
You will never be forgotten...
March 21, 2008
Happy Birthday Andy!!!!!!!!!!
I wish i could be there to partie with you. I know you have the time of your life. Well I just wanted to come on here and wish you the best of Luck on your day. Love you and once again HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
March 21, 2008
Hey cuz Happy Birthday to u i miss u and love u everyone misses u and love u u are missed and loved so much by so many people. see ya

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUZ
March 20, 2008
My beloved son;
Today we took flowers to your grave
and said a little prayer
for God to watch over you
until we get there.

We love you and we miss you
more than words can ever say
you filled our lives with sunshine
with your warm and loving ways.

God gave you to us
for such a short while
we cherish the memories
and miss your sweet smile.

You are not forgotten, Andy
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
''WE WILL REMEMBER YOU''

Happy Birthday in Heaven, Son
Love you forever
Momma
March 19, 2008
Dearest Family and Friends,

The Anderson -Mena family is proud to announce Andy's memorial website. I would love for you all to visit it often and express your thoughts and feelings as you did in his Legacy Guest book. The Legacy Guest book is still available but the new Memory-Of website is a bit more personal and has more personal features for you to enjoy. I hope everyone of you gets a chance to take a look soon.
God Bless you all,
Xiomara Mena and Family.
Andy's birthday March 21
Andy's Anniversary June 6

http://andyanderson.memory-of.com/
March 19, 2008
Although we didn't formally know one another, we were fellow classmates in high school. As your Birthday approaches I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday and thank you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice you have provided for the people of this country. I will pray that the pain in their hearts will heal someday and want to let them know that you will never be forgotten. God bless you! Tava, reading your entries brings tears to my eyes but I am amazed and comforted by the strength that you have from your faith in GOD! Everything happens for a reason and although we may not know it now, in time, it will eventually make sense.
Thank you Andy, and thank you to Andy's family and loved ones-you will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
March 18, 2008
Dear family and friends,
We would like to welcome all of you to join us for Andy's birthday celebration on Friday, March 21st at Arlington National Cemetery.

We will be there Friday at 1 pm and also Saturday at 2 pm.

Please join us through prayer if you cannot make it.

I would like to thank all of you for continuing to keep Andy's legacy alive.
March 16, 2008
Andy... if you will, pray this prayer with me... "Well... I guess its getting close to that time... & as my family and I go thru these trying times... comfort us... be with us... Hear our cry oh Lord... for you know what WE stand in need of... for thru YOU all things are possible... for we are weak and in need of thy strength and power... help us to be encouraged right now... help us to be strong... because right now it is impossible to see... but we know that God is going to work it out! and is working it out..all these blessings I ask in Christ Jesus name, Amen." my God reigns! Well Pooh get ready because when my Cat enters those gates... HEAVEN IS NOT GOING TO BE THE SAME... what a blessing she has been... but after seeing her today- I know her time is coming... & how lucky she is!!! Heaven is not going to be the same... Tay
March 11, 2008
Hey Brother...
I miss you so much!!!! Words cant even explain it. I was listening to this song yesterday and all i could think about was you. One part says " Heaven will never be the same, never be the same..."
I havent had much time to write you but trust me i'm always thinking about you. So your birthday is coming up... You would be turning another year older. Well hopefully you will be hearing more from me soon. Love you and Rest in peace.
March 08, 2008
Dear Andy, I was thinking about you how you as Jesus Christ did put your life in harms way for me and our country. I am forever grateful to you. God bless you and your family.
March 06, 2008
Beloved Son, twenty one months since your departure,rest in peace in the presence of the Lord.
I miss you so much.
March 04, 2008
Hey cuz just stoping by to say i miss u and love u see ya
March 03, 2008
Thinking of you! I love you cousin! Until we meet again~
March 02, 2008
Time is really flying... & everyday that I go on... life is just not the same- but thru CHRIST all things are possible! I would have never in a million years imagined living life without YOU!!! & now I find myself doing what I once thought of IMPOSSIBLE... Its crazy... & that's why I say WHY SHOULD I WORRY OR EVEN FRET... WITH ALL THE WAYS HES MADE & EVERY PROMISE HES KEPT! I LOOK TO THE HILLS FROM WHENCE COMETH MY HELP!!! & In the wounderful words od Marvin Sapp "I NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT, WITHOUT YOU!" THANK YOU!!! TAY
I MISS YOU!!!
February 24, 2008
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for us: 1. Jesus Christ. 2. The American G.I. One died for your soul, the other for your Freedom.
February 23, 2008
Andy,

I can't believe how long it has been. I know God has you doing big things up there in heaven. Thanks for always being my friend and a shouler to lean on when I needed it. We miss you Andy!
February 21, 2008
why should I worry??? why should I fret??? LOOK AT ALL THE WAYS HES MADE... & EVERY PROMISE KEPT... I LOOK TO THE HILLS FROM WHICH COMETH MY HELP!!!! IT HAS BEEN A LOOONG ROAD TO COME... & IN A FEW DAYS WHEN I TURN 24- AS I THINK BACK OVER ALL THAT I HAVE BEEN THRU... I WILL NOT COMPLAIN... GODS GRACE HAS DEFINETLY GOT ME THRU! LORD KNOWS I MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH & STILL FIND MYSELF AT TIMES IN DISBELIEF.... BUT YOU KNOW WHAT... AFTER THE STORMS THE SUN SHINES & THERES A BRIGHTER DAY!!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME TO PLAY MY ROLE IN YOUR LIFE & YOU STICKING BY ME PLAYING YOUR PART IN MINE!!! There's NEVER a day that goes by...
until we met again... LOVE ALWAYS & FOREVER!!!

"MOOKIE"
TAY
February 14, 2008
I never knew Andy personally, he was a friend of Javares Washington AKA Jay and when Andy passed, we all knew it and felt Jay's pain. Javares was more than just my friend, he was a brother of mine. I am saddened to say that Javares died Sunday Feb 10th in Kuwait. I can feel the pain you all are going through. God said that he will never put more on us than we can bear and I know that he is giving us all strength to be strong and live on with our heavy hearts. My prayers are with each of you and I ask that you pray for Javares family as they go through this difficult time. I was looking through these messages and found this.....

July 2, 2006
Andy,
This your boy Jay (Da Barber). I wish things could be different, but GOD has a plan for us all. I'm really going to miss all the times we spent together at Ft. Rucker. You were a Tru Friend. When ever and what ever the call you were always there. To the Anderson Family you did a wonderful job in raising a "MAN". Xiomara Mena you will be in the prayers of my family and I. God Bless...
Javares and Letrica Washington (Pensacola, FL)

BE BLESSED; SSGT RAQUEL DUFFY
R.I.P. JAVARES AND ANDY
February 13, 2008
Hey Andy,
Its's been a long time coming, i miss you so much. I wish you were here physical to see, i did want you wanted. My grades have did a total 360, like you told me to. You told me i could do it, and i thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I just wanted to come on and let you know that and to wish you a very happy happy valentines day. Love you Andy!!!!!!!
*R.I.P*
February 04, 2008
Andy
You are a hero to me
and to many others she can't see
but it doesn't seem to ease her pain
it doesn't ever soften the strain
her beautiful eyes will never dry
they will always gaze up for you in the sky
looking to where your soul floats above
looking to connect with the deep bonds of love
and while sweet, the linger of your laugh can cause her tears
but the way you smiled and loved took away her fears
and the absence of you there
seems more than she can bear
on days that don't seem to end
she just wants her beloved friend
the one she raised to stand so tall
the one she never dreamed would fall
but I know you're up there saying
Momma just keep on praying
I love you the same if not more
and when it's your time, I'll be at the door
to welcome you to this loving place
where prayers sent up are like notes of grace
I see you tend to my place of rest
You send me your love, and it's still the best
when you talk to me I hear
and I try to calm your fear
I know that this is so hard for you
but more than anything, I want you to press through
because you raised me to do what was right
and I was honored to take on this fight
I was doing what I did best
and now I lay among the rest
of the fighting heroes that heeded the call
who help make this country the best of all
so when your days won't seem to end
just remember how you were my first friend
the first person who filled my heart with love
and I will always be putting my arms around you
from my heavenly place up above.
So Momma, keep saying those prayers for me
and remember that I can still see
that you honor me with every waking breath
and I thank you and love you from every depth
January 31, 2008
Beloved Son
I pray to God every night to give me strength
to make it through another day.
I feel a constant pain in my heart,
I lost a part of me that day.
A very big part of Me that can never be replaced.
I look up into the sky and wish
that I could reach My Andy again and hold him
but He seems a million miles away.

Andy, I love and miss you
with all of my heart and soul.
There is not a second of any day
that you are not "always on my mind".

A Mother holds her child hand for a while
But, Their hearts are joined Forever.
"God, please kiss my Angel for me and
tell him how much his Mom Loves and Misses Him.
January 28, 2008
andy ,
WHY CAN'T MY TEAR EVER DRY UP WHY DOSE IT HURT SO BAD WHY ? I MISS YOU SO MUCH TODAY I GOT A SECOND JOB TO MAKE END MEET BUT IT REALY JUST MADE ME THINK OF YOU IT NOT FAIR THAT YOU ARE NOT HERE PART OF THIS EVIL WORLD. I HURT'S SO BAD TO KNOW THAT I CAN'T SEE YOUR FACE OR HEAR YOUR VOICE IT REALLYS KILLS ME INSIDE. THERE'S A MILLION THINGS THAT I THINK OF TO WRITE DOWN ON THIS MESSAGE TO YOU BUT BY THE TIME I'M just full OF PAIN I MISS YOU ANDY I WISH I HAD A SECOND CHANCE WITH YOU HERE I THINK ALL THE THING'S I WOULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY AND ALL THE THING THAT WE DID THAT I WOULDN'T CHANGE FOR THE WORLD MY BROTHER YOUR LOST HAS FORCE ME TO LOOK AT MY LIFE SO MUCH AND I HATE THE FACT THAT I HAD TO LOSE YOU TO MAKE ME A BEETER PERSON BECAUSE I KNOW IF YOU WERE HERE YOU WOULD MAKE THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AND NOW I TRY TO DO THE SAME I WOULD DO ANY THING TO HAVE YOU HERE ANDY YOU WERE A BIG PART OF MY LIFE I MISS YOU PRIMO I CAN GO ON ON BUT I WON'T BECAUSE I HAVE TO BE STRONG AND FIND A WAY TO STOP MY TEAR FROM FLOWING OFF MY FACE SO REMEMBER THIS I LOVE MORE THEN WORD COULD EVER EXPRESS MY BLOOD MY FAMILY MY COUSIN MY BROTHER MY RIGHT HAND MY HOMIE MY FRIEND MY HERO MY DEAD COUSIN THAT I MISS SO MUCH THAT SHOULD STILL BE HERE WITH ME ................ ONE LOVE AND NO MATTER WHAT YOU WILL ALWAY'S BE HERE WITH ME ............... PUTIN
January 16, 2008
What up Andy its D. I just wanted to tell you that i'm promotable now, and actually i'm just a little nervous about it. I can still recall conversations about leadership and how some of the would of could of factors effected cohesion within the squads/platoons and how me,you,kane,kimba,big,tomb,p,sweet and fig all said not us. ALL i'm asking is that u look out for me and my troops when ever possible. Respectfully, Dee
January 15, 2008
Andy,
I know that we really didn't no each other, but for some reason today you are really on my mind. Your name just keeps poping in my head!I think that you are so strong for doing what you did and going over there, YOU ARE A TRUE HERO and I will never forget you. As lil jeremiah get older i will be sure to let him about his great uncle ANDY!!!! We all love you and miss you!!
January 11, 2008
HEY POOH! IT STILL GET TO ME EVERYTIME I COME ON TO READ YOUR GUESS BOOK. YOU ARE MISSED SO MUCH IT HURT..ANDY I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU HAD THAT TALK WITH ASHLEY ABOUT SCHOOL, I DON'T KNOW WHAT ALL YOU TOLD HER BUT I AM SO PROUD OF HER AND HER GRADES..WE LOVE YOU,RIP
January 10, 2008
Wuz up cuz,
it's me putin. Cousin it been really haRd for me latly with the holidays and all the other event that gose on witout you here with us at time i don't even attend. it just bring's to much pain and hurtness in to my soul my spirt gose right down drain and i rather not even be there if you are not there but then i really start thinking and relized that i have 2 b stronger then that and know that you are still here with us in spirt through the good and the bad andy i will alway look up to you and prey and and ask god to take good care of you up there and to never let you feel as lonely as i feel sometime down here with out you i love you putin and the word that i speak will never be able to express that. One love
PUTIN
January 02, 2008
hey, its a new start... my mother was saying how the year before last , yall were togather. i miss you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just wish you were here physically. but i know you were here with me mentally. rest in peace, love you
January 02, 2008
HEY CUZ HAPPY NEW YEAR I MISS U ALOT EVERYONE MISSES U SO MUCH BUT I KNOW ALL OF US WILL SEE U AGAIN SOON 1 DAY.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR SEE YA
December 27, 2007
Hey Cuz,
Thinking of you today and everyday. We miss that beautiful smile but keep it in our hearts. We love u and cant wait to see u again!
Shaunte'
December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas, Andy!!


We love and miss you soooo much.
December 25, 2007
To: Xiomara Mena and Harold Anderson

I was reading the Guest Book for Andy and I was deeply moved. I am deeply saddened by your loss. I am trusting God to restore your joy!

I thank God because Andy "...will never suffer nor feel pain again..." and that God "...has wiped away all tears from his eyes..."

I have been in the Ministry since 1979, and in 2004 God blessed me with a "personalized" tape ministry for our troops. I never met Andy, but if I had, he would have been one of mine, another "soldier for Christ".

I will FOREVER "Salute" Andy D. Anderson!

I will lift you up before God as well as Rafael and Randall and your other family members. Remember, God
has control of all of your tomorrows.

Stay strong and encouraged!

Yours in Christ,

Minister florence duckett
Rose of Sharon Ministries, ltd

Please see:
www.roseofsharonministriesltd.org
December 25, 2007
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Tay
December 24, 2007
MERRY CHRISTMAS ANDY,
NOTHING IS THE SAME NO MORE, BECAUSE YOU NOT HERE I MISS YOU SON SO MUCH,NOTHING NOTHING IS THE SAME,MY LIFE IS SO EMPTY WITHOUT YOU.BUT I KNOW THAT YOU IN A BETTER PLACE WITH JESUS.
Love you much
momma
December 24, 2007
MERRY CHRISTMAS ..
TO HIS LOVING FAMILY & FRIENDS ..CONTINUE TO HOLD ON UNTO GODS UNCHANGING HANDS !!
December 23, 2007
What God has for me... it is for me!!!
Since God has come into my life he has brought me from a mightly LLOOONNNGGG!!!! WAY!!!- there was once a time when things just seemed to be going in a direction that WE had planned- & then UNEXPECTEDLY CHRIST stepped in and turned everything UP SIDE DOWN... since the day he called you home LIFE has not even been the same... BUT THRU IT ALL... GOD HAS KEPT ME!!! & ON THIS DAY... DURING THESE LONELY HOLIDAYS I GIVE THANKS!!! & CELEBRATE REALLY WHAT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON IS ALL ABOUT... WE ALL MISS YOU DEARLY!!!! CANT EVEN EXPRESS IT ENOUGH... BUT HE IS AWSOME!!! & MAKES NO MISTAKES... HE CAN USE ME!!! THIS IS ALL JUST A PART OF GOD'S PLAN... & WHILE I MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHY... ONE DAY, I WILL... HE WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS... BUT I TRUST & BELIEVE!!!

TAY
December 21, 2007
HEY POOH, IT'S TIMES LIKE THIS WHEN IT REALLY HURT. I'M SITTING HERE AT WORK LOOKING AT ALL MY PICTURES, I MISS YOU SO MUCH, AND RIP MY HERO
December 20, 2007
Hey Andy....I was just thinking about you I cant believe it has been this long since I seen your face..well you will always be in my thoughts
December 14, 2007
ANDY whats good my dude? I know that your probably mad at me right now, but understand its not easy for me. I barley function right now. Omar is good Kimba is good and more importantly everybody misses you................................................................................................................................................................................I'M OUT. RESPECTFULLY, DAVIS
December 12, 2007
Hi Andy, I want you to know that I'm always thinking about you.
Love you and miss you,
Tia chely
December 04, 2007
Andy, we miss you so much,life is not the same without you.I love you so much, my heart is so empty.
Love you
momma
December 04, 2007
I MISS U ANDY LOVE U CUZ
November 22, 2007
POOH...
TODAY ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORK I THOUGHT "WOW... ITS THANKSGIVING..." A HOLIDAY WHERE WE GET TOGETHER WITH OUR FAMILIES & GIVE THANKS & TO SAY THE LEAST- EAT REAL GOOD!... & YET I AM HOURS AWAY FROM MINE... ALL ALONE... & STILL CANT HELP BUT WOUNDER HOW DID I GET HERE??? HOW DID I END UP HERE??? WHEN I ENTERED MY HOME... I LOOKED AROUND & I DROPPED TO MY KNEES & I BEGAN TO PRAY... WHEN I FINISHED TEARS BEGAN TO RUN DOWN MY FACE & I THOUGHT OF ALL THE STEPS TO GET ME WHERE I AM... & ON THIS DAY... I AM SOOOO THANKFUL!!! GOD HAS BLESSED ME & HAS BEEN SO GOOD TO ME! ALL IN WHICH THAT I HAVE ENDURED IS ALL THE MAKINGS OF ME!!! ALL OF THIS IS MAKING ME WHO I AM!!! THRU ALL OF THIS I HAVE GROWN SO MUCH... & HAVE COME A LONG WAY... I THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR EVERYTHING!!!! & I thank you!!! you & I had gone thru so much... FROM GLASGOW...TO STUART...TO NSU & THE MILITARY... WE HAD COME A LONG WAY!!!! I THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR YOU!!! & I THANK YOU FOR STANDING BY ME... BELIEVING IN ME!!!
I LOVE YOU!
TAY
November 22, 2007
My beloved Son;
Thanks God for your life, for your sacrifice, for being so special and thoughtful too. For your dear way of always giving so much joy to daily living.In this day I miss you more than ever.But half of my heart is in heaven with you and Christ.
Thank you Son for your love.
I miss you so much
Love momma
November 15, 2007
I MISS U CUZ AND I THINK OF U ALL THE TIME LOVE U
November 14, 2007
oye primo!! this past weekend i went back to my old school in tampa to meet up with old friends...to my surprise i got more then that...as soon as i reached all that came to mind was you...i past by the ihop where i would wait and for you everytime you came to visit me...i went to the pool hall, the cafe, and the dorms we used to the just chill at...cant wait to be reunited with you and share all the great times...

love you
November 14, 2007
ANDY,
THEY TELL ME TO BE STRONG BUT HOW CAN I WHEN ONE OF MY BEST MAN IS GONE, DAM MY FRIEND, MY SOUL, MY JOY, MY BLOOD, MY MAN'S, MY EVERYTHING. I LOVE YOU ANDY YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE 4 ME YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND UNREPLACEABLE THERE'S NO FINGER PRINT LIKE YOURS YOU ARE SPECIAL AND TONIGHT AFTER TEARS THERE WAS A SMILE ON MY FACE CAUSE WE HAD A ONE ON ONE TIME AND YOU HELP ME BREAK OUT A BIG SMILE AND EVEN A LAUGHT OR TWO. EVEN UP THERE IN HEAVEN U STILL KNOW HOW TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL GOOD,GOOD IS NOT EVEN THE WORD 4 IT MORE LIKE SPECIAL. ANDY YOUR LIFE HERE ON EARTH WAS SUCH A HUGE ASSET MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME CAUSE KNOWING THAT WE don't share the same BREATH anymore HURT ME BUT I HAVE NO DOUBT ThAT you are UP THERE SHINING DOWN PRIMO WHY U NOT ME I GUESS GOD DOES EVERYTHING 4 A REASON AND HE NEED YOU ON HIS TEAM UP THERE SO bE THE SUPER STAR THAT YOU ARE and LET IT SHINE :ONE LOVE
PUTIN"
YOUR CUZ
November 07, 2007
Dearest Family and Friends,

The Anderson family is proud to announce the completion of Andy's new memorial website. I would love for you all to visit it often and express your thoughts and feelings as you did in his Legacy Guest book. The Legacy Guest book is still available but the new Memory-Of website is a bit more personal and has more personal features for you to enjoy. I hope everyone of you gets a chance to take a look soon.
God Bless you all,
Xiomara Mena and Family.

http://andyanderson.memory-of.com/
Xiomara and Family
17 months today Andy went home to JESUS.
October 31, 2007
Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success... I THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR BLESSING ME WITH YOU!!! EVERYTHING IS IN HONOR & BECAUSE OF YOU... THRU IT ALL & KNOWING CHRIST IS MY KEEPER & THRU HIM MY STEPS ARE TOO ORDERED... I REST ASSURE KNOWING YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE!!!! a I'm just trying to get there...
Tay
October 27, 2007
A Soldier's Prayer For the Army

Almighty God, with an upright heart I have left my dear ones at home, to defend my country against its enemies. My thoughts constantly go back to them. They are thoughts of love and of anxiety. I ask You loving God to keep a watchful eye over each and every one of them. Soothe their hearts and help them to bear my absence patiently. Protect them from the dreadful dangers of war.

O my Lord, I ask not much for myself ~ just only courage to perform my duties well. I offer You this day and every day my thoughts, words and actions as prayers of faith in You, of hope in Your provident care, of love of You and Your justice. May my prayers parallel all my service and sacrifices for my fellow comrades, my family and my country, protect them all and bless them now and forever. For all those who have died welcome them into your loving embrace. Gracious Lord, lend an ear of compassion to the supplication of a soldier ~ your child ~ serving my country to the best of my ability out of love for You.
Amen.
October 18, 2007
Hey cuz i miss u so much love u
October 17, 2007
Dearest Family and Friends,

The Anderson family is proud to announce the completion of Andy's new memorial website. I would love for you all to visit it often and express your thoughts and feelings as you did in his Legacy Guest book. The Legacy Guest book is still available but the new Memory-Of website is a bit more personal and has more personal features for you to enjoy. I hope everyone of you gets a chance to take a look soon.
God Bless you all,
Xiomara Mena and Family.

http://andyanderson.memory-of.com/
October 13, 2007
NO FLOWER BLOOMS FOREVER...YET SOME ARE SO LOVELY THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN..RIP,I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN MYRA
October 12, 2007
Beloved SON
I sit and hold your picture
As you looked so long ago.
I wonder, how would you look
Were you here with me today.
God had you in His plans that day
You were lifted from my arms.
But still, as days go passing by,
My eyes keep searching, everywhere.

My heart is still as broken
As it was that other day, and,
Though the years have passd and gone
I'll love you, each and every day.

And if the Lord gave me one wish
I wouldn't think, not for a second.
I'd ask to see your face, my son,
For just a single, fleeting minute.

You're locked up deep within my soul,
And etched into my heart.
And when the time is right, my son,
I'll once more fold you into my arms..........

Someday..........
October 07, 2007
Last night while I was trying to sleep, my son's voice I did hear. I opened my eyes and looked around, but he did not appear. He said, "Momma, you've got to listen. You've got to understand. God didn't take me from you, Momma, He only took my hand. When I called out in pain that day, the instant that I died, He reached down and took my hand and pulled me to His side. He pulled me up and saved me, from the misery and pain. My body was hurt so badly inside, I could never be the same. My search is really over now, I've found happiness within. I love you so and miss you so, and I'll always be nearby. My body's gone forever, but my spirit will never die. And so you must go on now, live one day at a time. Just understand-God did not take me from you, he only took my hand.
Thank you Andy.
I miss you to.
October 05, 2007
Sitting here remembering,

The smile upon your face

And how it made the world light up

You were full of heavenly grace.






No longer can I see your face

For you are with God above

But your loving smile will always be

Tucked in my heart with love.







I know you wouldn’t want to see

Me crying the way I do,

But losing you was a part of me

And days, I can’t make it through.






Do you hear me crying?

It’s because some days I’m down

I look around for you,

But you’re nowhere to be found.






Only pictures now remain of you;

Special songs that meant so much

So if you hear me crying,

It’s because I can’t feel your touch.






Sometimes I think I see you,

On a crowded street or mall.

I then run up and call your name,

But it wasn’t you at all.






My heart still aches in sadness

And tears, oh how they flow!

What it meant to lose you,

No one will ever know.






So, if you hear me crying,

It’s something I can’t control

Just understand my darling,

When I’m again with you, I’ll be whole.



“Author”

Ruth Ann Mahaffey

©copyright Sept 2007

I MISS YOU ANDY.
October 03, 2007
Your loved one has left this world
And has taken that Heavenly flight
It's supper-time there in Heaven
Where there's no parting nor night.

It was difficult to say "good-bye"
To the one you loved so very much
Trust in God and His divine plan
We hope you feel His gentle touch.

We pray God will Comfort you
And send Angels from above
Giving sweet peace within your heart
Surrounding you with Eternal Love.

We are sorry for your deep loss
There's so little we can find to say
You are in our thoughts and prayers
As we grieve with you today.

With Our Heartfelt Sympathy
(Floral Park, NY)
October 03, 2007
The Final Roll Call”

We thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new.

We thought about you yesterday
And days before that too.

We think of you in silence
We often speak your name.

Now all we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake
With which we’ll never part.

God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts.

Author Unknown.
October 03, 2007
My Dear Friend Andy;
We grieve for you in silence
And try so not to show.
But what it meant to lose you
No one will ever know.
You wished no one a farewell
Or even a goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why.
A unselfish heart stopped beating
And you were laid to rest.
Gog broke our hearts
to prove to us
He only takes the BEST.
A friend
October 03, 2007
To a hero:
THANK YOU so much for all that you have done. You were truly a angel on earth.My sympanthy to the whole family. And thank you for allowing us to contiune to have this freedom that we get to enjoy each and every day. For every fallen soldier there is a star in the heavens and I will countiune to bow my head and pray.
R.I.P Angel
October 01, 2007
My Poem for Andy

My Andy, was better known to me as “POOH”,
from middle school to high school,
and on into our adult careers we grew-
TOGETHER and as we matured,
we had finally become one,
with each other we stood side-by-side
and there was nothing that we couldn’t over come.

The love we shared,
nothing else compares.
The time we spent-
Andy was definetly heaven sent.

This hurt and pain that I’m feeling now
is not going to disappear over night.
But I serve an AWESOME God, and
I know my God has a plan,
and He is going to make everything alright.

So, Until that day comes when we will re-unite
And see each other again,
For now I guess it’s safe to say…
“Goodbye, Sweetheart- until we meet again.”

~Tay~
September 29, 2007
andy......i thought about u today. i miss u bro. cant wait to see u again!
September 28, 2007
hey andy i miss u we all miss u and love u
September 27, 2007
I MISS U ANDY LUV YA
September 27, 2007
HEY CUZ JUST THOUGHT I WOULD STOP BY AND SAY HI AND TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I MISS U ALOT AND I THINK OF U ALL THE TIME AND I LOVE U CUZ
September 21, 2007
Wuz Up Primo,
How are you doing up there ? Me trying to keep it together.Andy today and everyday I wise you were here there so many things in life that is so hard to explain and the most unexplainable thing i have had to deal with in this life time so far is your depature and i can't understand it this is crazy it drive me crazy i miss you man please come back please tell me this all a dream. ok putin get it together, andy i miss you brother. I'll take my losses but i will never accepted or forget it you are my cousin my blood my family and you will alway's be here with me i promised. tu primo putin
September 18, 2007
I MISS YOU SO MUCH ANDY!!
September 18, 2007
HEY ANDY, NOT A DAY GO BY THAT I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU, MY DAD, AND NOW MY GRANDMA HAS JOIN YALL UP THERE. GIVE THEM HUGS FOR ME..LOVE YOU GUYS ALWAYS
September 18, 2007
HEY ANDY HOW IS IT UP THEIR LOOKIN OVER US? I NO THE LORD IS HAPPY YOU ARE UP THIER WITH HIM BUT WE TRULEY MISS YOU DOWN HERE, I NO YOU WANT US TO BE HAPPY BUT IT IS VERY HARD, WELL JUSS WANTED TO DROP YOU A LINE LET ME GO BACK TO MY SCHOOL WORK I WILL TTYL
September 17, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
September 17, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
September 17, 2007
HeY AnDy!!!!!
Im aT ScHoOl In cLaSs, jUsT WaNtEd tO StOp bY AnD SaY I MiSs yOu...i WoUlD StAy oN LoNgEr bUt i hAvE WoRk 2 fInSh. LoVe yOu aNd rEsT iN PeAcE
September 16, 2007
Today I wrote a song for you,

my friend so loyal and true.

I wanted so, to let you know,

How very much I love you.



You always have been special,

I knew this from the start,

and as I write these words to you,

they come from within my heart.



Some days I feel defeated,

and don't know where to turn.

But you're always there to listen ...

you're heart filled with concern.



Your favorite phrase has always been,

"This too shall pass my dear".

So, I put my worries in the past,

and soon the skies turn clear.



Right away I thought of you,

and to God, I said a prayer.

"Please bless my dear and precious friend,

and keep you in His care".



Yes, my friend, I wrote a song,

and wished happiness for you.

For no one deserves it more,

and God knows this is true.



~Author~

Ruth Ann Mahaffey

©copyright
September 16, 2007
Thinking of you this day and everyday! I love and miss you cousin!
Shaunte'
September 15, 2007
I'm sitting in your moms crib thinking about you all the time.Looking at all the pics thinking of all the good times.Words can't express how i feel only these deep emotions that i keep hidden from from everybody but you.I talk to you everyday in my brian and in my heart. i'll never forget.love tito??????
September 15, 2007
FOREVER IN MY HEART.
September 13, 2007
I MISS YOU!!!
Mookie
September 13, 2007
I never knew u Andy, but thru your beautiful mom I have the opportunity to know u thru her memories of u. God bless u and your family.
September 11, 2007
its sept. 11th and all I think of is u. and how thankful n proud I am of you and miss u sooo much and love you buddy.. <3 and Xiomara and family as always I love u guys too and u are in my thoughts always.
September 10, 2007
miss u andy..
September 09, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 09, 2007
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

September 09, 2007
Remember me when you're playing a game.
Remember me during your high & lows
Remember me as you laugh & joke
The experiences we shared will never end
I hope I touched you in my own way,
But if I didn't you'll think of me & I will one day
Remember me when you look up at the sky
Knowing that my spirit flew so high
Beyond the gates of this world
Into a better world
Whether a friend, family member, or partner, I'll remember you
Just as long as you promise to remember me too
Don't cry because you are sad,
cry to celebrate my resurrection.
Love you
September 09, 2007
I see you in my dreams,it's like
Everywhere I look are the
Memories of you ... I miss you Andy so much!!!!! It still feels like yesterday, That I lost you forever. Now I've learned That God needed you more than we did, and i understand now that god has a plan and everything is going to work out. Yes, i do believe i will see you again & you will meet me at the gates. I just dont know when that time will be here. Well for now R.I.P and remember me. love you
September 07, 2007
HEY ANDY JUSS DROPN BY I WAS THINKN ABOUT YOU MISS YOU!
September 07, 2007
hey andy wuz up just wated to stop by and let u know i miss u alot and think about u all the time everyone miss u so much. i miss seen u , randy, and rafi always beatn each other up and always on that playstation yall were always on that thing 24/7 lol lol i'll will talk to u later cuz luv ya
September 07, 2007
Yo wuz up primo,
i want you to know that i think of you all the time you are my cousin , my brother , my friend , and now even my pain i hurt for you i know you are in a better place but it's still not fair for you to have to be gone so far away good thing i hold all the memories of us close by man life right now for me is very unclear of what might be of me in the future i have a couple of court case coming up and ask you to look out for me and tell my lord to hold me down. man andy i truly miss you i still break down and cry at the odds of time rosie saids i get like that when i be jamming out to in the car to my music because it make me think of you so much man i miss u i miss u i miss u i miss u i miss u i miss u i can't say that enoght man wuz up cuz when am i going to see you again when am i going to hear your voice man this is to hard to deal with at time harder then a bench press man i want you to know that your mom is one of a kind as you all ready know god bless her man i love you i don't know wha t to say but i miss you and i would do anything to have you back here with us, anything .
One loVE ANDY,
R.I.P ANDY D. ANDERSON


PUTIN
September 07, 2007
My guardian angel, I love you.
LOVE MAMA
September 07, 2007
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
September 07, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 07, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
September 07, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 07, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
September 07, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
September 06, 2007
My dear son, its been a year and 3 months, There is never a day that goes by that I don't think of you ... that I don't love you. If I could have you back for just one second, I wouldn't because I know where you are. I couldn't take you away from the Lord, not even for a second. In heaven there is no more sorrow and no more pain. In this world we all suffer enough. You are beyond that suffering now. Enjoy paradise with the Lord. Always look around you, my dear son, for great is your reward. I pray that all of your friends here on this side of heaven will look to the cross and see the love of the Lord and what He has done for all of us so that we will all be together in heaven some day. My heart is with you, Andy. I know that my Savior lives and so do you, son. I love you with all my heart.
September 06, 2007
My dear Andy
Today it's been 1 year and 3 months since you left us. I can't believe it!. Just wanted to let you now that I always think of you and all the fun times that you had with all your cousins. Remember when you guys came to visit us and one night all of you came soaking wet from Tia Chely's house knocking on my window scaring me...at that time I was so mad, but now thinking back I think is funny now. Those are the memories that will always keep you alive in our hearts....
I LOVE YOU ANDY!
Tia Anette
XOXOX
I LOVE YOU TOO XIOMA!
September 06, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 06, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 06, 2007
Dear Cuz
Just stopping by to thank you for protecting our country. You will always be my HERO...Even though I don't sign this book as often, I wanted to let you now that I always remember you with LOVE and I'm very proud to call you "MY CUZ". GOD BLESS YOU ANDY.
With much love,
Austin
Tia Xiomara I LOVE YOU TOO!
September 05, 2007
HeY aNdY!!!!!!!
iTs bEeN AwHiLe SiNcE We'vE SpOkE... i JuSt wAnTeD To cOmE By aNd sAy hEy!!! aNd tO TeLL yOu i mIsS YoU && tHiNk aBoUt yOu aLoT. LoVe yOu ad rEsT In pEaCe*
September 03, 2007
My dear son;
I was thinking of you today, as I often do. It seemed like the right time to let you know. I miss you and look forward to the day when I see your beautiful smiling face and hear your sweet lovely voice again.
I love you Andy and I miss you so much.
LOVE YOU FOREVER
MOM
August 29, 2007
YOUR ALWAY'S ON MY MIND!!LOVE YOU.
August 28, 2007
miss u andy love u
August 26, 2007
Andy, I love you and miss you very much...Can't wait till I see you again.
August 25, 2007
Hi, Andy i miss. i love u a lot and i wish u were still here. tava love u lot
August 24, 2007
Andy, my dear nephew...you will always be missed!
With much LOVE,
Tia Anette
XOXOX
August 24, 2007
I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU SO MUCH ANDY
August 24, 2007
You would be so proud of Rafy and Randy and their duties as dads! You would enjoy being Nathaniel and Jaydaen uncle, they are both cuties! Missing you always Andy
August 23, 2007
yo cuz
wuz up it's your cousin putin
how are things up there well down here same old same old . dog i miss you so much i don't ever stop thinking of you my lil girl is almost here her name is going to be aaliyah you are the first to know and i know you know she will know all about you my son toto alway calls you out and when we swing threw oakveiw he always mentions how you used to live there we all still remember you and we all will always remember you i love you
putin
August 23, 2007
I LOVE YOU ANDY
August 23, 2007
HEY POOH, BOY I MISS YOU SO MUCH, I'M SITTING HERE WIPPING THE TEARS. I LOVE YOU RIP {MYRA}
August 20, 2007
Tears from Heaven were flowing
Causing the clouds to swell,
The Angels in Heaven were crying
On the day we bid you farewell.


It grieved us to say good-bye
The Angels knew our pain,
So their tears became the moisture
That fell in the form of rain.


God needed another Angel
Whose good deeds on Earth were done,
He needed someone special
You were the chosen one.


Happy memories of you surrounds us
They make us laugh and smile,
We were blessed to have you with us
Even though it was just for a while.


We will meet again someday
In the city made of gold,
We shall be together forever
God's words have been foretold
August 19, 2007
hEy aNdY!!!!!!!!
JuSt coMiNg tO ShOw yOu SoMe LoVe. I MiSs yOu aNdY!!!!!!!! ReSt iN PeAcE. lOvE YoU <<3
August 18, 2007
I MISS YOU
POOH!!!
Tay
August 14, 2007
Wuz up Dude,
Just came by to holla atchu. I miss u much and cant wait to see you again, I know my time will come eventually. Your always on my mind and will forever be in my heart, you know that. Andy, my goodness, only you know just how much I miss you everyday. I dont check my email as much anymore cause in all honesty, I never even used it that much just to chat with you. I know you are lookin down on everyone shedding your blessings and grace. My only request of you is to save a seat for me in the mist of you, and when I start to fall behind, guide me in the right path, so I can see you again. I miss you much! PEBBLES
August 09, 2007
miss u andy
August 07, 2007
hey cuz just came by to say hi and to let u know that i miss u and love u see ya later
August 06, 2007
hEy aNdY!!!!!!!!!
iM sItTiNg hErE On tHe cOmPuTeR, AnD DeCiDeD I'D CoMe tAlK To yOu fOr a wHiLe.... MaN, I MiSs yOu sOo mUcH AnDy!!!!!!!!!! WoRdS CaNt eXpLaIn iT... aS I SpEnT ThE SuMmEr iN AtL aT My SiStErS HoUsE- aLL i cOuLd PiCtUrE WaS YoU bEiNg tHeRe AlSo... WiTh aLL yOuR PiCtUrEs tHrOughOuT THe hOuSe. I CaN TeLL mY SiStEr mIsSeS YoU A WhOlE LoT. wHiLe i wAs dOwN ThErE I CoUlD OnLy pIcTuRe yOu bEiNg tHeRe WiTh hEr. wHiLe YoUr mOtHeR WaS DoWn tHeRe We wOuLd sIt aNd tAlK SoO MuCh aBoUt yOu. TiL We wOuLd cRy BeCaUsE oF HoW HaPpY YoU MaDe uS. aS MuCh aS I KnOw yOuR ThErE WaTcHiNg oVeR HeR, iTs jUst tHaT I CaNt sEe yOu pHySiCaLLy. BuT I KnOw aNd BeLiEvE mEnTaLLy yOu aRe rIghT ThErE wItH HeR HeLpInG HeR To Be sTrOnG WeLL sHe's ThErE. i kNoW YoU ArE ThE hElP ThAtS ThErE WhEn sHe nEeDs It. I JuSt wAnT To lEt yOu kNoW Im sOo hApPy tO HaVe yOu aS A BrOtHeR In lAw & I MiSs YoU DeArLy. AnD I JuSt wAnT To sAy rEsT In pEaCe & i'LL sEe yOu aGaIn sOmEdAy.
<<3 yOu
August 06, 2007
I can't explain how much I miss you ANDY...
August 06, 2007
Wuz up Primo,
how are you doing up there? well let me let you know the last's down here on earth well i got a new job job and i did a little bid but everything right now seems to be back to normal as you can see man i miss you why you have leave me down here this world is so evil them boys over in iraq are still dying every day and it breaks my heart to see the weeping family of them boys but we all have to go throght it in order to be able to go on with life, your death andy has made me a different person in many way i have never i mean never felt a pain so great you were like brother to me we would eat off the same plate try to get with the hottest girl in school and cruise in what ever type of whip it didn't make a different to us we would just cruise man i miss them day i'm about to have my forth child in nov. another girl another little one that won't be able to me my cousin the the soldier my hero but i promised see will know you just like if you were here .
i love you andy
one love . tell my grandpa and my cousin who just past away in panama that was olny our age give him my love . one love to my family
putin.
August 06, 2007
Andy, I love to come in here and read all the beautiful messages your loved ones leave you, I miss you so much but I know that I will see you again. I keep your picture in my car reminding me of how precious your life was and it encourages me daily. To the Fam: Sorry I haven't been in contact like I should, but I love and miss all of you.
August 04, 2007
hey cuz, just wanted to say whats up i was listenin to the radio and they was playin that oye me canto song and the first thing that came to mind was you and how you was lovin that song the first time you listened to it made me laugh how you was actin a fool in the car jammin to it ha ha. see you later much love
August 03, 2007
Thinking of you...
August 03, 2007
HEY ANDY SITTING HERE AT WORKING READING YOUR GUESS BOOK AS ALWAYS. I HAVEN'T SIGNED IT IN A WHILE. THE GIRL'S,YOUR MOM, AND I HAD SO MUCH FUN IN ATLANTA WITH TAVA. SHE HAVE YOUR PICTURES EVERY WHERE. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH, THAT SMILE. LIKE THAT PICTURE I SEEN OF YOU AND KENNY THAT SAID I'LL MISS YOU BUT I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN. "I WILL". LOVE YOU ALWAYS MYRA
August 02, 2007
hey andy just wanted to stop by. love u and may u watch over everything i do. times have passed but u will never be forgotten. sad to say i have made some mistakes and i regert them an i hope as a angel u can watch over me.
August 02, 2007
Andy,I miss you so much.
Love you forever.
MOM
July 29, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Cpl Anderson and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 27, 2007
If this person can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his/her family to honor him/her. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Le Ron A. Wilson (a dear friend KIA 7/6/07, 18yrs old) that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Althea (NY)
July 25, 2007
Dear Cousin:

I'm your cousin Frank. I'm sorry we never got to meet. I am sure we would of had alot in common...I look forward to hearing stories about you from aunt Xiomara and sharing in the love of all those who knew you...I toast your life and what you did for our country. To you I raise my cup....and say....SALUD!
July 25, 2007
hey cuz i miss u so much love u see ya soon 1 day alwayz thinking of u
July 22, 2007
Andy, I miss you so much...I will never, ever forget you.. Some day we'll see again. Love, tia Chely.
July 18, 2007
Hey cuz just stoppin by to say i miss u and thinking of u all the time love u alwayz. see u soon 1 day
July 17, 2007
oh Andy, I visit your guestbook often and it always leaves me smiling as I see that I am not alone in missing you. You were such a special man. Te queremos y nunca te olvidaremos!
July 16, 2007
A CHILD OF MINE

I will lend you, for a little time, A child of mine, He said.
For you to love the while he lives, And mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years,
Or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call him back,
Take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, And should his stay be brief.
You'll have his lovely memories, as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, Since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there, I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over,
In search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love, Nor think the labour vain.
Nor hate me when I come
To take him home again?
I fancied that I heard them say,
"Dear Lord, Thy will be done!"
For all the joys Thy child shall bring.
The risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, We'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known,
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him,
Much sooner than we've planned.
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand
July 15, 2007
We miss you Andy juss cam by to show u some love you r in our hearts! talk to you later
July 15, 2007
Never had the pleasure of meeting you, or so I think...perhaps I saw you at the farewell picnic at Rucker. However, I feel I have known you for 24 years. Till we meet again, friend!!
July 11, 2007
Hey cousin!!!
Thinking of you and the sacrifice u made for this country! U touched so many...I love reading your guestbook it makes me so proud. U are a HERO! Until we meet again! Love ya forever and always!
July 11, 2007
HEY ANDY, GUESS WHAT I HAVE ON? LOL I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND THE PHONE CALL'S WITH YOU,TAVA, AND I ON THE LINE. YOUR MOM AND THE GIRL'S AND MYSELF ARE GOING TO SEE TAVA THIS WEEKEND. OH IT'S TIME FOR ME TO GO HOME.YOU RIP LOVE YOU ALWAYS MYRA
July 10, 2007
HeY AnDy!!!!!!!!!
i MiSs yOu SoO MuCh... I WaS SiTTiNg OuTsIdE n sTaRtEd tHiNkInG AbOuT YoU. So i dEcIdEd tO CoMe iNSiDe aNd tAlK2 yOu On yOuR GuEsTbOoK. i rEmEmBeR WhEn YoU CaMe DoWn 2 ThE HoUsE FoR ThE FiRsT TiMe. N HoW yOu aNd mY UnClE WeRe tALkInG.... mAn aNdY I MiSs yOu sO MuCh !!!!!!!!!! ThErE IsNt A dAy dAy tHaT PaSsEs n iM NoT ThInKiNg aBoUt tHe tImEs wE'Ve sHaReD aNd hOw yOu uSeD To mAkE mE LaUgH At tHe sToRiEs yOu hAd . tiMe iS ReAllY PaSsInG By... i jUsT WiSh yOu WeRe hErE 2 sEe eVeRyThInG AnD SeE HoW ThE OlD NeIgHbOrHoOd hAs cHaNgEd. AnDy iT rEaLLy iSnT ThE SaMe aT All. WeLL i lOvE YoU BrOtHeR In LaW N MaKe sUrE YoUr rEsTiNg iN PeAcE. lOvE YoU OnCe aGaIn* AnD I TrUsT N bElIeVe i'lL SeE YoU AgAiN SoMe dAy. R.I.P
July 09, 2007
Dear Andy,
really miss you today i IT'S ONE OF DAY WHEN UYOU CAN'T GET A SONG OPUT OF YOUR HEAD OR A CAN'T WAIT TOEAT SOMETHING YOU HAVE WANTED ALL DAY YO MY MAN LIKE I'VE TOLD YOU THROUGH OUT THIS LAST FEW DAY I'VE BEEN SLIPPING AND I FEEL SO BAD ABOUT IT CAUSE ISTILL HAVE LIFE AND ALL I DO WITH IT IS MESS UP EVERY TIME THINGS START GOING GOOD FOR ME IT'S LIKE I CAN'T ACCEPT SUCCESSS AND IT MAKES ME FEEL BAD CAUSE LIKE A BETTER MAN ALWAY'S TRY TO MAKE THE BEST OUT OF YOUR LIFE AND IT WAS CUT SO SHORT SO I ASK TO PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR MESS UP LATLY ALL ICAN DO NOW IS JUMP BACK ON MY HORSE AND REALIZED THAT MY LIFE CAN BE TAKEN AT ANY TIME LIKE MY CUSIN ANDY ILOVE HOMIE AND TELL GOD UP THERE THAT I NEED HELP.
July 04, 2007
I MISS YOU,LOVE YOU FOREVER
LOVE MOM.
July 04, 2007
Today symbolizes the freedoms we enjoy, and I give thanks to you who defended the freedoms that define this Great Nation. You are always in my thought and prayers Andy! YOU are greatly missed!
July 03, 2007
Always Missed! Forever in my Prayers and Never Forgotten!!!
July 02, 2007
To all of Andy's loved ones,
I would like to say thank you for all of your support and prayers through this painful year. For all of your phone calls and flowers delivered to Andy's grave. Thank you to all the ones that attended Andys first year anniversary. To the ones that couldn't make it thank you for your prayers and for your emails. Thank you for keeping Andy's memory alive.
July 02, 2007
I never met you or your family but I read about you from miles away. I was pregnant when I read your story and I felt your mother’s pain. I can across this guest booklet today and just wanted to inform your family that I decided to name my son after you! And I hope he becomes a wonderful man like you! Thanks Andy for being a great person even though I never met you.
June 29, 2007
I am sorry for your loss. I was there that day in Ramadi. I was second on scene to him and Pernell. I did not know him. That day goes through my head every day. I am sorry that I could not do more for you. Again I am sorry.
Sgt. Jeffrey Jurrens USMC
June 29, 2007
Hey Cuz, I miss u and alwayz thinking of u alwayz luv ur cuz
June 27, 2007
God Bless you and everything that you have done for our country. I sit here in my house reading about all of the men and women in the military and i cant help but stop and read about you Andy. Now i do not know you nor have i ever met you, but as i read all of the postings from family and friends i can tell that you were a VERY special person and you had such a giving and loving personality for everyone. I will continue to pray for all of the parents, family & friends of fallen soldiers. THANK YOU for the freedom that you have provided EVERYONE. God Bless You Always!!
June 25, 2007
I MISS U ANDY
June 23, 2007
My Andy;
You always on my mind for ever.My dear HERO.
June 22, 2007
ALWAYZ THINKING OF U ANDY
June 20, 2007
hi andy, i just stoping by to say hi and i miss you alot and i love you
June 19, 2007
POOH!!!!! I'm missing you MORE and MORE each day.
Tay
June 18, 2007
MISS U ANDY
June 15, 2007
Hey! I'm sitting here thinking about you,I miss my phone calls. You,Tava, and I, you started off asking me what was I doing, then you would cut up having Tava getting on the both of us LOL. I miss those day. luv you
June 14, 2007
Andy,
Whats man, I didnt get to see you before ya'll left but I just knew I would see you once you returned from Iraq and you would be sayig Jay lets go str8 to the mall.... Damn mann you are truly missed...
June 14, 2007
We MISs you ANdy.....
June 13, 2007
JuSt wAnTeD To sToP By aNd sAy hEy.ReSt iN PeAcE AnDy,YoU ArE VeRy wELL mIsSeD!!!!!!!!!!!!! LuV Ya
June 13, 2007
I MISS U ANDY ALWAYZ
June 11, 2007
Dear Anderson Family,

I saw the updated pictures in Andy's photo album. I am touched by how you all keep Andy's spirit alive and with us all of the time. Please know that you and Andy are in my thoughts. He continues to hold a very special place in my heart as a student, mentee, and hero.
June 09, 2007
The Land of the Free, Because of the Brave

It's crazy to think that it has been a year now since your passing. I will continue to honor you everyday. You are missed by many and loved by so many more! Keeping your amazing mom, brothers and dad in my prayers.
June 09, 2007
YOUR ALWAYS ON MY MINE! I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.. TAVA HAS MADE IT BACK TO THE ATL. I LOVE MY MOOKIE&POOH, YOU RIP..
June 08, 2007
I miss u and think about u all the time love u alwayz.
June 08, 2007
Andy, I can't believe you've been gone a year already. It's kinda rough knowing that you was in Iraq when God sent for you cause that is where my husband is now. Just look out for him please. I kept my promise and told my son, Jayden (he's 8 1/2 months now) about a wonderful friend who gave his life for our country. We all miss you dearly.
June 07, 2007
1 year and 1 day...- I traveled back home yesturday to visit you and be at the meomrial in honor of YOU- I found myself speechless... It's a crazy feeling to be visiting you where you lay at rest... I - I cant even find the words to say... BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE is I DO MISS YOU... and it is MORE than anyone will ever know!!!!

As I stood there listening to Kenny speak TEARS BEGAN TO RACE DOWN MY CHEEKS, because it was all just so true and so real... I WAKE UP EVERY MORNING AND EVERYTHING THAT I DO- I DO IN THE WAY THAT I KNOW YOU WOULD HAVE WANTED FOR ME TO GO!!!

I"M STILL RUNNING THE RACE & RUNNING HARD!!!! This has literally been MY year- I"M SO PROUD OF MYSELF- and all the accomplishments that I am making thus far- I know yesturday you stood with me smiling- AND EVER SO POUD- AND IT IS ALL BECAUSE OF YOU... BECAUSE OF US AND WHAT WE HAVE!!! ALL THAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH IS WHAT HAS BROUGHT ME EVEN TO THIS POINT.

Kenny said it best yesturday when he said "NO ONE SAID IT WAS GOING TO BE EASY" and by all means it has not been BUT BY TRUSTING AND BELIEVEING IN CHRIST- ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!!!

I AM A LIVING TESTAMONY!!!

I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ME APART OF YOUR LIFE!!! I THANK GOD FOR EVERY SINGLE SECOND THAT I WAS ABLE TO HAVE- THERES NOT A MINUTE THAT GOES BY!!!!- & NO NOTHING HAS BEEN EASY and LORD KNOWS IT HASN'T- BUT WHAT MAKES IT SEEM THAT WAY IS I CONTINUE ON BECAUSE I KNOW I HAVE AN ANGEL WATCHING OVER ME!!!

Many people ask me ALL of the time- "WHAT MADE YOU MAKE THAT MOVE??? AND BY YOUR SELF???"

AND I TELL THEM, as long as I have CHRIST IN MY LIVE and I have YOU watching over me- I TRUST AND BELIEVE THAT HE IS GOING TO MAKE IT ALL RIGHT- !!!! PLUS HE SAID IT IN HIS WORD!!! AND THAT's HOW I"M DOING IT!!!

I"M GOING TO SEE YOU AGAIN- BUT IN THE MEAN TIME I"M GOING TO KEEP RUNNING!!! UNTIL OUR FATHER SEES THAT I HAVE SERVED A JOB WELL DONE AND HE CALLS ME HOME!!! BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE- I WILL BE SEEING YOU AGAIN!!!!!!!

** I LOVE YOU ANDY!!!
MOOKIE & POOH ARE FOREVER!!!!

TAY
June 07, 2007
Yo Andy, We all love u and miss u.......and u will neva eva be forgotten in our hearts and lives.
June 07, 2007
I MISS U ANDY
June 07, 2007
ANDY EVERYONE MISS U AND LOVE U.
June 06, 2007
Big Andy,
I remember I always called u Big Andy....that was because you were sooo big! But u don't understand how much Jarell and I miss you. He will talk about all the times you'all played basketball in Oakview and you always called out "FOUL" cuz he will always foul you. You were such a sweetheart to me. I remember when u had first seen my son outside of oakview...There was all this chaos goin on that made u just come out and see what was going on! You are soo special to many people and I want you to remember that we miss you... You were a Hero and now you are an Angel
June 06, 2007
God bless you and your family and remember that a hero, you will always be!
June 06, 2007
Wow, Andy.
Honestly, I can't believe it's been a year. I know you were watching us at the memorial & vigil, and I hope you can feel our love & hear our prayers from up above. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers and look up to you. I know you are watching over all of us, I only pray I live my life in a way that insures I will see you again.

Rest In Peace, Andy.
We All Miss You.
June 06, 2007
Andy
I can't believe it has been a year already! to me it seems like it was yesterday!. Where did the time go? I don't know, but one thing that I am sure of is that your mom have been so proud of you as well as the rest of the family. You will always be our hero and will never be forgotten!
With much love,
Tio Fredy
June 06, 2007
Dear Cuz,
As usual, it has taken me some time to think about what I want to write...so many memories, so many fun times, but most of all I want to thank God about those 24 years that you shared with us. Andy...You will never be forgotten. You will always be with us in heart and spirit. You will always be our Hero!
I LOVE YOU CUZ!
Andres Ortiz
P.S.
Tia Xiomara, Harold, Randy and Rafy...I love you too!
June 06, 2007
I love you Andy! your life has inspired me to be me a man who will fulfill his destiny, a man who will make his on path in life who will be a role model to his son a man who never forget his brother who made the ultimate sacrifice. I love you Andy.
June 06, 2007
Dear God,

You sent a child to me
To fill my life with joy,
And only You knew which was best --
A little girl or boy.

Somehow I took for granted, Lord,
That we would have a lifetime,

And I made so many future plans
For that precious child of mine.

Enchanted by that Miracle,
Caught up in each new day,

I guess I didn't hear You, Lord,
When You said, "This one can't stay."

I trust You, Lord. Thy will; not mine,
Yet I can't understand

This sudden loss -- the emptiness --
Caused by another's hand.

I know my child's an angel now
But my heart is aching so.

I'm sorry I wasn't ready, Lord,
To let my baby go.

There wasn't time for one last hug;
There was no final kiss.

Oh God, it's all those special smiles
That I already miss.

So Lord, could you do just one thing
For me especially?

Please hold my angel close to You
And say goodbye for me.

Amen

Andy,
I didn’t have the opportunity to have met you. But I have had the pleasure to have met your family which I have loved as my own and because they morn for your loss so do I. I know that you were a great person on earth but your even a greater angel in heaven. I had the opportunity to have spent time with your family during Thanksgiving. They were very welcoming and loving. They shared with me how much they cherish you and how they miss those moments you made everyone smile. And one day they wil reunited with you in Heaven.

Xiomara I love u and miss u! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU’RE FAMILY.
June 06, 2007
Hi Andy i cant believe it has already been a year, just wanted you to know that im always thinking of you and carlos and how would it be it you two were still here.

love you
June 06, 2007
An entire year has come and gone and today marks the day you entered into eternal rest with our heavenly father. Apart of me cries because I am saddened.. another is filled with joy because you have made it to heaven's gate where certainly I want to be. Today I honor you for the job you were called to do and I will continue to honor you every single day. I dont have as many memories as others because we were so far away but the ones that I do have make me smile everyday and I hold them very dear. You are truly my hero. Today I pray a prayer in honor and memory of you with hopes of encouraging our family.
Dear heavenly father,
Maker and ruler of all things! We bless you right now for all the things you have done for us and all the things you will do for us. We come today thanking you for the life of Andy Anderson. Thanking you for allowing him to be apart of our lives dear Lord. Dear Lord thank you for the memories that will keep us. We praise you in advance for giving us strength and courage during this time. We are asking dear heavenly father for peace that passeth all understanding during this time. Dear Lord we are asking for healing. Lord heal open wounds, mend broken realtionships, mend broken and hardened hearts. Dear lord touch our minds, bodies, and souls so that we will have a clearer understanding of who you are. We need you lord today and everyday. Lord continue to watch and protect us. I ask special blessings on the Anderson and Mena family. Bless Andy's family, his parents, siblings, fiancee , aunts, uncles,nephews, cousins and everybody that loved him. We thank you again for sharing him with us. Father God continue to shower us with your grace and mercy and we will forever give you the praise. It is in your precious son Jesus name I pray. Amen

Andy I am missing your memorial service but you are forever in my heart! I love you cousin!
June 06, 2007
ANDY i MiSS YOU SO MUCHH!. i CANT BELiEVE iTS BEEN A YEAR SiNCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE. i WiLL NEVER EVER FORGET YOU!!.
i LOVE YOU BiG CUZ.
*MWUAH*
.SOPHiA.<33
June 06, 2007
I cant believe it has been a year since we lost 2 in our Bravo Beast family. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers always. Thankyou for your ultimate sacrafice for our country..you are a true AMERICAN HERO.
June 06, 2007
Dear Andy,

Many, Many times, especially when I feel sad, I’ll pretend that nothing ever happen to you…… I’ll close my eyes and see you going on with your life and plans, I’ll replay special moments that I have sealed in my mind and heart… Then I’ll open my eyes and realize that God has called you home, and that’s when I put myself in your moms place, I just can’t resist the pain… I pray to God in Jesus name for your mom, dad and your brothers, and I know he has given us comfort by believing where you are….The Beautiful Kingdom of God.
We only had you here with us for a short time, but one thing I know there were 24 wonderful years, full of life, love, games, laugh, friends, and the most important thing, GOD WAS ALWAYS WITH YOU, NO MATTER WHAT…… I thank God every day for giving us that privilege of those 24 years …..
I know that One day we’ll see again…….….
My dear ANDY…I wanted you to know that if tears could build a stairway and memories a lane…..I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again…..
I miss you, you will always be our HERO ANDY D. ANDERSON
Love you forever Tia Chely
June 06, 2007
I miss your smile, I miss the way you always made my laugh, I miss all the memories from school...but most importantly I miss you. The time has gone by so fast but you will never be forgotten. I have all the memories to hold on to.

Missing you...
Amal
June 06, 2007
Andy...its so hard for me to put into words the way that i am feeling..The pain that overwhelms my body sometimes and makes me breakdown is unexplainable...i miss you sooo much...One year ago today the person that i looked up to soo much and would do whatever for was taken...to this day i still can't believe it...i think of you everyday and catch myself laughing at things you did...I am glad that we were able to spend a lot of time together at my school and will always remember you as my mentor..i know that one day we will be together again and i cant wait for that day to come...

I LOve You sooo MUch
YOur PRimo
Ricky
June 06, 2007
My dear son,
Today we celebrate your first anniversary, when Jesus decided to call you home. There are not enough words to describe my pain, because I miss you so much. Last night I was thinking about that last phone call I had with you, at 4 in the morning, when you had called to tell me "I love you and God bless you."

It's been a year that I've had you in my mind and heart constantly; every second, every minute, and every hour you are on my mind. When I think about you, I think about my spoiled and shy baby boy with so much energy and love to give. I think about when you first started walking, running, and saying your first words. I think about your first days of school, when you were so afraid to be in a classroom full of kids without Mommy. I think about when you played football for the first time with your brothers and we had to divide ourselves in order to drive the 3 of you around. And remember that you were so fast since you were little that no one could catch up with you? And remember those basketball tournaments where we spent weekends driving back and fourth, not just you, but all your friends? I also remember how good you were to your friends that you always wanted to treat them to McDonald's.

There are days that I can never forget, such as when you won MVP. I want you to always remember how proud I am of you, now more than ever.

Andy, I know you know the way you left, that you took a part of my life with you. But I can hear you telling me, "Mama you need to be strong, for Rafy and Randy." And I want you to know I am being strong, today marks one year of my strength and I miss you unbelievably. Your comrad friends share a lot of memories with you and the family. You were such a leader, you probably didn't know the big impact you made on others.

Andy, at night time when I look at the sky, I see a shining star and I think of you. Sometimes I tell myself, I would like to see you walking with Jesus, telling Grandpa that you finally made it home. And I can see Grandpa telling you that you were his pride, because you really were.

My sweet baby boy, your Daddy also misses you a lot, even if it's hard for him to express himself. We all know that he's really having a hard time, because he loves you and misses you so much. Because we can see on his face, his saddness, trying to hold back tears because he doesn't want us to worry. Please look out for him.

Today we celebrate your eternal life next to Jesus. We only want you to be at the Gate of Heaven waiting for us. Thank God for your life and those 24 years that He allowed us to be a part of it. We will make sure that you will never be forgotten. You will always have a real special place in our lives and in our hearts.

Thank you Andy, until then.
I love you, Mama.
June 06, 2007
Soldier Andy
There is discipline in A Soldier
you can see it when he walks,
There is honor in A Soldier
you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in A Soldier
you can see it in his eyes,
There is loyalty in A Soldier
that he will not compromise.
There is something in A Soldier
that makes him stand apart,
There is strength in A Soldier
that beats from his heart.
A Soldier isn't a title any man
can be hired to do,
A Soldier is the soul of that man
buried deep inside of you.
A Soldier's job isn't finished after
an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week,
A Soldier is always A Soldier
even while he sleeps.
A Soldier serves his country first
and his life is left behind,
A Soldier has to sacrifice what
comes first in a civilian's mind.
A Soldier is the reason our land
is 'Home of the free',
A Soldier is the one that is brave
protecting you and me.
Thank God for EVERY SOLDIER
Thank God for what YOU do!

Andy, I pray for you and your loves ones every day! I am honor to have known you! May you rest in peace and be an angel in heaven for all of us!
June 06, 2007
dear cusin,
i woke up to day hoping that this day last year never had happen and that but that wouldn't be reality i woke so sad and hurt i miss you you are my hero andy it so hard to ever forget all your facial expression and never will i hope you up there looking down on us because i know i'm always looking up on to you and my lord you will never be forgotten your legacy still and forever live for ever
June 06, 2007
Hey cousin it's been a year already it went by so fast it don't seem like it. It seem like yesterday when i seen u i think about u all the time. I wont be able to make the memorial, i miss u sooooo much i know i will see u 1 day soon when it's my time to come home. love ya see ya. Love ur cuz
June 06, 2007
I CANT BELIEVE TODAY MARKS AN ENTIRE YEAR SINCE YOU BEEN GONE ANDY THIS YEAR HAS BEEN HARD FOR MANY WHO HAVE KNOWN YOU AND GREW TO LOVE AND CARE FOR YOU BUT GOD HAS BEEN WITH ALL OF US IT WAS A BLESSING EVEN KNOWING YOU, YOU WHERE A GREAT PERSON AND YOU HAD A BIG HEART EVEN THOUGH ITS HARD WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT I NO GOD HAS A PLAN FOR EVERYONE BEFORE WE HAVE A PLAN FOR OURSELF MISS YOU ANDY!

R.I.P
ANDY
XIMORRA LOVE YOU
June 06, 2007
Words can't express how much, I miss you! I missed you yesterday,I miss you today, I will miss you always...
June 05, 2007
IF I KNEW

(In memory of those who lost their lives and those they left behind)

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainl! y there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

We love you and miss you Andy!
6/6/2007
June 05, 2007
Andy, you were so full of life, always smiling and carefree, life loved you being a part of it,and we all loved you being a part of us.
You could make anyone laugh, even if they were having a bad day, or how sad they were you could take the hurt away.
Nothing could ever stop you, or even make you fall, you were ready to take on the world, ready to do it all.
But God decided he needed you, and from this world you left, but you took a piece of all of us, our hearts are what you kept.
Our lives are now empty, and it's hard not to see your face, but please always know this, no one will ever take your place.
You left without a warning, not even saying good-bye, and I can't seem to stop, asking the question why?
Nothing will ever be the same, our hearts are empty without your laughter, but I know you're in Heaven, watching over us and looking after.
I didn't see this coming, it hit me by surprise, and when you left this world, A small part of me died.
Your smile could brighten anyone's day, no matter what they were going through, and I know everyday for the rest of my life,
I'll be missing you.
Andy, my dear nephew...you will always be missed!
With much LOVE,
Tia Anette
XOXOX
June 6, 2007
June 05, 2007
WOW! A year has past and my heart still hurt from that phone call letting me know that our lord had called you home. Andy not a day go by that I don't shed a tear, then I look at all your pictures and start smiling, because I had the BEST son-in-law in the world. "MY MOOKIE&POOH". I think about the goodtimes we had living in Oakview, those memories will never die. I miss you so much, your our GUARDIAN ANGEL Luv always,*Myra*
June 05, 2007
Andy, I still can't believe that you are gone....and is even harder to admit that's it's been a year since your departure. i will always remember you! I miss you my dear cousin. remember... you are always in my prayers!
Love, Austin
June 05, 2007
Andy,

It’s now been a whole year that we’ve all been without you. I want you to know that your sacrifice and your spirit has been recognized by so many people all around the world. I wear a bracelet in remembrance of you, I wear it on my wrist everyday and everyday someone different asks me about it. There’s just something about it that calls peoples attention. I truly believe that God wants to make sure people hear your story and realize what a true hero is because an example of a true hero is you Andy!! I’m hurting as I write this because I never thought that today I would be writing in your memory. I take comfort in the fact that God has a bigger plan than we can comprehend and all we can do is trust in him.

I love you and we all will be reunited soon …
June 05, 2007
I have viewed this guestbook many times and I have wanted to sign it but I just could not find the words to say and I still cannot now. Even though I do not your family personally, I have prayed for all of you and will still keep you in my prayers. God Bless You
June 05, 2007
hey andy,
tomorrow it will have been one year since you left. i will try my hardest to make it to your memorial. i am leaving work early. i am excited and saddened, but we are coming together to celebrate your life. that's a positive thing! i know you'll be there in spirit and all our hearts. c u there.
June 05, 2007
Dear Andy,
We pledge to you today, in our hearts you'll always stay...
Forever, Tio Eric
June 05, 2007
Untitled

Mother, please don’t mourn for me;

I’m still here, though you don’t see.

I’m right by your side each night and day

And within your heart I long to stay.



My body is gone but I’m always near

I’m everything you feel, see or hear.

My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart

As long as you keep me alive in your heart.



I’ll never wander out of your sight.

I’m the brightest stat on a summer night.

I’ll never be beyond your reach.

I’m the warm, moist sand when you’re at the beach.



I’m the colorful leaves when fall comes around

And the pure, white snow that blankets the ground.

I’m the beautiful flowers of which you are so fond.

The clear, cool water in a quiet pond.



I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring;

The first warm raindrop that April will bring.

I’m the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,

And you’ll see that the face in the moon is mine.



When you start thinking there’s no one to love you,

You can talk to me through the Lord above you.

I’ll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,

And you’ll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.



I’m the hot, salty tears that flow when you weep

And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.

I’m the smile you see on a baby’s face.

Just look for me, Mommy, I’m everyplace!



Author Unknown
June 05, 2007
Amado nieto;
Me tome tiempo para poder decirte lo mucho que te quiero y te extrano. No sabes cuanto pienso en
ti. Hay veces me siento en la sala y observo tu fotos y creo que me sonries.Me siento feliz porque en tu vacacciones en abril el ano pasado, pude consertirte y estar muy cerca de ti. Recuerdo en las mananas en que iba al cuarto y te preguntaba que querias de desayuno y tu sonreias y me decias unos huevitos abuelita y para Tava tambiem.Recuerdo que era muchas veces tu alcagueta de coger los mensajes y encubrir tus travesuras. Pero se que eras muy querido por muchos. Recuerdo mucho el dia que le diste el anillo de compromiso a Tava,la hermanita de Tava decia abuelita esta contenta!!!!!!!!, En realidad todos estabamos felices porque sabiamos que era ese tu sueno, sin saber que estabas siendo feliz y estabas haciendo a otros felices.Me siento muy orgullosa de ti Andy mio, no te preocupes por tu mama que todos les damos mucho apoyo. Cuando estoy sola es cuando mas pienso en ti, en que Dios te escogio a ti porque eras un buen soldado para el y tu mision aqui termino,Un favor Andy dale un beso grande a tu abuelo y tu tia Dalys y diles que los quiero mucho y los extrano tambiem,separa un espacio para mi alla en el cielo.Bueno mi lindo hay mucho que decir lo demas ya tu lo sabes. Ahora tenemos un angel en el cielo guardandonos.
Hasta pronto.
Tu abuelita que te quiere mucho y te recuerda diariamente.
Abuelita Dora
June 05, 2007
iTs bEeN OnE wHoLe yEaR, sInCe gOd cAmE AnD ToOk yOu hOmE. AnDy lAsT YeAr oN ThIs DaY WaS My lAsT TiMe sPeAkInG WiTh yOu. i ReMeMbEr rEpEaTiNg mYsElF To TaY, " TeLL aNdY hEllO, TeLL aNdY HeLLo." ShE WaS So cAuGhT In tHe mOmEnT I HaD To sAy iT LiKe a tHoUsAnD TiMeS. ThEn i sPoKe tO YoU aGaIn, tHaT mOrNiNg. I WaS LeAvInG To gO To sChOoL AnD tAy WaS On tHe pHonE WiTh yOu. I KnEw iT WaS YoU BeCaUsE ShE hAd tEaRS iN hEr eYeS. sHe wAs So hApPy eVeRyTiMe yOu cALLeD tAy wOuLd hAvE ThE BiGgEsT SmILe oN HeR FaCe,It wAs LiKe sHe wAs wAiTiNg aNd jUsT KnEw iT WaS HeR PoOh CaLLiNg. I KnoW YoUr iN HeAvEn wAtChInG aLL oF Us SaYiNg eVeRyThInG iS OkAY. mAn AnDy i mIsS YoU So mUcH,i lOoK At yOuR PiC EvErYdAy iN My rOoM On mY WaLL. ThOsE PiCtUrEs HeLp mE MaKe iT Through ThE DaY. oN ThOsE dAyS WhEn i fEeL i JuSt DoNt WaNt tO Do aNytHiNg, i jUsT ThInK Of aLL thE ThInGs wE TaLk aBoUt. ThEn yOu gIvE Me tHe sTeNgTh tO MoVe fOrWaRd AnD gO On wItH My dAy. I kNoW OnE DaY We aRe GoInG To mEeT AgAiN aNd YoU ArE GoInG To bE ThAt AnGeL WhO CoMeS AnD TaKe mY HaNd. I CaN CaN wRiTE aLL dAy bOUt yOu kNoW wOrDs cAnT ExPlAiN eVeRyTHiNg. So iM GoInG tO StOp WiTh sAyInG I LoVe yOu AnD ReSt iN PeAcE. #1 bRoThER In LaW AnD sOiLdEr AlWaYs aNd fOrEvEr!!!!!!
♥ yOu aLwAyS
June 05, 2007
Dear Andy,
We are holding your family so close as they approach this one year anniversary of losing you; their precious son, brother, nephew, grandson, friend, hero.
I know you have gotten to know my Nicholas and that you are both guarding the gates of heaven.
I thank you for your service and sacrifice and will always honor you.
Your family is amazing, but you already know that. Take care, sweet Andy. Give Nicholas my love.
In gratitude and affection,
Beth, Michael, Pride, Joseph
June 05, 2007
Querido Sobrino Andy;
Parece mentira que ya estes cumpliendo un ano de tu partida,nos dejaste un vacio muy grande en nuestros corazones, pero tambien nos dejaste muy lindos recuerdos.Siempre me senti muy orgullosa de ti, le decia a mis conocidos que tenia un sobrino en el Army y que estaba en Iraq, fuistes nuestro heroe y seras siempre nuestro orgullo. El senor nos a dado fortaleza para soportar tu partida, porque sabemos que donde tu estas , estas bien en la presencia de Dios. No te digo adios sino un hasta luego porque la promesa de Dios Padre es que un dia estaremos todos juntos, lo unico que te pido que estes en la entrada junto a Dios esperando por nosotros. Siempre estaras en nuestras mentes y en nuestros corazones, hasta pronto.
Te quiero y te extrano mucho
Aunt Doris
June 05, 2007
My dear Andy,

Today is almost a year since our almighty God called you home. It's so hard for me to accept that you're gone. Theres not a day that goes by that I dont think of you and I want you to know that I will always love you. Every weekend when your mom and I visit your grave we bring flowers and all those flowers represent just a little bit of all the love we have for you. I feel your presence looking at us smiling and laughing at me because I always want to take charge of your flowers, thinking that only the way i clean and fix them they look the best. I love to do this because it helps me to feel closer to you. I miss all the days we would joke and mess around. I am sure we will see each other again. One thing i want to tell you is not to worry about your mom. I will always be here for her, supporting her in everything.

Te quiero y nunca te olvidare,
Tu Tia loca, Gladys
June 05, 2007
It's hard to believe it's been one year since that horrible tragedy, but the memories you left linger stronger than the tragedy itself.


Andy, you were special from the first day I met you over 11 years ago. I was there when you got saved; I baptized you; taught you; watched you play sports and played with you; had you over my house; got shape-ups with you; had you in my wedding; brought you to church; coached you; laughed with you; cried with you; prayed for you...and so much more...And I'll be there with you in Heaven one day too!

Yes, I miss you, but I'll see you again. I love you.

Your friend and pastor,
Kenny
June 05, 2007
Well, Pooh- tommorrow marks one year since your passing... But on this day last year- had I known that, on this night when you called me- and we had called your mother on three way- was going to be OUR last time talking to you- I would have wanted to talk just a little longer... When I look back at EVERYTHING- I still just can't believe it... I cry because theres that part of me that misses you so much!!! and would give anything to turn back the hands of time- BUT THEN I SOON BEGAN TO SMILE BECAUSE I TRUST AND BELIVE IN AN AWESOME GOD!!! AND HE'S NEVER FAILED ME... NEVER!!! *THROUGH HIM ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE* AND HE'S GOING TO MAKE IT ALL RIGHT!!! I KNOW ONE DAY I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN! AND OH HOW HAPPY I WILL BE ON THAT DAY!!! WHEN I'LL SAY "GOOD-BYE," TO THE TROUBLES OF THIS LIFE! A CITY BRITE AND FAIR, WHERE THE STREETS ARE PAVED WITH GOLD AND WE'LL NEVER- EVER, WE'LL NEVER GROW OLD! HE'S PROMISED ME A MANSION THERE- AND THEY'LL BE NO MORE WORRIES AND NO MORE CARES!!!- AND THE JOY THAT WE'LL SHARE- NOTHING COMPARES- BUT I KNOW THAT TROUBLES WILL BE NO MORE!!! PEACE AND REST, I'LL BE HOME AT LAST- WHEN WE GET OVER THERE!!!! I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN!
I CANT WAIT- UNTIL THAT DAY COMES- YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO HOLD A SPECIAL DEAR PLACE IN MY HEART!!!
I LOVE YOU ANDY- but that you already knew... :)
June 05, 2007
Family and Friends,

On June 6, 2007, it will mark a year since Andy's Sunset. Please be a blessing to the ANDERSON -MENA FAMILY who needs each and every one of you in this time of need. There will be a dove release and friends and family will gather to honor the memory of our Hero, Andy. Call Xiomara (703.901.1428) or (703) 992-8702 Andy's Mom for further details. Bring flowers or any other token of affection if you would like. Hope to see you there.

When; JUNE 6, 2007
Time: 2 PM
Location; Arlington Nacional Cemetery
Section 60 York Avenue.
Esther Moore (MD)
June 04, 2007
My dearest one, I’m sending, this letter from above,

I know right now you’re missing me; I can feel your love.

You think about my birthday, and the day I had to leave.

But always remember this; I don’t wish for you to grieve.



When I wrote my first letter, from Heaven on that day,

I wanted you to understand, that I was doing okay.

I knew the hurt of loosing me, would take time for you to heal,

And even though it’s been awhile, to you, it seems unreal.



But darling, here in Heaven, with Jesus by my side,

The Golden Gate will open, when you come here to reside.

I know it’s difficult for you, to understand your pain,

But once you arrive in Heaven, it all will be explained.



It’s okay for you to cry, just let the tears give way,

Then tilt your head and look above, you’ll feel my touch today.

Just keep your faith, believe my words; you’ll see the morning light.

God and I are with you, every morning, noon and night.



~Author~

Ruth Ann Mahaffey

©copyright March, 2005

All rights reserved
June 04, 2007
My precious one, you’ve gone to be

With our Savior in Heaven above.

But I’ll be waiting for our next embrace

And hold your hand with love.



God chose to take you ahead of me

And sadness still fills my heart.

But someday we will be joined again

And never again shall we part.
Miss You Andy
June 04, 2007
My Beloved Son;

Oh, what a glorious place,

with Jesus by your side.

The place that we call heaven,

is now where you reside.



It doesn't seem that long ago,

you went to Heaven on high

So sad I was to loose you;

I never wanted to say good-bye.



This empty chair remains,

but memories are in my heart.

For when I join you in Heaven,

we'll never have to part.
Love You
June 04, 2007
Dear primo,
I don"t even know where to start it breaks my heart not having you here in a physicall form. You will never be forgoten i think of you daily and everyday that pass it just one day closer untill i"ll see your face again untill then you will always's be in my heart i cry all the time when i think of you and the worst is when i'm in the car just jamming out and i hear a song that reminds me of you first comes the tears and then comes a smile and i always look up to endless sky and try to picture you smiling back i miss primo it's almost been a year scene you made your jorney up there but it always feel like you just left yesterday i don't think it will ever get easier but i think i'll get stronger to this pain with due time but untill then the pain reminds me of how special you are and how much i love you cousin and how life should be value because we never know when it's are time to go I still don't think it's fair you had to leave so soon but this isn't the end of you so keep living your life up there with pride like you did down here i miss you and i love you very much your cousin putin signing off from this evil world down here.
June 04, 2007
God Bless The Anderson Family and Tava,friends and extended family

It's really hard to believe a year has pass us by. Your still in my prayers. Until you meet again Andy R.I.P. much love for you the family.
June 03, 2007
still praying for all
June 03, 2007
Hi andy, its me paloma. Just wanted to say We miss you and thank you. My fiance is now serving over In iraq, and i only hope he will be half as strong as you were. I will hopefully make it to your memorial, we know you look down on us everyday. A year has passed but never will we forget you.
June 03, 2007
hi andy, i miss u
June 01, 2007
Family and Friends,

On June 6, 2007, it will mark a year since Andy's Sunset. Please be a blessing to the ANDERSON -MENA FAMILY who needs each and every one of you in this time of need. There will be a dove release and friends and family will gather to honor the memory of our Hero, Andy. Call Xiomara (703.901.1428) or (703) 992-8702 Andy's Mom for further details. Bring flowers or any other token of affection if you would like. Hope to see you there.

When; JUNE 6, 2007
Time: 2 PM
Location; Arlington Nacional Cemetery
Section 60 York Avenue.
June 01, 2007
Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
that calls me from a world of care,
and bids me at my Father's throne
make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
my soul has often found relief,
and oft escaped the tempter's snare
by thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
the joys I feel, the bliss I share
of those whose anxious spirits burn
with strong desires for thy return!
With such I hasten to the place
where God my Savior shows his face,
and gladly take my station there,
and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
thy wings shall my petition bear
to him whose truth and faithfulness
engage the waiting soul to bless.
And since he bids me seek his face,
believe his word, and trust his grace,
I'll cast on him my every care,
and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!
June 01, 2007
Hey ANdy just dropinG by to show you some love i cant believe it will b a year in six days damn time went by to fast its like yesterday, i would see you comming out your building and you being like girl where you think you going or where your momma do she no where you going or you better not b going somewhere you aint suppose too lol damn Andy we miss you out here
well i will b by a little later miss you always
June 01, 2007
Hey Cuz wow it's been a year already
it dont seem like it. It seem like just yesterday i saw u but i know u r n a better place. i know sometimes i think about how u rafi and randy use to always pick on each other and calling each other names lol lol and u always playing playstation i miss u alot well until next until next time see ya soon. love ur cousin.
May 31, 2007
Andy,
Sadly I won't be able to make it to your memorial, I wish that I could. I think about you often even though I didn't know you really well, but I think about you, I see your bright smile and it forces me to smile and I want to thank you for that. Thank you for your sacrifice as well. You are missed.
May 31, 2007
Andy, we go so far back it's hard to remember where it starts. Our families known each other since before we were around. In elementary school I had a big crush on you, but you and I were friends even though we picked on each other alot! As the years went by we stayed friendly and we grew up. I never will forget any of the little moments because you are such a good person, you make an impact, and you probably didn't know it. I know you're watchin us. See you when I get there. Much love old friend.
May 31, 2007
My Dear Son:
I water flowers as i go to se where you are resting.Iwater flowers because I know there's others that are longing. As much as you think you need me, to water your dear flowers, It's really me that's needing you, to comfort me this hour. I thank you for your love my dear son, and for your life. You don't know what you mean to me.Heart and soul will be set free, because we watered yours flowers.
May 31, 2007
We miss you. although i cant make it to the memorial you are forever in my prayers and thoughts. seeing ur smiling face in the halls brightened up my day
May 30, 2007
Andy,
I love you and think of you often. You are my hero and will live in my heart forever!
May 30, 2007
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cant heal.You needed him on Earth but the Lord needed him more.God never makes mistakes.I didnt know Andy but thought I would show my respect to one of my fellow fallen soliders.
May 29, 2007
I miss u.. Love you buddy.
May 29, 2007
Under each cross a hero lies,
defending the country they loved.
Now they look down from bright
sunny skies,where the Lord watches
from up above,
They have given their all for the red,
white and blue,their faith and their
courage prevailed.
To God and their country they always
were true,and their loved ones
they never did fail.
So in this solemn,Memorial Day,as
our heroes lie still in each grave.
Bow your heads as you start to pray for the ultimate gift that they gave.
May 29, 2007
It still hard to think that I won't be able to play defense against you again or play hoops with you. You touched more people than you know Big A.
May 29, 2007
HEY ANDY JUST STOPPED BY TO SAY I MISS U AND THINKING AND U ALL THE TIME SEE YA SOON. LOVE UR CUZ.
May 28, 2007
Andy -- I stopped by to see you and the other heroes who sleep around you today. You have a connection to my family through my brother and sister -- and today I got to talk with your Mom for awhile. I told her that I can just feel the love she and your family have for you when I come by to say hi. Even when she is not there, the love poured out there just stays.
She told me about your Guest Book - and also about the upcoming service for you on the 6th. I will be there.
Rest in peace brave hero.
May 28, 2007
El señor es mi poderoso protector; en él confié plenamente, y él me ayudo. mi corazón está alegre; cantaré y daré gracias al Señor. para nosotros los familiares de un ser que adoramos es dicifil vivir con el recuerdo de un ser querido. Xiomara estoy en estos momento dificil a tu lado siempre te recordamos.
May 28, 2007
ANDY;
YOU ALWAYS ON MY MIND,YOU ALWAYS
ON MY MIND.EVERY SECOND,EVERY MINUTE
EVERY HOUR, YOU ALWAYS ON MY MIND.
ANDY I MISS YOU SO MUCH,MY LIFE IS EMPTY WITHOUT YOU.YOU ALWAYS ON MY MIND.
LOVE YOU
MAMA
May 26, 2007
Andy,
I honor you today and will never forget the path you decided to take in order to help preserve the freedom we have a privilege of having today. Freedom is not free! Rest now, and as for your mom you would be so proud of her strength and for all the unconditional love she will always have for you!
May 26, 2007
Well- as these days go on, it seems like the closer we get near to the date that you were called home- these days and I don’t know why- but TODAY- is definitely one of them days... I MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH. NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW JUST HOW MUCH. I sat in a daze at work this morning just thinking about US- and everything. My e-mails help, I read them every chance I get, and your pictures... I want to fix my place kind of like your mothers because the presence of YOU is definitely there!!! I had so many goose bumps as I sat there- and in every corner there was YOU... Honestly there are time where it seems like you never left... and I pinch myself and the reality sinks in- but like I ALWAYS SAY "ALL OF MY HELP COMES FROM OUR HEAVENLY FATHER!!!!!!"- I KNOW IF I TRUST AND BELIEVE HE"S GOING TO SUPPLY MY EVERY NEED!!! and I know my steps are ordered- And he's never going to leave me nor forsake me- but MAN... I CELEBRATE YOU- I give THANKS for you- I solute you- BUT TODAY IS JUST ONE OF THEM DAYS...

*Continue to watch over me, protect me and order my steps. And have me go in the way that you would have me, OH GOD!!! BECAUSE TODAY IS ONE OF THEM DAYS THAT I am in need of you the most!-*

Tay
May 24, 2007
I MISS YOU SO MUCH ANDY.
May 23, 2007
HEY ANDY, JUST STOPPING BY TO LET YOU I MISS YOU AND MY LOVE FOR YOU WILL NEVER DIE..RIP {YOUR ALWAY'S ON MY MIND} UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, LOVE YOU! MYRA
May 22, 2007
miss u andy can't wait until the day i see u again.

CXR FOREVER ANDY
May 19, 2007
HeY AnDy,
I mIsS YoU sOo mUcH!!!! i jUsT WaNtEd tO TeLL u tHeRe Is NeVeR a mOmEnT THaT GoEs bY AnD Im nOt tHiNkInG Or tALkiN aBoUt yOu... fRoM tHe mOmEnTs wE HaD LaUgHiNg aNd jOkiNg,AnD JuSt sPeNdInG TiMe tOgEtHeR. i rEaLLy dO MiSs yOu ALoT, iTs mOrE ThAn wOrDs cAn sAy. ItS ThIs sOnG By KeLLy PrIcE,tHaT ReMiNdS mE, oF YoU aNd mY SiStEr. EvErYtImE i hEaR It, I STaRt tO cry aLL tHe mEmOrIeS YoU aNd mY SiStEr HaVe sHaReD. iTs tHaT SoNg " He pRoPsEd..." {he had a surprise for me.He told me to close my eyes. So that I could not see, and when i opened them up he was on one knee reaching for my hand..... Thats when,
He proposed to me. He proposed with a diamond ring.}i cOuLd rEmEmBeR ThE DaY WhEn sHe tOlD Me tHe nEwS I WaS So hApPy... AnD I StiLL aM!!!! i aLwAy KnEw yOu WeRe gOiNg tO Be mY BrOtHeR In LaW... FrOm DaY OnE YoU BeCaMe a pArT Of oUr fAmILy.
wELL rEsT In pEaCe AnDy
*LoVe yOu AlWaYs*
May 18, 2007
I MISS U ANDY LUV YA
May 16, 2007
Andy;
I just wanted to remind you what a great mother you have. I recently met her at the Arlington National Cementary, you could see in her eyes the love she has for you, as she changed your old flowers and put freshly new ones although her heart is filled with unconditional
love for you. Her heart is sadden by your quick departure.Andy please watch and protect her. You will never be forgotten for your job done here on earth.
R.I.P.
CPL. ANDY D. ANDERSON
May 16, 2007
Hi Andy ,i miss u so much its not funny.I REALLY WISH U WERE HERE. I am 9 now and i am so HAPPY that your in a better place I MISS U SEE U LATER LOVE U 4 EVER!!!!
May 16, 2007
Andy,
Just Wanted to let you know that there is not a day that you don't cross my mind and I pray for you and your love ones!!
May 16, 2007
MISS U AND THINKING OF U ALWAYZ AND FOREVER ANDY.
May 14, 2007
Hey Andy I was thinking about u yesterday when I was in the car R Kelly song came on called (I wish) Randy has that song on his myspace page for u but u known I think about u all the time anywayz just wanted to say i miss u and love u so much. i know u looking down on everyone u know family and friends and saying to us u all will see me some day soon. luv ya see ya soon love ur cousin
May 14, 2007
Miss you!!! Battle
May 13, 2007
hey andy!!!
i love u and miss u!!! i think about u everyday and i also think about how happy u made my sister tay!! i cant wait till the day i see u again!
May 13, 2007
My dear son,

Today we are celebrating mothers day. I thank God for the privilege he gave me to be your mother. It is such an honor to be a mother of a brave young man that gave his life for his country. I want the whole world to know about the wonderful gift God gave me. I can't hold my tears back its so hard to live without you. But I trust our heavenly father and the promise is one day we will be together again. Andy today is mothers day, I celebrate your life also because without the wonderful gift of you, Rafy and Randy I couldn't call myself a mother. I thank God for this gift. I also thank God because reading your guest book I can see you've been missed by so many people especially for those who were so close to you and the ones that you truly loved. I can't forget all of your plans for the future. But I guess God had other plans for you. Im happy for you because before your departure you kept your word and you did what you felt was right in your heart. Im so happy for that. One day you will be united with your loved ones. The memories are still alive from those two weeks you spent with us. We still remember all the celebrations, the cooking and all the excitement you had when you came home. Thank you Andy.
Love, Mama
May 12, 2007
thinking of you..
we really miss you, andy.
May 12, 2007
ANDY!!!! I miss you so much!!!!! On this very day last year I have messages from my phone that you sent when you had made it back... Time is flying- and the LOVE that I have for you is still growing... The LOVE that WE shared lives inside of me!!!!
Tay
May 09, 2007
YOUR ALWAY'S ON MY MIND!I WENT TO SEE YOUR MOM AND BROTHERS LASTWEEK HAD A NICE TIME. IT WAS HARD HOLDING BACK TEARS TALKING ABOUT YOU. I MISS YOU SO MUCH LOVE MYRA
May 08, 2007
WE MISS U ANDY LUV YA SEE YA
May 06, 2007
My dear Son,11 months today I miss you so much Andy, my life is so empty without you. I love you Andy
Love forever
Mom
May 05, 2007
Hey
Andy- just stopping by before I get back on the road... It still seems like just YESTURDAY- but I know GOD makes NO MISATKES!!!
Everyday- is a struggle, some are indeed harder than others but threw it all I KEEP MY FAITH, and I keep pressing FORWARD wishing if some how some way I could turn back the hands
of time...
Everyday I see something, or something will happen that reminds
me of you- especially similar things that happened this exact time last year...and I thank GOD for you- to have had the chance to be your Mookie.
I re-read e-mails from you, text messages that I have saved to my phone, little camcorder recording I have- and then when I veiw the memory dvd that my aunt prepared of YOU- I find my self sitting there so GREATFUL that we had finally
got our relationship together... FINALLY- we were so YOUNG- but to have grown up- even took (if you want to call it) a break- but not really... but for us to have still came back together and for it to feel like we had never missed a BEAT was a FEELING tha was REAL!!!!-

THEY SAY WHEN YOU TRULU LOVE SOMEBODY,LET IT GO! And if he/or she comes back to you then it must be MEANT TO BE...

that was OUR STORY only yet for you to be taken away from me???- I dont't
understand???

AND I NEVER WILL- AND I WILL NEVER QUESTION THE WORKS OF OUR FATHER. I KNOW WE SERVE A PERFECT GOD THAT MAKES NO MISTAKES...
THIS WAS ALL APART OF HIS PLAN- AND BY ME GOING TO CHURCH AND READING THE SCRIPTURES DAILY REASSURES ME! IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I COULD BE HAVEING A BAD DAY- NOT KNOWING HOW THE END IS GOING TO TURN OUT- OR A QUESTION ABOUT SOMETHING AND I'LL EITHER OPEN MY BIBLE AND START READING IT, OR I'LL GET ON MY KNEES AND PRAY- AND MAYBE NOT AT THAT VERY MOMENT BUT DEFINETLY ON TIME HE ANSWERS
ME!!!! AND NEVR FAILS TO COME THRU FOR ME WHEN I'M IN NEED OF HIM!!!! WE
SERVE AN AWESOME GOD!!!!

I miss you more and MORE everyday- THOUGH THIS HURT AND THE PAIN FROM THE LOST OF YOU HASNT GONE AWAY YET- AND I KNOW IT WILL
NEVER GO AWAY- BUT I TRUST AND BELIEVE THAT SOME HOW HE'S GOING TO MAKE IT ALRIGHT!!!!! THE LOVE THAT WE SHARED DEFINETLY AND FOREVE WILL LIVE INSIDE OF ME...
I LISTEN AND TAKE HEED TO A LOT OF LITTLE THINGS FOR INSTANCE THE SAYING THAT "BEHIND EVERY STONG MAN IS A STRONGER WOMAN..."
WELL, I WAS 2 STEPS BEHIND YOU... AND

"IF YOU LOVE SOMETHING, LET IT GO, AND IF IT COMES BACK TO YOU- THEN IT'S YOURS. IF IT DOSENT THEN AT LEAST YOU WILL KNOW- THAT IT WAS SOMETHING YOU HAD TO GO THRU TO GROW..."

*WELL- I LOVED YOU AND I LET YOU GO... YOU CAME BACK TO ME, EVEN PROPSOED TO ME... BUT THEN OUR
HEAVENLY FATHER SAW FIT THAT YOU HAD SERVED YOUR PURPOSE AND CALLED YOU HOME...AND FOR ME, I'M HERE STILL GROWING- ASISDE FROM THIS WHEN I LOOK BCAK AND SEE ALL THE THINGS I HAVE BEEN THRU, I THANK GOD!!!!

BECAUSE ALL OF MY TRAILS ARE TESTS OF MY FAITH- AND AS LONG AS I KEEP TRUSTING AND HOLDING HIS UNCHANGING
HAND- I'M GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT!!!!!!!!

THRU GOD- ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE-
AND HE STEGTHENS ME!!!!!!!!!!!! All of my help come from the LORD!!! ALL OF MY HELP!!!!!!!

I LOVE YOU ANDY!
May 04, 2007
I MISS YOU SO MUCH-
Tay
May 03, 2007
I mIsS YoU BoY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cAnT WaIt UnTiL wE MeEt aGaIn* LoVe yA!!!!!
May 03, 2007
Andy everyone misses u and love's u so much we all know u r in a better place and we can't wait to see u again soon 1 day see ya.
May 01, 2007
Hey Andy,
Thinking of you today and alwyas! Love ya always!
May 01, 2007
HeY AnDy!!!!!!!!!!!
I MiSs yOu SoO MuCh... JuSt tHoUgHt i wOuLd CoMe By AnD SaY HeLLo.MaN, tHiS YeAr iS HaS bEeN a CrAzY oNe!!!!!!!!! sO MuCh hAs hApPeN iN SuCh LiTtLe tImE. I jUsT WaNteD tO SaY... ThAnK YoU, FoR EvErYtHiNg yOu EvEr dId . LoVe yA AnDy!!!!!
aNd R.I.P sEe yOu wHeN I GeT ThErE.
I hAvEnT 4gOt ---> pOoH AnD MoOkIe aRe 4EvEr N eVeR... ?
LOvE YoU oNcE AgAiN*
April 30, 2007
Andy Gilligan...I love you and miss your presence oh so much....

-Rafy
April 30, 2007
Just the other day I recived a e-mail saying if I could turn back the hands of time. I smiled because I always say that wanting you here living out yall dreams. You always told told Tava you were going to be my son-in-law, and last year when you came over my sister house you and Big Tony, you pulled out that little black box. ANDY on that day you make it offical.You became my son-in-law, On that day I was, and still is the proudest mother-n-law to have been bless with the Best son in the world. Andy I miss you so much, love always..MYRA
April 30, 2007
Hey Cuz just stopin by to say i miss u and i kown u r n a better place see ya soon.
April 30, 2007
Miss you Andy..
April 29, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
April 29, 2007
May his peace be with you- as we come to the one-year marking of CPL Andy Andersons home going. Though I never got the chance to meet him, to hear the stories that Ms. White shares I know- he was indeed a great man. He is my hero!
He made the ultimate sacrifice- your fellow comrades and I solute to you CPL Anderson. Again I say thank you
April 29, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 29, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
April 29, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

April 29, 2007
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

April 29, 2007
"The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good."
~Proverbs 15:3~
Tay
April 29, 2007
Well, it's only been like what 2 days??? lol- but for the past two weeks- theses were the LAST days that I was given the opportunity to be with you!!! & We were together EVERY SINGLE day!!!!! even when I was just getting my hair done- or you were just getting a shape up (even though it seemed like you got one EVERY OTHER DAY lol...) ANYWAY- but on this day... APRIL 29th- You picked me up from work, we returned back to your house- only for me to fine a house full of family and friends. Being that my mother, my aunt, my sisters
and my cousins were there- along with evertyone else and the hour that it
was really gave it all away :) ...

But YOU DID IT... I remember you
saying to me some people who were there that you didnt know and you made a comment to me saying "Man- I'm going to do this in front of all these people- some of them I don't even know" - my mother and I laugh about that just about everyday when we are going down memory lane about you-

Well, like I have

ALWAYS SAID ...

" IN LIFE THERE ARE CERTAIN ROLES OF PEOPLE THAT WE CAN NOT PICK NOR CHOOSE- FOR EXAMPLE OUR MOTHERS, FATHERS SISTERS, BROTHERS
ETC...

BUT WE DO HAVE A SAY SO IN THOSE OTHER OUTSIDE RELATIONSHIPS THAT
WE LET COME INTO OUR LIFE- FOR WHATEVER REASONS IT MAYBE ...

(my pastor
preached today his service was on just that, and I felt like he was
preaching to me. He said people come into our life for either A REASON, A
SEASON...Or a LIFETIME...)

And you and I had been friends since... WAY BACK WHEN??? yes that long!!!

On this very day last year- you even got down on one knee and you took
out of your pocket a little black box- and your exact words
to me were "I TOLD YOU WE WERE GOING TO DO THIS!!!!" and your beautiful white smile followed...

YOU asked ME TO BE YOUR WIFE...

I AM HONORED TO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PLAY OUR ROLES IN EACH OTHERS LIFE...
SO ON THIS DAY, today 4/29- I CELEBRATE US ...

I LOVE YOU ANDY!!!!

And the love that I have for you is more love that is definetly going to
keep GROWING- OUR LOVE IS LIFETIME EVER LASTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tay
*MOOKIE & POOH ARE FOREVER*
April 27, 2007
HeY AnDy!!!!!!!!!!
I HaVeNt WrOtE YoU SiNcE YoUr bIrThDaY... i kNoW YoU PrObLy tHiNkiNg I FoRgoT AbOuT YoU,AnDy i hAvEnT!!!iM jUsT CoMiNg bY To LeT yOu KnO, I MiSs yOu sO MuCh. I wEnT To a FuNeRaL aBoUt 2 wEeKs aGo AnD All I CoUlD ThInK AbOuT WaS YoU. i hAvEnT AnD WiLl nEvEr fOrGeT AbOuT YoU.jUsT WaNtEd yOu tO KnOw tHaT. YoU ArE ThE BeSt bRoThEr iN LaW AnYoNe cOuLd eVeR aSk fOr.WeLL uNtIl We mEeT AgAiN, lOvE YoU AlWaYS. *ReSt In PeAcE*
April 27, 2007
I miss you...
Tay
April 26, 2007
I miss you...
Tay
April 25, 2007
I miss you
Tay
April 24, 2007
I miss you!!!
Tay
April 23, 2007
Hey andy just wanted to say i miss u and love u so much love ur cousin
April 23, 2007
I MISS YOU!
TAY
April 21, 2007
I miss you!
Tay
April 20, 2007
Remembering you...

(Kelvin's poem that he wrote for his mother- is definetly an expression of how I'm feeling about YOU!!!)

I remember the times of laughter,
I remeber the times of tears.
Thses are the precious memories
that I will hold dear.

Gone are the days of sickness,
Gone is the pain and fear.
You're with your blessed Savior now
For all the coming years.

I see you walking streets of gold,
and communing hand in hand.
Your home is now in Heaven,
that blessed promised land.

So I'll dry my eyes and praise the Lord
for the plan that he has made
That takes us from this world of pain
and brings a brighter day

I will cry when I need to,
But I'll let laughter come again
and I know that I'll be with you
when God fulfills His plan!

Tay
April 20, 2007
Hey Andy I miss u alot and think aobut u all the time i know i will see u again soon 1 day. see ya
April 19, 2007
This time last year you were home... We meet you at the airport. You were so HAPPY!!!!I spotted you threw the crowd, and couldn’t even hold back my tears of joy-as you approached us you were smiling form ear to ear. I jumped into your arms and didn’t want to let you go, and your tia said to me- "hey let someone else have a turn..." LOL. I think about you EVERYDAY!!! Everyday I see something,
there is always something that reminds me of YOU. Our steps are ordered, and everything happens for one reason or another, and I know that He, whom we serve, is NEVER going to leave me, nor forsake me. And he's Never going to put more on me than I can bare!

I'm missing you, Andy!!!- and it's
more and more everyday!
April 14, 2007
My Dearest Son


I feel your presence
though you’re no longer here
I feel your essence
so very dear

A part of me departed
when you left this earth of ours
and left me brokenhearted
with the pain and the scars

But please remember
that my heart is not adrift
because to me, my son
you were a precious gift

I was your partner
honored to always be there
in our joy
in our despair

Your sweet and good nature
was a treasure no matter the strife
so I need you to know
how meaningful was your life

Though to another place
you’re going to be
I am deeply honored to be your dad
for all eternity
April 13, 2007
Hey Andy, we miss u and love u so much. I know everyone that misses u and love u we will all see u again some day soon well talk to u later cuz.
April 06, 2007
My dear Son;

10 months today,part of my life gone with you.I miss you everyday more and more, life is not the same without you. I miss you Andy.
Love
Mama
April 06, 2007
HEY CUZ WE MISS U AND THINK ABOUT U ALL THE TIME LOVE YA SEE YA
April 06, 2007
HEY BUDDY ANOTHER HOLIDAY, ANDY I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY, ALL MY HAPPY MOMENTS WITH YOU.MY EYES GET FILLED WITH TEARS, THEN IN THE END, I LOOK UP AT YOUR PICTURE'S AN SMILE.ANDY YOU WERE LOVED BY SO MANY PEOPLE CAUSE YOU HAD A GREAT HEART * I LOVE YOU,WE ALL LOVE YOU!! OUR HERO.. HAPPY EASTER POOH!!
April 01, 2007
I MISS YOU...
Tay
March 30, 2007
Hey ANDY, I come on everyday and read the messages to see how much you are missed, I know how they feel. I was able to have you as my son-in-law, part of my family will always be a blessing.I miss you so much. love always Myra
March 30, 2007
Happy Belated Birthday Andy! I no you had a ball up their on your 25th birthday:) WE miss you crazy out here, but u in a better place so we cant complain GOD always no's what is best for hes children. WEll Andy i got to go finish some homework talk to you later!
love Jasmine
March 22, 2007
Feliz cumpleanos ANDY buen soldado de Cristo Jesus.
Happy birthday Andy, Good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Love you Irene
March 22, 2007
MY DEAR SON.
YOU TRULY ARE SPECIAL
IN THE EYES OF GOD AND IN THE HEARTS OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS NOT JUST ON YOUR BIRTHDAY BUT ALWAYS.IT'S GOOD TO BE REMINDED HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE TO THOSE WHO LOVE YOU.

LOVE YOU FOREVER
Mama
March 22, 2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR FRIEND.
LOVE YOU FOREVER
March 22, 2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY! WE MISS U AND LOVE U!
March 22, 2007
Happy Birthday Andy.Our strong soldier, hero. Thank you. Rest in peace.
March 22, 2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY! FELIZ CUMPLEAñOS! THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID FOR OUR COUNTRY! YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!
March 22, 2007
Happy Birthday!!!! I know Im late too! Im glad to have gotten to know you while serving in the Army! I will always miss u!
March 22, 2007
Happy Birthday Andy!!! I know I am a day late, but you and your family are always in my prayers!!!
March 21, 2007
Dear Cuz Andy,
Just wanted to wish you a Happy 25th Birthday and to thank you for the 24 years of fun memories that we shared together.
With much love,
Andres
Tia Xiomara, Uncle Harold, Rafy and Randy...Stay strong!
March 21, 2007
My dear Andy,
Today is a very special day...Your Bday. My dear nephew, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you...Your sweet face, your shy smile and your kind heart.
I thank the Lord for letting us share 24 years with you, years that are filled with sweet memories. I know deep in my heart that you are celebrating this 25th Bday with God in heaven...It doesn't get better than that!
Please say hi to "Abuelito and Tia Dalys for me".
Happy Bday my sweet Andy
Love,
Tia Anette
XOXOX

Xiomara, Harold,Rafy and Randy...I LOVE YOU very much!
March 21, 2007
Beloved Son,



Today we celebrate your 25th year, your life which has passed to eternal life with our celestial father. My son, you have no idea how much I miss you, every day gets more difficult because there are so many memories of you, and nothing or no one will ever be able to erase those memories. We cried, we laughed, sometimes from sadness, and many times from happiness. It’s true that there are many ways to love someone, but the love of a mother is unconditional and forever, nothing or no one will replace it. I love you, and I miss you so much. I know that God has a special place prepared for me by your side. I will always live to be proud of you, and of all your accomplishments. You lived a healthy life and happy life, and I know that you always loved me very much and counted on me for everything no matter what the circumstance, and I thank God for it. We are all very appreciative of the people that take time out to go visit you and pay you respect and honor. I know you are very loved by many. Now you will celebrate all your birthdays and eternal life with Jesus, the giver of eternal life. Happy birthday, Andy. The angels rejoice on this first year that you celebrate your birthday in heavens with Jesus. I promise that my memories of you will last for an eternity.Until we meet again.



Love you forever.
Mom
March 21, 2007
Hey Andy!
Happy Birthday! Today we celebrate with tears, memories, laughs, flowers, balloons , thoughts and prayers what would have been 25 years for you. Today we THANK GOD for the 24 years that you were here with us never to forget that you are always in our hearts. So, although you are not here with us physically celebrating we are assured that you are in heaven having the biggest party...looking down on us and serving as our guardian angel..protecting us the same way you fought for our freedom in Iraq. It's not enough room here to say all I want to say but cousin I do want you to know that you are truly missed and you are our HERO and we love you and we will NEVER EVER forget you. Please look out for your Daddy from up above..let him know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Xiomara, Randy, and Raffy I pray God's strength for each of you. I love you all and think of you constantly. Love ya Andy! Happy Birthday!
March 21, 2007
Well, I remember this time last year as if it was yesterday- the limited edition gold paten leather J's- the space jam pair along with the other black and gold 7's were coming out- your mom, you and I were on the phone and it was like 8 in the morning- you were mad at me because I was still sleeping when you called and not in line at the stores ready to get your shoes... LOL :) BUT I DEFINETLY KEPT YOU FRESH WHILE YOU WERE HOME VISITING!!!! All these memories I have that I share daily of you- just brightens my day- still even on my worst day when I'm all alone and I feel like life is becoming too much I just close my eyes and think of YOU- and all the times that we did share be it good or bad- and I thank GOD for it!!! I know that he's never going to put more on me than I can bear. As I'm transitioning through life- relocating- beginning a new career I am able to move comfortably knowing that I have an angel watching over me- protecting me.... Lord knows I would give anything to just to be able to see you- You always talked about Atlanta... and now I'm here!!!! MILES and MILES away and ON MY OWN- but I know you’re smiling down on me, on all of US- PROUD- I could only imagine- I miss you more and more everyday. Without the love and support that I have from my family- and the comfort of all that I have endured man- I don't know where I would be- WE SERVE AN AWESOME GOD- and HE is definetly ordering my steps! I wish you a *HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!*
TAY
~MOOKIE&POOH FOREVER!!!!!!!!~
March 21, 2007
DEAR ANDY, I don,t even know where to begin... I would give any thing to see you one more time....Just to see your shy smile that would melt any heart and hear your voice. ANDY, my handsome nephew HAPPY BDAY...I know your in a better place and I know that one day we will see you again. Give a Big hug and a kiss to my Dad for me. I love soooooo much.
YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN....
Love, Tia Chely
March 21, 2007
What's Good Andy! You finally caught me, we are getting old huh? Lol! I Just want to wish you a very Happy 25th Birthday, I know that you are doing it big up there in heaven eating cake and probably smiling down on everyone celebrating your day because you are so loved. I miss you, sometimes I wish that I would have stayed in B.Co, we were all so close and no other place that I've been compares to the family like environment that we made at Rucker. Enjoy your day as well as your celebrated life.. Love you!
March 21, 2007
Andy,
Happy Birthday, Playboy!!!!! I miss you, but I know you're in a better place, now. See ya when I get there!!! Hi Xiomara, Randy and Raffy!! Uncle Harold........I'll see you real soon.

"LIL MAN"
March 21, 2007
Happy Birthday.....Man u gettin old.. lol I know ur doing fine up there with the big man! Until next time... b ez! May u rest in peace! Love always
March 21, 2007
HaPpY 25tH BiRtHdAy AnDy!!!!!!!TODAY IS YOUR BIG DAY.... I KNOW YOUR UP IN HEAVEN HAVING A BALL. I MISS YOU SO MUCH, WORD CANT EVEN EXPLAIN. ITS LIKE I WAKE UP EVERY MORNING UPSET AND THEN I SEE YOUR PICTURES ON MY WALL,IT JUST CHANGES MY WHOLE MOOD. I'M SO HAPPY TO HAVE HAD A BROTHER IN LAW AS WONDERFUL AS YOU WERE. OUR FRIENDSHIP MEANS SO MUCH MORE TO ME, MORE THAN I COULD EVER TELL YOU. THANK YOU FOR BEING EVERYTHING A BROTHER COULD EVER BE... THIS BIRTHDAY CALL FOR A REUNION!!!!!!!!! WITH LOTS OF FAMILY AND FRINEDS GATHERING WITH MEMORIES AND STORIES TO BE TOLD. FROM ONE THAT MAY MAKE US CRY TP ONES THAT WILL JUST BRING SMILES TO OUR FACES. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING ANDY... I WILL NEVER FORGET THE LAST MOMENTS I SPENT WITH YOU. ONCE AGAIN *HaPpY BiRtHdAy* AND REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS YOU AND LOVES YOU*
March 21, 2007
What up “Big A”,

Happy Birthday Homeboy!!!! Man, I miss you a lot!!! There is not a day that goes by that I’m not thinking of you. My mother always told me as a child that in life one will have many associates, but a very few friends. You were my true friend Andy, that’s real, and because of that I will never forget you. I would do anything to see you face-to-face right now and wish you a Happy Birthday with much love, and give you a fresh hat and a t-shirt for your B-day. You know you always stayed fresh. LOL. I thank you for showing up very vividly in my dreams one night when times were real hard. You nodded your head with the smile you always had, and let me know that everything was all right. I know you’re in heaven, in the eternal glory celebrating your B-Day with the LORD. Tell “SWEET P.” (Carlos Pernel) that I said wasup, and that I miss him to. Till the next time Andy, I love you man!!!!

To Mr. Harold, Mrs. Xiomara, Randy and Rafy you all stay in my heart and in my prayers. I love y’all and I hope to see y’all soon!!
March 21, 2007
ANDY!!! Just wanted to let you kno that i think of you everyday and i know that your looking after all of us... All of our precious memories that we had together i hold on tight to and i will never forget everything you showed me...

always will LOVE YOU
always will THINK OF YOU
always will MISS YOU

BUT NEVER WILL FORGET YOU!!!
March 21, 2007
HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY
March 21, 2007
Hey Andy, Happy 25 b-day. It hurts me so much that i cant say it to you physically but i know when we're all together in heaven we will catch up on all these special days we're missing here. I love you !!!
March 21, 2007
Happy Birthday Andy! I wish you were here to celebrate this landmark in your life with us physically, but I know you are with us spiritually. I have comfort knowing that you are in a better place...and that we will both get to celebrate when I see you again. Missing you today and everyday.
March 21, 2007
Happy Birthday!!!
March 21, 2007
Dearest Andy,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUSIN! Just wanted to let you know how my mind is filled with thoughts of you every day, but especially today, on your birthday. We still miss you so much, and it seems like yesterday when you were here with us. I pray that God give strength to all of us that need it when the road gets unbearable. I hope you like the flowers and balloons I will be leaving at your gravesight today. You will always hold a special place in my heart. The way I and others spoiled you demonstrates the charm and charisma you possessed - you were one of a kind! How I wish you were here to show Sean some football pointers and how to shine at the Combines (smile). I'll be looking up at the sky today imagining you celebrating this year with the Lord, pardon my tears today, sometimes they are inevitable. I love you very much....Happy Birthday dear cousin.

Tia Xiomara, Uncle Harold, Rafy and Randy, stay strong! God will see you through. What a glorious day it will be when we see Andy again! I love you all.
March 21, 2007
God's Loan

"I'll lend to you for a little time,
A child of mine," He said.
"For you to love the while he lives
And mourn for when he's dead.

"It may be six or seven years
Or twenty-two or three,
But will you till I call him back
Take care of him for me?

"He'll bring his charms to gladden you
And should his stay be brief,
You'll have these precious memories
As solace for your grief.

"I cannot promise he will stay
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.

"I've looked this whole world over,
In my search for teachers true.
And in the crowds that throng life's land,
I have selected you.


"Now will you give him all your love,
Not think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call
To take him back again?"

It seems to me I heard them say,
"Dear Lord, Thy will be done.
For all the joys thy child shall bring,
The risk of grief we'll run.

"We'll shelter him with tenderness,
We'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known
Forever grateful stay.

"And should the angels call for him
Much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand."

- Author Unknown

Love you, forever
March 21, 2007
ANDY HAPPY BIRTHDAY I MISS U SO AND THINK ABOUT U ALL THE TIME. I MISS SEEING U IN OAKVIEW. U WOULD ALSO BE AT UR FAVORITE PLACE THE BASKETBALL COURT OR HANGING OUT ON THE CORNER WITH EVERYONE ELSE. U KNOW HOW EVERYONE USE TO HANG OUT THERE THAT WAS THE SPOT LOL. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I KNOW U PROBELY PLAYIN BALL UP THERE TO LOL.WHILE U LOOKING DOWN ON US
March 21, 2007
Hey Andy i just wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and to let you know i miss you a lot and i think about you all the time love ya your cousin
March 21, 2007
Hey Family
This is Nicci I love you I miss you and pray that everyone's heart is heal with the peace that only God can give I've thought about Andy so much this past mounth and I know he's in a mansion not made by mans hands for I do know the bible states My father has many mansion if it was not true I wouldnt have told you . I cant wait to see all of you Xiomara, Raffy,Randy and Tava love you and miss you hope you guys have a good time celbrating Andys Life
Love Nicci Norris
March 15, 2007
To my Cousin Andy, you don't how much we miss you,(te extranamos). I cry, get sad almost everyday or when I see the news about a soldier died, cause I know what they felling, I never thought that would happen to us, And when that happen I was at work, and tia annette told me, I was in shocked and I couldn't believe it, and the hole night I starting remembering all the funn, we had at the park, for birthday, reunion, or Baseball game, I remember when all of you ( Los primos), help me how to play Baketball and American Football tambien. I Remember the first time when I didnt know any English, you help me some words, and any words I said wrong you would correct me, and I thank you so much for that. I remember all watching all your football game at Stuart "GO RAIDERS", and also when you just to play at the football little league in Barcroft and every touchdown you make it was awesome and sometimes funny, I laugh a lot. I remember also going to some of the basketball games, also at Stuart, those games where very good specially when you guys play I thing it was MT Vernon, that game was really close, that I think won at the last second of the game, you where so happy cause if would of lost couldnt go to the district. Andy I know you in a better place right now, said Hi to my mom, and to abuelito tell them I miss them a lot 2. Andy You in Heaven right now, protect our family and don't let nothing happen, but I think that won't happen cause I think we getting closer, than ever and would try not to happen. Andy we will see ya soon, and I love you cuz, I love you.
P.S. Randy & Rafy take care a lot to you mom and member she love all of you 3, now is you 2, protejanla, (protect her)and love her a lot o.k I love you guys 2 and soon I will see ya.
March 15, 2007
Andy, I miss u so much. Lately all I keep thinking about is your birthdate thats coming up n I feel like I'm going crazy sometimes cuz of how much I think of you. If its not one thing its another thing that reminds me of you. Its hurts so much to know your not here anymore. I keep telling myself your in a better place but sometimes it seems like its not enough. I remember talking to you last year right around your B-day time and it just kills me inside but at the sametime it puts a smile on my face at the end, because somehow or another even tho its sad u always made me laugh in every conversation that we ever had, even from when we were younger. You were and are the greatest for always just being you and always being a support system for me. Your someone I can always call a best friend. I can't seem to tell u that enough here and in my prayers. I Miss u and love u always.. See u later buddy =)
March 12, 2007
To The Anderson-Mena Family:

My dearest loved one, here on earth,

I saw a tear fall down your face.

You didn’t see me standing there,

Nor could you feel my soft embrace.



But I was standing next to you,

I know you looked around.

You seemed to wonder what it was

You thought you heard a sound.



Yes my love, it was I,

Who came to check on you.

I saw a tear fall from your eye,

I knew you were feeling blue.



Even though you cannot see me.

Please know that I am near

I am now an angel from above

To brush away your tear.



I know each day you think of me

And many times shed a tear.

But please just close your eyes

And know that I am near.



As I have told you often,

Do not be afraid to cry.

It does relieve the pain

Knowing we had to say goodbye.



One thing is for certain,

Even though life on earth is o’er

I’m still closer to you now

Than ever I was before.



I know you still don’t understand

Why I had to leave this earth

God doesn’t have any secrets;

It’s just all planned from our birth.



Someday when you have joined me

And meet God at His Throne,

It’s then you will understand

The questions that have been unknown.
Author

Ruth Ann Mahaffey

©copyright 2007
March 08, 2007
Hey Andy,
It's been 9 months since you departed.I miss you so much!!!!!!!!!! Words cant even explain whats going through my head.The other day,I was looking at some photos I have and I just started crying. I'm so happy to have known someone like you. Someone so strong,caring and understanding. Someone who makes you feel better when ever your upset. I can truely say you were always there for me. When ever i needed somebody to talk to, you were there. I remember all those times when I would be in Oakview walking and you would see me and ask ~Where Tay-Tay.Then I would chill with you and you would just talk to me about life and as always ♥ MOOKIE n POOH. Most of the time I would just come and we would just watch t.v then you would order pizza and stuff. I have so many memories but it would take forever to write all of them down. I've notice nomatter where I am, or what I'm doing. When I think about you a SMILE comes to my face.Yes sometime I may cry but its not because im hurting, I'm just so proud of what you accomplished. Rest in peace Andy and I'll see you again some day. I love you!!!!!!!
March 06, 2007
My beloved son,

Nine months have past since your departure. Time passes so fast I don't know if that is good or bad. Something that I would like, is for us to be reunited together. Your birthday is coming up soon and I will forever be celebrating it. Great gift from God, my precious son. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you and the memories we had together. Every morning when Im driving to work I cry thinking about your phone calls to me at the office. This particular worship song that I play makes me cry a lot because it reminds me a lot about you. I thank God for giving me the privilege to be your mom. My visits to the cemetary continue to honor you. It's amazing how many people stop by to pay respect and honor you. You are truly being missed by many people. Your legacy continues and I promise you I will live to make sure that you will never be forgotten. I love you, forever and ever. I can't wait to see you.
I love you,
Mom
March 04, 2007
Hey Andy,I come on everyday to read your guess book,I cry a little bit, then I laugh thinking about the talks we had and the thing you would say to me. Andy,you alway's said you were my SON-IN-LAW, thanks.I miss seeing you,Tava,and my other son Tony. We miss you so much
March 03, 2007
GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL..... BUDDY....

I Never known you. But, I feel like I have known you for a very long time...

Mulanga Banga.. Randi's & Raphi's High School mate.
March 02, 2007
My Dear Andy,
We miss you soooooo.. much.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but one thing we know, "You did not go alone", a part of us all that knew you went with you the day GOD called you home.
Andy, I'll never, ever, ever, ever forget you, con todo mi amor..
Tia Chely
February 28, 2007
Andy-
Well it has been 8 months since your departure and you already know that there is not ONE DAY THAT goes by… Everyday- I share with everyone MY story of you- In the building that I work I see and make friends all the time with fellow military personnel- we have a connnection because of YOU...They read my braccelet- and that says it all... to see them coming in and out wearing their uniforms reminds me of all the times that I was given the opportunity to see you in yours- from the time we came to South Carolina- when you graduated from basic- seeing you in your uniform you look so handsome- especially when you wore your (I think they were called ) class 6??? But anyway- you know what I’m talking about- But it gets me every time when I see them come in the last uniform that I saw you in- or the one that your mother has framed from what you were wearing the day God called you home… It’s hard- Everyday… some days are even harder than others- this whole experience has definitely made me a better person- I’m so honored to have played my part in your life- and even more over joyed to have had you play your part in mine- NO ONE is ever going to be able to fill this emptiness that my heart fills- NO ONE CAN EVER AND IS EVER going to be able to replace you- NO ONE!!! No matter what anyone may have to say- you knew what it was between us as well as I & that is all that matters-
LOVE YA forever, & a day!!!!
Tay
February 27, 2007
Hey Andy I miss u so much i think about u all the time love u always i know we will all see u one day.
February 26, 2007
Dear Andy,
Thinking of you today and always!
February 23, 2007
Hey Andy,just stopping by showing you some luv, you know I missed so much.xoxo{Mookie&Pooh}xoxoforever
February 21, 2007
“Soldier”
Written to Honor the Service of Our Fallen Soldiers

Soldiers write history, we pay the price
Many miles distant, you live the life
Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still

We hope and pray that all will find peace
In God, in the flag, in memories of valor
Gone now, our pride and courage you see
“An Army of One” our motto forever

Willing to risk all for love of our Brothers
We’re still Your Soldiers…and we showed the way
Our Lives too short, now pray for the others
Lived free died Heroes in lands far away

Deep within souls all cherished our Service
We’ll always have what some never know
Courage and Honor, our names forever
Lived life with purpose…just our time to go

We march in the Heavens with Honor and Glory
Missions accomplished we fought the Good Fight
Many years from now…we’ll tell the full story
Until that Day we will live in the Light

Our lives we laid down in a land far away
Still watching o’er you this night and by day
No need to talk…just know we are with you
There in your hearts and we hear what you pray

Yes we are your soldiers
Our lives we laid down
Still We guard o’er you
Still Duty bound

Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still
We’ll always have what some never know
Lived life with purpose…it was our time to go
February 16, 2007
I MISS U SO MUCH ANDY LOVE U ALWAYS
February 16, 2007
Hi Andy I miss you a lot.I know it's a little late but I just wanted to say Happy Valentine's Day the family miss u so much love u always your cousin
February 14, 2007
Hey Andy, I'm just stopping by to tell you Happy Valentine's Day, hug's & kisses, luv alway's, Myra
February 14, 2007
HEY ANDY,
I KNOW IT HAS BEEN A WHILE AND YOUR PROBLY THINKING I FORGOT ABOUT YOU...TRUST ME I HAVEN'T!!!!!!!THERE'S NOT A MINUTE THAT PASSES AND I'M NOT THINKING ABOUT YOU OR JUST TALKING ABOUT THE MOMENTS WE SHARED. FROM YOU MAKING ME LAUGH AND HOW YOU KEPT ME OUT OF TROUBLE, TO THE TIMES ME JUST BEING AROUND YOU AND TAVA. I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! I CAN ONLY IMAGE HOW MY SISTER FEELS. IF IT'S HURTING ME LIKE THIS,I KNOW SHE'S HURTING 10 TIMES WORST....WELL I JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND TALK TO YOU FOR A WHILE AND TELL YOU EVERYTHING IS THE SAME, NOTHING HAS CHANGED.... YOU KNOW YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE MY #1 BROTHER IN LAW AND NOBODY WILL EVER CHANGE THAT. WELL REST IN PEACE ANDY* AND HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY~*~ LOVE YA*
February 14, 2007
I GIVE THANKS EVERYDAY TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.FOR ALLOWING ME THE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PLAY THE ROLES IN EACHOTHERS LIVES,THAT WE PLAYED- WHOEVER THOUGHT THAT THIS IS WHAT GOD HAD IN STORE FOR US??? EVERYDAY I SIT AND THINK OF ALL THE TIMES THAT WE SHARED- BE GOOD AND BAD-IT WAS ALWAYS ANDY AND TAVA... YEAR END YEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY BEST FRIEND, MY SWEETHEART, MY DEAR FIANCE', MY EVERYTHING... I MISS YOU SO MUCH ANDY- JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND TELL YOU HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!!!! AND YOU ALREADY KNOW- THERE'S NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY...* EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO HAVE A FORMAL CEREMONY- WE HAD ALREADY BECAME ONE!!!!!!! I THINK YOUR BUDDY SAID IT BEST WHEN SHE REACHED OUT TO ME SHARING THE WONDERFUL STORIES OF YOU AND ME... LOVE YA ALWAYS!!!!!!!! *POOH & MOOKIE*
February 14, 2007
THE FAMILY OF SGT.PERNELL WOULD LIKE TO SAY HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU WITH HUGES& AND KISSES THE PERNELL FAMILY.
February 13, 2007
Dear Son;
Since you left,
our home feels empty,
but my heart is overflowing
with memories and dreams
for our tomorrows.

I miss you Andy.
Love mom
February 11, 2007
“Soldier”
Written by Glen Nevogt
To Honor the Service of Our Fallen Soldiers

Soldiers write history, we pay the price
Many miles distant, you live the life
Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still

We hope and pray that all will find peace
In God, in the flag, in memories of valor
Gone now, our pride and courage you see
“An Army of One” our motto forever

Willing to risk all for love of our Brothers
We’re still Your Soldiers…and we showed the way
Our Lives too short, now pray for the others
Lived free died Heroes in lands far away

Deep within souls all cherished our Service
We’ll always have what some never know
Courage and Honor, our names forever
Lived life with purpose…just our time to go

We march in the Heavens with Honor and Glory
Missions accomplished we fought the Good Fight
Many years from now…we’ll tell the full story
Until that Day we will live in the Light

Our lives we laid down in a land far away
Still watching o’er you this night and by day
No need to talk…just know we are with you
There in your hearts and we hear what you pray

Yes we are your soldiers
Our lives we laid down
Still We guard o’er you
Still Duty bound

Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still
We’ll always have what some never know
Lived life with purpose…it was our time to go.
February 10, 2007
Andy, I did not know you, but met your family today when i was visiting my brother's grave at Arlington. I can tell from meeting them that you are loved very much, and they are incredibly proud of you. Thank you for your sacrifice - you will never be forgotten, and you are truly a hero.
February 10, 2007
I had no idea! I had no idea! I was your battle in AIT and we still kelpt in touch afterwards. In October you told me you was being deployed. I looked forward to hearing from you soon. I got an email in March sayin you was doin good so I went on to my regular life not worrying,I knew you was ok. I was so preoccupied with school, I forgot to check up on you. I hadnt heard from you in a while so I tried to look u up to see if you unit was back yet. I Finally finished my MS degree. (Finally, remember I was tellin you) and I was relieved to have a littlt bit more time on my hands. But then I found that you were gone and I cant believe it! This was not suppose to happen to any of my battles.
February 09, 2007
Dear Son,

This week has been 8 months since your departure with our heavenly Father. Time goes by so fast. Every day I miss you more and more I still can't believe that you are gone. I thought about you this past Sunday when the pastor was preaching about when you have God in your life everything you have is temporary. I thought about how God allowed me to have you in my life for a short period of time without letting me know he brought you to my life just for a short time. But in 24 years we did a lot. We laughed, we cried, we got upset over little things, we made good decisions and some bad, but the most important thing was that the love of a mother to a son was there. When I think about you I think about your childhood, football games, the basketball games and I close my eyes and I can see you on the football field looking for me in the stands. I remember everytime you made a touch down you would quickly look for me in the crowd to see me running, jumping and yelling. Also at your basketball games hearing people yelling your name. Today Im happy that I always let you know how proud I was of you. I also remember those days when you praised God with that song you learned when you were little that said Holy spirit fill me with your love, Holy spirit take me, Holy spirit fill me with your presence and take me close. Some of your conrads told me that that you sang that song to them a couple times when they felt down. So I believe you did your job. Today and everyday of my life I honor you and with so much pride I talk about you. I drive around with that big sticker on my car honoring you because your legacy continues. I know you know everything I do and I also know you are proud of mama. My constant visits to the cemetary help me talk to people that don't have the peace I have. That is the time I use to preach the gospel of Jesus. Maybe some people think Im crazy but right now God put that desire in my heart to help others with the same pain. My dear son Im trying to do the best I can because on that day when God calls me I want to be reunited with you. I want to wear the same white robe you are wearing in the dream I saw you in. I want to praise God the way I saw you praising him in that dream. Thank you for those good memories you left in my heart. I will keep them alive. Nothing in this world will replace my love for you Son. Randy and Rafy miss you a lot also. Same with your Dad. Thank you again. You faught a good fight. Thank you for that sacrafice you made. I want you to know that the whole world is proud of you guys who didnt die in vain. I hope you like the red roses. Love you forever and ever and ever and ever.
Mama
February 09, 2007
WE MISS YOU SO MUCH ANDY
February 08, 2007
I Love You Homie....Just thinkin about you alot today....more like everyday....Just wanted to write it this time and tell you that i miss you and love you...

Tia Xiomara I Love you to and hopefully see you soon...be strong mama...
February 08, 2007
If I could be a postman,
Just for this special day,
I would deliver Valentines,
To everyone on my way.



I wouldn't mind to carry,
The very heavy load,
I’d even carry roses,
As I walk up every road.



I’d share a gift of happiness,
To those both young and old,
Give each a little happiness,
A card they could unfold.



I’d give a special Valentine,
To those whose eyes are sad,
I’d tuck a little teddy in,
To help their heart be glad.



I’d hand a Valentine to them,
And a pretty red, red rose,
I’d bow my head with them and pray,
To bring their love ones home.



I’d say a Valentine prayer for them,
And ask our Lord above,
To fill each heart and bless each soul,
With His precious gift of love.



I wouldn’t mind at all,
If my feet and back felt crappie,
I would have more pleasure knowing,
Of the people I made happy.



If I could put a Valentine,
On each and every door,
I’d ask for peace throughout the world,
And end the violent war.

~Author~
Ruth Ann Mahaffey
©copyright 2
February 08, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

February 02, 2007
andy we miss you! so much I walkd pass u guys old balcony last night and juss lookd up I felt tears cumn on but I held it in! oakview is not goin 2 be the same with out u! u was a true comedian lol but I juss cam bye to say sum words I will be back on here to show u som love soon!
ximorra my family's prays are still with you
love you
February 01, 2007
Heaven's Call


Heaven called and you were taken
So young to go, to young to know

The call of heaven did not wait
Your time here a short stay
You were called away
To be part of God’s everlasting garden

Borrowed seed from the Master
A small little bud that graced us with your beauty
Now returned upon heaven’s call

A finely chosen rose
Taken before it bloomed
Before your beauty had time to unfold

He is the Gardner and you his prize winning bud
Perhaps He seen a storm that you could not with stand
So he picked you before the wind would fall

The memories forever etched in our hearts
Our little bud now blooms
With the angels up on high
January 30, 2007
Andy
I WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN I NEW YOU WERE GONE!!! Tava and me and evey one will miss you alot when my dad told me you where gone i was so SAD I WILL MISS YOU ALOT AND SO WILL EVERY ONE ELES YOU ARE MY HERO I LOVE YOU ALOT
*TAYLOR*
January 27, 2007
Do roses grow in heaven, Lord,

perfect in every way?

Is there a pretty yellow one,

that you could pick today?



I'd like it for my loved one,

that joined you in heaven high.

Would you give it with a note,

but please, don't tell him that I cry?



Yellow was his favorite rose,

he gave to me with a kiss.

I can still smell the fragrance,

as I sit here and reminisce.



My eyes still get teary, Lord,

for I miss him very much.

If only for a moment,

I could once more feel his touch.



Remembering our love is easy,

as I do it every day,

but my heart still has an ache,

that will never go away.



So if you have some roses,

please save a yellow one,

and tell my love I'll join him,

when my life on earth is done.

~Author~

Ruth Ann Mahaffey

©Copyright 2004
January 27, 2007
Do roses grow in heaven, Lord,

perfect in every way?

Is there a pretty yellow one,

that you could pick today?



I'd like it for my loved one,

that joined you in heaven high.

Would you give it with a note,

but please, don't tell him that I cry?



Yellow was his favorite rose,

he gave to me with a kiss.

I can still smell the fragrance,

as I sit here and reminisce.



My eyes still get teary, Lord,

for I miss him very much.

If only for a moment,

I could once more feel his touch.



Remembering our love is easy,

as I do it every day,

but my heart still has an ache,

that will never go away.



So if you have some roses,

please save a yellow one,

and tell my love I'll join him,

when my life on earth is done.

~Author~

Ruth Ann Mahaffey

©Copyright 2004
January 27, 2007
SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE* Exactly how I feel That truly describes the hurt inside,For I know your pain is so real. Your heart, so heavy,with so much pain for the empty loss innside. The tears fall down like rain That never seems to subside. It's very hard to say "goodbye", To the one you loved so much. But if you go to GOD in prrayer, You'll feel his sense of touch. think of your sorrows calmly, when daylight turns to night. Go tell it all to JESUS, For He will make it right. He's always ther to listen, When your grief, to him, you give. You'll feel the burden lifted, And again, your life you'll live. RUTH ANN. MAHAFFEY {WOW IT'S STILL HARD WHEN I'M SITTING HERE AT WORK LOOKING AT ALL YOUR PICTURE'S AROUND ME, I LOVE YOU}.
January 25, 2007
Hey Andy,

It's me again, your little brother Randy, just trying to get some things off my chest. I like to do that by getting on here and rambling on about how you touched so many peoples lives. I was just in Florida a few days ago and I was talking to Bianca's uncle about you and telling him about your life. I called it "how you blossomed in life" (if that makes any sense), But anyway when I was done he was just at awe. He was amazed at the life you lived and at the sacrife you made. I love telling people your story, it makes me so proud of you Andy. Even though it's still painful that you are not here physcially, I will love you forever Andy. While I was down in Florida, Bianca saw this plaque that made me really emotional and it goes like this

My hero doesnt bat 400,
slam dunk, or make
$10,000,000 a year....
My Hero died for me

That says it all. What you did for me and everybody that knows your story. There's nothing I can say or do to pay you back Andy for the ultimate sacrife you made but I know, I KNOW, one thing... my son Jaedyn, your nephew will know you and understand what you did for him and try to live up to the legacy you left. I will never forget you Andy, even though the days will pass along with the years. Memories will fade a little but your name, your face will always be in my mind dont you worry Andy I will never forget about you and I 'll carry your memories with me. Andy I will honor you to the day I die. I love you, rest in peace.Oh yeah by the way we bought that plaque so its on the wall with your picture to remind everybody about our hero. Love you Andy
January 23, 2007
Hey Andy its been a while since i have wrote you. I know you are looking down at Tava and i know you are proud of everything she is accomplishing. Even though she is missing u she didnt let it hold her back. Instead she let it push her to accomplish her goals.With that she knows your are smiling down on her with joy. We miss u and cant wait til we meet again. Love You!
January 19, 2007
Dear Andy:

I remember when I got the call from Theopia that you were gone and I thought maybe I had misheard her over the phone. It's been a long time since I've even seen you, but I have always had nothing but good memories of you. I remember us hanging out at Stuart and you used to make me laugh when you were teasing Takisha all the time. You were really one of the nicest guys I met growing up in Crossroads. I know you're in heaven now, smiling and watching over your family, and that breaks my heart because you should be here with them. To the Anderson family, I send my deepest sympathies and condolences. To the White family, we were never that close, but even back in the day, I knew that Andy was Tava's heart and soul, and I'm glad that you got to love him and be loved by him for the time we were all blessed to have him here. To all those who ever even met Andy, you were blessed to meet such a special person. I know that I was. Rest in peace Andy.
January 19, 2007
"In Loving Memory of Andy"
We thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new,we thought
about you yesterday,and the day before that too.We think of you in silence we often speak your name, all we have now are memories and your picture in a frame.You memory is our keepsake with which we will never part.God has you in his keeping,we have you in our hearts.We shed a tear for what might have been,a million times we've cried if love alone could have saved you,you never would have died.In life we loved you dearly,in death we love you still.In our hearts you hold a place,no one could ever fill.It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone for a part of us went with you the day God took you home.
January 16, 2007
Why you- is a question that I hear a lot of people asking- Why you... Well they say he takes the BEST young- Your purpose and the plan that OUR Father saw fit for you had been fulfilled. My Andy- You suffered enough. We all know that Our Father has prepared a place for us long before we even know- these trials are just test.... test of our faith. I know you found your friend in him- You said it best yourself when you told me "at first I use to be scared- but I'm not afraid anymore because I know Jesus is with me..." and I can say I rest assure knowing you are in a better place- this battle that we are going through, it's not for us- all this pain and suffering- all this grief- I long for the day when we will meet again and walk hand in hand... My God REIGNS!!! & he is real- and until we realize what friend we have in Christ Jesus- then we're going to be lost. Xiomara and family- I can only imagine- especially going through these times. The holidays, a New Year without your son, his birthday is coming... Tava Valentines day we had even started planning a wedding...* AND LIKE I ALWAYS SAY " YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE MY #1 BROTHER-IN-LAW ... I remember EVERYTHING!!!- I can only IMAGINE- but one thing I do know for sure is we are all going to see each other again- My God has prepared us all a house in heaven, this is all just preparation for what we have yet to come- ETERNITY- All this that we are enduring now is just temporary- "weeping may endure for a night- but JOY my friend comes in the morning..." we all have suffered a great lost. If I know my Andy I know he'd definitely want us to live it up for him!!! & celebrate and embrace him- And he who seeks and finds CHRIST is definitely going to have the pleasure of seeing him again!!!!!! & you can take that to the bank!!! May his PEACE be with you, until we meet again
January 15, 2007
primo what's good? dam are u really gone why u, i still ask myself the same questions over and over again scine i heard u departed from this cruled world i'm so hurting right now in my life everything is falling apart and everything so wrong but god still give"s me the right to breath and then i alway"s asking myself this question what's god porpose for me to keep living i miss u andy i just what to see u homie i think i honestly will huge u to death if god put u in front of me again come back please don't be gone i still need u we still need to do so much together please come back andy i would do anything to get u back why dose it have to be this way and the worst part of all this is that i'm sopusd to accept this lost no alturniative that's it putin suck it up and keep going that crazy i don't think i could do it matter fact i won't will ride together to the i die and then will keep riding one love your primo el loco loco putin oh yeah i love you cuz
January 07, 2007
To Andy's Mother,
Thank you so much for you kind words and stories in Arlington the other day. I will add Andy and your family to my prayers. God Bless.
January 07, 2007
HEY ANDY...♥
ITS BEEN A WELL,YOU'VE BEEN GONE.I MISS YOU ALOT!!!WELL HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND REST IN PEACE.REMEMBER MOOKIE AND POOH 4 EVER AND ALWAYZ.
January 07, 2007
I LOVE YOU MY SOLIDER!!!!!!!!!!!! WE MISS YOU ♥
January 03, 2007
Happy New Year Andy We miss you and love you so much
January 01, 2007
Well today marks the start of a new year. it feels funny not having to get ready to go back to school...but having to get ready to begin the start of a new career... and the most scarey part about everything is entering into a field that has absolutely nothing to do with I received a degree in. its like the start of a whole new beginning...putting aside all that I have accomplished to follow a dream. and as you can see its all been a dream coming true... I know you're looking down smiling ever so proud at all that I have accomplished. You already know... I give thanks everyday...what a privilege it was to play my part in the life that our Father choose for you. I miss you Andy... Happy New Year sweet heart... Nothing but hugs and kisses...until next time
Tay
December 30, 2006
Hey Andy,

It's your little brother Randy just trying to let you know that as the holidays come and go there is still not a day or night that goes by that I dont think about you. Your nephew Jaedyn is getting big and I was just thinking to myself, man if you were here you would be going everywhere with him. Buying him everything and anything because thats how you were. I smile because you had the biggest heart out of all the people I know. You were just so kind and friendly man. I miss you so much Andy. But I dont "trip" though because I know one day I'll see you again. I'm always talking about you to Jaedyn and showing him pictures of you telling him how his uncle Andy is a legend, an american hero. You know I spice it up just how you would want me to :)LOL:) But yeah, he is just a baby right now so he doesn't understand what I tell him, but one day he will understand and he'll be so proud that he had an uncle like you and he'll try to live up to your legacy. One day he'll be a man just like you. I LOVE YOU ANDY I will always keep you alive in my life and in my heart. One love.
December 29, 2006
Andy, I always past through here time to time always, never wanting to forget you, my friend, my buddy.. I miss you sooo much. I cherish you always, and forever...

Para Xiomara & Family,
Just like Andy not a day goes by that you all aren't on my mind especially during this holiday season. I want you guys to know that I love you all dearly especially for always opening up your home and hearts to me. Espero de que con este año nuevo que Dios les bendiga sus corazones y les da consuelo cuando mas lo necesitan.

Love always, Pety
December 27, 2006
Hey Andy

These holidays have been really hard on the family. The other day a lot of us went to the cemetary to reminisce on old times. we cried, we laughed and we toasted to you and your memory. I miss you Andy, Lord, everyone does!!! But one things for sure we all know were you are, and its calming to know your with God. We will all be reunited soon. Love You
December 27, 2006
Merry Christmas Andy everyone misses you and love you so much
December 27, 2006
Merry Christmas Andy everyone miss you and love you sooo much
December 27, 2006
Hey pooh, christmas was just another day without you being here with us,then having to go with the girl's to their uncle Richard Lee's homegoing celebration yesterday. 2006 wasn't their year. I'm glad to read that your mom & dad had family with them for the holiday's, RIP luv you
December 25, 2006
Andy,
As this Christmas Day ends, and heads are layed rest I just wanted to stop by and say thank you, for sharing a gift that is priceless, the gift of love. Unconditional love, just as Christ did when he sacrificed his life for our sins. Love, is a word that is often misunderstood or used in vein, but for you, your actions spoke louder than words. Although I have accepted the fact that you are not here in the flesh I will not ever forget the memories that replay in my mind day to day. Your mom is such a beautiful person as you were, I could only imagine what she goes through and asked that you comfort her daily for I know she misses you dearly. You are truly loved by many, and still admired by others and each day we come closer to being with you again, for we all must answer to God. I pray that others will not take life for granted and treat everyday as it is their last because we never know when God will call upon us, right? Until next time, I love and miss you and I want u to save a spot up there for me!(Pebbles)
December 24, 2006
My loving Andy,

Christmas time has arrived and we are missing you dearly,everyday more and more. You don't know how much I miss your presence my dear son. One thing I'm sure of is that this year and the rest to come,you are spending them with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today we all went to the Crossroads church service. Your Tia Chely along with the family are here spending the holidays with us. Great Company, so I know that you're watching from heaven and you can see mama and papa are not alone. Although the world might forget us and maybe even our pain one thing is for sure Jesus will never leave us. Sometimes people decide to walk out of our lives but Christ never fails. For me right now, the most important thing is for you not to be forgotten. I will like for your memories and legacy to continue touching lives.Thank you once again for your sacrifice. I'm honored to be the mother of a great hero, who fought the good fight for freedom. In church today, the sermon was about the greatest gift we have, and its to have Christ in our life. In that moment I told God thank you for that day when he touched your life and you walked the hall and accepted him as your Savior. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has taken the time to write an entry here and express their thoughts and memories of Andy. My wish today is to let everyone know that this Guest book dedicated to Andy will be online for life, please feel free to continue writing and honoring him. Thank you once again, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and peace for the New year to come. Please don't forget to keep the rest of the troops back in Iraq in your prayers, for a safe return home.
I love you Andy and you're dearly missed! One love forever
December 20, 2006
"& I know your smiling down on me from heaven..."- One Sweet Day- was playing while I was on my way to work and as tears started to roll down my checks, a big smile sprung across my face as I thought of YOU. It's the most wonderful time of the year and though you are not here with us physically I know your watching over and protecting us...
Tay
December 20, 2006
With warm christmas greetings, they will never be the same without you.
December 18, 2006
QUERIDA TIA XIOMARA Y FAMILIA:
MIS ORACIONES ESTAN CON UD. Y TODOS EN ESTE TIEMPO. QUE DIOS LOS TENGA UNIDOS. ANDY, SE QUE ESTAS DIFRUTANDO CON EL SENOR. ESO ES EL MEJOR REGALO! LOS QUIERO MUCHO, LIZZETTE~
December 17, 2006
Andy,
Well, its close to Christmas && I know it's going to be really hard on your family and everyone else who misses you to spend the holidays without your presence. I just want you to know that everyday we remember our soldier who gave his life for his country, and for what is right.
I enlisted in the US Marines and now I pray everyday && I hope that God will make me a good soldier like you. That he will use me as he sees fit and show me my purpose in the world and in the military. I just want you to know that you were a big part of my decision and as a soon-to-be soldier in the United States military, I look up to you. I hope I can be a least half the soldier you were.

Always in my heart, my prayers, my mind,
Lauren.
December 17, 2006
You gave yourself for liberty

So rest dear soldier, rest.

You fought for our country …

You did your very best.



You went to war with courage,

You went to war with pride,

We prayed for your safe return,

But you took the bullet and died.



The bravery you displayed,

Forever etched within our heart.

Knowing you also had fears,

The day you had to depart.



Such a waste of brave young souls

That struggled through their youth,

That faced the war so willingly,

From wartimes’ awful truth.



Let us pray for world peace

On this holiday we all share,

Remembering all our soldiers,

And the pain they had to bear.



Rest dear soldier rest,

A tear we shed upon your grave,

As we place a flower by your stone,

Knowing you were strong and brave.

~Author~

Ruth Ann Mahaffey
December 16, 2006
Xiomara y Familia:

A llegado la fiesta de fin de ano, y los tengo mucho en mente, Xiomara se que en estos dias seran duros para ti pero no olvides nunca que nuestro Dios todopoderoso tiene control de todas nuestras tristezas y angustias.
Dios te sigue honrando a ti y a tu hijo y a toda tu familia por esas bases tan fuertes y esos valores tan importantes que has sembrado en tus hijos.
Leyendo este libro puedo ver como Andy a agradado no solamente a Dios sino que ha sido de gran impacto en la vida de muchas gentes.
Digo esto porque es obvio a leer todas las entradas todos se refieren de el de las misma manera.
Hermana querida en Cristo Jesus sientete honrada hoy y siempre hiciste de tu hijo lo mejor de lo mejor compliste con la labor que sin darte cuenta DIOS te encomendo, lo prepaste para cosas grandes fue a la guerra y cumplio como hombre con su responsabilidad es por eso que hoy quiero honrarlo escribiendo en este libro que a sido de alguna manera de gran bendicion para todos,para los que lo conocieron y para aquellos que no lo conocieron a traves de estas entradas pueden tener una verdadera idea quien era su hijo Andy.
Hermana siga adelante que para toda la vida la legacidad de su hijo continuara y nunca sera olvidado creo que dejo marcada las vidas de muchos con su gracia y su bondad. A usted le pido que no se detenga viva orgullosa de su hijo porque el pago un precio muy alto, y para estar a la diestra del Padre Jesus hay que pagar aquel precio. Y ahora sabemos por confimacion del DIOS todopodero que su hijo esta a la dietra del Padre Dios viva en paz siga sirviendole a Dios que cosas grandes vienen para usded y su familia.
En estas fiestas le deseo que Dios les de paz y concolacion en sus horas de tristezas y fuerzas en Dios. Y a todos los que hacen entradas en este libro sigan honrando a Andy y no se olviden de aquella familia que sufre a diario por la perdida de un ser tan querido, pero la esperanza es que nos reuniremos pronto.

Bendiciones hermana la quiero mucho y los llevo en oracion siempre.Su Hermana en Cristo Jesus.

Cecilia
December 13, 2006
Hey Andy, Is me Jackie again.....as i sit here at my desk at work I stare at your picture....is funny because I also have a picture of Toto right beside yors, and most of the clients that come to me think you are my husband he-he I know you think thats funny too! so they ask "is your husband in military" is one of the pictures in your uniform.
Then with much pride I share with everyone your beautiful story over and over. I feel so honored that I got to know you Andy...you will never be gorgotten. Is hard to come across good people, so when you find them you don't want to ever let go....i'm sure no one will ever let go of all of the wonderful memories we have of you. I'm sure i wont. You were so special Andy...and you know how people say that when you're gone people want to then come around and call out all the good things about you, I don't look at it that way because, I remember that you use to call me to see how Toto and I were doing and I would always tell you how proud I was of you...and how happy I was that you would call me. We didn't talk much, but when we did we had a lot to say to each other, I always had problems going on and you were such a good listener.....I miss you. I think of you and forget sometimes that you are in heaven I think of you and I have to stop and realize that you are in a better place and not here...is hard Andy we miss having you here. All of these holidays are so hard with you not here, specially for your mom. I know you are watching over her to help her stay strong....she loves you so much so she needs all the comfort you can give her with that and with the help of God she'll find the peace in her heart, and of course with all the love and support of all the family and the loved ones here. Andy sometimes the road gets rocky here....please watch over us and help us make it through our journey with much success the same way you did it, so that we can get to that wonderful place you rest at now.
we love you and miss you very much.
talk to you later ok....
December 12, 2006
I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord that you be blessed, To grant you peace within your heart, and give your mind a needed rest.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you health, To give you strength to do your work, and prosper within Heaven's wealth.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to ease your load, To lift the burdens that you carry, walking down life's narrow road.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to light your way, To send you angels on your journey and guide you steps each passing day.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to keep you safe, and send protection from all evil, as you run life's constant race.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you power, To cover you with his own blood, in every minute, every hour.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you wisdom, To give you courage in decisions, to push you forward in God's Kingdom.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you grace, To win your battles with His help, in situations you must face.

I prayed for you today, and asked the lord to meet your needs, To bring to pass your true desires, that your faith may be increased.

I prayed for you today, and asked for God's most perfect will, To manifest within your life, as His plan is then revealed.

I prayed for you today, for God has placed you on my heart, to touch the Lord on your behalf, whether you are near or far.

I prayed for you today, and know the Lord will answer your prayer, you see his promise will stand, for your Savior truly cares.

I prayed for you today, and asked God's love to see you through, And let you feel His holy presence, as I bow down and pray for you.

Now as you travel down life's road, as the Lord shows you the way, Take comfort now in knowing, that I prayed for you today.

To the Anderson and Mena family...God bless you and you are always in my prayer's, I may never truly know the deep pain and hurt that you feel in your hearts...but please take comfort in knowing that we all share the same love for a great friend, son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, fiance and so much more.

May God Bless you and keep you during this Holiday season.
December 11, 2006
To The Anderson Family;
We wish we could take away your sorrow. During the step by step healing that comes in its own way and in its own time to the private corners of the heart, know that there are those who care about you.

"May you know that you are not alone, I cannot tell you how sad I am for your loss,I cried and prayed for you.You are not forgetten.
We lost a son and have an inkling of the pain and mourning but the unity and spirit of this country gives us great hope.
I will never forget those who have died, Hereos have made our country stronger.
Thank you for the courage and strengh you have shown through your great sacrifice Cpl Anderson. You have inspired and strengthened a nation, and in a turn, we support you.
Our family takes one day at a time, appreciates the simplest pleasures in life, knows the miracle of a precious child, and hopes that every day, in our small way, we can make a difference in the world to honor those you loved and lost, who are never forgotten by you or by us.
God bless America. "We will never fail". But the fallen are not the only ones in whom we honor. In your own way you are also hereos. You have borne the unbearable and you will rise victorious. You are appreciated, and you inspire. You never wanted to be in this position but, like the hereos of the past, you are ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
December 11, 2006
wuz up primo how you doing.what type of question is that when you sitting up there with our mighty lord check me out andy x-mas is right around the corner your mom askes her self everyday if she going to put up the tree there will never be a holiday the same better yet noday will ever be the same. without you here make me feel this big hole in my heart i'm in some heat lately rought time but nothing the lord can't help me with cause he know my soul is pure. i miss you your mom house is fill with your picture so it's alway nice to come over i swear there's a different expression on each one of this picture but your naural beauty is alway's there you are good man primo and you will never be forgottten i put my life on that. Lately i've been thinking to add on to your R.I.P tattoo that i got done after you where gone man life is tought there's so much going on.my life is turn around latly i have a new vision on life i want to walk as a cristian and make a impact on the people around me. i can't wait to the day we meet again. yo tell god to guide me there to look out for tell in need some more angle by my side to keep me out of harms way cause it seem's the harder i try to change the harder the divil try to keep down and know andy how you are i know you'll be my side as the captian of the angle force that the lord has sent down to protect me i love you my primo my brother my friend and you will alway be my blood cause there no way to change blood i'm greatful to be part of your family.
December 10, 2006
Don't shed a tear I am spending my Christmas with Jesus this year.
December 09, 2006
Hey Andy, Iam sitting here at work reading your guess book with tears coming down my face, Andy I miss you sooooo much, {Andy,Tava,and Big Tony}if you see one the other two are close by. Andy, my heart go's out to your mom&dad, your brother's, and my baby Tava. Six months and it still feel like yesterday when I got that phone call from my baby tears still falling.I love you
December 07, 2006
Andy......it's been six months now and I'm still calling out your name at night...the pain is still there and I'm still asking God why why why why why this had to happen even though I know the answer and it sometimes comforts me, but the pain is still there.
Andy you were so special, truly one of kind, I miss you saying "I got ur back bro" I even miss u teasing me and always calling me a "bama." It's rough right now Andy and I promise I'm going to keep on doing what I promised you. I'm going to stay strong and be happy that you're in a better place. I'm proud of you bro. Some ppl wish they could have the honor, dignity, respect, and lasting impression you left. Love you more than life itself, till we meet again be at peace and tell Abuelito I love him and I miss him too.

Heaven only knows.
December 07, 2006
Hi Andy, It's Tia Chely, here to tell you how much I miss you, and that there is not one day that goes by that I don't think about you. I get very sad, but then quickly i feel comfort because there is no doubt in my mind were you are right now. I close my eyes and i can imagine you flying in the sky with all the angels. I can see them spoiling you and taking you to see all the wonderful places that God has built for us. Andy I love you so much and I thank you forever for that special love you always had for my kids, especially Ricky. Sometimes it's so hard for me to be able to understand why you had to leave so soon, but I know theres a plan and not just a simple one, but a huge plan that we are incapable of comprehending.Andy This time of year is so hard for your mom, and I wanted to ask all your wonderful friends and to the rest of the family to join me every day, at any time for a special prayer to God for your mom, Xiomara. A prayer so that she may continue to feel the Lords arms embracing her, To let her feel his Love, his warmth and to let her know that HE knows how she feels. And most importantly to not let her forget that she has a beautiful crown waiting for her, and that one day she will see her son again.
Thank you
December 07, 2006
Hey Andy, i don't even know were to begin. There are so many things i would like to say to you....i know you are watching us from heaven above, and any time i pray to God i always ask you too, to take care of us. I will never forget about you Andy, because you are one of a kind....
Oh Andy ! sometimes it feels like you are still here on earth with us. I really have to stop and think of it before i can really see that you're gone. Maybe because you were always away it makes it hard to realize that all of this is real and not just a bad dream that hunts us every night.
Andy your parents are so heart broken i can see the pain through their eyes...your mama laughs when we sit and talk about all the funny funny jokes you use to crack...specially the ones you cracked on your dad! I told your daddy he couldn't even get mad any more cuz even that was a joke :)....your mamma and i be making fun of him all the time, and most of the time we're succesful and he'll end up joining us he has no choice but to laught at him self LOL! Then softly and sadly your mama says
"my Andy, my Andy if only you was here" i could never say to your mamma "i know how you feel" because only a mother knows the pain and suffering over a child that you gave birth and cared for, and loved for a life time.
I try to put my self in your mothers shoes at times, and i profile her pain... God ! i want to crawl out of my own skin when i do that! I know there are no words of comfort when it comes down to loosing your child, your friend, the love of your life because as a mother thats what my son means to me "my all". Anything else can be replaced, but loosing your son or a member of your family can not be....you loose a friend you can make a new one down the road....but a child, a gift from God to his mother can't ever be replaced. It's something stronger than life it self.....
Andy I know you're their looking out for Mamma and Daddy, and your entire family that adores you...and along with all the others that have loved you honestly and has honored your name untill this date, and that will continue to do so.... because true love will never end, and could never be replaced. Andy we love you and miss you sooooooooo much !!!!!!!
Hasta luego ponchi...
"you memba dat". Man I miss you !
December 06, 2006
Dear Andy,
There are so many things I would like to say but I think the guestbook won’t enough space to write how I feel. My beloved son, today it will have been sixth months since your departure with our heavenly Father. This month, more than ever, has been painful for me, there are too many good memories in these 24 years that the Lord has allowed me to be with you.

I went and visited the cemetery today with Rafy, Aunt Gladys and your crazy cousin Putin. The long conversation I had with you today, we will continue tomorrow when I come by myself. Andy, I’m so proud of all your achievements and everything you’ve accomplished in life, when I think about you I think of the handsome, kind, and good looking young man you’ve become. Sergeant Davis stopped by the day after Thanksgiving and visited the cemetery, he shared so many good memories of you and he says he misses you a lot, he and the whole unit is not the same without you.

I can see how many peoples’ lives you touched while you were here and even now that you’re gone. The landscaper at the cemetery asked me, “is this your son?” “Yes,” I said. He replied, “you should be proud of him, you have no idea how many people stop by to honor him. He must be a very special person and a real good soldier.”

Today I’m thankful for your life and I thank God to have allowed me to be your mother, your friend, and your confidant. The holidays will never be the same without you. And I’m not going to tell you how I feel because you know more than anyone how Mama feels. I know you want me to be strong and keep going.

Lately there have been so many flower deliveries for you that there isn’t enough room so we are sharing the flowers with other fallen soldiers. We know how you always liked to share *smile.* We will continue to honor you and please tell our Father, God, to give us strength to keep on going because it is getting harder and harder.

Your daddy misses you a lot, especially around these days when you used to come home on leave and spend a lot of time with him going to Champions and shoot pool, or drive around to the mall to buy a present for him. You are so special, there will never be another that can compare to you Andy. Our hearts are broken and nothing in this world will replace you. You were the most special gift from God but I guess it was only temporary and I have to let you go. You were with me for just a short period of time, we raised you the best that we could and we’re so very proud of how you turned out to be.

I love you, I miss you and I wish you were here. But the big promise is that soon we will be united. I promise you.

Love,
Mama
December 06, 2006
Hey Andy...the holidays are just around the corner & you know, it's funny...I was actually used to you being away & then looking forward to your coming home just around these times...& believe it or not, this is when reality hits...you won't be around this Christmas, it won't be same. As we gather together as a family this holiday season, I know everyone will be thinking of you and all the times we have spent with you.
The words I miss you don’t seem to cover all the emotions, there’s got to be more that I can say. Everyone says you’re in a better place looking down over us & we should be happy, but it’s so hard to be when I wish you were still here. Every time Rafy & I look at Nathaniel we think of you, of how you would love to be playing with him right now, teaching him new things and spoiling him. But we know you’re looking down on him, guiding him with every step.

We love you Andy, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
December 06, 2006
hey Andy, We miss you alot!!! Today marks 6 months. I think about you all the time.Tava miss you alot too. I am puting together a book about you for Tava for christmas and its all about you.I miss you alot!!!
December 06, 2006
Hey Cousin Andy,
I've been trying to post a message the past few days but I havent been following the rules so it won't post but I'll do it the right way this time!:) I heard One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey the other day and it made me think of you so much. It basically confirms that you are shining down on us from heaven. It also talks about opportunities we miss here on this earth to let our loved ones know how much we love them. I read your guest book weekly although it makes me cry but I am proud that you were able to impact as many people as you have while you were here on earth and even now after you have gone to heaven. It's been half a year and it seems like yesterday. I get sad because I wasnt able to share in your homegoing celebration but I cant wait to come to Arlington to see you and even better in heaven. I pray God's strength on every one that loves you Uncle Harold, Aunt Xiomara,Randy, Rafy, Tava, all of your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins because our loss has touched us all in so many different ways. We know that you are in a better place but our heart wish you were still here with us physically.... just to see you or to touch you or to talk to you. One sweet day we will be able to see you again to say all the things we didnt get to say before you left. I sent you an email while you were in Iraq and I told you I loved you.... I sure hope you got it! You are certainly my hero for sacrificing your life for the freedom of others. One sweet day I'll get to tell you face to face!
December 06, 2006
Lord, I cannot imagine any grief more consuming than this. O God, my child. I am weary and numb. It is hard for me to realize that this loss is real and that it is permanent. I feel guilty that, as a mother, it is so hard to release my child to You, the Father. But Lord, it is almost more than I can bear.

Lord, bring comfort. Send Your Holy Spirit in a way I've never experienced before. I need You right beside me. I need to cry on Your shoulder. I need to know that you know. You really know.

Lord, give wisdom to those around me who want to help, but feel so inadequate. Equip them to minister to me in ways that will help all of us. But more than that be my deepest friend. Bring me through these devastating days. Give me grace through all my grief. Help me now to survive, and when it's time, to arise stronger and more compassionate. Remind me that my child is safe with You. And so am I.
December 06, 2006
*Sweet Angel of Mine...*
From the first time we met, I knew I had found a friend.
Something I did not know
is that I would want to
love you until the very end.
Your precious love has
turned my life completely around,
I feel like I'm walking,
but my feet don't seem to
touch the ground.
At times you seem to be
my shinning light
guiding me through the long, dark night.
As I lie alone in a daze, daydreaming and thinking of you,
I can hear your voice saying softly "I'm here & I'm thinking of you too..."
As one more night slowly drags by-
I wish I were there with you,
kissing your sweet lips
under the pale moon light,
and holding you, oh so very tight.
I always say you were truly a blessing that was heaven sent
and I can't wait until that day comes & I see you again!!!
I know our time away
seems may like an eternity,
but I'll wait forever and a day...
I love you, &
I need you,
and I will for all my life.
What a blessing it is to know that I have an ANGEL watching over me...
*You already know there's not a day that goes by...
December 06, 2006
Andy,
Reading this guest book warms my heart everytime I enter, it gives me so much comfort to know that I'm not alone when I tell you that I miss you. When you were here with us you found your purpose, while so many of us still don't even have a clue. I know I will be seeing you again...Praise the lord for his gift of Salvation.
December 06, 2006
Andy, today 6 months ago you were taken. I have heard and read so many beautiful things about you and I am sorry I never had the opportunity to meet you in person to experience the joys of your life. I visit ANC two or three times a week and each time I am there I always stop by and visit/honor you. I have gotten to know your dear family and see them there often. Andy, I can see from them how special you are and what you mean to them. There is never a time that goes by that I don’t hug your mom/grandma/aunts/and cousins. I always hug and kiss your head stone. I cry with them every week and we share stories as well.
I know you being taken have broken your family’s heart but they like me know that one day they/I will see you again. Andy, know that I honor and respect you and your family. Each of you will never be forgotten.
Gug
December 06, 2006
Hey Pooh, what you have on? You know I miss hearing that, and Tava telling us he's not funny. You two were and will always be a match made in heaven.Ilove you Pooh and miss you so much
December 05, 2006
\primo, yo ANDY, i know you can hear me and read me and even smell me stright up i miss you i beg to hear your voice my celly got cut off, hard times, but on the juck there was voice on there from you that i would play over and over dam you better be reading this cause i'm sendind this word's all the way to heaven where i hope to see your face again,tu primo is still crazy yo i'm about to be 25 years old and you,you are to be 6 month after life sometimes i wish i was there with you but every thing happen's 4 a reason so they say. So in he mean time hold a spot up there with our mighty lord 4 me.i ask myself why dose it have to be this wAY , what else can i say....this is hard mybe the hardest thing that ever hit me, matter fact it is. i can't help myself from crying . i love you, i love you ,i love you, god dam it i love you,you are my cousin my blood a part of me. this is your primo signing out sad as it can be just hurting by my lostcause i will never be avilable to let you go we hold the whole block down .. i see you when i get there or when i'm told be there. putin one love
December 03, 2006
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)
©Copyright 1998-2006
http://www.ruthann1.com

November 25, 2006
Andy you always knew how to put a smile on everyones face...I'll never forget hanging out at your house with your brothers and you just coming out your room to make us laugh with all your jokes. You always were and always will be looked up to by some many people. You will forever be remebered and missed but never forgotten.
November 25, 2006
I'm sitting here at your mom's house and we were just laughing about the time you made fun of me,and daniel cause we "forgot" to call our parents and spent the night in oakview, then my dad came at 8am and dragged us out. we miss you.
November 24, 2006
HEY SOILDER...MAN ITS BEEN A WHILE.ANDY I MISS YOU SOOO MUCH.I THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME.I FINALLY CAN UNDERSTAND THING HAPPEN FOR A REASON AND GOD HAS A PLAN.I DO BELIEVE YOU AND TAVA ARE GOING TO MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN AND BE TOGATHER.LIKE I TOLD YOU EVERYTIME I SAW YOU,IM ON YOUR TEAM.THERE'S NOTHING THATS EVER GONNA TAKE YOUR PLACE,I MEANT EVERYTHING I SAID.YOU ARE THE ONE I WANTED TO BE MY BROTHER AND ITS GOING TO STAY THAT WAY.I THINK ABOUT ALL THOSE TIME YOU WOULD HAVE ME DYING LAUGHING AT YOU AND MY SISTER.OH YEA AND LIKE I TOLD YOU IM GOING 2 BE GOOD IN SCHOOL AND PROMISED YOU I WASNT GOING 2 GET NO F'S.I TRUSTED IN MYSELF AND MADE A WAY THAT I WOULD DO THAT FOR YOU.I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN I SAW MY GRADES.THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO MY MIND WAS,THAT CAME FROM THE HELP OF YOU.I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU EVER DID,REST IN PEACE.I LOVE YOU*
November 23, 2006
Andy- today really hit for me when I got to my grandmothers house in Culpepper- on this very day last year you were calling me there... It was like deja vu- As we drove down those country streets where my phone gets NO SERVICE- I couldn't help but thinking back on the times when I was going there & I'd have to call your mother & make sure she had the number to where I was just incase you called while I was there...- & Yep- by the time we all would be settling in you would call...as I sat in my grandmothers family room looking at this huge picture of us that one of my family members had made for her & I couldn't help it- I could just hear you telling me "...stop crying..." that was one thing you couldn't stand to see-I MISS YOU SO MUCH... But on this day- I give THANKS- because I have so much to be thankful for- the time that we did share, nothing else is ever going to compare.... & I'm thankful and grateful for it. God makes no mistakes- & from the day he blessed your mother & father with a son like you- to the day he called you home- you were truly heavenly sent... I give thanks everyday- not just on this day... but EVERYDAY!!! I know that this battle is not mine- & I know that times one day maybe hard, some days msy even be harder than others- but I walk assured that I have an angel watching over me, with his loving arms wrapped around me, protecting me- & through Christ NOTHING IS EVER IMPOSSIBLE!!!
*Happy Thanksgiving, POOH*
Tay
November 23, 2006
Hey Andy its me Sophia your favorite little cousin. We are here in virginia spending the holidays with your mom and family We dearly miss you because thanksgiving was your favorite holiday. Tia Xiomara is very sad, but you know we here to comfort her. Its so hard for uncle Harold please comfort him and let him know that everything is going to be ok. That you are with our heavenly father. We talk about you every minute of every moment. In your mothers house every corner where you look we see you. Its so nice how they honor you at home. We know that you are not here physically, but in your spirit you are with us celebrating Thanksgiving. Today and everyday we thank God for your life and for your sacrifice. Back in west palm beach on veterans day they had a ceremony to honor you Erica was the speaker. They had pictures of you on a big screen, and everyone was very touched to hear about our loss. Andy your so special that you keep touching peoples lifes. I heard that some of your friends from your unit were in Virginia on veterans day for the service that they arranged, and they miss you alot. I will never forget when we went to blizzard beach, and how you were taking care of me. That was so sweet. Ok Cuz watch over your family especially your mom and dad dont let them get sad.
ILoveYou
Forever
Sophia
November 23, 2006
Andy,
You have been on my mind so much, especially today on Thanksgiving Day. It's an emotional one because you are not here to share it with us this year. I put myself in the place of your mother, father and brothers.... I thank the Lord a million times over for giving them the strength to get through this because we will never get "over it". Tuesday was Sean's 17th birthday! Can you believe it? He misses you alot too - we all do, and its incredibly hard, but by the Grace of God we are hanging in there knowing you are safe with Our Father in Heaven. I am thankful this guest book was created to HONOR YOUR MEMORY with the upmost respect and sincerity .... You were so incredibly special to many people. I am touched by the person you were and how you made people feel in your presence. It was always a good time if you were around. I'll miss that all the days of my life. I am proud of you, everywhere I go I make sure someone new learns who ANDY D ANDERSON was, and the sacrifice you made for all of us. I loved you for what you stood for and represented and will I proudly tell your story over and over so others will know there is a Hero in our family. I miss you and love you much! There will never be another like you - Until next time....
November 22, 2006
I was lucky enough to be a part of Andy's life. He is someone everyone should be proud of. He was doing what he wanted. He was protecting his family and his country. He has left us, but he is now guarding the gates for us. I can't wait to see you again and shake your hand Andy I salute you! You will be missed by all of us but your laugh, smile and determination will not be forgotten. GOD now has you in his arms so rest and watch over us, as you would have it no other way! Thank you for being so brave! GOD Bless You and your Family
November 22, 2006
Hey wuz up man? I know you still smiling like you alway do when I see you. I' ll never forget when you were the only one that took me down when I was running the football in practice while Linzy and the other guys couldn't. You always been a part of us man and always will be. My cousin E got your picture on the dash board of his car. Your girl Tava going strong man I know you her were all about each other cause every time you picked her up from the center I could see the happiness that you guys had. I saw your family at church they look Like there doing Good man, I thank God for that. Hey you know every body in the hood getting married man Antwon just got married , Ed getting married , Richardo getting ready to get married, Kevin H. and Crystal getting married. you know we all going to be there and I know you going to be there in spirit laughing with us Like, "yo who is next" !!
November 22, 2006
Hey Andy, It's me just stop by to let you know I had you on my mind this morning. Andy it is so true that God determines who walks into our lives...and it's up to us to decide who we let walk away, and who we let stay, and who we refuse to let go.. U know I will never let you go, I have your picture's everywhere, you know I love my mookie&pooh. ALWAY'S Ma
November 22, 2006
May God continue to give Andy's family the strength they will need throughout the Holidays! Thinking of you all! As always Tava prayers are going up for you daily girl! Hang in there!
November 21, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
November 21, 2006
Xiomara and Harold;

Your son is a hero in our community not only because of his ultimate sacrifice, but as a role model, one so young who put his country first. May the Almighty Father Bless this soldier and hold him in the highest rank! May the family rejoice in being the proud parents of such a fine son!
November 21, 2006
Veterans Retreat
By: Robert E. Murrin

His casket was draped with the red, white and blue,
The symbol -a flag- for a hero so true.
The legionnaires gathered all dressed in their best,
To carry their comrade to his place of rest.
They folded his memory with care in "Old Glory,"
And to his kin presented this story:

That he was a veteran of honor renown,
For he served his country, his city and town;
That he was called in a time of great need
To protect us all from tyrants and greed;
That when the battle was over and finally won
He returned to his loved ones as his country's son;
That though others might forget over the years ahead
His comrades would remember to the day he was dead.

May we always remember his courageous deeds
In the time of our country's urgent needs.
And so to his memory, a three gun salute
As taps softly play for this one time recruit.
May he enter the gates of his final reword
And be received with honor at the house of his lord.
November 21, 2006
Those we love remain with us,
for love itself lives on,
Cherished memories never fade,
because one loved is gone.

Those we love can never be,
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there's a memory,
they live on in our heart.
November 21, 2006
HEY ANDY I JUST WANTED TO LET U KNOW THAT YOU'RE MISSED VERY MUCH AND I READ ALL THE ENTRIES THAT PEOPLE WRITE AND YOU TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE. THE ONE PERSON THAT YOU HAVE TOUCH THE MOST IS TAVA, AND ITS HARD FOR HER RIGHT NOW BUT SHE IS A STRONG WOMAN, SHE KEEPS STRIVING AND PUSHING AND THATS BECAUSE SHE HAS YOU. YOU AND TAVA WILL BE WALKING ACROSS THE STAGE IN TWO WEEKS ANDY JUST ALWAYS COMFORT HER LIKE YOU ALWAYS HAVE, AND WHEN YOU SEE HER STARTING TO FALL WHEN THINGS GET TO HARD TO BARE, CATCH HER. WHAT YOU AND TAVA HAVE NO ONE COULD EVER COMPARE TO THAT YES SAID HAVE BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH YOUR NOT HERE WITH HER IN BODY YOU TWO WILL ALWAYS BE TOGETHER SPIRITUALLY. ANDY JUST REMEBER ONE THING ABOUT YOU AND TAVA SOUL MATES NEVER DISSAPATE, AND YOU TWO ARE SOUL MATES WE LOVE AND MISS YOU AND WE WILL LOOK OUT FOR TAVA.
YOUR BOYS
November 20, 2006
Dear son,

Everyday that passes by,I miss you more and more. Wherever I go,theres always something that reminds me of you. My heart is aching and sometimes I believe that I cant go on anymore.But I can hear your voice saying, "Please mama you have to keep on going, do it for me." I have a special place that i go every Sunday and it brings me much comfort.I am so Proud of you, Your name has been honored and is continuing to be honored everywere. After your departure, Your life made a tremendous impact on many peoples lives. I have shared a lot of good memories with some of your special friends, they all really miss you! I'm so thankful that they made it on Veterans day to Honor your great sacrifice.I give thanks to God everyday of my life for those precious 24 years that he allowed me to be with you. I never thought that you would only be here for a short period of time, But again I praise and thank The Lord that he has showed me that He doesnt make mistakes, and that it's all apart of His divine plan. Thank you my son for your love and your kindness.I am honored to be your mother, One Love forever

Mama
November 16, 2006
Hey Andy,

Just wanted to stop by a wish you a early Happy Thanksgiving because I know how you like to eat lol! You have to know that you are truly missed and honored by so many people and that we are now all at ease knowing that you are doing just fine looking down on us probably cracking jokes. I was looking through my pictures of the Deployment to Douglas, Arizona the other day...man I miss those times, but just as I had the pleasure of meeting you once before...I know we'll meet again, and it will be like we never lost touch. Keep the party going up there in Heaven, and put in a good word for me.

Love,

Thommo
November 15, 2006
Andy,
It's been a little over 5 months now that you've departed this Earth. I miss you soooo much. This weekend was Veteran's Day and there was a beautiful service that was held in honor of you. You mean so much to so many people, it's crazy!!! Your whole family is so warm and loving. I see now where you got many of your great characteristics from. I just want you to know that not only on Veteran's Day, but you will always be honored by your family, friends, and those that love you EVERYDAY!! Miss you much, A.
Love Always,
November 15, 2006
Prayers for Healing,This is what the LORD,the God ofyour father David,says:I have heard your prayer and seen your tears;I will heal you.-2KINGS 20:5 I love and miss you so much
November 14, 2006
Andy,

I know it's been a few months but there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I was visiting with the fam this weekend and I got a chance to meet some of your friends from your unit. I wish I could have made it to the memorial service,I know it must have been beautiful...All of them spoke so highly of you and all I could do was nod my head and smile when we shared our moments about you. Even though I had never met her before we talked like old friends reuniting, we had that connection because of you. I have that comfort in knowing that I will see you again, but this time for eternity.
Missing you,
November 13, 2006
Andy,
You and I were mostly on a hi and bye level walking the halls of Stuart or chillin around Oakview. We hung in the same circle of friends and I knew your brothers. Even though we never had an actual friendship I always heard good things about you and no one ever had a negative thing to say. My condolences go out to the entire Anderson family. Keep your head up Randy and Ralfy. And Tava, I can't imagine how you must feel to have lost the love of your life but i'll keep you in my prayers and hope that each day gets a little brighter for you. I've read a lot of these postings and, in my opinion, anyone who had a chance to really know Andy was indeed blessed.
November 08, 2006
Hey Andy

So today a teacher said something and it reminded me of you and put me at ease. She said that God has a plan for each and every one of us and when we pass away to our eternal destination it is because we fufilled our purpose, our plan that God had for us. I felt so proud to know you. I admire you Andy, and it's amazing the impact that you're life has had on so many people, even today. Veterans day is on fri. and we're having a special service to honor our soldiers and i've been asked to speak. You know how terrified i am of public speaking, but trust me i will proudly walk up onto that pulpit and honor your name. I'm excited to share your wonderful memories. I love You !!
Erica
November 07, 2006
Dearest Andy, I need not ask how you are doing because I know you are fine. Its been a while, and I've gotten to the point where I can write this message without depression but instead strength. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think off you often. Your family reflects you so well. Your mom is a doll, I guess you got your quite side from you dad. Raphy is a mini you and your cousins are off the chain. I smile as I write this because I have nothing but good memories of you!! I know oneday the sun will shine on all Gods children. I dont think my heart can take another memorial service but because its you I will endure the pain, plus I promised Ximora me and the baby would come. Andy, there are so many things I want to say and things I wonder, but I will never question GOD because he does not make mistakes. I know your spirit is living and if you should happen to get this message, you know my hearts desire and I ask that you speak to me again because although I have gotten past the physical I will never get over our memories.
Always thinking of you,
Pebbles
November 07, 2006
Dearest Andy,
Rest easy, sleep well my son.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell..
Thank you for the sacrifice you made. We miss you dearly. I will live the rest of my life honoring you daily and making sure you are never forgotten.
November 06, 2006
Xiomara & Harold,

PRAISE GOD FOR BLESSING YOU WITH A WONDERFUL SON, ANDY!

As I look at this guest book, I realize how special my cousin was to so many different people. Andy was funny, caring, just ONE OF A KIND! I know he will never replaced in our hearts. I feel saddened and yet proud when I share with complete strangers the legacy my cousin left behind. Andy made the ultimate sacrifice and for what WHO he was, I feel proud, but of course I'm heartbroken by the incredible loss our family has endured. Everyday I am asked about the bracelet I proudly wear displaying his name. We all miss Andy dearly but I commend the both of you (Rafi and Randy too) for staying steadfast in your faith and for being strong, with the Grace of God. Andy brought love and happiness to our lives, it would honor this memory to maintain that spirit by supporting and loving each other during these very difficult times. I am honored to have known Andy and even more privileged to have been in his family. I love you all and may the Lord continue to guide you and bless you in the days to come...until we meet our Saviour in Heaven.
November 05, 2006
*Andy *
WOW- almost 5 months now since your departure... I rest assure knowing that you are in a better place. I remember when you said to me how at first when you were in Iraq, how afraid you were- but then you would say I'm not afraid anymore because you knew the Lord was walking with you, *what a friend we have in JESUS*...
I miss my 2,3,4 in the morning phones calls that I use to hate waking up for but to hear you on the line would make it all worth it...I miss hearing you call telling me "you know them new JORADNS are coming out..." then telling me to make sure I'm in line bright & early to get them for you... *I KEPT YOU FRESH!!!* When you came home it was like we were having Christmas at the end of April... Seeing you smile... You waiting for me while I was getting my hair fix, nails done- or how about us eating out and you finishing up whatever I ordered because I wasn't eating fast enough... :) Man, I miss you so much- 12 long years we grew- we had come a long way...a mightily LLLOOONNGG way... You and the ultimate sacrifice that you gave- you have become an inspiration and have touched so many people in so many different ways. I AM PROUD OF YOU & all that you have accomplished. *& I know that come Dec 9 when I walk accross that stadium & I receive my degree, that you're going to be right there and ever so proud of me too!!! That was one of the last things you said to me "FINISH SCHOOL..." Well, until next time sweetie... Until next time,
November 04, 2006
Hey Andy, sitting here at work thinking about you, and how Proud I am that the LORD answered my Prayer, When we use to talk and you would tell Tava, I am going to be Myra's son-n-law, and then say {aint} that right Myra. You were the son that I always wanted,the girl's love & miss you so much. You will always have that special place in our heart you are our HERO! luv Myra & Girl's
October 29, 2006
This is the day that the LORD has made, lets rejoice and be glad in it. YOU Are Missed
October 29, 2006
Hey Andy, I miss you so much and seeing Tava without you it's hard, everyone called yall Crossroads hottest couple, man she miss you, and you two will meet again. your boy
October 28, 2006
Hi, My Andy!!! I was just sitting here thinking about you as I so often do. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. We did make it back home safely. Thank God!!! I know that you enjoyed the tribute that we had for you once we arrived home. You truly deserved it. You are a Hero to so many people for the amazing sacrifice you have made. I sat up with my mother a few nights ago and talked about you for hours. You know that I can talk!!! I miss you soooooo much, A. I miss seeing that pretty smile of yours. I miss you cracking the "head jokes", too. I miss everything!!! Some days are worse than others, but with Gods grace and mercy I know that I'll make it through. I know that we will see each other again. Talk to you soon.

All My Love,
October 26, 2006
the lord is my shepherd;I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the path of righteousness for his name sake.Yea, through Iwalk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me;thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:thuogh anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the day of my life; and I will dwell in thw house of the Lord for ever. PSALM23 You are truly missed
October 21, 2006
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. Please know that we share your grief, and our prayers are with you. THANK YOU for serving our country, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
October 20, 2006
Hello Andy, I worked with Tava's mom and I met you when you had came home, Myra talked about you all the time. She always had great stories about you and her girl's, I know they miss you.I am so glad I got to shake your hand, rest in peace, Myra and girl's stay strong.
October 20, 2006
Hey POOH, this morning when I woke up to get the girl's up for school your picture was on the TV, and I called out your name and they both jumped right up. Andy we miss you so much. Tava is home so we'll be stopping by to see you this weekend, "Our" girl stay on the go, doing what she have to do. December will be here before you know it. we love you and miss you so much.{your second family}
October 19, 2006
wuz up primo, look i just got back from alabama and dam that was a sad moment cause everyone that was there was so happy to recive there love one that just got back from that hell hole that they just came out of and you know that your family was there to represent your welcome home even though you didn't make it back everyone you wanted to come back came back your whole company and i'm also glad to say that everyone olny thought beautiful things about you so it almost felt like you were there with us then after that mission we shot out to west palm were we were greeted by the rest of the family your aunt's, uncle's,and cousin. Then that kind of play with my mind alittle, cause as soon as i got there, i recall when we where all there that whole pool sence when you pulled down the basketball rim. We kick it there with the family for a little bit before everyone had to jet back home before work! Me being the person that I am I took the ride with your dad to jacksonville as he took the jorney back home on his own! Now I sit here by myself thinking of you, whats so crasy is that what just came on the radio was the song missing you by puff diddy and the verse that really hit me was when old diddy saying I would do anything to hear half your breath! Well Andy I want you to know that I would do anything to hear half of half of your breath love you, and there olny one love one life one king PUTIN
October 17, 2006
Hello family! This is your cousin Craig Pratt, down in Miami,FL. Let me first extend my most sincere condolences on behalf of Uncle Ernest and Aunt Carole and all the family here in South Florida. There are no words to express the absolute shock and overwhelming sadness I felt upon hearing of Andy's passing.My Aunt Ernestine just sent us a copy of the memorial service program. Honestly it still seems unreal. I have some great memories of us riding around the city of Houston, TX. Just clowning around and laughing, during the family reunion weekend. Me, Andy and Lil' Man...taking life for granted. One thing I truly regret is that,as time progressed,our geographical locations didn't allow us to see each other as we would have liked. I didn't get a chance to see you all on your last visit to Miami. One great thing my mother said, is that she got the opportunity to pray with Andy and the family just before you all departed.Andy shared with her his plans of joining the military with great excitement... What a HERO! To my cousins Harold,Xiomara, Randy and Rafi, and the rest of our loved ones, I leave this point to ponder...As followers of Christ, it is imperative that we not live according to situation, but rather live according to Revelation. Moreover, death is one of the harsh realities of life that cause our situations to seem unbearable..Revelation is the WORD OF GOD. It is then, that we must shift our minds from the situation:our loss of Andy...
to the Revelation of what GOD promised.Eternal Life! JESUS conquered death, hell, and the grave. HE reconciled us back to our Heavenly Father,granting us everlasting life! Stand firm on THE WORD. In our deepest moments of despair always remember... "Not situation...but Revelation." Peaceful Journey Andy, Much Love!

Please accept my humble apology for not sending this message earlier.GOD Bless.
October 16, 2006
Sup Homie,
I pray for you and your family everynight. My heart sunk the day I heard about you passing away. You gave your life for this country and for our families. I always knew that we lose soldiers but its different when you lose one of your own. I miss ya man and I know one day I will meet you in heaven. I pray that you watch over me and the rest of the servicemen serving all over the world and in Iraq. I can remember all the memories we shared in middle school and high school. I can sit there and laugh at all the stupid stuff we use to do in class and football. I miss you kid and I know you are smiling down from heaven. Take care cuz!

SrA Sokthear Van
18 Civil Engineer Squadron
United States Air Force
Kadena AB, Okinawa
October 13, 2006
O Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good:for his mercy endureth for ever.
October 12, 2006
Hi Andy, Andy, Andy, you know Toto and i talk about you all the time. That boy is so proud to say that you are his cousin, a soldier a HERO yes Andy "are" because you will always be. Antonio is only five, but he remembers you so well. Last night after we read our bed time story we stayed up and talked about you, that boy was laughing so loud when i told him that for his 3rd birthday party you Tava and I were outside talking and you said "man i want a boy like Toto, but insted of calling him Toto i'ma call him Oto" he thought that was so funny. yeah just like that there are so many things that will never allow anyone to ever forget you, you will always be a our Andy, our hero. You will always remain alive in our hearts. Luv u !!!!!
A big high five from Antonio :)
October 11, 2006
Hey... even though that I don't know you, I know your brothers Rafi and Randi in high school... JEB Stuart. I was very sadned when I heard that you have fallen in Iraq fighting for all of us here. I will pray everyday that GOD will put your soul in a special place.

TO you. ANDY ... from MULUGETA. (MULANGA BANGA)

GOD BLESS YOU. RIP.
October 10, 2006
Hey, just stopping by to let you know you stay on my mind and I miss you so much. luv Myra
October 10, 2006
DEAR ANDY, I AM PRAYING THAT GOD GIVES YOUR MOM STRENGTH EVERYDAY TO GET BY WITHOUT YOU. I CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE MY LIFE WITHOUT MY SON. I KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN HEAVEN WITH GOD AND THAT IS WHAT KEEPS YOUR MOM AND THE FAM GOING! GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL! THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID FOR OUR FREEDOM! YOU ARE A HERO AND A WARRIOR! MUCH LOVE, LIZZETTE
October 09, 2006
HEY ANDY,
WHATS UP BUUDDY...I MISS YOU ALOT!!!I STILL CANT BELIEVE YOUR GONE.OH YEAH IM 18 NOW...IM GETTING UP THERE.WELL LOVE YOU, REST IN PEACE
October 08, 2006
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."
Romans 5:1,

I'm so glad that God loved us all so much that he gave his only son that who so ever believed in him- should not perish, but live life ever lasting!!! What a friend we have in Christ Jesus.... For this reason we know that if our earthly house in this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens....
2 Corinthians-


Tay
October 06, 2006
Hey Andy,

It’s your brother and I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE YOU with all my heart. There isn't a day that goes by that I don’t think about you. It's funny but since you’ve gone to heaven now I’ve been making everyday decisions based on what you would’ve done, as if I was trying to live for you again.
I find myself thinking about all of my wishes and almost all of them consist of you…….
I wish I could carry a conversation with you one more time Andy. I wish I could hear you say, “Wassup Randy," and I would say, "Wassup Andy.” I wish I could here you crack a joke one more time even if it was on me. I wish I could see you act a fool one more time. I wish to see us get old and carry our family name on like I always thought we would do. I wish you could hold my son one more time. I wish you would come back Andy so this pain would go away. I just keep wishing and imagining you here with Mama, Daddy, Rafi and me back in Oakview. But I know you’re in a better place now and that our Lord has a plan and a purpose. I will never forget you Andy. YOU will never fade away. Memories of you will always be vivid sketch in my mind. Just hold me up in your wings when I feel weak so I can always be strong. Clear my mind of downbeat thoughts and fill it with blissful memories you have left. Always steer me in the right path so one day, just one day Andy, I’ll see you again. I write that with a smile because I know for a fact that you are waiting for me just as much as I am waiting for you. I love you man.
October 06, 2006
My beloved son,

It's been four months today since you've left home to our heavenly Father. There hasn't been one day or minute that I haven't thought about you. Everywhere I go there is something to remind me of you. I hear your voice and I see your cute face, Andy. You don't have an idea how much I miss you. My son, my friend, and my good listener. I want you to know that at home I honor you daily. What has kept me going is a weekly visit to your grave. Bringing you the most beautiful flowers that I can find at the store makes me happy. Putting extra flowers near your fellow soldiers. We really enjoy visiting you on Sundays with the whole family and having picnics with you there. I want you to know that there are a lot of special people that call daily to check on us. Your legacy will continue forever because you lived a life helping others and always putting others before you. All the wonderful stories I hear from your comrades make me feel so proud. I can not wait for their safe return home to give them all a big hug you told me to give them in that dream. They really miss you, daily... Especially the ones that you were closest too. They look for you, but they can't find you. I tell them that our wish is to be reunited some day soon. Hopefully we will see them soon, when we're ready. Your dad really misses you, but we're trying to keep him busy. Rafy and Randy are so proud of you. They know that you were a brave man and you loved serving your country. You are our American Hero. I will make sure that you will never be forgotten. My beloved son, I promise you that I will continue serving the Lord and I will continue to stay strong. When my time comes I want to be reunited with you. I just want you to rest in peace. Please give my father a big hug and tell him we also miss him too. Tell him that we're taking good care of Mama. Thank God for those 24 years of life that you lived well and happy. My comfort comes from knowing how I was always there for you no matter what. I was there to support you under any circumstance. I was right by your side whether the situation was good or bad. You are the pride of the family and you will continue to be. Until we meet again...
Love,
Mama
October 06, 2006
Hey Andy, wow 4 months, 4 long months, and not a day go by that I don't thank god for bring you into my life, you and Tava were a hand full. Hey remember when I gave your mom my Key, that was funny. I miss you, Love myra
October 06, 2006
Tava and Family,

Just want you all to know you are still in our daily prayers! I was going threw last weeks Washington Post and there was a picture of all the men who has seeked out to serve their country and have gone home to be with God while doing so and of course Andy's picture just stood out as I turn to that page! Tava continue to keep your head up everybody who loved Andy loves you too! I know these are trying times for you and Andy's family. Much love coming your way.
October 06, 2006
Tava and Family,

Just want you all to know you are still in our daily prayers! I was going threw last weeks Washington Post and there was a picture of all the men who has seeked out to serve their country and have gone home to be with God while doing so and of course Andy's picture just stood out as I turn to that page! Tava continue to keep your head up everybody who loved Andy loves you too! I know these are trying times for you and Andy's family. keep your head up much love coming your way.
October 06, 2006
Tava and Family,

Just want you all to know you are still in our daily prayers! I was going threw last weeks Washington Post and there was a picture of all the mens who seeked out to serve their country and of course Andy's picture just stood out as I turn to that page! Tava continue to keep your head up everybody who loved Andy loves you too! I know these are trying times for you and Andy's family. keep your head up much love coming your way.
October 06, 2006
I miss you, and seeing Tava I still see the hurt in her eyes, Andy it's been 4 months, but feels like yesterday. You two were Crossroads hottest couple. I love you guys and Tava be strong and keep your head up.
October 06, 2006
4 months already- I know you're smiling looking down and PROUD of all that I have accomplished, thus far, this concludes my week of mid terms and Dec 9th will be here sooner than I know. & all the other doors that are literally "flying" open for me. ALL OF MY HELP COMES FROM THE LORD- repeating this Psalm, day end and day out.... This is what I know you would've wanted me to do-
*Hey can you give my grandpa a hug for me!!!! I truly miss yall*,
Tay
October 05, 2006
WOW 4 months tomorrow, and it still feel like yesterday. Andy you touched so many people lifes in so many ways, everyone has their own memories. I have some that I sit and laugh about. You are my hero
October 05, 2006
TRIBUTE TO MY SON

God created man and God created woman

God gave this woman the blessing of life

God blessed this woman with a son

And this son became her brother

This son became a man

And this man watched this woman

As well this woman watched this man

This man and this woman became the endurance of strength

Time knows no limit

Time knows no boundaries

Time gives you an opportunity

And this man and woman worked with each other

Time allowed them to become a team

Time allowed them a friendship

Time allowed them peace

Time allowed them love

Time gave them understanding

And God gave them all

God gave them God

And so

God gave man Everlasting Love

WE MISS YOU, ANDY.
October 05, 2006
Andy,

Wow, it’s been 4 months since you were picked by God to go home. I know you are watching down on us and a lot has changed since you were here on earth. I am so VERY thankful that I was able to share in the memories/photos/activities with your family and friends who are so proud of you and miss you tremendously. You’d be coming home soon and geez, we were all waiting for that day! We are all selfish and would rather see you walk off that airplane or off the bus back into our daily lives, but we have all come to accept that God had a better plan for you. I know that there are much brighter days to come and some are better than others.

Donnie scored his first touch down in your old kleets about 3 weeks ago against West Potomac! He was so proud – first one ever.

Big Tony’s birthday is coming and you all had so much planned. He was looking forward to seeing you again and celebrating, but I know he is trying hard to enjoy his day with you looking down on him. He loves you like a brother - not just his lil cousin.

I pray that you keep your angelic wings wrapped around your family and loved ones, with your Mama and Daddy close to your heart!

Much love to you, Soldier of Jesus Christ!

I love you and will never forget you!
October 04, 2006
It takes a little darkness for us to see the stars, and a whole lifetime to reach them. Don't give up! Memories are the Lagacy of LOVE
October 04, 2006
It's been almost four months that you've left us, Andy. You know that you are sorely missed. Here's a little prayer...O Lord, I have lived through these days after the life of my dear friend. My gratitude is as deep as my grief and my peace is as deep as my pain---all because of You. I need you as I never neeeded you before. Sheperd my soul through these dry and heavy days. You send us to this Earth for a season and then You receive us again unto Yourself. I understand this cycle, but I wasn't ready to let go so soon. The finality and reality of this is piercing, but I'm continuing to follow You and give You praise for a life lived well. I know you're resting in peace, A.
Love Always,
October 03, 2006
Prayer for the Day

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your wonderful promise of peace and comfort when I need it. You have lifted sorrow from me many times in my life. I am truly grateful, as I would not have been able to bear it without the strength and comfort of the Holy Spirit. May I be sensitive to those who are hurting, and reach out and bring that same comfort to them. I am thankful that we shall see all of our loved ones in Christ once again, when we all get to heaven. How wonderful it is to have the hope that is ours as Your children. Blessed be Your name! I pray in Jesus' name. Amen
October 03, 2006
As Christians, we do have an advantage over those who do not have Christ in their hearts when it comes to a time of weeping. Our weeping and mourning will eventually be turned into joy because we have our faith in Christ and our hope and future in reaching heaven. Our sorrow is temporal, and not eternal, like those who are lost. Jesus will remove all grief and sorrow from our souls if we come to Him and ask Him to do it for us. In exchange for our sorrow, He gives us a supernatural peace that is past our unders.
October 02, 2006
Well, Andy the time has finally come. We've begun our journey departing Iraq...Praise be to God!!!! I'm grateful that we are finally leaving, but it's still been so hard actually realizing that you weren't leaving with me physically, but indeed you'll be with me spiritually. It kinda hit home when we were waiting on the flight line for the C130's to come and get us. After church last week some of the guys in our unit were playing football. We were all talking and they were saying how the game would have been over...if only you were here. Everyone misses you and Carlos so much. It's still so painful at times for me!!! One thing I know is that death can't kill love and human hands can't bury it. I'll continue to keep my faith in the Lord and pray for strength everyday, as you'd want me to do. I miss you, Andy!! Love Always,
October 01, 2006
To the Anderson family,earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. I feel your pain, I share in your grief, because two years ago I stood in the same place that you stood in. My son was the youngest of three boys,but closer then any child can possibly be to their parent. Although it was two years ago that he gave his life for his country, it seems like only yesterday. I don't cry as much as I use to, but I still have unanswered questions, that I am hoping one day to have the answer. So I am wishing you and your family the comfort that God has given me,each day the hurt hurts less, but the memory lives on in me.God Bless you and your famly, be he keep you and yours and may heaven smile down upon you.
Mother of 1st class pfc Rodney A.Jones.
September 30, 2006
Psalm 121

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold he that keepeth Isreal shall not slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from evil: He shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore."

Amen
God Is Our Keeper
September 30, 2006
They Andy, I am sitting here at work looking at my picture's that I have up of you and the girl's. I was laughing at us sitting waitting to see to which one was going to get their tattoo first, so we could laugh at each others faces. Andy I miss you so much, your phone calls, with Tava on the line with us, and you and I get to going and having her getting on us. I miss those days so much, I better get some work done, until next time I love you....Myra
September 27, 2006
I remember when you came into my house, and you shook my hand with that big white beautiful smile of yours and you said to me- "I did it" and Tay came in the room face glowing- the smile on her face said it all, then she showed me her hand, and I said to you- "I always wanted it to be YOU, You better treat her right..." I had big plans for yall- Even though we didn't get to make it official and seal it with a piece of paper- You will always be apart of The White Family.
Xiomara, Harold, Rafi & Randy- I will continue to pray for you guys daily for our Father to give you an abundance of strength- my heart goes out to you guys as you guys are going through this, Just know that yall are not alone! & Tay- keep your head up girl because you know what yall shared- and that is all that matters, you're doing it girl, keep trusting and holding his UNCHANGING hand- and everything is going to be all right- "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name." Psalm103:1
& may this solider of Christ rest in peace, Amen,
Your Uncle
September 27, 2006
Andy...

I miss you soooo much... i'm sorry it has taken me so long to write to you but it is so hard for me to express everything that i feel.. every time i come on here to read what people write it breaks my heart and i cant find the write words to say..I think about you everyday as i walk to class, lay in my bed, and even when i'm playin madden with my friends... I wish sooo bad to see you again and just joke around..Theres not a day that goes by that I dont get mad at myself for not being able to visit you on your 2 week break..I loved you so much and looked up to you as my older brother and best friend..Tia you know i love you..I pray to God that he helps me with the pain i feel and i kno that we will be reunited...

LOVE YOU
RICKY
September 27, 2006
GAURDIAN ANGEL HEAR MY PRAYER, KEEP ME IN YOUR LOVING CARE. LUV YOU POOH....MOOKIE I LUV YOU TO!
September 26, 2006
"Honor to the soldier, and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause."
-President Abraham Lincoln
September 26, 2006
Andy, There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I am surrounded by memories of you. Your pictures are lovingly placed at home, work and even in my car. On Sunday, I visited your grave sight for the first time since the funeral. I was overwhelmed with emotion! I think it made things more concrete and real to me. On Monday, I visited again, we had a nice conversation, right? Here were are three months later and the pain hasn't even begun to subside. I'm being supportive of your Mom for you. I know how close you two were and she misses you so, so much - we all do! I have learned to treasure everyone around me and appreciate the little things in life. If I could turn back the hands of time, there are so many things I wanted to say to you, but mostly how proud I was of your mission in Iraq and how honored I am to be your family....I love you little cousin, and I think of you and miss you everyday. In the meantime, keep watching over us, I feel your presence everywhere and therefore, I feel safe and loved...."Dont worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus". Philippians 4:6
September 26, 2006
To the Family of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson,

Harold: You are a good father and a caring man, God will continue strengthening you through this hardship.
Xiomara you are indescribable, your courage, strength and great faith is truly admirable.
Rafy and Randy bless your hearts; don’t ever forget that you all were the most important part of Andy’s life.

I pray that these verses may comfort your hearts,
Psalm 139:1-18
1
O LORD, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my every thought when far away.
3
You chart the path ahead of me
and tell me where to stop and rest.
Every moment you know where I am.
4
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, LORD.
5
You both precede and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
6
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to know!
7
I can never escape from your spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the place of the dead,[a] you are there.
9
If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10
even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
11
I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night--

12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are both alike to you.
13
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother's womb.
14
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous--and how well I know it.
15
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17
How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God!
They are innumerable!
18
I can't even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up in the morning,
you are still with me!
September 26, 2006
Prayer you can offer to God:

Father God, Thank You for always being there for me no matter what I face. I know You will never fail me, even in my most intense trials. I have not always understood why I was going through certain things; however, I do not have to understand, because You are God and You are in control, in spite of my lack of understanding. I know that all You require of me is to trust You, and look to You in faith and You will come and save me, and bring me an answer. You always have, and You always will, because you are faithful. You never fail any of us who look to You. I have failed You, Lord, by my doubt and unbelief at times, but You have never failed me. Lord, please remove all the sorrow and grief I feel. Heal this pain I feel in my heart and help me to trust You more. Fill this empty place in my heart with more of Your Spirit. I ask this in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen
September 26, 2006
What a blessing you were- you are... and forever will be. What a joy Devine... Forever and ever will you be in my heart. My Best Friend!!! You walked with us for what seems to us now seems to be such a short time, but you have left lasting foot prints that will carry your legacy on forever and a day. Yes! You are our Hero, and will always be remembered for giving the ultimate sacrifice- & you know there's not a day that goes by.... I MISS YOU ANDY
September 26, 2006
I know all things are possible with Jesus in our lifes, so Andy I know I we will all meet again and oh what JOY it's going to be. I love you, Myra
September 25, 2006
We will be reunited with them. That shall happen when we get to Heaven, or when Christ comes again to this earth and brings them with Him at the resurrection. We are not like those who have no hope. In Christ, our future is full of His promises and we are promised victory over death and the grave!
September 25, 2006
Hey Andy...
Not a day goes by that I dont think of you in some way! Although we didn't talk often nor had I seen you in years nothing is more real and important than a family bond. I cry in sadness because you had so much more life to live but I also cry in happiness because I know that you are looking down on us and watching over us and waiting for us to meet you.When I get sad I have to remember you are in heaven where I want to be. Uncle Harold,Xiomara, Randy and Rafy stay strong and prayerful and know that God is not going to put more on us than we can bear.There IS sweet relief in knowing that GOD WILL MAKE A WAY...it may not be clear or easy to see but it is all apart of his divine plan we just have to trust and believe.Tava, people come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime...hold on to your memories they will last forever.When Grant is sleeping he is always smiling and I know that's an angel, Cousin Andy, playing with him. Cousin, you rest in peace and know that your family loves you and we will never forget the sacrifice you made.You are a hero! We love you and we miss you! SMN
September 24, 2006
On behalf of the Anderson/Mena family, we would like to thank everyone for leaving their positive messages. During this time of mourning, your uplifting messages bring relief and comfort to our grieving family. We request for everyone leaving messages to leave only uplifting remembrances and tributes to Andy.

Special thanks to the 46th Engineer BN in Iraq for all your daily e-mails and phone calls as well as flower deliveries for Andy's family. We are looking forward to meeting you all in the near future when you return.

Andy, may everyone allow you to rest in peace. This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24.

Sincerely,
Yamilet on behalf of the Anderson/Mena Family
September 24, 2006
Andy...if only you could see them now. Nathaniel crawling and learning new tricks, Jaedyn eating and rolling over. You'd be so proud watching the two of them grow up together...but it's okay, we know you are watching over them, guiding them every step of the way. With each milestone they overcome, we know you are protecting them and being there with them. And when Nathaniel takes his first steps, I hope you're up there watching and smiling at how much he's grown, because you're still, and always will be his uncle.
September 24, 2006
Hey Andy,
yesterday at McDonald's, Theo's dad came up to me and gave me his condolances and brought up the candlelight vigil, one thing that stuck in my head was how he said you were so shy and quiet, yet you connected with so many people, that you were a very special person. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you Andy, at work, in my car, looking at my baby, especially at Randy, I love you Andy. You were truly special. One of a kind, my big brother. I know you want me to stay strong and continue on and that's what I'm gonna do, always and forever, your little brother.
September 23, 2006
Hey Andy...
In life, there are certain roles of people that are in our life that we can not control, for example- we don't pick nor choose who we want our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents etc to be...-It's already planned, nor can we change them but we can pick and choose those that we meet and we let into our life and have those other outside relationships with- and for this reason, I am honored, and privileged that you choose me to be your wife...that is something that NO ONE will ever be able to take away from me- I just wish that come October you would be coming here getting off the bus and we would be starting our new chapter of life together... But God had a different plan for you and has a different plan for me, and one day I'll understand. *I love you Andy, and I miss you!* MOOKIE & POOH ALWAYS and FOREVER!!!
Tay
September 23, 2006
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

September 22, 2006
Hi Andy, it's me Carlito I really miss you and wish you were here with us my brother, Putin just had a beutiful baby girl but I know you can see her from heaven. Iknow I'm just 12 years old and when you were home everybody wanted to be around you I remember your mom's house was full of all the guys because everybody wants to chill with Andy. We all miss you a lot especially me because you are my hero and when I grow up I want to be just like you and make my mom proud like you.And your mom & dad miss you a lot they look so lonely and sad without you. But don;t worry my mom stops by every day to keep them companyand eventually I stop by when I don't have school. Andy you are so lucky that GOD called you so soon to be with grandpa and please give our grandpa a BIG kiss and a hug for me. until we meet again.
love 4 ever Carlos =)
September 22, 2006
Andy i didn't think it would be this hard.. everytime i walk pass your old balcony i juss shake my head i miss you alot i neva knew how much of an impression a person can play in your life, well i learned you dont ever now until its gone although we didnt see each other that often u always had a smile that could brightn up anybodys day..Tava keep your head up ya will b together agian no doubt...Mama i miss you!! i hope your doing well,you are in my prayers everynight and will allways b... Andy we love you rest in peace
September 22, 2006
Andy i just wanted to let you know how much we miss u. Everytime Tay comes over the kids ask were is "Andy" you can see the hurt in her eyes. The kids know that you went to "HEAVEN" but they dont quite understand yet. But she just smiles and says my "POOH" is with the "ANGELS" looking over us. I still here you and Tay on the phone at 3a.m. and me telling ya'll to go to sleep. But now that sound is like music to my ears.LOL. I smile everytime I think of it. LOVE YOU ANDY AND MISS YOU. Will ALWAYS be my little cousin.
September 21, 2006
My Dearest Loved one:



I received your Letter from Heaven,

It made the teardrops fall.

But knowing you’re with God above,

Sweet memories, I will recall.



I know that you are with me,

For I feel your presence near.

And if I listen closely,

Your voice I then can hear.



I know you’re watching o’er me,

As you promised you would do.

And when I feel so saddened,

It’s your letter that sees me through.



When I lay in bed at night,

The day’s chores put to flight,

I truly feel your presence,

Like a warm and glowing light.



The rocky roads you mentioned,

And the hills that I must climb;

I’ve done exactly what you said,

By taking one day at a time.



I’ve tried to help others,

Who are in sorrow and in pain.

And now I am contented,

My day was not in vain.



I’ll lend a hand, as you have said

When someone is feeling low.

I’ll pray for them and be here,

‘Till on their way they go.



And when it’s time for me to go,

To join you in heaven high.

My wings I shall spread wide,

To my home up in the sky.

Love, Mama

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006
http://www.ruthann1.com
September 21, 2006
Dearest Andy,
I received your Letter from Heaven,
It made the teardrops fall.
But knowing you’re with God above,
Sweet memories, I will recall.
I know that you are with me,
For I feel your presence near.
And if I listen closely,
Your voice I then can hear.
I know you’re watching o’er me,
As you promised you would do.
And when I feel so saddened,
It’s your letter that sees me through.
When I lay in bed at night,
The day’s chores put to flight,
I truly feel your presence,
Like a warm and glowing light.
The rocky roads you mentioned,
And the hills that I must climb;
I’ve done exactly what you said,
By taking one day at a time.
I’ve tried to help others,
Who are in sorrow and in pain.
And now I am contented,
My day was not in vain.
I’ll lend a hand, as you have said
When someone is feeling low.
I’ll pray for them and be here,
‘Till on their way they go.
And when it’s time for me to go,
To join you in heaven high.
My wings I shall spread wide,
To my home up in the sky.
Love, Mama

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006
http://www.ruthann1.com
September 20, 2006
He walked with us a little while to bring to all the earth A message of eternal hope, assurance of rebirth. He rose in wondrous glory. He lives among us still. A day never pass that I don't think about you, you know you were my only son. Andy I miss you and will always love you.{my mookie&pooh}luv Ma
September 19, 2006
Dear Andy,

Football season is starting up again here on post. I wish you could be here to play, but I know that you are at least watching. My son Jayden is supposed to be born on friday but who knows if thats part of God's plan. I have not forgotten the promise I made to tell him of a great friend I had and still have in spirit. Andy we all miss you so much. Take care up there.
Friends always,
September 15, 2006
Dear Andy,
Time has gone by so fast, but it seems like just yesterday you were home with the family goofing around. I'll always remember how scared you were to hold Jaedyn because you thought you would drop him or something. He was only 2 weeks old. When nobody was around you came to me and asked to hold him, I know you were happy to finally meet your new nephew. Im so glad you got to meet him, and I know you are too. Even though your not here to physically hold him anymore, your up above us watching over him in a special way. We will remind him of you every day, and he'll always know that he has another uncle that loves him very much.
Love,
Bianca and Jaedyn.
September 14, 2006
Andy, Andy, Andy... WOW- 3 months...Things are no longer, nor will they ever be the same. But last night- your cousin Nicci told me that soon after the storm the sun is going to shine again and it is going to be a BRIGHTER day.... I'm just waiting for that day to come, because WE will see each other again!!! "Oh how happy the day, when I'll say goodbye to the troubles of this life, a city bright and fair, where the streets are paved with gold, and we'll never, we'll never ever, grow old. He's promised me a mansion there, & they'll be no more worries, and no more care.... & the joy that we'll share- Cannot compare.... because troubles will be NO..." (You know how the song goes)
I miss you-Tay
September 10, 2006
It's 3month nowthat u past away and they say with time it get easyer but for me it olny get harder cause i miss u so much i'm still hope to see your face all i can do now is remember your face and look at this picture that olny cause so much pain u look so full of live so happy dam man why u the pain is still fresh in my heart i find my self breaking down at the odds of time cause still can't your gone i want u to no u have change my life i'm still crazy but i've learn to slow down enoght to enjoy the smaller things in life i miss u u still so much living to do u will alway live in my heart ilove u andy and there isn't a day that i don't think of u say wuz up to my grandpa up there. one love putin
September 06, 2006
I look at the new entrys daily and I'm not surprise of the love that Andy spreaded.... Tay we don't know each other but I remember you and Andy going back and forth on the phone and me telling that dude that you two would be together for awhile.... You stay strong and know that you will always be watched over.
September 05, 2006
My dear Andy
I can't believe that it has been 3 months since your departure!
There has been sad days and many eyes filled with tears. I am trying not to cry as much as I did yesterday. Everytime I read this guest book I see that everyone you met you touched in so many ways. You were so gentle, so caring, so kind and that was a true gift. Now you are receiving so many blessings that you truly deserve and now everytime I think of you I will blow my kisses up to you in heaven. Andy I know that you didn't wanted us to cry and I know that is part of life to die, you know that we miss you and we are sad. But I promise you that everytime I think of you I will try to smile, because I trust God and I know he doesn't make mistakes. Probably right now you are painting the sky with rainbows and shining lights to brighten our days. I also know that even though your body is not here, your heart and your smile is right here us. Andy I promise you that as the days go by each one of your memories will prove you that our love for you will never die.We will keep it alive forever.
Andy, my dear nephew I am so proud to call myself your aunt.
Love,
Tia Anette
September 04, 2006
Andy,

I would have never thought that the next time I wrote you would be for something like this. I'm so thankful to both you and your family for always embracing me throughout the many years of our friendship. I will always remember the good days we had playing hookie during our high school days. I won't forget about the Friday night football games you played in while everyone cheered for you, even back then you were a HERO and a LEADER, even the HATERS couldn't touch you back then. You will always be in my prayers and most of all your love will remain in my heart.

And a message to all your friends in Iraq: Give thanks to the Lord for having a friend like Andy that was so giving, please continue to keep his memory alive and be thankful that you were a part of his life during his time in Iraq. I know Andy had many special friends in Iraq that he would want us to keep in our prayers. God Bless you all for your good fight.

With love,
Amal
August 31, 2006
My Dearest Andy,


I don't know where to begin. It's been almost three months, but it feels like an eternity that you've been gone. No words can begin to describe how much I miss you. It's been extremely hard not having you around. You would always lift my spirits up and make me forget about this horrible place---Iraq. It's not the same without you. You had a sense of humor that was out of this world and a smile that would melt anyone's heart. We had so much fun together. You always kept me laughing. We've had so many wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. You were my best friend!!!! I thank God for bringing you into my life. Though I may not fully understand why He took you away so early, I know that He does not make mistakes. There hasn't been one day that goes by that I haven't thought of you. My heart goes out to all of your family. We now have a precious Angel all our own watching over us. I miss you ten times infinity and beyond, "A"!!!This isn't goodbye, but more like see you later. Until we meet again........

Love Always,
Crystal
August 30, 2006
I thought of us on Sunday while my pastor preached, such powerful words spoke directly to my heart...Our God is an awesome God, all of my help comes from him. His blood gives me my strength to continue on. There is not a day, hour, second or minute that goes by that I don't think of you- YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR THE ULTIMATE SACIFICE THAT YOU HAVE MADE!!! You are my HERO!
Tay
August 29, 2006
It's a new season and a new day! I feel blessings coming our way! For it's a season of power and prosperity! God is looking over all Andy's loved ones, all his family!
August 28, 2006
My Deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson. With much experience, I know how devasting, the loss of a loved one is. Only faith, time and God's Peace will heal.
The price Cpl. Anderson and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
So much thanks to be given, for these young heroes, for their Courage, their Service and their Dedication.
May he rest safely in God's Mighty Hands and may God's Loving Comfort and Grace continue to be with the Anderson family.
I am the sister of such a young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam, many years ago.

"Some people come into our lives and stay for a short while, others leave footprints on our hearts that will last forever."
~Author Unknown~

Hoping you continue to feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you each and every day, as this Country mourns with you, for someone very precious to you, who is a Hero to all of us.
August 28, 2006
To the Anderson Family - I recently heard the sad news about Andy from a colleague who worked with him while he attended Stuart HS. I am truly sorry for your loss. I was Andy's mentor when he was a student at Glasgow Middle School. I can clearly remember working with him on homework after school every week and our afternoon outings with Donna, another mentee. Andy always brought a smile to my face with his wonderful sense of humor. I often found myself thinking about Andy and my other mentees after they moved on to high school, hoping that they were doing well and staying out of trouble. It is obvious that he became a respectable young man. It brings a smile to my face to see the photos of Andy, past and present. He still had that wonderful smile. My heart goes out to the whole family. We have lost a kind soul. I cry as I think about him, but also smile when I think about how he made my life better. I am honored to have had the opportunity to get to know him. My heart goes out to his entire family.

You will always have a special place in my heart, Andy.
August 25, 2006
Andy,

Man! I just can't believe it. You were my barracks neighbor. . I salute you and your service. Blessed!
August 12, 2006
Andy Anderson.........its your sister in law. its hard cause its been a couple of months now and jonin'. lol. miss u. i just gotta remind my self everyday that you are in a better place.
August 10, 2006
Dear Xiomara,

My family just learned of your terrible loss. Although we never met Andy, we know that he was raised well because you are such a wonderful and caring person. We appreciate his service in our continued effort to spread Democracy and religious freedom throughout the world and keep us safe at home. A hero you raised...you should be so proud. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. God bless and comfort all of you.
August 08, 2006
WHATS UP ANDY!!!THREE MONTH HAVE WENT BY AND I STILL CANT UNDERSTAND WHY.WHY DID GOD HAVE TO TAKE YOU HOME SO SOON.I REMEMBER WHEN YOU CAME DOWN WOODBRIDGE AND WE WAS CHILLIN HAVE FUN.I REMEMBER HOW YOU TOLD ME THAT WE WERE GOING TO HANG OUT AND GO TO THE CLUB OR SOMETHING FOR MY BIRTHDAY(OCTOBER 2ND).IT HURT ME MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY,HAVING THOUGHTS OF HOW MY SISTER FEELS.KNOWING THAT SHE WANTS TO GIVE UP AND BUT AT THE SAME TIME SHE KNOWS YOU WOULD WANT HER TO BE STRONG.I REMEMBER THE DAYS WHEN TAVA WOULD CRY AND YOU AND I WOULD JUST LAUGH.THEN I LOOKED AT YOU A MOMENT LATER AND YOU WERE CLEANING HER FACE OFF.I WOULD ALWAYS SAY POOH AND MOOKIE WERE ALWAYS GOING TO BE FOREVER.HAVIN TO HEAR ''WHAT AM I GONNA DO,I LOVE HIM''GROWING UP .WAKEING UP IN THE MORNING HEARING YALL ON THE PHONE AS I GOT UP FOR SCHOOL.I WOULD ALWAYS TELL TAVA HOW MUCH I LIKED YOU AND SHE WOULD ALWAYS LAUGH.WELL I GUESS ITS OK TO SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.LOVE YOU AND RIP
August 07, 2006
Andy,

I just want to let you know that you will be truly missed and love. Everyday I wake up I can't beleived that you and (Carlos) are gone it seems like it a dream that noone can wake up from. My prays are with the Anderson family & Pernell Family. We love you and miss you with your crazy self. 46th EN BN will always remember and never forget you for being a hero.

R.I.P
ANDY ANDERSON
CARLOS PERNELL
August 06, 2006
Baby- exactly 2 months today, "WOW" Everyday, I try, Lord knows that I try to go on, but I've come to realize that LIFE is never going to be the same. I am so empty inside, and I can hear you now saying, "Damn, Tay, Stop cring! You know I don't like to see you cry, MAN" but these tears I can't hide... So everyday- I try to face and deal with the reality that you are no longer here (IN THE FLESH)the pain, But it's HARD. I'm missing you Andy, I miss you
Tay
*LOVE YA! ALWAYS & FOREVER....*
August 06, 2006
Dear Andy,
I can't believe that it's been 2 months today. I know you're looking down on all of us and awaiting our arrival. I wish I would've had the opportunity to spend more time with you. And still, the time that we did share together I still remember each minute of it. Every joke and every laugh. You were an amazing person and i've never met anyone else like you nor will i ever. Becuase i know God made you different an encourager. Although you're no longer living physically, Your unique spirit will forever roam our hearts and our world. I love you ...We LOVE you... and I cant wait to see you again. I'll be waiting in line for my Huge huge. Because you know theres going to be a line.=) Till then
August 06, 2006
I would like to say it was a pleasure knowing you. I will miss you and how you made everyone laugh. You and your family will always be in my prayers.
August 06, 2006
Andy,
No one will ever forget you or the impression that you left on everyone around you. You are our hero and you will be remembered every day, all day. I know you're watching over all of us right now.
Until we meet again,
Lauren
August 03, 2006
Andy i still cant belive you are gone.. I mean it's be two months.. Well i know you being taken good care of up there...Just know you are missed..

Tava, keep ya head up gurl.. things will get better.. just look up and talk to him.. he can hear you trust me...Well i hope it gets better for you day by day.. much luv gurl...
August 02, 2006
ANDY, YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. WE ALL MISS YOU, MY MUM ALWAYS CUT OUT ARTICLE WHICH WAS WRITTEN ABOUT YOU IN THE WASHINTON POST AND OTHER NEWS PAPERS SO I WILL PERSONALLY ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MANY PEOPLE AND I TRULY BELIEVE AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN A SPECIAL PLACE. I KNOW THE ENTIRE JEB STUART FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL TEAM MISSES YOU AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AS A GREAT PERSON AND AN OUTSTANDING ATHLETE. THE LIVES OF YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND LOVES ONES WILL GO ON BUT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU. REST IN PERFECT PEACE ANDY.
August 02, 2006
ANDY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISS AND REMBER'D ITS STILL HARD TO BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE WHEN I GOT THE NEWS I JUSS COULDNT BELIEVE IT ,BUT GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR EVERYONE , YOU WHERE A WONDERFUL MAN IT'S NOT MANY PEOPLE I KNOW THAT HAVE ACCOMPLISH THE MANY THINGS THAT YOU HAVE AN SUCH A SHORT PERIOID OF TIME. TAVA MY PRAYERS ARE STILL WITH YOU I HAVE KNOWN YOU BOTH FOR A LONG TIME AND YOU GUYS WHERE BEUTIFUL TOGETHER JUST KEEP STRONG YOU NO ANDY IS LOOKIN DOWN TELLIN YOU IT WILL B OK. MRS.XIMORRA MY PRAYERS ARE STILL WITH YOU AS WELL IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE ANDY EFFECTED THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY HE WAS A EXCELLENT PERSON HE ALWAYS BROUGHT A SMILE TO MY FACE WITH HIS GOOFY WAYS

HE WILL B MISS REST IN PEACE
July 31, 2006
PRAYING ..PRAYING ..PRAYING ..
FAMILY & FRIENDS ..CONTINUE TO HOLD ONTO GOD'S UNCHANGING HAND ..
HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE .
July 30, 2006
POOH-
I miss you so much.... More and MORE everyday. IT IS SOOOO HARD- But I know you're probably looking down at me saying "Stop crying you cry baby"
Tay
July 29, 2006
Hey Andy,

I know I didn't really know you that well but I knew your family and I adore them all! I know your in a better place and I want to wish your family and your fiance my blessing. You were adored and loved by MAAANNYY!!! R.I.P angel!
July 26, 2006
hey andy
i didnt know you but my daughter Dee is in your unit and was injured i was so upset to hear about her friend(Andy)i didnt know you but ifell like i did -but you are in a better place with god looking over you-and thanks Andy for looking over us and protecting our country.
July 23, 2006
IT SEEMS THAT THE ONES YOU LOVE THE MOST ARE THE FIRST TO GO. I WAS WITH ANDY FOR JUST A YEAR BUT WE BECAME REAL CLOSE. I STILL HAVE SOME SHORTS HE LET ME HOLD AND A SHIRT OR TWO. HE WAS A SPECIAL PERSON THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTEN. WE LOVE YOU ANDY.... JAYWILL
July 23, 2006
Andy,
It seem like just yesterday whem i came to the unit and you use to always tease me about be being so small but was 9 mo preagant i going to truly miss u and my baby(Carlos Pernell) but i know yall in heaven getting things situated for yall families.

Tiffanie Pernell
July 22, 2006
Andy,

I still can't believe that you are gone, but know that your memories and legacy will always live on. I remember when I heard about the two lost lives from the "beast" fam and automatically you popped into my head. I was hoping and praying that you weren't one of the two. But you know God has his own way of dealing with things and even though you weren't here on earth long you definitely did what God had intended for you to do. Thank you for always being a friend and a brother. I was so looking forward to seeing you and the rest of the beasts play bball or flag football. But I know if God has a bball court up there you always playing. When my son is born I will not forget to telll him of a good friend I had who gave his life for his country. Until we meet again, my friend take care up there and save some space for me.

To Xiomara Mena & Family,

I am forever grateful for having had the privilege to get to know Andy. I pray for your strength daily. God heals all wounds.

God Bless.
July 18, 2006
Andy,
All I can think about is the last time that I saw you. It was madd late, but you were at the one place that I remember you most. You were at the basketball court in Oakview doing what you loved to do (Playing basketball). We spent many hot Summer days and cold Winter nights out there. I miss those days, but we all grew up and eventually grew apart. It's hard to accept that you are no longer with us. Most of all, its hard to accept that I never had the opportunity to say goodbye. But I know in my heart that we will meet again. My condolences go out to Xiomara, Harold, Ralphy,Randy,
Tayva...and everyone who was affected by this sudden tragedy.

Tayva, keep your head up; that is what Andy would have wanted. I'll keep you in my prayers.

God Bless!!!
July 12, 2006
Andy -

We were not that close but anybody from X-roads is a brother of mine. You will be deeply missed but rest assure you family will be taken care of. The entire BCU family will always remember you! Much Love!

BHall
July 05, 2006
The photo gallery was so touching- I did not know Andy but reading everyone's comments and seeing the photos, I am so sorry for your loss. What a good man gone too soon. May you be comforted by his memory.
July 04, 2006
Everyday I log on to view your guestbook and I never knew, so many people that you came in contact with and all the lives that you touched. You are so special. Even though I at this time might not be able to comprehend and understand why these things have happened- I trust and believe in an AWESOME God, and he is PERFECT- HE makes no mistakes, and as long as I keep trusting and believing in him- He is going to make everything ALL right… and one day I’m going to understand, why he called MY BABY home so soon. So until that day come when I reach that promise land- and we’ll walk in hand and hand. May he give me strength to stand… till we meet again. I know I’m going to see you again *I will always and FOREVER love YOU!!!!*.
Tay
July 02, 2006
Andy,
This your boy Jay (Da Barber). I wish things could be different, but GOD has a plan for us all. I'm really going to miss all the times we spent together at Ft. Rucker. You were a Tru Friend. When ever and what ever the call you were always there. To the Anderson Family you did a wonderful job in raising a "MAN". Xiomara Mena you will be in the prayers of my family and I. God Bless...
June 30, 2006
I still can't believe you're gone...wish that I could see you and let you know that I love you and I always thought of you as a part of my family, and I pray that one day I can have a love like you and Tava's. It's not fair that you had to go so soon, but I know you're in Heaven watching over your family being the angel that you are...I'm gonna miss you man, but when we meet again don't forget that you owe me a bball game, and I'll try and take it easy on you.
RIP---love you
June 29, 2006
To the Anderson Family,

I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss. I met Andy when he came to visit his cousin at the Univ. of South Florida and he made a lasting impression. He was a very kind person and always told us how bright our futures were. I know that God has a place for him in Heaven and for the family I will keep you in my prayers.
June 28, 2006
everybody misses u and u will always be my big cousin. be easy up there.
June 27, 2006
CPL Anderson,
You fought the good fight, now rest in Peace with the Lord. We did not know each other but as a soldier YOU are part of MY Family. God Bless you and your family.

Charles Johnson
MAJOR US Army
Corps of Engineers
Army Operations Center
The Pentagon
June 26, 2006
To Andy's family,

I am deeply sorry about your loss. I met Andy when he visited his cousin (my old roommate) here in tampa. He was a great person. I pray that the Lord helps you, supports you, and comforts you through your time of grief.

God Bless you all
June 26, 2006
Words can not express the sorrow of a lost family member. I remeber when Xiomara helped me with deal with Kathy's death. I Should have learn then To stay intouch with family never go without saying you love them.
The last time you guys came down as family the boys was young and michevous, Andy stayed with us because he and Chris was the same age they were so funny I can only say that I wish I would have known the man he had became.
When I heard the news of his death
it hurt me so much God had to give peace to a broken heart. A client said it best to me when you pick flowers you want the best ones...
God saw a beautful flower and picked him to be in heaven with him.
Pain dosen't Last forever JOY comes in the morning. Hold to Gods everlasting hand and he'll make it alright.
Xiomara I love you Randy and Raffy can't wait to see you,Uncle Harold I pray for you that God give you peace, Tava remeber to call me.
Love,Cousin Nicci
June 26, 2006
We will miss u. I never knew u but I heard of u and u where a angel to everyones eyes. A best friend to my brother. To a Angel
June 26, 2006
Andy, it hit me really hard to know that your gone even to the point of denial, so I can just imagine how your family must feel. I hope you know how much you meant to me as a friend. You were always there to guide me with good decisions in my life. Now that your not around its a little scary, but I know your in a better place for a good reason. I pray God gives your family and fiance strength and comfort to know that you are now above guiding us all. You will always be missed and remembered for the honorable and always humorous man that you were. Always in my memories and heart, RIP Andy.
June 25, 2006
I am so sorry for your lost. These are hard time you and your family are going through at this time. God Bless you and your Family.
June 25, 2006
No existen palabras para poder consolar el corazon de una madre,padre o hermanos, pero si el saber que hay un reencuentro con tan amado hijo,especial amigo,ejemplar y amoroso hermano,amoroso y entregado novio y un amigo incomparable y cuanto mas podriamos decir para describirlo, pero lo resumimos diciendo :Un tremeno siervo y un admirable guerrero de nuestro senor Jesucristo.
Felicidades familia Anderson por tan preciosa persona que Dios les permitio disfrutar,Pues fueron una familia muy privilegiada con un angel como Andy.
Adelante como buenos guerreros de Jesus, porque viene el dia que estaran todos reunidos y entonces nos alegraremos y regocijaremos todos juntos alabando al Senor.
Que Dios les bendiga grandemente y llene sus corazones de mucha fortaleza.
June 25, 2006
Ever since I heard the news that this world of ours lost such a person like Andy, it seemed as though the world came to a complete stop. Even though we were never close, once we left high school and entered the “real world,” I wished nothing but the best for you. Even though you may not be here in person to hug your beautiful fiancé, to say once more to your mother how much you love her, or to tell your brothers that everything will be okay…you will be forever missed. You will be missed as the young man you once were, and the grown mature successful man you had become. The memory of you will last beyond our time, because you died as our hero…
June 25, 2006
To The Anderson Family, I am so sorry for your lost. I cannot imagine the pain you feel right now. Stay strong and put your faith in the lord for he shall heal your pain.
Andy, I know its been some years since we last talked or even saw eachother. From experience I know that you were doing what made you happy. Take care and watch over the rest of us over there for you are our angel.
June 25, 2006
Hey Man, It's me your squad leader and boy. I miss you man. To the Anderson Family, I am sorry for your lost and I know he is in a better place in the hands of the Lord. He will truely be missed but never forgotton. Much Love.
June 24, 2006
Andy:
I still can not believe you are gone. No words can truly describe what I am feeling right now. I want to tell you, I had a dream of you. When we were younger, in Glasgow. It seems like yesterday, you were sitting next to me in class, making fun of me, or how we used to have to stay after school, with Ms. Lam. You had a great sense of humor. And, I will never forget that in you. You truly were a great friend. I have shared sooo many great memories with you. I miss you.

Randy & Rafi:
I haven't seen you guys in so long, and wow you guys have really grown up, and may I add handsome too, plus you guys are daddy's. I’m so proud of you two. I can't imagine what you guys are going through, but you know your big brother wouldn't want to see you guys sad, keep your head up. xoxoxoxo

Xiomara:
Xiomara, I wish I could give you a hug, I miss you. I haven't seen you in a very long time either, probably since high school graduation. My condolence goes to you all. No mother wants to go through what you are going through. But you have friends, and family to be there for you. Keep on Smiling. You are a wonderful mother. And, you have a guardian angel over you, now.
June 23, 2006
It has taken me a long time to gather my thoughts to write about my sweet cousin Andy. Words cannot even begin to express my hurt and anguish when I heard the news. It's so hard to come to terms with but an angel tapped me on my shoulder and told me that GOD doesn't make mistakes. We all love Andy but GOD loved him best.It's been so long since I last saw Andy... he was only 16. He was so handsome,charming, and manish with that million dollar smile. I can fondly remember staying with Tia Xiomara and Uncle Harold when I was only 16 and Andy and the twins were young and so,so loving and fun to be around... we had so much fun! Uncle Harold, Xiomara, Randy and Rafy... Andy is in a better place... away from this evil, cruel world. His last email to Aunt Chee Chee said "I was built for this"... his work here was done. He's in heaven now waiting for us to join him. I love you all!
June 23, 2006
Just wanted to give a quick shoutout. I played ball with Andy, at stuart high school and at bailey's crossroads community center. he will always be respected by me and my folks, much love to Andy. I wish this would of never happened.
June 23, 2006
To the Anderson Family im so sorry for your loss. Andy was a good guy. Andy when i heard the news i couldnt believe it. Well rest in peace.
Tava Im sorry for your loss. I know you are lost right now cause you never thought this time would come so soon. But i just want you to know he is in a better place and well takin care of. You will eventually see him again. Much Luv To you all!
June 23, 2006
Andy,
I could go on and on how fast you were how good at well everything but thats not why I looked up to you. It was because you never worried about anything you new it would be ok and thats how I know you are saying to us all "DONT WORRY WE WILL BE STRAIGHT" And I will always look up to you because you are the type of person everyone should try to be. My deepest love goes out to Rafy, Randy Mom and Dad. Alway and forever your boy.
June 23, 2006
To the Anderson Family

This is your boy CC and your girl V. We're sorry for the loss of a great soldier, and friend. Andy was like a brother to me and my family. He will always be part of our extended family. He was always in good spirits making sure everyone around him was happy. He will be missed. We know he is in a better place looking down on us telling us everything will be ok. You will be missed and never forgotten. To Xiomara Mena and Family we send our deepest condolences to your family. You are in our prayers.
June 23, 2006
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR YOUR GREAT LOSS. KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON FOR YOU. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI

A PROUD MARINE MOM
June 22, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Anderson family as we too share your grief. My cousin, Sgt. Carlos Pernell, was killed along with Cpl. Anderson. Please know that we are praying for you and will always remember our HEROES!! I'm proud of them and will never forget what they've done!

Sincerely,
June 22, 2006
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
June 22, 2006
I pray that the love of God will sooth you, and His words bring strength in your faith. Let His promise fill your heart with His peace in your lost at this time.

For the Spirit of the Lord says: "But I am the Lord your God, who divided the sea who waves roared--The Lord of hosts is His name. (Is. 51:15) "I, even I, am He who comforts you." (Is. 51:12)

In deepest sympathy,
June 22, 2006
Dear Xiomara and family
We both were so very sorry to hear of your loss. I have not seen Andy and your twins for many years. You and I worked together for a while, and I fondly remember all the love and praise you always expressed for those boys, and how active you all were in school and at church. Your sadness will continue, but please know that along with your family, you have friends praying for you. You look to the Lord for comfort and be assured, He will send you comfort.
Our Love,
Dave and Leona Badger
June 22, 2006
I just want to offer my condolences and let you know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.
June 22, 2006
Mr. Harold and Mrs. Xiomara,

I write to you as both a mother & father to my young children (ages 10, 3, & 1). I feel the tension in the bottom of my belly at the realization that one day “I” may very well be faced with what you have been facing since June 6th. God forbid, but if I do – I hope to be strengthened and uplifted by the mass of family and friends as you have been during this time.

Though I only know you through Esther, as a parent I want to share your pain so that you will feel less of it. While I am sure you can appreciate my incentives, I realize that no one but GOD can be there for you in that way. So bringing song from God… and from Andy was the GREATEST honor that I have ever been bestowed. Initially, I very nervous to be given such a tall order to fill in front of hundreds of people. But as I stood there and watched you carry on and have the strength to look at and to touch Andy for one last time, HE strengthened me with a message that my job was to comfort you with His words. I do not know if I accomplished that, but that is what I tried to do.

So I sang for God. For you. For Andy. And for my children.

Thank you SO MUCH for allowing me the honor of bringing you His song. Thank you, Esther for thinking of me. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, the twins, and the aunts and cousins and friends for opening your arms to people you don’t know during this very intimate time. You are beautiful people. Peace be with you.
June 22, 2006
Dear Family, Please let me introduce myself --I am Pat Moore, friend and related to Esther by marriage (Derrick is my step-son). Please know that you are in my prayers. I pray for our soldiers because if it were not for Andy none of us would be free. How we take for granted our warm beds that we go home to nite after nite. Its our US Soldiers that make this happen. Their courage, dedication and strength amazes me. What courage it takes to even sign up for the service. Never forget even when its one of your saddest days that GOD IS WELL PLEASED WITH CPL. ANDY ANDERSON. The Good news is that we win in the end--when the Lord cracks open the skies those dead in Christ will rise first. With God's grace and mercy will I be able to meet CPL Andy and thank him personally for a job well done. Let us know lean on our own understanding of why Andy and why now--for God knows what He is doing.

May God Bless you and Keep you. Lean on Him for your strengh during this time and at all times.

Pat Moore
June 21, 2006
June 21, 2006
To my brother Andy...
God bless you brother. I miss you, and I can't help but think about all the good times in high school. I wish once high school was over, we wouldv'e seen more of each other. I also wish I could just talk to you one last time. I want you to know that I miss you and love you, and one day we will see each other again!

alex aka Krazy n Karen
June 21, 2006
To the Anderson Family,
I knew Andy from around the way. He went Stuart with some of my kins (Anthony, Judy and Gary Wade). He was a gentleman - that's was my first impression.

From mines and Moma Sara Ragland (that lived across the court from you)hearts, we are so sorry for your loss.

He is a hero in my book, fighting for us to live free and in peace. It was a brave thing to be part of. God bless him.

I will pray that this loss will not be too hard on you all. Twins, you have to be strong for your mother now. My praise are with you all.

Love Shirley Brown
(the lady that has the black CRV like moms) -- Joe Ragland cousin
June 21, 2006
Tava, Andy & The Anderson Family

Andy was not just a loving son, Best friend or a brother . He was also a Great teammate Classmate and a mentor for the Freshmen team . You will be missed. I will soo you again in HEAVEN.
May God Contine to comfort yor family and give you peace . TAVA don't worry you will see him again one glorious day as God promised you.

A- Angel
N- Never will be forgotten
D- Dedicated to his Country &
Family
y- You will be missed


WE WILL MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN SOME DAY ! !
June 21, 2006
Big A,
I just wanted to tell you how much i miss you man. You are indeed in a better place where you can just lay back and chill. I remember when you used to come to my room and chill with me and watch movies.. You never judged me and i knew i could always call you at anytime. You brough me so many smiles and laughs.. God bless you and your family. I miss you
June 21, 2006
Andy-
Like many others I never thought I would be saying my last words to you in a letter. From the moment I first seen you on rear D with the Bravo Beast i knew that you were a good kid, and you proved to be more... you were a good friend. I thank the Lord that i was given an opportunity to meet you and I will continue to pray for your family. As an NCO in the Army you are always looked at to have all the answers, but as life would have it not all the answers were meant to be had. We love you and miss you.
June 21, 2006
Andy,
Just with football, so many memories of you sticking people, making great catches, singing songs, giving people daps for any reason in practice; I could go on for awhile. Since I first met you in middle school, you were always making everybody laugh, and that is what I'll remember most. I know that you are in a better place now, and we can all find solace in that.
My deepest sympathies go out to your family, Rafi and Randy, Tava, and every person whose life you touched.

It was an honor to know you, and I'll miss you, man.
June 21, 2006
To the Anderson Family and Tay,
My heart goes out to you all. I can't begin to imagine the pain you all are going through right now. Andy was a good person and he always could make you laugh. I will truly miss andy and tay even though we didn't really hang tight you are still one of my good friends and you and Andy were ment to be. You two have been going back and forth since middle school so i know he is waitng and watching over you. I love girl. God bless and i will keep all of you in my prayers
June 21, 2006
To the family of CPL Anderson,
No words I can say will make this difficult time any easier for you. I want to say thank you for giving me the oppurtunity to serve with your son as his First Sergeant. Andy was a true Warrior and a Soldier that was a leader. I'm so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
June 21, 2006
Andy,
I still can't really believe it! I know that i havent seen you in a while and that we were not that close but it was an honor to know you. Crossroads will never be the same without you. I remember the night that it we were all ( Nita, Christina, Devon, Devin, Lindsey,etc..."The Crew") sitting outside at the apartments, goofing off and being silly. Seeing your "Shell" last night was unreal! I know that you are in a better place now! I will see u again.

To Tava:
I have no clue how you must feel right now, but I am here for you. We have grown to be closer since we have both attended NSU. I remember the rides back and forth to school, you yelling at Andy and then getting off the phone saying " that's my baby, I love him". I am so sorry. If you need me call. You all made a very cute couple!!!!

To Mrs. Xiomara and Mr.Harold,
I never had the chance to meet you, but my heart and prayers are with you. Your son was a good man. He made us all laugh. May the Lord be with you in your time of need. And give you and your family strength.

To Randy and Rafi
Stay strong, I have faith that everything is going to be alright. You are both strong young men.

Twin (Lita)
June 21, 2006
To the Anderson and Harris Family,

I realize that there are no words to adequately comfort you unless inspired by the Holy Spirit. I am very sorry to hear about your loss, if there is anything that I can do let me know. I will be praying for your family. I know right now that your mind may constantly reflect on what you have lost and your thoughts are eating at your hope. You are more than in your right to grieve. But don't grieve as though you have no hope. I am still experiencing pain from the loss of my father and sister. It was truely a change that was forced into my life suddenly. My pastor had to explain some things to me because I almost lost my faith. He explained that everything is in Gods perfect will. As when death crept upon my family, someone reminded me to let the Holy Spirit minister to me like no one else could. He is truly the comforter if you let him be. Remember that in the secret place there is love, there is comfort, peace, protection, provision and privacy. You can bare your very soul to your Heavenly Father. Empty yourself to him, unloading every emotion that is flowind through your body and he will hear you and resond to you. Please be reminded of Gods word: Psalms 91

God Loves you,

Latrelll Myers

Barbara, my support for you extends pass Cayman being in my class. If you need me, I am here and I will make myself available.
June 21, 2006
Andy's fian'ce Tava is one of my closest friends. Although I've never met Andy, knowing Tava for years was definantly "knowing" Andy also...He "is" truely loved. My prayers go out to Tava and all of his family and friends. May God bless you all.
June 21, 2006
ANDY, I WATCH YOU AND MY COUSIN GROW FROM CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS.I CANT EVEN BEGAN TO EXPRESS HOW I FEEL. I CAN STILL HERE HER TALKING TO YOU UNDER THE COVERS WHEN SHE WAS OFF IN SCHOOL. SHE WOULD SAY THINGS LIKE "ANDY TELL ME YOU LOVE ME" AND YOU WOULD. ANDY I GUESS WHAT IM TRYING TO SAY IS THAT WE LOVE YOU AND WE ARE GOING TO MISS YOU. YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN OUR HEARTS. LOVE YOU ALWAYS!
June 21, 2006
Dear Andy,
U know who this is. I dont even know where to start. I have known you since the seventh grade. We used to go back and forth like martin and pam. lol I miss u, but i know u are in a better place. Thank u for making my best friend happy. U have touch everyones life and u will never be forgotten. Whenever i hear the phrase "funky-monkey" im just gonna laugh like crazy. lol!! i miss u andy, and i cannot wait until i reunite with my brother-in-law again!!!!
June 21, 2006
Andy to have known you was to love you. ur shy ways & ur beautiful smile made everyone welcome you.I thought of you as a nephew and whenever I fed you, you always
came back for seconds and made me feel like the best cook in the world. I will surely miss you and NEVER NEVER FORGET YOU.To Xiomara, Harold, Rafi & Randy I pray that God brighs you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow. God bless you all.
June 20, 2006
To the Anderson family: There is nothing that I can say to remove the hurt, but please know that every single day heals the hurt that you are feeling now. I will keep your family in my prayers.
June 20, 2006
Please know that as time goes on, your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Prayers that God will bless you with comfort and peace, and prayers of thanksgiving for the heroes, including Andy, who have sacrificed everything for us. God Bless you and your family.
June 20, 2006
To the Anderson family: Our son, Maj. R. Daren Payne, serves with Cpl. Anderson's unit in Iraq at Ramadi and was at the site of Cpl. Anderson's passing. Our son shared that Cp. Anderson was an excellent soldier as only the best E-4's get get to be Corporal. Because he cannot be here, he has asked us to attend the funeral on his behalf and as fellow parents of an Engineer soldier, we are honored to do so. God bless.
June 20, 2006
HEY ANDY,
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY NEWHEW,R.I.P.(UNCLE RUSTY)
June 20, 2006
GOD GIVES,THEN HE TAKES IT AWAY:(
I LOVE YOU ''ANDY,''YOU ARE AND WILL BE MY #1 SON.R.I.P ANDY DEE ANDERSON- MY HERO. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THAT SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART.(MOTHER-N-LAW)
June 20, 2006
HEY ANDY,
I DONT KNOW WHERE TO START,YOU WAS MY BUDDY.I GUESS I'LL START WITH SAYING YOU ARE VERY WELL MISSED.ALL THESE MOMORIES YOU LEFT BEHIND,HOW WE USED TO CHILL AND HANG OUT ALL THE TIME.SOMETIME TAVA WASNT EVEN WITH ME.THOSE TIMES WILL STAY IN MY HEART.NOBODY WILL EVER BE ABLE TO REPLACE MY BIG BROTHER ANDY.I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DEARLY. ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR (SISTER-IN-LAW)
June 20, 2006
I never thought it would end like this.I thought you were coming home just like I did. This is a great loss to all people in the world because if you knew this man he was about bringing happiness and joy to others.You brought me happiness.I was very blessed to send those priceless moments with you. The love was always there between us. I remember the time we went to Adams Morgan you would always bug me how Iraq was and what I need to worry about.I always told you that you be in good hands with God in your heart then you would look at me with a funny smirk on your face and say Pete you know what you mess with my cousins so hard that I love u and I said love u too. Thats how much of a good heart this man had. From a friend to friend he treated me as I was fam. You will always be in my heart and by my side when I'm rolling out doing the damn thing.

I send my blessings to the family. Stay strong and God will take care of the rest. God Bless you all.
June 20, 2006
Para Xiomara Mena:
No se como decirte lo siento, se que para ustedes es dificil mitigar el dolor y la pérdida de un ser querido cómo lo es un hijo, solo la palabra de Dios te conforta en esta herida tan profunda, Dios es fiel y su amor es divino. No estoy presente, pero mi alma si, acompañandolos en sus sentimientos.
June 20, 2006
It's really hard to believe that such a tragedy like this would happen to someone that you know. I really wasn't close to Andy but I remember him coming into the Leasing Center before he joined the Army. I can't imagine what you all are going through but I want to send my blessings and keep you all in my prayers because The Lord's job is to strengthen everyone through times like this. And I'm a strong believer. He will bring peace and comfort to all of you. May God be with you.
June 20, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 20, 2006
To Xiomara, Husband, Children, and Family. I can not even imagine what you are going thru. Remember that we all come to this world with a purpose in life. God has Andy in a better place, resting with GOD. Our mission in this world is to walk with God and help one another. Remember that Andy was a brave soldier and loved by everyone. We need to keep on praying for a better world, for a better life. We need to love one another. The Harveys family is sending you their love, and peace. That's what we all need peace and love always.
June 20, 2006
To the Family and Friends of Andy Anderson:

I want to extend my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. I pray the Lord will bless you with divine comfort and peace that only he can provide. He is a good Shepard and a wonderful Comforter who knows all about our pains and sorrows. God knows how much we can bear; he will not put more on us that we can handle. He is going to send comfort for your mourning and peace that will pass all understanding. Mrs. Anderson, I pray that the love and support of your family will continue to strengthen you day by day. May the peace and love of God be with you always.

Blessings
June 20, 2006
Para La Familia De Andy:

Gracias señor por que has preparado un lugar en el cielo para Andy Anderson y como te alaba por esto señor.(Juan 14:2)

Yo se que nosotros los padres jamás pensamos vivir más que nuestros hijos, en este momento señor te ruego por sus padres Harol y Xiomara y sus hermanos.

Señor trae consuelo, trata con sus sentiminetos de vacio, soledad y dolor. Afirma tu amor que los recuerdos que guardan de él sean un arco iris de esperanza por que estaremos juntos de nuevo en tu presencia.
Amen (Hechos 16:31) Cree en el Señor Jesuscristo y seras, salvo tú y tu casa.

Sinceramente,
Roxanita, Roxana y Benny.
June 20, 2006
The outpouring of love expressed for Andy just confirms that he was a very special young man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
June 20, 2006
Andy -

I didn't know you long, but I knew you long enough to realize that you were a kind, giving person. I didn't know you well, but I knew you well enough to know that you were deeply loved and cherished by your family, by Tava, and by the community. Thanks for all of the rides after football practice and for keeping me out of trouble during freshman year. You are one person whose kind actions and warm smile I will never forget.
June 19, 2006
yoo wud up Andy...man..i dont even know what to say..its all soo unbeleiveable. I wish i could understand why this all happend. But i know that its for a reason and it was apart of Gods plan. I just wish that when you came back for those 2 weeks...i couldve said to u what i wanted to say. it isnt much.. just that i prayed for u everynight that i prayed. and that i loved u and just wanted u to know that. But im going to dedicate this football season to u..and im going to wear your old red, white and gray kleetes. Ima be a beast in football just like u were. i miss u man.. ill never forget u. love u. peace

Xiomara, Harold, Raffi, Randy, Tava..i know that yall are taking this the hardest. i cant even begin to imagine the pain your feeling. but just know that you have alot of people that are here for u and that love u all. i know that im only 15 and i cant do much...but if u need anything, u can just call me. your all in my heart and prayers. love yall. peace
June 19, 2006
Hey Big "A"
It's your girl Dawg Dawg.I never knew that the next time we talked you would be so far away.I remember watching you and the boyz play ball, and all the little cookouts we us to have. But what I remember most is some days I would come to work depressed or stressed out because of my home situation but you, Chado, Sic, MOB,Carter,B.K.and Thomasson would come to the supply room and put me in good spirits. Now I realize that all of you were helping me through a tough time in my life. Andy God blessed me with your frienship and eventhough it's been a while since we talked I can still hear your voice.You will never be forgotten and I will keep the Anderson Family in my prayers.

P.S. Do me a favor while your in Heaven, every once and a while can you look down on Candy for me? I love you Bro!!!

" Heads bowed to a TRU SOLDIER"
June 19, 2006
My Dearest Andy,
Man it's been such a long time since i've seen or talked to you last. I never thought I would be writing you tell you how hard it is to let go of someone as special as you.
You were such an inspiration on your brother's. Never a day went by when Randy had a story to tell about you. He always looked up to you and will continue to. You have taught him so much.
I thank you for all you've done for us and our country and because of you I know myself and others will sleep at night better knowing that there are men like you out there. I'm not going to say goodbye to you I will say I will see you again my friend. I will see you again. Take care and watch over all of us. We all love you!
Sincerely your dear friend,
Ashley
June 19, 2006
Dear Andy,
first of all I miss you dearly and though we haven't spoken in almost 2years , you never stop holding a place in my heart , cause you were like that younger brother that always wanted ...You and I know how much fun we had and how much fun we we're giong to have had you gotten to come back home with the rest of Bravo .....My dude, I love you for teaching me to appreciate and to love life while I'm here still able to ...I use to always tell you that you needed to slow down and plan things out more , caused i wasted so much time not planning my life that i didn't want you to waste time like i did, and you didn't ....You taught me to plan , but to also go extra hard and to give 100% no matter what it its that i have to do , and I want you to know that I will my dude , I promise you that your legacy lives on 4ever as long as I'm alive Suaviesta!!!! To your family , I send my condolences.. Your Mpmmy probably 4 got me , but I still love her and thank her for the jacket she sent back with you that time after leave....To your Bothers,I pray 4 them and I know they'll hold their heads up high, cause you made them proud , just like you made all of your friends and fellow soldiers proud...Once again it's your Boy-Boy KP and I Luv you and I'm gonna miss you ,but I know you still here....Dip Set, Dip Set, Dip Set, Owwwwwwww....I Love 4ever , Lil Brother from another, I'll see you when your watching, and I'll hear you when you call me .....Peace
June 19, 2006
Andy I never really got to know you well, and I am sorry for that. I wish I could have gotten to know you better because I know you were one hell of a guy because your little brothers take after you. May you rest in piece Andy and look after your little bothers and your family. We will never forget you! Thank you for serving your Country proudly. Your country, family and friends greatly appreciate it. You are one hell of a solider and we will never forget that. Thank you for everything Andy!
God bless!
June 19, 2006
Tava and Anderson Family,
I never got to meet Andy, but I will never forget the look on Tava's face when she was telling me she was going to marry her high school sweet heart as she shared pictures of him in her cell phone and that right now he's in Iraq but would be home soon and the would become husband and wife a family. Oh when I heard the the devastating news! I was so weak and Tava's face was crystal clear in my mind with the smile she shared when she first told me she was going to be married! I can not imagine why he was taken from his love ones so early in life, but I can testify God makes no mistakes and that those of us left have work to do because he's taking the best! May Andy rest in peace and live in great memories. There has been nothing but good things said about Andy he's left an impact on all those who knew him as well as those who didn't you all must be so proud of him. "Tava" James Lee Lady Razorbacks basketball team (Shawna) will daily pray your strength along with his parents,twins bothers and his love ones.
Lisa, Charles,Tish,Shawna, and Lil Charlie
June 19, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Anderson family in the loss of Andy. I did not know Andy, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Andy you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten. I live close to Arlington National Cemetery and I am there often. I promise that each time I am there I will stop by and visit/honor Andy.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
June 19, 2006
Andy (my superstar)
you were there for my daughter and I through the most difficult time of my life for that i thank you and i love you deeply. I want you to know everyday its the scattered thoughts that hurt. I will never ever forget you i love you and kaori does too.
June 19, 2006
My prayers are with your family in this difficult period of time! Know that your SON, who is so honored by many, is in a far better place. He will always be remembered. Allow those around you to comfort you and be there for you, and soon each day will be easier to bare.

I am a friend of Esther (an old neighbor:-). We chat each week of the fun times, sad times, painting the walls of our new homes, and when this message came through to help ease your thoughts by just jotting a few lines in this wonderful meesage book. I could not resist! Be strong and hold onto the precious memories you have of your son, who indeed is an American Hero!!!! More so, A loved ONE by so many.
June 19, 2006
CPL Andy you are truly missed and were an asset to the BEAST in every way. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. You always had that special way of making those around you smile and lifted the spirits of all those that had the benefit of knowing you. I am honored to say I served with such an NCO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and you will always have a place in my heart. Rest in peace CPL Andy.

-BEAST 7
June 19, 2006
Andy,
Your laugh and smile is burned in all our hearts. You will never be forgotten. Even the people who really didn't know you, they will remember your smile and sense of humor. To the family of CPL Anderson, My prayers go to you, to recieve peace and happiness once again. For he is in a better place. Without pain and suffering. Remebering the good times with him will give you peace.
SGT Fierro and Family
June 19, 2006
Andy, I am honored that your cousin “Big Tony” brought you into my life and we had the chance to share 10 years (more or less) of memories. Among all the memories, one memory I’ll never forget is when you helped us move and you made fun of the way I said that I wasn’t mad – you mimicked my every move and made it just a lil bit funnier than what it really was – to ease the stress of moving. Just know that I’m not mad you passed, simply hurt and confused, but I pray to God to bring us all strength and understanding. I will never forget the times we shared, only cherish them in my heart. I am proud of the man you became. You are a true Hero in my eyes and the Lord above must have a great plan for you. God bless you, Andy!

My heart goes out to the family that is hurting. I pray to God that he heal your forever wounded heart, I pray that the Lord will continue to give you the strength and understanding to overcome this pain. Andy touched many hearts without even knowing or expecting anything from it. He was as close to perfection as one could be on this earth. We should all consider ourselves the lucky ones who got the privilege to meet, know, grow with and share memories with this fallen Hero, Andy. My prayers will continue to be with you!
June 19, 2006
Anderson Family & Friends:
I extend my deepest sympathy and a basket of blessings, during this painful and emotional time. To lose a loved one, is a feeling no one, wants to endure. I'm a good friend of Esther's and wanted to send my condolences to you and yours. Peace and Blessings!
June 19, 2006
It was our weaknesses He carried; it was our sorrows that weighed Him down. (Isaiah 53:4)

I know you feel like no one understands the pain you're feeling but, thankfully, we have a God who endured suffering on our behalf; He knows what our pain is like and He sent His Spirit to comfort us when the night is dark.

I know this is a very difficult time for the Anderson family, but I pray with all of my heart that they will draw closer unto the Lord and not be bitter toward Him; for God's Will is perfect...even when it hurts. May He bless and keep you all and give you perfect peace as you go through this period in life.

Eshter, I thank you so much for the opportunity to share and send my condolences to you and your family. In times like these, we truly need each other. If there is anything I can do, please call on me.

Take care and God Bless.
June 19, 2006
To the Anderson family. I cannot not even begin to tell you how sorry I am for your tragic loss. Andy was one of the best NCO that I have ever led. No matter what the task was, he would get it done. He was a good man, maturing everyday into a better man. I pray for your entire family to help you through this difficult time. I know Andy is smiling down upon us even as I speak. Andy will be greatly missed but he will never be forgotten. God Bless
June 19, 2006
Just want to say that the one time I met Andy I notice that he had so much energy and life in his spirit. My son, who was 3 years old wanted to follow him wherever he went and Andy didn't mind it at all. Most guys I know his age don't want to be bothered with little kids around their ankles. He was so nice and sweet. God has him now and he is in a safer more loving environment. God will give you the power to go on. Just lean on him and his word. Andy was loved a lot and will be missed a lot too. My prayers will continue to be with you and the entire family.
June 18, 2006
To: BIG A

A wuz up man,I know that you are in a better place, than in this world of pain we live in.You know all the boys missing u like hell. Andy, man; I just want you to know that I love and miss you.Well while you up there in Heaven dont forget about us. send a joke down every now an then to put a smile on our faces ............ to BIG A family im sorry for your lost, yall will be in my prayers.


P.S.
Now that u are in Heaven can you do me a favor tell my dad i said hi....
June 18, 2006
I am sorry for the Anderson family for their loss of their son. And i am sorry for Tava's loss. Andy was i good person. Everybody loved him. Crossroads has lost a real soldier. We all loved him.
June 18, 2006
I am sorry for the Anderson for their loss of their son. And i am sorry for Tava's loss. Andy was i good person. Everybody loved him. Crossroads has lost a real soldier. We all loved him.
June 18, 2006
To Tava and the Anderson Family,
Andy really was a wonderful person. Andy rode my bus to STUART as well as the twins. He always was a pleasure to be around. Our community has suffered a great loss. Andy will truly be missed. Tava I love you and be strong and remember that "Earth has no Sorrow that Heaven can not Heal".
June 18, 2006
Hey Andy its me Thomo...I just want you to know that I Love you just like a little brother and you will always be in my heart. I remember the first day you arrived at B. Co 46th, we were like Bonnie and Clyde..lol! You have a heart of gold and I know you're gonna be alright, I miss you and I know we'll meet again some day. To the family of Andy, Godbless you all and your son was truly a blessing.
June 18, 2006
Dear Andeson Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. The last time I saw Andy was 15 years ago..I'm one of Esther's good friends. From what I heard he grew up to be quiet a strong, intelligent, stand up man. I'm so sorry for your loss. His memories will remain strong. Remember he is always looking down on you and watching over you. May you find peace in your time of sorrow.
With love,
June 18, 2006
Dear Andy,

My big brother "Man!" I wish this day would have never come where I'd be writitng you a letter in memory of you. I think about you everyday Andy, remembering us growing up, the crazy summer days, the endless nights we use to have. Those memories ease the pain I feel... But when I think about you, and piece your life together and think about the things you said to me, you knew all along the lord was calling for you. I know your telling me right now "dont cry no more Randy, toughin up" because that's how you were and I will but I will never forget you and I will raise my son to be a man just like you because right now there's no man better than you. I love you Andy and I cant wait till the day I see you again. You were a true blessing in disguise. Unforgettable, I love you
June 18, 2006
I Love You!!!! Take care Tava!!!
June 17, 2006
To the Family and Friends of CPL Andy Anderson:
Even though we have never met you, we want you to know that our Son, LT. Michael Steidl, and Andy were in the same Platoon serving in Iraq. We can't even imagine what your pain is like but we want you to know that we are praying for all of you and you have been in our thoughts every day. Our Son told us that he will never forget Andy. Andy is a "Heroe" in all of our eyes.
God Bless you all.
June 17, 2006
Hey Andy I just want you to know that I miss your smile and the way you made all of us laugh but most of all I miss you. Rest In Peace
June 17, 2006
DEAR ANDY DEE ANDERSON: AKA "BIG A"


I send my deepest prayer's and condolences out to Mr.Harold,Ms.Xiomara,Randy,Rafy, your relatives, friends, and loved ones. Only God can explain the pain I feel deep down inside my heart. Sometimes I find myself spaced out, hoping that someone will wake me up and say "Chado,Chado wake up, you're trippin'............." but that ain't the case. I have known you since July of 2003, but personally, I feel like we've known each other since birth. Andy, you know you were like my brother man. I love you , and I will never forget you. I can be here for days writing about all the wonderful times that we spent together. The times that we went up to ATLANTA, BILOXI and even drove up to the crib together. I remember the football games, times we went to the gym, cookouts, parties and even church together. Now you are in "PARADISE" a place that has no pain, no suffering, no negativity what so ever. I can picture you smiling down from Heaven telling everyone that knew you, to remember all the the wonderful times that we all shared with you, saying that "it's alright" because now you are in a better place. Even though it is not easy, I encourage everyone that knew you, or knew of you, to leave a message on your guest book. God bless!!!!!!!

CHADO
June 17, 2006
For the Family of CPL Anderson;
May God bless you all the days of your life. I am truly truly sorry for your loss. My husband, SFC Steakley his platoon SGT, would like to express his gratitude and his sympathy. He would like you to know that CPL Anderson will be in his heart and thoughts always. May God give you strength and peace.

The Steakleys
June 16, 2006
Dear Andy,
You were the first person to tell me I was now part of your family. It really meant a lot to me. Eventhough I didn't get to know you very well, I feel thankful for having had the chance to meet you. God must have had a purpose for needing you at this certain time in our lives. You are in a better place now, the place that we all are striving to get to. May the Lord bless you and your special and loving family.
With Love and Care,
June 16, 2006
tava and family,
I found out rather late about the news and I wanted to let you know how sorry we all are out at silver leaf. Even thought few of us knew him, most of us feel a conection through you tava. Its amazing that my meeting him for a few minutes when you brought him by would leave me feeling such sadness at his passing. We have all been keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. There is no way to speak the emotions in our hearts. The only thing I can say is we love you and we are always here for you. My only regret is that even though our meeting was brief, I will never be able to thank him for the sacrifice he has made. May peace be with you.
June 16, 2006
Dear Anderson Family,

I would like to start off by saying that I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart for your loss. Although I didn’t have the honor to meet Andy I know that he was a Great son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, boyfriend, friend, and solider. And for that I know he is an angel in heaven already getting he’s wings celebrating beside god in the kingdom of our lord. Where he will be waiting for you guys to reunite and celebrate with him in paradise. I know that it is easier said then done; I know from personal experience that is not easy for the pain to go away. But one thing I am sure of is that u guys will get though this as a family and one important thing is to stay close. Have faith in god because he will never leave our side not for one second especially through the hard times god is always there to give us the hug we need and the joy in our hearts. He is always listening to us and always answers our prayers.I will have this family in my prayers. God Bless.
June 16, 2006
Andy,
Although I wasn't able to see you much, I am so blessed to have met you. You were a wonderful person and so great to be around. You will always be remembered and in my heart. God Bless,
Christine Huynh
June 16, 2006
TO THE FAMILY OF CPL ANDERSON
I KNOW THIS IS A HARD TIME FOR YOU AND I CAN'T SAY THAT I CAN FEEL YOUR PAIN CAUSE I CAN'T. BUT ONE THING I KNOW THAT IF YOU JUST PRAY AND THANK GOD THAT ANDY HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO JOIN GOD'S FAMILY, EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT PLACE HE IS IN AND THAT GOD IS TAKEN CARE OF HIM. MY FIANCE(SGT. OMAR ARCELAY) WAS WITH HIM IN IRAQ AND WILL BE ATTENDING THE FUNERAL, SO ALL MY LOVE AND SYMPATHY WILL BE WITH HIM. AGIAN I'M TRULEY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND IF YOU GUYS NEED ANYTHING JUST GIVE US A CALL.
June 16, 2006
June 15, 2006
To the family and friends of Cpl Anderson
I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find the comfort in your fond memories of Andy to get you through this tragic time.
Thank you for sharing him with America. My flag flies in honor of Cpl Anderson
June 15, 2006
My dear Cuz Andy

It has taken me a long time to write and to express the feeling that represents loosing you so suddenly. I am going to miss your jokes and how we liked to compete at all the games and neither one of us want it to loose. Those are memories that will stay with me forever. Even though we moved to Florida and didn’t get to see each other that often I want to let you know that all of you are very special to me. My most sincere sympathy goes out to you Tia Xiomara, Uncle Harold, Randy and Rafy on these hard moments. I know deep in my heart that Andy is with God in heaven.
God bless you cousin, your family and everybody that loved you.
Sincerely,
Fredy Ortiz Jr. (NAVY)
June 15, 2006
Xiomara, No words can express how deeply sorry I am. Andy and the twins are like my little brothers, I love you all so much. I will miss Andy and the kids love him so much. I saw Andy grow into a fine and mature young man. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Harold and the twins Rafy and Randy. I know that it is hard right now but with prayer the Lord will help you guys through it. Memories of Andy will are helping me deal with the pain that I feeling. Andywill always have a special place in my heart. Know that you guys are my family and that I love you all very much.May God give us all strength. I love you and your whole family.
June 15, 2006
I am so sorry for your loss. As a mother I cannot even imagine what his mother is going through. May God give you strenghth for all the days that are to follow.
Cpl Anderson was in my sons unit, SSg Aguirre.
If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Maria
June 15, 2006
Andy,I cannot express with words the way I feel my heart weeps. But I also believe in God so I know the words you said in your last e-mail to me is true,I will see you in the future. In the meantime,I will miss your beautiful smile, polite mannerism, yes and no ma'ams... things of yesterday. Love Always Aunt Chee-Chee
June 15, 2006
To the Family of Andy D. Anderson,

May God bless and keep you in this time of sorrow. The Cofield family sends you its thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
June 15, 2006
Dear Xiomara,
Marianne and I were so sad to hear of your terrible loss. Though it has been many years since we last saw Andy, it’s clear from all we have heard that he grew up to be a fine man. I know that even in the depth of your grief you must be a very proud mother. And, rightly you should be. Andy was not only a loving son; he was, and always will be, a true American Hero. His memory will live on in your heart, and as the years pass, I’m sure your love for him and your pride in his very meaningful life will only grow. Heroes are not born, they choose to be.
Xiomara, please know that you and your family -- and Andy -- are in our thoughts and prayers.

With love,