Brought to you by
Jose S. "Joe" Abeyta

Jose S. "Joe" Abeyta

This Guest Book will remain online permanently courtesy of Saundra L. Abeyta-Tain.
Add a message to the Guest Book
If you need help finding the right words, view our suggested entries for ideas.

Back to Personal Message


Add a photo to your message (optional)
Preview Entry
April 19, 2014
Cancel

Please don't submit copyrighted work; original poems, songs or prayers welcomed.

Legacy.com reviews all Guest Book entries to ensure appropriate content. Our staff does not correct grammar or spelling. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Select up to 10 photos to add to the photo gallery.

Select a candle
*Please select a candle
Preview Entry
April 19, 2014
Cancel

Please don't submit copyrighted work; original poems, songs or prayers welcomed.

Legacy.com reviews all Guest Book entries to ensure appropriate content. Our staff does not correct grammar or spelling. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Keep updated on this Guest Book

Sign up below to receive email updates.

December 25, 2013
Dear Dad,

"Merry Christmas, Dad!" We're spending our 1st Christmas without you. Today we got together at Patricia's home like we always do to celebrate Christmas. I bet your ears were burning. Our stories and memories of you are unforgettable. Today was a happy day because our family was together, but also a sad day because not only were you not there but neither was Loretta. She had to work, our family was incomplete. It was so hard not having you both at the table enjoying your meals that Patricia had cooked with such love. Even after eating your large meal you couldn't wait to get to the delicious desserts. Dad, how you and I enjoyed our sweets. I've totally cut back for health reasons, and actually I feel so much better. One of our topics of conversation this evening was how you loved those "Stogies" in reality they were the Pepperidge Farm creme filled Pirouette Rolled Wafers. How you had all of us in March eating them with you or should I say putting them in our mouth as if they were a cigar. Oh Dad, how we miss you so much. I still can't believe you're not here with us anymore. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas in Heaven with the family. Always remember I need you and that I love you so very much.

Love,

Your daughter, Saundra

P.S. Hey, Dad. Please always keep an eye on us, I know you do. Loretta applied for a new job at Napa State Hospital this month. We're just waiting for the response. She needs to find a job closer to home and that is more secure. Please see what you can do to help her. Her commute to Healdsburg is way too far and her job is very unstable right now. We need some good news right now for this family.
December 18, 2013
Dear Dad,

Today, December 18, is my wedding anniversary. You did me the honor 9 years ago today to walk me down the aisle to marry the love of my life, Jonathan. You looked so handsome and proud in your tuxedo. I have been so blessed to have had 2 wonderful men in my life. I thought it was so cute when you joined Jonathan and I on the stage and ate with us instead at the guest table. It was always the 3 of us together. How Jonathan loved you so, he always will. Your the Dad he never had, that's why he called you Dad. How he wished he had met you earlier. You took him under your wing just like you did with everybody. Everybody misses you and loves you so much. Do you remember our dance Dad at the wedding? We danced to "Always Forever" by Heatwave. You were the one who showed me how to dance when I was a little girl. You took me to all those Mexican dances you and mom use to attend. You asked me if I was now happy, how could I've not been, being with the 2 most important men on one of the most important days of my life. Our immediate family was in our wedding and Michael marrying us made it that much more special. The rest of our dear family and friends were there also to celebrate. It was a perfect Christmas Wedding. Today is a happy day for me Dad, but also a sad day, because you are not here with us. Today I was in Napa picking up a case and also seeing my dentist hoping I would see your vehicle again on the road. You know my intent, if I'm lucky enough next time I'm going to follow it and hopefully meet the new owner. I need to know who he is. I get very emotional every time I drive to Napa. You still haven't come into my dreams, why Dad? I need to see you and feel your presence. It's been a little over 8 months since you left us and it's going to be really hard not to have you here on Christmas Day.
This summer Jonathan and I built our fence facing Jerry. You would be so proud of us Dad. It turned out so beautiful. It has a hidden gate and it's about 8 feet tall. We stained every board before nailing it up. If you had been here I know you would of been right along helping us like you always did. This fence is not coming down, it is so strong and sturdy. Uncle Ray came over to see it, and was amazed of the way we constructed it and built it. He said he had never seen a fence like this before. It was a wonderful complement to hear.
Dad, tomorrow is Grandma Torres anniversary. It will be 5 years since she left us. Please tell her how much I miss her, love her and also think of her everyday. All my family is disappearing on me. It's hard Dad really hard. I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU!

Love,

Your daughter, Saundra

P.S. Hey, Dad. Tank went to the vet today. He's 30 pounds overweight. He needs to cut back on food and also be walked. Keep an eye on him, he really misses you too! My love to the whole family.
October 31, 2013
Dear Dad,

Happy Halloween, Dad! This is my favorite holiday and time of the year, and you aren't here to share it with us. Tomorrow will be 7 months since we started missing you. I was remembering one Halloween when I was in elementary school at Steffan Manor and I dressed up as a "Fairy Princess." Back then the costumes weren't anywhere as elaborate as they are today with all the fancy accessories they have to complete your costume. I needed a wand. Do you remember Dad what you did? You took one of your old golf clubs and cut the handle off. Then you cut out 2 star shape cutouts on this real thick metallic paper you had. You glued the 2 stars cutouts together with the golf club handle in-between. You added glitter around the edges of the stars to finish it. My wand looked so pretty, Dad. I knew no one else was going to have a wand like mine. It was an original. Thank you Dad, you completed my costume for me. You made me feel so special. I came home for lunch that day to get dress with your help, couldn't wait to get back to school because we were having our Halloween parade and party. Just as I was leaving you took a picture of me standing in our driveway by our station wagon "The Comet". I'll never forget that day, Dad.
Two days ago I was in Napa again, leaving from my dentist office, guess what I saw Dad? Your Pathfinder again. I couldn't believe it. It was an older man driving your SUV this time, wearing a red black flannel shirt. He was on the farthest right lane. When he made his right turn to get on the highway that's when I saw your license plate. I was on the farthest left lane already committed to making a left turn. If it hadn't been for the 3 lanes and traffic in-between us I would had followed him to meet him. I'm praying that one of these days I'll get the opportunity to meet this family that bought your Pathfinder. Are you trying to tell me something Dad by seeing your SUV? This is the 2nd time in 2 months. You haven't showed up in my dreams yet, but I'm seeing your vehicle. I love you, I need you and I really really miss you. Happy Halloween to all of you! I hope you can now eat all the candy and sweets you want.

Love,
Your daughter, Saundra

P.S. Hey, Dad! I guess you know who won the World Series yesterday, the Red Sox. They deserved it. I know you would have gone for the Cardinals being that they are in the national league. Anyway, baseball season is over until next year. So, I'm going through the baseball withdrawal right now.
October 01, 2013
Dear Dad,

Today like any other day I smile thinking of you, but my heart breaks knowing I can't have you by my side. I
can't believe it's been 6 months since we lost you. God we miss you so! Everything I do reminds me of you. As summer has come to an end I've been reminiscing of all our summer vacations we had when we were little girls. You and mom would take us on on these wonderful "1" month vacations. What an adventure each trip was. We went to Oregon, Washington and then on on to Canada. We stopped at every sight seeing tour there was to see. I had never seen such beautiful redwood trees in all my life which have always been my favorite. Our delicious dinner at the Space Needle was fabulous and then the ferry to Canada. Then you took us to Yosemite, Las Vegas and then a tour of Hoover Dam. From there we went to Tijuana, Mexico to attend a wedding of some dear sweet friends. All our Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knottsberry Farm trips, even as we grew up as adults were so much fun. Why, because we were always together as a family. Then all the way to Guadalajara, Mexico, we got to meet mom's side of the family. You and mom bought this small trailer so we could afford to take all these trips. It was tight quarters for 5 people and 1 small dog, Sparky, but we did it. That trailer was our hotel on wheels. When it came time to hooking up the car to the trailer I would always guide you. Sometimes we'd get lucky on the 1st try, then other times it would take a couple of more trys, but eventually we'd get it right and then we'd be off to our next destination. We always met such nice people along the way. You would be driving the Lamons Pontiac pulling the trailer and I would sit in the front seat with you. You told me I was your navigator. I was in charge of keeping track of the miles from every gas station stop and also the music on our 8-track you had placed in the glove compartment. We'd be driving down the freeways listening to The Four Tops, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdink and so many others. Mom was always making comments about everything. You would have mom sit in the back seat and tell her to quick being such a back seat driver. Also, the great camping trips we'd take to Crazy Horse with all our uncles, cousins and friends. Wow Dad, those were the days. Also, all the drive-in movies, baseball games, party's, reunions, I could go on and on. I know you know what I mean. There's 1 place I wish you would of taken us to visit, New Mexico. I would of love to have seen your birthplace. I only get to hear the stories from our relatives, but it's not the same. Why didn't we ever go? Thank you Dad for giving us girls a wonderful childhood and such memorable memories. Dad, when are you going to come in my dreams? The girls have seen you in their dreams. I'm still waiting. I wish you could see how tall L"il Michael has grown and Jessica got her 1st job working at a restaurant called "The Habit." Time is going by, but the emptiness is the same without you Dad. Today is Michael's and Marti's birthday. Melissa had her baby boy, Jax on Uncle Leo's birthday, another new addition to the family. This Saturday we will be having our 1st family reunion picnic without you and Aunt Mary. It's going to be real hard Dad. I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU!

Love,
Your daughter, Saundra

P.S. Hey, Dad. Well I guess you know we are now entering the playoffs for baseball. The "S.F. Giants" stunk this year. They came in 3rd place. But guess who's made it this far, "The Oakland A's!" I'm really happy for them, they deserve it. The "San Francisco 49er's" aren't doing so good either. I remember when they were in the Super Bowl this year and you were dressed to the 9 in all your "49er" clothing from head to toe. You looked so handsome Dad. A true fan you were. Take care and my love to the whole family.
September 10, 2013
Dear Dad,

Today, September 10, is your 80th birthday. "Happy Birthday, Dad!" It's been 5 months since we've enjoyed the pleasure of your beautifully infectious smile. This evening a few dear family and friends celebrated our endless love for you with memories, then a toast while releasing some balloons carrying all our love to reach you in Heaven. I'm sure you are having your own celebration in Heaven with the family. Dad, Patricia in her adorable backyard has made you this beautiful "Living Garden" in your memory. Of course there's a section dedicated to your S.F. Giants along with all the other decorative metal accents with solar lights. They light up so pretty at night. I wish you were here to see it. Dad, do you remember 4 years ago we were camping at Burney Falls with some of our family and friends and we celebrated your birthday there? This was our last camping trip together. We had such a great time. You slept in your Pathfinder and Uncle George slept in our Murano. We backed the vehicles into the screen tent. This was the trip that you scared all of us 1 night when you didn't come back from the restroom. It took us an hour to find you. Being so dark at night it was so easy to get lost that one could easily loose their sense of direction. Thank God we found you. Even though you told all of us you were never lost, just sight seeing. Really Dad, at that hour of the night? So when it was my turn to go, you told me to wait, you brought out your huge flashlight. When you turned it on and pointed it up, it lite up the sky so bright like one of those lights they use when something is being advertise. You told me that I wouldn't have any problem finding our campsite, no way I could get lost now. You were always so prepared for any situation Dad. Dad, on August 27th, I was on my way to Napa (Highway 29) and to my surprise guess what vehicle was driving next to me? Your Pathfinder, I couldn't believe it was your vehicle with your license plate. A young girl was driving it very cautiously with an adult. They looked like a nice family, I'm so glad I was able to see who bought your vehicle. It brought tears to my eyes. I know why your vehicle appeared at that very moment. Thank you, you are my Angel! You were watching over me that day. I miss you so much! As always, I miss all our talks we use to have. I LOVE YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Love,
Your daughter, Saundra

P.S. Hey Dad. I'm sure you now know that the S.F. Giant's are in last place. This was not their year. But the Oakland A's are in 1st place right now. I hope they make it all the way. They work so hard and deserve to make it to the World Series. They're long over due. I'm praying, a little help from you? My love to the whole family.

View Photo Gallery

Preview Now

©2014 Legacy.com. All rights reserved. Guest Book entries are free and are posted after being reviewed for appropriate content. If you find an entry containing inappropriate material, please contact us.