Manuel, It's hard to believe that exactly one year ago today your heart stopped beating and God took you home with him. Leaving this earth was not your choice because you would have never left behind Peter, your pride and joy whom you loved more than life itself.
Rick, Frank, and I really miss you terribly; but the person that misses you the most is Peter. Your essence is reflected in his entire being. I've learned many things from Peter that I did not know about you. He was telling me yesterday how much of you he sees in himself in the way he thinks and in some of the things he does. You raised a really fine young man and I know you were really proud of him.
I hope you are rejoicing in the fact that you are now with your mom, dad, grandpa Pete and Grandma Mary and my brother Mike.
We will all see each other again someday, but only God knows when. In the meantime, we will all keep you in our prayers and in our hearts and never forget you. GOD BLESS YOU!