ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Bernadette Estrada, 39, born on November 17, 1971 and passed away on August 24, 2011.

She Wrote: If I die today ...have I lived the life I wanted, and accomplished all my goals?  Was I happy?  Yes I am happy.  My goal isn't necessarily to accomplish EVERTHING, but rather to live a life where I am working toward life's goals. 

                                      A poem for my daughter 

My hands were busy through the day; I did not have much time to play
 the little games you asked me to.

I'd wash your clothes, I'd sew and cook, but when you asked me to share your fun I'd say: "A little later. soon."

I'd tuck you in all safe at night and hear your prayers, turn out the light,
Then tip-toe softly to the door.....I wish I'd stayed a minute more.

For life is short, the years rushed past.  No longer is she at my side
Her precious secrets to confide.  The picture books are put away, there are no longer games to play, No good-night kiss, no prayers to hear....
that all belongs to yester year.   

My hands, once busy, now are still.  The days are long and hard to fill.  I wish I could go back and do.......the little things you asked me to.
                    Author Unknown  (modified

November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022
I think of you all the time and miss you very much. Life is not the same anymore since we lost you it’s like my whole world came apart. We thank for watching over us you are our angel in Heaven. Love you your dad.
November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022
Not one day goes by that my heart cries for you my daughter I miss you so much you’re in my thoughts my prayers and in my heart I will always love you. I think about all the great memories when you were still with us and you’re an aunt to my grandson Noah and my granddaughter Kayleen and we know that you are our angel in heaven looking out for us and all the family we all have pleasant memories of you and of all the holidays that you were part of. I know when my time comes we’ll be together again my beautiful daughter I will always love you forever your father Ed Estrada
November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022
Your special day comes and goes . It is to me the earth stands still. You are forever young in every ones memory. Miss you still and forever.
August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022
Hello Beautiful.  Another year and it still gets me each time.  I was just driving and remembering the time you came to visit. After circling around missing each other in the Metro commuter lot we finally found each other. We went out for breakfast and you got to meet my kids. As short as it was, I’m happy it happened. Thank you for making the big effort to fit us in on your busy schedule. Thank you for being there for me. It brings me comfort that you continue to help me through my tough times and I know you are smiling when I celebrate the good times. Sofia and I went to South Carolina for Spring Break and I know you were with us, our songs kept coming on. You Kept us safe.  Love and miss you bunches lady- love me
August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022
you visited last night. you were about 8 yrs old had been playing all day with friends and before embarking on another adventure, you came to me, sat on my lap and looked up at me and said. "I am tired mom". 
Do you want to take a nap? I asked you. you said yes and you snuggled up in my arms.  It reminds me of the time, as a teenager, you came and sat on my lap and snuggled, and that night you lifted the blanket and slipped into bed next to me. I wrapped my arms around you and held you tight next to me. Miss you forever.
November 17, 2021
November 17, 2021
My beautiful daughter in heaven celebrating her birthday in heaven. The years come and go and my heart hurts me so since your departure I miss you so much what I would give to look in your eyes see your beautiful smile hear your beautiful voice how I wish I could hug you and kiss you someday my daughter will be together and we can hug and kiss Love you always my daughter Miss you all the time and our family your grandpa grandma and other relatives That are in heaven with you love you always Dad.
November 17, 2021
November 17, 2021
Thinking of you on your birthday, and everyday of the year. 
October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021
My love...still miss you. Talk about you all the time. Everyone of my friends knows your name and what a profound impact you had on my life with your kindness and friendship. The ficus tree I planted for you on the corner of Penmar and Venice at my old apt is still there and growing bigger than ever! Everytime I pass it I think of you and say "hello Bernie.." Forever in my heart,
J
August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021
my love, it's been so long, still it's like yesterday to me. I hear your voice all the time, when I remember your advice on this or that. Still how can it be possible that you are gone? Miss you and always will. 
August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021
My beautiful daughter berns I think of you all the time and every day you’re always in my heart I I love you more than anything in this world And I thank you for being our garden angel in heaven watching over us here on earth I will always cherish our memories I love you always dad
August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021
Days, months, years pass by... memories are are forever to cherish. Missing you my dear friend!
November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020
Hello Beautiful-  Wishing you an amazing birthday in Heaven- I hope the Angels are celebrating the wonderful person that you are. It’s always a party where you are because you are always smiling and positive. As the holidays draw near, a sadness fills my mind but I know you wouldn’t want it that way. I will choose to celebrate to remember you and live life how you did - to the fullest!  You are always on my mind and forever in my heart- now...make a wish!
November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020
May you have a very special birthday in heaven with our Lord and the angels my beautiful daughter. Thank you very much mija for being our angel for all the family and taking care of us from heaven we all miss you very much I miss you all the time and I think of you always. I think of you a lot during all the holidays brings back sweet memories of you and all the fun things we used to do.
November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020
Happy Birthday dear Berns .... miss you so much, think about you just about every day ... your words of wisdom are timeless. Cant wait to see you again. I often think of you when I cook because you taught me so much about cooking. I love you so very much ... hugs and kisses eternally xoxoxo ~your Lor forever
November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020
Happy birthday in heaven with the God you believed in. Have more happiness today then you have ever known. Miss you so much.
November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020
Remembering and missing you my dear friend! You have always been in my thoughts though.
August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
Berns, Wishing today (the day you left us) had never come.  We had so much more to do and see.  It still seems impossible and unfair and I’ll never understand why. I still think about the good ole days, but it’s not the same without you here to laugh and share the memories. Life is different now. I wonder what you would think about our world today?  CoVid19 is changing our world. Politics is out of control... It seems so unreal and I bet it would make you sad. Praying that you hear my voice when I talk to you. There are so many things I would ask you now if I could.
Love and miss you. 
August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
My Berns the years come and go but your memory is always with us. We all miss you a lot. Your loss just left a void in my heart . I keep you in my heart and you will always be there I miss you and think of you every day my heart is broken but your memories Are here forever your brother Mike’s daughter is almost a year and she’s very beautiful she’s got your temper and your beautiful looks she is a big blessing to the whole family I will always love you till The we meet again in heaven with our Lord your dad Ed Estrada
August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
Thousands of days pass, but to me, that day will always be yesterday. The more days pass, the more I miss you.
August 13, 2020
August 13, 2020
Your unpleasant anniversary is forthcoming. Thank you for still keeping watch. I love you and I miss you.
April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020
Bernadette, you came to mind today and I was sad to learn of your passing. You were such a bright light and I consider myself so blessed to have been even a small part of your life. You passion for life, learning, song, dance, culture and travel are powerful and perhaps even more so in today's world. God knows how much this world needs wise souls like you in it! Thank you for our friendship and the laughs we had! Thank you for looking out for all of us who still here. I pray God's blessing upon your family and friends now and forever!
February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020
Love you and miss you, thinking of you today and every day.
November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019
Thought about you all day today , I know you had a wonderful birthday in heaven. I miss you so much and am so Grace for all you taught me ... your words of wisdom continue to encourage me. Love you forever Lor
November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019
May You have a Happy Birthday in Heaven my Berns. Well your an aunt Michael has a baby daughter 1 month old she makes us very happy warming up our hearts we had a real nice baby shower for her yesterday. I miss you all the time and I will forever love you my Berns. Thank you for watching over us from heaven Love you Dad. And this was posted on your birthday November 17th 2019
November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019
Missing you my friend... even more on this special day!
November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019
Happy Birthday in heaven, sweet girl. Love you.
November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019
Happy Birthday Beautiful! Thinking of you today and hoping you are surrounded by all who love you in heaven. Wishing we could talk about life and regular things and as I visit your pictures on this site, I long to know the stories behind each photo. You made the most of each day! 
Love you bunches!  -Ally
November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019
You would have been 48 today. Still beautiful. Miss you so much.
August 25, 2019
August 25, 2019
My daughter Berns, today August 24th is your anniversary when we lost you my Berns, I miss you all the time everyday thank you very much for watching over all of us I love you very much and miss you so so much. I've got good news for you Michael going to be proud daddy of a baby girl, her middle name will be Bernadette Estrada and I know your spirit will be in this baby girl so mija your spirit will be with all of us. I can hardly wait for this baby to be born it has lifted my spirits so high I miss you and I love you always your Dad Ed Estrada.
August 24, 2019
August 24, 2019
Hello Beautiful- I'm remembering you as I always do and thinking of some of our best times. Those times made us who we are today and when I need you even now, I feel your guidance when I'm lost and your presence when I'm lonely.  Thank you for filling my heart with love, then and now. Love You!
                               

August 24, 2019
August 24, 2019
May you have a great birthday in heaven dancing with the angels my Bernadette. I miss you more than anything in this world the hurt never leaves I keep your picture in my car so wherever I go you go with me I will always love you my Bernadette I love Dad
August 24, 2019
August 24, 2019
I think about you all the time , I can still hear your laughter and great advice. You always had the most comforting words. Sometimes I comfort myself with memories of you. I miss you so very much. Always one of a kind
August 24, 2019
August 24, 2019
Miss you still. And still think of you just as often. Rarely a week goes by that I am not reminded of something you taught me. I love you. Xx
August 24, 2019
August 24, 2019
So hard without you. Your visits keep me going. Every year still like yesterday. 
November 18, 2018
November 18, 2018
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day.  Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and always dear.  Thinking of you on your birthday and hoping the Angels sang a big Happy Birthday to you!  Missing you lots each day and thanking your you for being there for me always.
November 17, 2018
November 17, 2018
Remembering you even more my friend on this special day!
November 17, 2018
November 17, 2018
Wishing you were here. Dreamed about you all dressed up for a party. You looked so beautiful. Young forever.  People already gone came for you. I knew it was just one of your short visits. They were all dressed up too for the party. Miss you.
August 25, 2018
August 25, 2018
Every year that goes by I miss you very much. The whole family misses you very much. I think of you everyday all the time. And I thank the Lord for taking to heaven where you won't suffer anymore from that horrible disease. I will always love you with all my heart my Berns and you're always with me in my heart. Love you always your Dad Ed Estrada
August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018
Not possible, 7 yrs without you
Miss you so much.
August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018
I truly miss my dear friend... an immense loss that is still hard to believe and can't be explained.
February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018
Thinking of you today, Remembering you always. You are Never far from my mind.
November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017
Happy Belated Birthday, beautiful. I miss you and have been thinking of you.
XO.
November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017
All i can say, is wish you were here. I had a dream about you last night. You were playing your guitar and singing in the funny way you used to, to make me laugh. I laughed so much in the dream. Wish the dream could last forever.
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November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022
I think of you all the time and miss you very much. Life is not the same anymore since we lost you it’s like my whole world came apart. We thank for watching over us you are our angel in Heaven. Love you your dad.
November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022
Not one day goes by that my heart cries for you my daughter I miss you so much you’re in my thoughts my prayers and in my heart I will always love you. I think about all the great memories when you were still with us and you’re an aunt to my grandson Noah and my granddaughter Kayleen and we know that you are our angel in heaven looking out for us and all the family we all have pleasant memories of you and of all the holidays that you were part of. I know when my time comes we’ll be together again my beautiful daughter I will always love you forever your father Ed Estrada
November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022
Your special day comes and goes . It is to me the earth stands still. You are forever young in every ones memory. Miss you still and forever.
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I have a dream abba

October 20, 2019
I have a dream, I hear you sing to help me cope with everything
You make me see the wonder of a fairy tale, I can take the future even if I fail.

I believe in angels, something good in everything I'll see.  I believe in angels.
When the time is right for me, I'll cross the stream, I have a dream.
I have a dream, you sing to me to help  me through reality.

And my destination makes it worth the while, pushing thru the darkness just to see you smile
I believe in angels.  something good in everything I'll see.  I believe you wait for me.

When the time is right for me, I'll cross the stream, you'll come for me
I'll cross the stream, I have my dreams

You come to me to help me cope with everything
You make me see the wonder of a fairy tale, I can take the future even if I fail

I believe in angels.  Something good in everything I'll see
I believe in angels.

When I know the time is right for me, I'll cross the stream - You'll come for me.
I'll cross the stream - I have a dream

space shuttle crew endeavor

September 21, 2016

The crew stopped by where bernie worked during their stay at Edwards Airforce Base.  The  Mission Specialist Commander Bruce E Melnick autographed this photo of them for her.  She also got some other momentos of the flight from the crew members.  This was during the may 1992 return landing of the shuttle's first flight.

Great Falls Park

August 24, 2016

I was at this spot this past weekend for a hike.  Made me think of the time I took this photo of her and the picnic we had there.  I love what you did with photo; her gazes were always angelic. 

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