ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Daniel Esquivel 84 years old , born on July 29, 1929 and passed away on March 22, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Daniel Esquivel (my father) was born and raised here in Robstown Tx. He married my mother on May 20, 1950. He passed away from a stroke due to complications after surgery. He  woke up from the anesthesia with not much  quality of life left (tears). He lasted three months there were days when it seemed that we were gonna see a miracle!. The Lord answered our prayer of healing him just not in the way we wanted him to.. He chose to take my father home and heal him in heaven (tears).   My father was a very strong man. He was my hero in many ways. Born like my mother in very hard times... He didn't have much schooling either, his education got him only to the 6th grade. But that didn't stop my father from being a good husband and a good father to his three daughters.  He and my mother had their own way of loving each other, they had a kind of love  that not very many people understood. Although they had their share of problems my mother never gave up on him and neither did he give up on her. they stayed together till death took my mother first (tears).

My dad was a man of many trades or as the saying goes a "Jack of all trades." There was nothing my dad couldn't do or build. He was our electrician, our mechanic , our plumber, our carpenter, and everything in-between. There was not a day that went by that i wouldn't ask my dad for something that he wouldn't do for me and my sisters and if he didn't have it he would dig holes to get it or make it for us.  He was our Santa Clause in Christmas... He was a strict father but that character in him is what made us the women we are today.. He worked so hard in difficult refinery work as a labor and then as a foreman. But even as a foreman he never once got a raise nor a paid vacation much less a vacation period. But his work ethics inspired us. We looked up to him for his hard efforts to provide for his family. I miss him dearly (tears) in his last year or so.. he developed first stages of dimencia :'( but to me it wasn't that, i believe he was overwhelmed with grieve for my mother that he just couldn't cope with her death that he got lost in his grief and it made him forget everything else, confusion set in and he begin to lose some memory but i believe it was his grief that had consumed him (tears). It was so bad that he had no room to think of anything except his grief (tears).  

I miss my dad so very very much i never in my life thought i would lose him that's how much of a strong man he was (tears). But at last he did go home and my comfort is that He got to recieve the Lord as his personal Savior and he recieved eternal life! and because of that i am gonna get to see him alongside my mother and sister one day as well (tears). I cant wait to see them all again! (tears). I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DEARLY DADDY! <3

Posted by Angela Magaña on January 23, 2019
Such a wonderful man so many wonderful memory's with him.miss him
Posted by Dalia Watkins on January 23, 2019
I LOVE YOU DADDY!!! and you have no idea how my heart misses you!!!! (tears) FOREVER LOVEING YOU DAD!!! <3 :'(

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Posted by Angela Magaña on January 23, 2019
Such a wonderful man so many wonderful memory's with him.miss him
Posted by Dalia Watkins on January 23, 2019
I LOVE YOU DADDY!!! and you have no idea how my heart misses you!!!! (tears) FOREVER LOVEING YOU DAD!!! <3 :'(
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The Man i call Dad...

There was a man who married and had three daughters. He was a proud man, a man of a few words one can say.  But a man with respectable values and morals (tears). He was a man that knew no malice. In his heart he loved his family and he provided for them in every way/ form, possible to him (tears).  He was a teacher of strength and a protector by nature. He knew nothing about wealth nor knew anything about living in abundance. For he made due for his family with what little he could, and taught his daughters to never desire riches. He was a perfect example of what to look for in a man. hard worker, God fearing, loving, humble, and kind.  He was above and beyond what any daughter could ever ask for in a father (tears).  I didn't know this back then, but now i do (tears).  I never knew exactly how much to value this man because I never knew i'd ever lose him so fast (tears).  He was a man of great character... this is the man i proudly call "MY DAD" (tears). Oh how i miss that grouchy ole man (smiling tears).  I used to hate his grumpiness but now I'd give anything to be around that grumpiness! i'd take it, cope with it and welcome it with all my heart! (tears). Its amazing that you really don't know what you had until its all gone! (tears). When its gone you realize even though they seemed to be hard on us at times, you'd give anything  to have that back in your life again (tears) i do. I MISS YOU MY HANDSOME DADDY!!!  you are and will always be in my heart, until i see you again! (tears) ill miss  you! and love you always!!!! <3

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Story-time Dad...

Shared by Dalia Watkins on January 23, 2019

Dad, I have such sweet memories of you, but more so of your last couple years with us (tears). I can recall of the days when Jay and I would go stay with you when Diana would go spend time in Corpus with Michael or cousin Rosa. I recall you getting so excited when we'd go and stay for a week with you. I remember waking up the first morning of our stay and starting to clean your house. I can remember cooking breakfast for you and making coffee for you just like mom made it for  you. I recall seeing you working outside while i'd be cooking for you inside.. then id call you in to come eat and you would come in, wash up and sit down! to a good breakfast. I'd sit there with you and join you in eating. Then I remember loving just being there with you (tears).  Then it started... you and your stories of how you met mom, your courtship  and how life was with you and her as a young couple. Then you'd start asking me about my relationship with Jerry and how we met and i remember telling you the story of how we met and fell in love online, more than a dozen times! lol and every time you would react as if you were hearing the story for the first time (smiling tears) that always tickled my heart with joy lol seeing you react to a story I'd shared with you over and over and over again!! :') You'd always tell me you were so proud of the woman id become and of how i ended up with a hard working man as a husband. I remember how i loved hearing how much you loved Jerry and how proud you were to call him your son-in-law. He was more than a son-in-law to you he was actually a real son to you is what you'd tell me (tear) and this made my day. We sat and talked for hours and we'd cry over our memories of mom and by the time we knew it, four or five hours had passed and it went from being early in the morning to being late in the afternoon!!. Daddy you know, when we were little girls we never had much quality time together because you were always such a strict dad and a very reserved man. So quality father daughter time we never had with you. But those last couple years with you i will always cherish because we got closer together and our father-daughter relationship grew.  I got to have my quality time with you after all! (tears). and i will always cherish those times with you, our breakfasts together, our talks, its something i never had with you growing up but that i found later as a grown married woman. In other words the child in me found her daddy (tears).  Oh how I'd give anything to have one more breakfast with you, one more long talk with you! (tears). But i know its impossible now.. I am greatful that i got to spend that quality one on one time with you all those times. I wouldn't trade them for anything in this world! they added more meaning to my life now (tears). I LOVE YOU DADDY and i MISS YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!