Building their house in Heaven

Shared by Cindy (Beardsley) Lopez on March 6, 2012

This is Mom & Gloria (Vic's Mom) building their house together in Heaven

Always Playful

Shared by Cindy (Beardsley) Lopez on May 17, 2011

Always playful you were. Tickling, poking hahaha I miss that.  I miss you!!!  Wish I could just pick up the phone and call you.  I sleep with your pillow everynight it always seems to let me have a good nights rest.  I come here every single day to see you and to see all the love you had from everyone.  I love this site I always feel good after seeing you.  I hope it helps everyone else have Happy Thoughts of you too.  Love you My Buttercup!

Miss You This Mother's Day!

Shared by Tamela Forbes on May 8, 2011

Your Mother Is Always With You...
Author: Unknown


Your mother is always with you...
She's the whisper of the leaves
as you walk down the street.
She's the smell of bleach
in your freshly laundered socks.
She's the cool hand on your brow
when you're not well.
Your mother lives inside your laughter.
She's crystallized in every tear drop.
She's the place you came from,
your first home...
She's the map you follow
with every step that you take.
She's your first love
and your first heart break...
and nothing on earth can separate you.
Not time, Not space...
Not even death...
will ever separate you
from your mother...
You carry her inside of you...
 

Shhhhhh don't tell

Shared by Cindy (Beardsley) Lopez on March 25, 2011

My Buttercup!   I loved taking you out to Johnny D's to eat we always had so much fun.  We would talk and laugh about everything while having our coffee.  That's when we decided we were the "Coffee girls".  You would talk then you would always say...Shhhh don't tell! Haha you were so cute! As your alzheimer's progressed...you didn't know me anymore.  When you would see me you would say...who are you?  And I would say I am Cindy...then you would say Oh I have a daughter named Cindy.  Since then I became your girlfriend who came to have coffee with you.  We would talk about things we did when we were young like going out having fun and going dancing with our best friend Huguette.  Mom we always seemed to make the best of our times together.  I'll Love you always.

 

Love it

Shared by Ruth Marion on March 25, 2011

I love this picture, It like were back in the early 70 and waiting to have coffee. I tried to come down but the weater is to bad to fly in  xoxooxxo

Play Time

Shared by Tawny Wamack on March 24, 2011

Nana whenever I was bored (or you were bored), we always found something to do. So many times you were the patient, while I was being the doctor with my doctor kit. I would always take your blood pressure, give you imaginary shots, or listen to your heart with my play stethoscope and you would just sit there and have a great time. Then, there was the beauty salon scenario when I got out the rollers, plastic lipstick, and did your nails. I remember dressing up for you when you woke up one morning and served you pancakes and such, while singing for you:) Another great memory was dressing up like you in a nighty with glasses and a cane.

We always had a wonderful time together no matter what and I thank you for that! I'm going to miss you and your crazy faces and noises you would make at the table. I love you Birdie.

Your 75th Birthday

Shared by Tamela Forbes on March 24, 2011

Trying to plan your 75th birthday party was great!  Everyone was going to get together and meet at Marie Callendars...what a great plan we had.  Until you fell in the backyard and twisted your ankle.  So everyone ended up sneaking through the side gate and just walking in the back sliding door while you were resting in the recliner with your hurt ankle elevated.  You were so surprised then too!!  Guess we could always pull the wool over your eyes!!!  We loved surprising you.  And you really enjoyed it every time!  I have a space that I cannot fill...I walk down the hall and pass your room expecting you to be there.  I don't know what to do with myself.  My life the last 3 yrs. hovered around you.  I am numb.  Can't figure out what I am supposed to do now.  Love and miss you Mom...but I know you are at rest and in no pain.  That is all I ever wanted for you...not to suffer.  God created you and how lucky He is to have you back with Him. xo

Cheese Souffle

Shared by Ruth Marion on March 23, 2011

Ester,

 What a fun lady you were. I have not seen you for a long time but you have always been in my heart. Working together at the Convelesent hospital where we all met.  Your family in the kitchen and me up stairs working as a nurses aide. The reason for the title is when ever you guys made that you would always save me some because loved it. I was also telling my daughter about how I would always go get milk for my patients and Mr. Kahn would try and take it away, I would go back down to the kitchen when he was gone and get it right back from you. I spent a lot of time with your family back then. I even remember Brian TV commercial for Sunny Delight and jummping over the sports car from his skate board and landing on the skate board. Tammie, Cindy, Nina, and Val, Pat and I Spent a lot on time together. My mom and Dad loved it when were all there in he morning. My Dad would wait to see how many girls would come out of  my room andthen cook all breakfast and make coffee.

I am happy your family grew and the grandkids and even great grandkids  you one special lady.  I am sorry for the loss to your family but you are now in a better place with my parents. you will be so missed. I send all my love to you all and wish I could be there with you all.  My boss would have flown me down if the weather would have been better.

Love and kisses to all

Ruth

And that's the truth!

Shared by Victor Lopez on March 23, 2011

Dear Nana;
As you know, I am not a man that is at a loss for words and yet, I find myself trying to come up with words that capture my love for you as your son-in-law. 
I find myself grieving again one year after my mom passed away and now you. The good Lord has called you both to join those who have gone before you and leave the rest of us behind to truly try to appreciate the meaning of the journey he planned for you from the begining. Although through marriage your were my mother-in-law; I always considered you much more than that and it was as easy as ignoring the 'in-law ' portion from the phrase to make it so! Even now, I know I can be straight forward because that's how it was between us. I can picture the look on your face when I tell you this....I know you had a hard time accepting me in the beginning(because I'm hispanic wasn't it? ha,ha,ha)
but I sat you down and told you that I loved Cindy and asked your permission to marry her.  I promised you I would love her and respect her and expected no less from her. I could see in your eyes how my words eased your concern about Cindy's well being. I always respected you as a mother and in my house you would always be the 'patriarch' and sit at the head of the dinner table even though you would tell me I was King in my house. I would tell you 'No, in this house, you ARE our Queen and I would do no different than what I would do for my own mother when she would visit.  I remember you looked at Cindy and told me you had not met a man like me before and I knew then we had nothing but good times ahead.  Nana, I miss you terribly, all the talks we had after dinner and the respect you showed me when you would share little secrets about you that to this day I have not shared because you asked to keep it between us.  Lucky for me now that you are gone, my Parkinson's induced loss of memory; will for sure keep those secrets between you and me! ha,ha,ha.

When someone you love becomes a memory, they will not be forgotten because everytime you miss them it brings loving memories back to replace your sadness. As I looked forward to missing my mom, I will be looking forward to missing you as well!

With a heavy heart I say 'good journey' to You Nana.
Missing you already;
Victor

84th Birthday Party

Shared by Adrienne Chavez on March 23, 2011

One of my Favorite memories was your 84th Surpise Birthday Party..I was glad the Mario and i got to plan that for you!...and with the help of the family  we pulled it off!..When you walked thru the door of the restuarant and saw everyone, the look on your face was classic..you were SOOO surprised and very happy.  Your children were there, the grandkids and great grandkids...It was wonderful!...Best Day Ever!   :)

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