Happy Birthday Angel Antonio!



In Loving Memory of
Antonio Giovanne Garvey
December 8, 1999 - December 21, 1999


This is a beautiful and loving gift for Angel Antonio from my dear friend, Carol, mom to Angel Michael.




This is Antonio's first baby picture.



IN MEMORY OF ONE SWEET LIGHT
SINCE ALL BELONGS TO GOD AND HE REMINDS US WE'RE HIS OWN,
OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT OURS TO KEEP--
THEY'RE ONLY HERE ON A LOAN.

THEY ARE A BRILLIANT SPARK FROM GOD'S ETERNAL LIGHT ABOVE--
SENT HERE TO FAMILIES GOD IS SURE WILL SHOWER THEM WITH LOVE.

THEY COME TO GIVE THE WORLD THE GIFTS THAT ONLY THEY CAN BRING...
SWEET INNOCENCE, ACCEPTING FAITH AND HOPE IN EVERYTHING.

YET NOW AND THEN OUR HEARTS ARE TORN
WHEN SUCH A SPECIAL CHILD IS ONLY HERE
TO SHINE THAT LIGHT ON EARTH A LITTLE WHILE.

REMEMBERING THEIR LIVES BRINGS JOY,
ALTHOUGH OUR HEARTS STILL GRIEVE,
THERE'S SO MUCH LOVE AND COMFORT IN THE MEMORIES THEY LEAVE.

GOD'S HOLDING THAT SWEET CHILD RIGHT NOW
JUST AS HE'S HOLDING YOU
HE KNOWS THE AWFUL PAIN YOU BEAR--
HE LOST HIS DEAR CHILD TOO.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THIS PRECIOUS CHILD, THE SWEET LIGHT OF LOVE.
WHO NOW SHINES IN HEAVEN WITH GOD.
Written for Antonio by his mommy, with help from her dear friend Anthony.


Antonio's mommy at her baby shower on November 7, 1999,
when she was pregnant with her twin boys.







Healing Is What Tears Are For
It's been quite some time now, Mom,
since I have been up here.
I know it seems like a lifetime to you ...
But you know I still love ya dear!

You have tried to hold onto the things
that reminded you of me.
But it's okay to let go of it all, Mom.
I'll always be where I need to be

I can see deep inside of your heart.
I can see how lonely you are.
And it's okay for you to cry, Mom.
That's what tears are for.

It doesn't matter where you live or go.
I'm still right there with you.
Oh, there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
And that light will see you through.

I'm watching you from Heaven's side.
You can never lose sight of me.
I know you hold me near your heart.
And, that's where I'll always be.

Yeah, it has been quite a while, Mom,
But I know you can feel me near.
Oh, the life you live will show others
my love just can't disappear.

Oh when I look deep inside of your heart
and see how lonely you are.
I send a message to say it's okay to cry ...
Healing is what tears are for!
Kaye Des’Ormeaux, ©2000
Used with Permission



How Was It Up There in Heaven Today?
How was it up there in Heaven today?
What all did you get to do?
Did you walk on the streets of gold
as Jesus walked along side of you?

Did you get to sing with the Angels today
or just sit on the sidelines and listen?
Did you put a smile on the Father's face
when He saw your eyes glisten?

Did you sit on the river banks of Jordan
and hear the stories Noah had to tell?
Oh it must have been something to hear
how the animals got along so well.

Did you go talk to the King David?
And ask him about that giant?
Did you sit with Moses and hear how
the Children of Israel were so defiant?

Did you sit in the lap of the Mother of Jesus?
As she kiss your precious cheek?
Did she wrap her arms around you
and your name ... softly speak?

Did you play in the Garden of Eden
while the Angels watched you?
Oh did you spend the day sending love
as only you can do?

Did you walk with St. Peter today
and stand close at this feet?
And be the one to say welcome saints
and smile at those you'd greet?

How was it up there in Heaven today?
I can imagine what beauty you see.
But all the while, you are missed down here.
And ... oh I know you will always be.

And, although you're with the Father in Heaven;
We still miss your sparkling eyes!
And at night when the whole world is sleeping,
Your Mommie & Daddy lays awake & cries.

You are about to have your another birthday.
But I guess you already knew this.
What kind of celebration will there be in Heaven?
Will you grab onto your Mom's birthday kiss?

I guess I will ask this one last question,
to the little angel that touches hearts everywhere.
When it's my turn to spend a day in Heaven,
will you be at the gate to welcome me there?
~Author, Kaye Des'Ormeaux
Copyright 2001 Kaye Des'Ormeaux
All rights reserved


"I want to present the attached award for this beautiful child.
I am honored to meet such an awesome little Angel."
Kaye's Page




A CHILD'S ANGEL
Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born.
So one day he asked God
They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow
but how am I going to live there
being so small and helpless?
Among the many angels, I chose one for you.
She will be waiting for you and will take care of you.
But tell me, here in Heaven,
I don't do anything else but sing and smile,
that's enough for me to be happy.
Your angel will sing for you
and will also smile for you every day.
And you will feel your angel's love and be happy.
And how am I going to be able to understand
when people talk to me,
if I don't know the language that men talk?
Your angel will tell you the most beautiful
and sweet words you will ever hear,
and with much patience and care,
your angel will teach you how to speak.
And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?
Your angel will place your hands together
and will teach you how to pray.
I've heard that on earth there are bad men.
Who will protect me?
Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.
But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.
Your angel will always talk to you about me
and will teach you the way for you
to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you.
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven,
but voices from earth could already be heard,
and the child in a hurry asked softly
Oh God, if I am about to leave now,
please tell me my angel's name.
Your angel's name is of no importance,
you will call your angel
*******Mommy*********
Author Unknown





IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE.
MEMORIES LIVE FOREVER, THEY GROW RICHER THROUGH THE YEARS,
THEY ARE NURTURED BY OUR LAUGHTER
THEY ARE WATERED BY OUR TEARS.
MEMORIES LIVE FOREVER, SENT FROM HEAVEN UP ABOVE.
TO ETERNALLY CONNECT US TO THE PEOPLE THAT WE LOVE
MAY MEMORIES KEEP YOUR LOVED ONE NEAR
AND COMFORT YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
Author Unknown






Angel Antonio's twin brother wishes him a happy birthday too! We included The Cat in the Hat here for Antonio because his mom told me that her son Angelo seems to love this story.
Here is what she wrote to me about it ~"ANGELO SUDDENLY IS HAVING THE CAT IN THE HAT BIRTHDAY. EVERYTHING IS THING 1& THING 2 & THE CAT IN THE HAT. HE IS REALLY IN LOVE WITH HIM SINCE WE SAW IT AT THE MOVIES, I KIND OF FEEL ANTONIO WOULD BE THE SAME TODAY" So this is a gift from Angelo to Angel Antonio!



Of course Antonio's little brother Mario would want to wish him a happy birthday too.
The picture above is Mario with Angelo.





LIGHT A CANDLE
And I will light a candle for you
to shadow all the darkness and bless the times we knew
Like a beacon in the night the flame will burn bright
and guide us on our way
Oh today I light a candle for you.

Seasons come and go and I'm weary from the change
Keep on moving on -- you know it's not the same
And when I'm walking all alone
Do you hear me call your name?
Do you hear me sing the songs we used to sing?

And I will light a candle for you...

You filled my life with wonder -- touched me with surprise
Always saw that something special deep within your eyes
And through the good times and the bad
We carried on with pride
I hold on to the love and life we knew

And I will light a candle for you...
Oh today I light a candle for you.


A big thank you to Marlene for the beautiful frames
on Antonio's pictures!


And thank you to Rosemary for helping with the words on Angelo's photo.


 

   




A friend can hear a tear drop.



This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Antonio Giovanne Garvey
on November 12, 2001
Last updated: December 2, 2016
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