In Loving Memory of
Jesse Alexander Gochez
June 24, 1987 - April 26, 2001




My handsome son! Summer 1995




Come To Jesus
Performed by Mindy Smith

Oh my baby, when you're older
Maybe then you'll understand
You have angels to dance around your shoulders
'Cause at times in life you'll need
a helping hand

Oh my baby, when you're prayin'
Leave your burden by my door
You have Jesus standing at your bedside
To keep you calm,
keep you safe away from harm

Worry not my daughters
Worry not my sons
Child, when life don't seem worth living
Come to Jesus
And let Him hold you in His arms

Oh my baby, when you're cryin'
Never hide your face from me
I have conquered hell
and driven out the demons
I have come with the light to set you free

Worry not my daughters
Worry not my sons
Child, when life don't seem worth living
Come to Jesus
And let Him hold you in His arms

Oh my baby, when you're dyin'
Believe the healing of His hand
Here in heaven we will wait for your arrival
Here in heaven you will finally understand
Here in heaven we will wait for your arrival
Here in heaven you will finally understand

Worry not my daughters
Worry not my sons
Child, when life don't seem worth living
Come to Jesus
And let Him hold you in His arms




This special gift to Angel Jesse is from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~Rob Northrop's Site.



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






My Boys, Will and Jesse.






Jesse's real birthday!



Today Is My Birthday

Today is my birthday
Celebrate my life with you
And remember the good times
Not the bad and do not be sad;
Look up towards the sun
And catch every ray of light upon your cheek
For I am there with you.


Jess and a life-long love -- watermelon!



Today is my birthday
Be happy for me
I lived a short but full, happy life
I had the pleasure of love
And the joy of my family
Do not be sad
Look up towards the stars
And catch each twinkle in your heart.
For I am there with you.


Jess at 1 year old with Grandma Mary, his "bestest grandma of them all!"


Today is my birthday
My legacy is not wealth or mighty belongings,
My legacy is you and your life.
Spend it wisely and carefully
Guard it always
Do not be sad
Feel the wind on your face and in your hair
And know that I loved you
For I am there with you, in your laughter
And in your hearts.


On the left, Jess with Will and their Dad on Will's third birthday. On the right, Jess and my cousin Betsy, who sadly died of complications of diabetes in 1989.


Today is my birthday
Learn to live again without me
Take my strength with you
For you are not alone.
Do not be sad
Feel the rain on your face
Feel all life's treasures and
Know that you are alive!
At each step of the way
I will help you
For I am with you always
Until we meet again.


On the left, Jesse with his Mom and Will, celebrating Jesse's second birthday at Grandpa and Grandma Mary's house. On the right, Jesse excavating at Grandpa's with his birthday present!



Today is my birthday....
~ Author Unknown







Jess helping Mom make Christmas cookies, December 1989. Then Jesse and my Mom.




Jess, Uncle Joe (my brother) and Will, Memorial Weekend in Chicago 1989...
this was the only time Joe ever saw Jess.



So what is a God idea? Whenever a grandchild wants to love instead of hate, hug instead of crush, give instead of take, serve instead of be served, or heal instead of hurt,
such ideas come right from the throne of God into the heart of that child.
~ From Hugs for Grandparents


My son Jess was a "God" idea!




Jesse and his Aunt Joanne (my sister) at my wedding, December 1994.



Uncle Mike (my brother) hugging Jess at my wedding.


Memories

Time cannot steal the treasures that we carry in our hearts,
Nor ever dim the shining thoughts
Our cherished past imparts..

And memories of the ones we've loved
Still cast their gentle glow,
To grace our days and light our paths,
Wherever we may go.
~ Author Unknown



Jesse observing Mt. Rushmore during the first weekend in JUNE 1995, it was snowing!



Jesse and Will fishing off Grandpa's dock here in Minnesota,
and then in the pool at Aunt Judy's in Phoenix.




A Special Birthday

Please God, make them remember that today is a special birthday.
Make them understand that the memories don't go away.
Bless them with ears to hear and hearts that care.
Enable them to listen while I share.
Shelter them that they may never know my pain.
Help them to help me know that my child's life was not in vain.
Help them to remember, Lord,
that I wish my child was here so we could still celebrate.
To understand that I still feel the nearness of my child.
To see beyond my smile and the words "I'm OK"
Please God, let just one remember that
TODAY IS A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY.



Jesse at a BBQ at our house with some friends in the summer of 2000.






Jesse's mom writes this about the song playing on here, Primavera by Carlos Santana ~
The boys and I loved this CD, I bought it the summer it came out and we listened to it all the time. I especially liked this song then because of my love of gardening.
Now I love it because it seems to promise that out of the darkness will come light, out of every winter comes spring, out of this pain will come peace.
Just as God promises. It's a beautiful reminder. "Primavera" which means "spring" is so much more about beauty and rebirth and nothing you love being gone.



PRIMAVERA
By Carlos Santana

Lluvia de sol
Como Una Bendicion
La vida renace con su luz
La primavera ya llego

Todo es asi
Regreso a la raiz
Tiempo de inquieta juventud
En primavera ya

La tierra negra se vuelve verde
Y las montanas y el desierto
Un bello jardin

Como la semilla
Lleva nueva vida
Hay en esta primavera una nueva era

En el aire de este nuevo universo
Hoy se respira libertad
En primavera ya

La tierra negra se vuelve verde
Y las montanas y el desierto
Un bello jardin

Como la semilla
Leeva nueva vida
Hay en esta primavera una nueva era



Thank you to my dear friends Pammi and Sheri for all your help
in framing some of the images for Jesse's pages!







For Jesse
Your Memory Will Live On
Love
Ann, Laurasmom



In Memory of Jesse
With Love
Ann, Laurasmom



This is for the Gochez family - from one grieving mother to another.
GEOFFREY P. EDWARDS



To Susan and ANGEL JESSE

The pain I feel
It is always a tug
I have to believe it's you
Giving me that special hug

Yes Mom it is me believe it
Giving you that special touch
Although you can't see or hear me
I want you to know I still love you VERY MUCH

And when GOD calls you home
Again Mom we will be together
I can't wait, I know you can't
Then and only then it will be FOREVER

Written By Sue-Anne Aguilera~~~~Lee'sMom




In Loving Memory Of Lee Henry Aguilera




A friend can hear a tear drop.







Please visit Maria's Tribute to Christopher
Angel Christopher
Two Very Special Angels


This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Jesse Alexander Gochez
on June 18, 2004
Last updated: June 4, 2016
2000 - 2016