Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jaime Luis Velez

Jaime Luis Velez
August 15, 1979 - April 5, 2014

God's Garden
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, 'Peace be Thine'.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Life is like a journey on a train

Life is like a journey on a train...with its stations...with changes of routes...and with accidents!

At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side.
However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life. Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don't realize that they vacated their seats!

This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.
Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers...requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way - love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.

It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty -- we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey for the coming year on the train of life. Reap success and give lots of love.

More importantly, thank God for the journey!

Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train!

B A Rose

Friday, April 25, 2014

Naydia B

Sweet sweet Naydia

To My Family 
It seems like only yesterday,
When you brought me home,
The years that I’ve been living here,
Have absolutely flown.
There were times I was a stinker,
I’d run and bark and dig.
Sometimes I’d roll in—you know,
And act just like a pig.
I loved my toys and playing ball,
And running in the yard.
The most important job I had,
Was barking while on guard.
For in my home are those I loved,
I’d die to keep them safe.
I’ve grown old, my health is bad,
It’s hard to walk and stand.
It’s time to go—you understand,
My life’s no longer grand.
Please think of me with loving thoughts,
And wipe away your tears.
For God in all His wisdom,
Has counted out my years.
Be assured you’ve done the right thing,
You’ve ended all my pain.
Your heart will hurt for just a while,
Then learn to love again.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thomas Croce

Thomas Croce Obituary

Thomas Croce, formerly of Brockton, died peacefully with his loving family around him on April 18, age 77, after a long illness. He was the devoted husband of Beverly (Mongeau) Croce for 58 years. Tom was the son of the late Alphonse and Lillian (Deloia) Croce and a brother to Nick Croce, his wife Jackie of Canton, the late Al and sisters Angie Mara and Lillian Anderson. Tom was a well known musician in the Brockton area for many years, being an accomplished singer and guitar player. He was the front man to The Country Ramblers and was elected to the Massachusetts Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2006. Tom was also a talented carpenter, barber, hand sewer of men's fine shoes and worked for many years as a Brockton Animal Control officer. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, furniture craftsman and served in the Navy reserves for eight years. He leaves behind a son, Chaplain Danny Croce of Hanson, his wife Kim and their children, Melissa, Daniel, Thomas, Elizabeth and Dara. He leaves another son, Dave Croce of Braintree and his children, Taylor, Alisa and Vienna. He also leaves a daughter Pamela Croce Holt Smith of Halifax and her children, Eric, Kaitlyn, Brittainy and the late Samantha Smith, as well as his great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church on 429 Monponsett Street in Hanson, MA at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 26th.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Better Place....

Right now I'm in a better place,
and though we seem apart,
I'm closer than I ever was...
I'm there inside your heart.

I'm with you when you greet each day
and while the sun shines bright.
I'm there to share the sunsets too...
I'm with you every night.

The rainy days that we endured,
the joyful times we shared--
Just look inside your loving heart,
and you will find me there.

And when that day arrives
that we are no longer are apart,
I'll smile and hold you close to me...
forever in my heart.