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Monday, February 11, 2008

Gilbert Anthony Medeiros

Happy Birthday Gilbert...those of you who don't know this person, let me interduce you to all, this is my step Dad, my Dad in my heart, and today is his birthday if we was still here in this world he'd be 77 year's young as he'd tell you. I was so blessed to have for a short time ,he married my mom when I was in the 6 grade, he loved me as his very own, bought me my first car that I parked block's away from High School, cause it was a 72 Ford LTD and I graduated in 1983 does that tell you any thing? lol, was there for my first date, my first prom and the first time I got my heart broke. O I did give him and my mom a run for their money at time's but he would always straighten me out, when I was younger he helped find my real father for me, and at time's I would think the grass was greener on the other side of the fence and move to Oaklahoma for awhile, then come back to California, did this alot until one time he told me,"Annette, I love you so much but you need to decide where you want to live, your costing me a fortune in air fair" I told him"Fine, I'll stay here only for you" and I did just that, then I moved out and I think it broke his heart more then it did my mom's after all she helped me me pack! Then when I turned 26 I got pregent and was not married, o boy....after finding out I was pregnet a few week's later my dad was digionced with brain cancer at the age of 59 my world was ruined, I wanted to die, I remember begging Lord,"Please take his cancer from him and give it to me instead, he make's my mom happy and so maney other people happy too" well in the meantime I had this beautiful baby girl in April, he was the first person to see her when I left the hospital he held her so gently cause he was weak he was 6 month's into fighting this cancer and he kissed her and said"You'll alway's be papa's angel, no matter where I go" 2 months after that he died, I remember telling him, "You know Gilbert, God know's he's taking you home with him soon, and I think he gave me her in replace" I loved this man, he was my best friend, we'd have talk's and I would tell secrets thing's my mother probley should have knew about, but he'd never tell. I hate cancer, I hate the word, the sound, the smell every thing about it, when I see daffodills I think of him cause that was one of the last trip's we took as a family was to a place here in California, called"Daffodill Hill" it's breath taking, every kind of daffodill imaginable, so when I see them I think about that day, and as you here "Moon River playing in the back ground of my blog it's for Gilbert, he'd humm that song, and as it play's I sing to it and cry, and when I hear the song from the movie "Wizord of Oz, Some where Over The Rainbow" I cry we played it at my Dad's funeral, cause that's where he at over the rainbow, so Happy Birthday Gilbert, and when I see you again I can sing it to you face to face!!!

4 comments:

Nonnie said...

what a beautiful post, annette,...tears falling here.....i am so happy that you had someone like this in your life...he sounds like he was a gentle, caring, wonderful man....and father....thank you so much for sharing!
kimberly

Just Joni said...

Ah, the sweet memories I have of Gilbert...how he would make us giggle or roll our eyes...I can still hear his "funny" voice inside my head. Thank goodness we have all these wonderful memories...Happy Birthday Gilbert.

Much love,
Joni

pfranklin said...

I, like Kim, have tears rolling down my face. You are truly blessed to have such wonderful memories. Love to you my precious friend and happy birthday to your father.

Nonnie said...

thanks for asking annette, ....she goes in on friday for an ultrasound....she is pretty nervous, as this is when she found out last time that things were not going well.....however.....this is now....and i pray this is their time.
again, thanks for caring and for your prayers.
kimberly

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