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Friday, June 19, 2009

In Memory of my Dad, Gilbert A. Medeiros

Gilbert Anthony Medeiros
Born: Feb. 12, 1931
Enter heavens gates: June 19,1990


This is him when I think he was probably 19? he was in the Cost Guards in this picture, if you look in the bottom left hand corner, that's Amanda when she was maybe a month old. This man meant to the world to me, in legal terms he was my step dad, but in my heart he was my dad, and 19 years ago today he walked through heaven gates and has been pain free ever sense, I miss him so badly, but I know he's waiting for me, and I will see him again, so I am some what sad, but mostly happy, happy to know he's no longer
r suffering, so lets all rejoice and be glad.
Here's another picture I love, I have this one sitting on my mantle in my living room, this was taken maybe a year or year in half before being diagnosed with "C". Mom and him took a trip to Mexico and he caught 2 marlin fishes, and your only allowed one, so Mom had to claim the other, and she was no where on that boat. Gilbert LOVED to have fun, and he ALWAYS made things fun, this is how I remember him
Salute Gilbert~ Love, Annette

6 comments:

irenka said...

What a lovely tribute to your dad. You are a great daughter.

Denise said...

What a beautiful picture of your Dad.. Very handsome man and the bottom picture shows he was! Laughter is good medicine!

Girl, you have a BIG heart ..... Love to come by here and read.. Praying for you still..... Asking God to move in her life!

kimberly said...

i know the love you have for this man, annette......he looks like the two of you would have been best buddies....full of fun and laughter and love....wonderful to have loved and been loved so fully by someone......hugs to you this day dear friend, as you joy in the man he was and miss him.
love,
kimberly

Donetta said...

I love the joy of his life. That even now he is with you.
I often think about the passage...
that those who have gone on before us are standing at the right hand of the Father ever interceding for us both day and night.
I am sure he is just right there standing for you and for Amanda and Johnathan.

Amrita said...

Your Dad was such a handsome man. You must surely miss him a lot. May God comfort your heart.

Joni said...

I love these pictures! Boy does that bottom one take me back. That is EXACTLY how I remember Gilbert. He was really handsome when he was younger...I don't think I have ever seen that picture...but just look how happy your mom and Gilbert were in the bottom one...love it! Good memories.


Hugs to you...I know what you are feeling...think of how much richer and fun our lives have been because of Gilbert. Don't be sad he is gone, be happy he was ever there...he was a character and made us laugh so much!

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