Friday, November 6, 2009

*******A Heavenly Birthday For A Husband In Heaven*********

There will definitely be a challenge with these pictures as they are pictures of pictures and my old camera is acting a little wacky. This special day would have been my late hubby's birthday, so I wish him a happy birthday but he is having happier days than ever there were here on earth, so we will 'celebrate' his day with prayers and a visit to the cemetery while we are in Phoenix, AZ.
Mario LOVED sky diving and you might be able to distinguish something from these two shots of the pictures of him free falling and sooooo happy.....

Is this better or worse, (darn camera)?.....

Here's our wedding photo...I was only eighteen and he was a "mature" twenty-four!....

This is a photo of him laughing when we were at a friend's house and one of the guys was coming up behind him....

I know this is sideways but my goofy camera took several upside down and I am time challenged now getting ready for this trip, so please excuse the goof ups...

I like to think of his love and the love of all others for him as going up to heaven and down to us through angel wings....

Since he had a great sense of humor and since Spanish was his native language, here's Garfield wishing a happy birthday....

Wonderful Mario used to work out alot so here is a body builder happy birthday...
And this is my thank you for so many wonderful years of bliss, what blessings!!!....
From the Internet, I found this sweet phrase and it is truly comforting....

"If you have lost someone you loved, then honour them here.

Capture all that was good, and all that was dear.

Let the pain wash away and wipe tears from your eyes,

For they are here with you now, as love never dies. "

My Mario knew that I loved butterflies for their beauty and symbolism, so he would often get me butterfly things....

Even though it goes without saying, I feel the need to just say to his beautiful 'soul'....

Most of all I must say this for such incredible blessings to have come to me in so many ways....

Mario smiled so much even in the most difficult circumstances and when he was even in pain that I think this flower so expresses him....

How about a smile in Mario's honor as he loved to have people happy and he was able to laugh at himself as well, even when he started getting old age jokes at the young age of thirty!!?.....

Did you hear about the 83 year old woman who talked herself out of a speeding ticket by telling the young officer that she had to get there before she forgot where she was going?
A well dressed, debonair man in his mid nineties enters an upscale cocktail lounge and finds a seat next to a good looking, younger woman in her mid eighties, at the most. Trying to remember his best pick-up line, he says, "So tell me, do I come here often?"
Two old guys were sitting under a tree, watching the sun go down. One says, "You know, I'm 84 years old and my body is full of aches and pains. You're about my age. How do you feel?"

The other guy says, "Oh, I feel like a newborn baby."

"Really," says the first guy.

"Yep," says the second one. "No teeth, no hair and I think I just wet my pants."

An 84 year old man went to the doctor for a physical. A few days later the doctor saw him walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. The next time the doctor saw him he asked how he was doing.

"Great," said the old guy. "I did just what you told me. 'Get a hot momma and be cheerful.' "

"I didn't say that," said the doctor. "I said, 'You've got a heart murmur. Be careful.' "

~~~Heavenly Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thank you for the blessings of loved ones in our lives who brought so much joy and who we will one day see again in Heaven with You.


  1. Today must be a day of so many emotions for you.

    I'm glad you had Mario in your life, and I'm thankful to him for helping to shape the Marcy I know and love.

    Happy Birthday, Mario, and thank you for the example of your cheer and wisdom that your sweet Marcy shows to us with every post!

    And thank you to Michael for the love, support, and humor that he provides you.

    God Bless you, Marcy, and your beautiful family.
    Love and Prayers,

  2. I imagine that you are feeling all sorts of different things today Marcy. I hope that being with family makes the day for you. You were blessed Marcy and still are!
    Love Di

  3. A spiritual card being sent up to Heaven in Mario's name today, Marcy! You're both in our prayers - In joys and sorrows, Lisa and gang

  4. Happy Birthday Mario....God has blessed you Marcy with two wonderful husbands...I love how remember Mario with love and beautiful memories......Luv you......:-) Hugs

  5. Happy Heavenly Birthday Mario...I can't imagine a better place to celebrate.
    What marvelous love you have been blessed with..twice. How God must love you Marcy!1

  6. My dad would have been 85 tomorrow (7th) so we'll be raising a glass to him too.

    You're truly blessed Marcy to have found sucxh a deep and lasting love - TWICE! I call this "l'Oreal love" - because you're worth it.

    love, Angie, xx

  7. Wonderful tribute to Mario, Marcy, beautifully done.
    Enjoyed the jokes as ever. Where do you get them all?
    Blessings to you ~ Eddie

  8. Sweet Marcy, through all the years of pain and tears you bring such joy and laughter. God bless you Marcy, I know he will, as you share your life with your blogger village friends. May peace be with you today and always. love and hugs and smiles across the miles...linda

  9. Lovely post Marcy for a wonderful man. You probably see his traits in your children, which is a nice way to keep a loved one's memory alive!
    I liked the forgetful speeding ticket lady story!
    Have a safe trip home...
    Luv and Smiles,

  10. Oh Marcy, may God give you grace, wisdom and peace. May you be filled with His presence as you go through out these days to come. May the hope of eternity be real in you. And may it me Mario who welcomes you first into the gates of the Kingdom in your time.

  11. What a sweet tribute to Mario, and what a contagious attitude of joy you shared with me this early morning hour. I so enjoyed reading about this guy you loved so much, and even though I know without a doubt, he had a happy birthday in heaven, I know how much you must miss him here. So, I am feeling so sad as I read your tribute, and all of a sudden I am laughing at the comical happenings you shared. My favorite of them all, was the first one. I look forward to sharing that with my friends.

    Once again, I enjoyed my visit here. Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip.

  12. This is my first time to visit your blog place. What a delightful time I had reading this post. You are so creative. I understand just how you feel. My husband celebrated his first birthday in heaven last November 2, just a few days ago.

    I felt the joy coming from your heart.


  13. Here's smiling AT you, Mario! Here's smiling WITH you, Marcy.

  14. Dearest Marcy,

    Anniversaries like these are so difficult...but you have honored your husband with grace and beauty! And I am warmed by your memories, even though I did not know him...yet, he steps off the page through your words...and then, as always, you make me chuckle!!! Really great jokes today!! Love this post! Your Mario was a handsome and courageous man! My heart is with you this week especially! ~Janine XO

  15. You must think of this day with so many mixed emotions. Happy because you had the years you did together-sad because life at times is so short. I know GOD has you and your family tight in his arms today especially. I love how you celebrate Mario's life and keep his memory alive for your children.

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute you put together for your husband. I hope the day is filled with happy memories of the life you shared with him. You were a beautiful bride!!!

  17. Hi my friend....
    I commented on this post while I wasy away. I don't know where it went... sigh. I hate it when that happens. This is a lovely lovely post...and I feel the love that you will always feel for your Mario. I hug you and hope that you know that I read your blogs every time you post. I enjoy being here...and I especially enjoyed this. Love knows no end. Again, I don't know where my comment went....but I'm going to get me a BIG Blog stick and start finding out where they are and beat them back to where they are supposed to be! Much love to you, Marcy.

  18. I'm a little too late to wish, so I'd wish him a Happy Belated Birthday. Up from the heavens above he looks at you and misses you as much as you miss him. Who wouldn't miss as loving a wife as you Marcy :-)


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