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Charles - loving dad of Sammy

Memorial created 05-13-2008 by
Charles Padilla
February 14 1993 - April 7 2008

My Beautiful Son - Sammy

When things go wrong and life turns rough and no one is thinking of me, I close my eyes, open my heart ..... you're the angel that I see.

Three-Year Angelversary:  

My beloved son Sammy … three years ago April 7th at approximately 9:20 a.m., as I held you in my arms, you feel asleep and headed to Rainbow Bridge.  All I remember is I kept telling you “I Love You” .. over and over .. until you went limp in my arms and then my life fell apart.  As I held you, my tears flowed and flowed and I looked down at your face and you also had a tear .. Sammy, oh how I love and miss you my son.

With your passing, I made so many wonderful friends who I consider my Critters Family because they too lost a furbaby.  To each of you, my dearest friends and so many to name individually .. but you know who you are .. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for always writing and visiting Sammy’s memorial.  You just don’t know how much each of you mean to me .. and I truly mean it.  Each of you, in your own way, has touched my loving heart.  Each of you grieved with me when my own family could not understand why I grieved for a “dog” … well, Sammy was NOT just a dog, he was my beloved son .. WHO .. was “there” for me through everything I went through in the fifteen (15) years he was with me.  It was Sammy, not my family, who was there when I was so sick .. it was Sammy who gave me the strength to call for help .. I will forever be indebted to Sammy for licking my face until I “came too” and called for help.

Sammy, my son, for that .. your daddy has a special place in his heart just for you.  Sammy, Thank You, my son for giving me “life” that day because if you would not have kept licking my face, I know I would not be here today.  You gave me fifteen (15) beautiful years … I can truly say I loved you more than I have ever loved anyone else because you “knew and understood me” … you knew the person I am  .. you saw me through days of depression and sadness .. you saw me when I was happy and when I was truly sad … for that, I LOVE YOU Sammy.

I now have Cupcake and Xander and son, I know it was YOU who gave me the strength to love again .. it was you who “urged” me watch the 5:00 o’clock news, which I never do, when the news of your beautiful sister Cupcake’s ordeal was all over the local television stations … it was YOU, Sammy, I know within my heart it was YOU .. who gave me the strength to call and e-mail Almost Home New Mexico (Janelle Chavez) many times a day to get updates on Cupcake .. until she was able to come home with me.  Cupcake came home with Bob M, the little Manx kitten … but sadly, Bob M is with you, Sammy, and I know you love him like Cupcake did.  Cupcake was so depressed for days that I knew I had to get her a playmate.  I just happened to be visiting Almost Home New Mexico’s website when I saw this beautiful little skinny Pitbull boy named Xander … I instantly knew he had to come home with me … and he did.  Now Cupcake and Xander are loved and spoiled because YOU, Sammy, gave me the strength and courage to love once again.  For that, I will forever love you. 

It may seem I say “I love you” so much … but I truly do, Sammy.  I know you know how much I did. 

Sammy, do you know that “You are the Wind Beneath My Wings” and are truly “My Hero” …. I thank God for You and the fifteen (15) years we had together  …. YOU ARE, my son, truly the “wind beneath my wings and my true hero.

HAPPY THREE-YEAR ANGELVERSARY my beautiful and beloved son Sammy.


From Lauvern

Lauvern, Thank You so much for this picture.  I will cherish it forever.


From Vicki Sullivan

Vicki, Thank You for the picture on Sammy's Three-Year Angelversary .. you know I will cherish it forever.


From Forest

Forest, thank you for the beautiful sunshine picture.  It surely brightens my day and is beautiful on this day .. Sammy's Three-Year Angelversary. 


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