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Alek's 22nd Birthday
« on: November 28, 2008, 08:14:41 PM »
Today was Alek's 22nd Birthday.  I was a total wreck for the entire week!  Crying deep down from my soul.  Then today, my sisters and step daughters went with me to the cemetery to put birthday balloons on Alek's grave - I was tense and worried that I would break down in front of the girls.  Well, we pulled up and there were Alek's buddies standing out in the cold all around Alek's grave.  It's been three years.  I just couldn't believe it.  I was so touched.  It filled me up with a calming sense and I knew that Alek is not forgotten.  He made a difference in his 18 short years here.  I was so proud of him.  To have made friendships that last even when you leave.  That is really something.  I am so thankful to those boys (Men now)!  What a gift they gave me on my babies birthday.

Just had to share.
Marianne (Alek's Mom Forever)

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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2008, 09:32:14 PM »
(((((((( Marianne)))) First of all HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY ALEK. He left a legacy and it shows in his friends.. how wonderful that must have felt to see those friends that love and miss him forever along with you.. so special... Love ,, Brenda

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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2008, 10:08:02 PM »
Happy Heavenly Birthday Alex!!

Marianne,

That had to be the most touching sight to see those young men at Alex's grave.  Just shows what a beautiful person Alex is and how much he is loved and will NEVER be forgotten.

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Jeanne
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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 06:54:30 PM »
((((Marianne & Alek)))))

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Alek!

I have been thinking of you on Alek's Birthday and I hope he sent you a sign to let you know that he is always near.

Love,
Dena, Josh's Mom

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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 07:27:48 AM »
Dear Marianne,

HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY TO ALEK::::

Know you are in my thoughts.

How wonderful Alek's friends were there. He must have left BIG foot prints on their hearts.

Hugs,
Dottie Tammie's Mom

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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 04:05:54 PM »
I've been away.  Thought if I ran far enough (Caribbean) I could find a little peace but all the sadness and emptiness follows me everywhere.  No place to hide so the mask has been in place the whole time. 

Happy Heavenly Birthday to handsome, forever young Alex.  I bet he's a spectacular addition to the Heavens.  I'm just so sorry, Marianne, that you are without his physical presence here on Earth.  But he's with you, whispering on the wind and sending his love.  Patiently waiting.

Wendy, Keith's mom


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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 06:34:34 PM »
My thouhts are with you... happy birthday in heaven ALEK

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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008, 06:17:38 AM »
My Dear Friend (((((Marianne))))),
I am so sorry that your precious Alek is no longer in your warm and loving arms.
I did light a candle on the 28th to remember all our beloved angels.
It does bring some comfort to know that your beloved son will not be forgotten and he is remembered by his friends.
I know that I have not been here much, but you are one of those precious friends who helped me so very much when I first "joined" this group after the death of my daughter, Danielle Marie...I am truly grateful for you too!!!
Take Care my wonderful friend.

John-Daddy of Angel
Danielle Marie Plourde
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Memorial Website: http://danielle-marie-plourde.memory-of.com/
Wishing You All Continuous Comfort & Peace,
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“Her friendship was an inspiration, her love a blessing”

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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 10:43:03 AM »
Marianne:

How wonderful to know your son was such a great friend. 

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Alek!

Blessings.

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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 01:36:38 PM »
Happy Belated Birthday to Alek,

love Deb

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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 09:26:48 PM »
Marianne, what a gift of love to see Alek's friends honoring his life. I know how much that meant to you. His love lives on in others. How very awesome!

Happy Birthday (((((Alek)))))

Love,
Terry

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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2008, 09:38:31 PM »
Marianne,
  I cried reading your post. It's so important for us as parent's to know that our kids are remembered. Sometimes those blessings come just when we need them most. Hugs, Comfort and Peace to you.
                   Barbara

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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008, 06:43:45 AM »
Marianne - sorry I'm late but Happy Heavenly Birthday Alek! I did not remember that Alek's birthday was so close to Christopher's - Chris' 22nd bday was yesterday. I hope they were celebrating together in Heaven.. how wonderful of Alek's friends to come and remember him..

I wrote a poem for Chris - which perhaps is appropriate for Alek too - so I'll share it with you:

Today is December 1st
and you'd be 22
we gather here together
thinking only of you

This is your very special day
just as it always was
a day we celebrate your life
without hesitation or pause

We miss your summer laughter
your silly jokes, your rhymes
we miss your liveliness
and the way you made us shine

When you graced us with a smile
we just had to smile back
your love was so contagious
of that there was no lack

We miss so much your voice
and your presence in our lives
we miss your love and humor
your growing up before our eyes

We carry on in time
holding close in our heart
all you were and are to us
while we remain apart

We think of you with joy
on your very special day
happy birthday Christopher
to heaven, all the way!

luv, Karen
Chris' aunt


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Re: Alek's 22nd Birthday
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 06:55:34 PM »
Happy belated 22nd birthday Alex. Marianne thinking of you and sorry I was late. sending hugs  LaVonne