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We do not need a special day to bring you to our minds. The days we do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning when we awake we know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on. Our hearts still ache with sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. Our thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life we loved you dearly in death we love you still. Unknown

Merry Christmas in Heaven My son.  Miss you so much.



Happy Birthday in Heaven my son.

July 23, 2014

Today is your 33rd Birthday and 9 yr Angelversary.
We celebrate your life remembering
your loving memories.
With tears in my eyes, I am missing you
more and more each day.
I ask God to keep you in His arms always.
I love and miss you mijito.

Celebrating with the Angels.

"I am sending a dove to heaven with a parcel on it's wings,

be careful when you open it, its full of beautiful things.

Inside are a million kisses wrapped up in a million hugs,

to say how much I miss you and to send you all my love.

I hold you close within my heart and there you will remain,

to walk with me throughout my life, until we meet again."

I love and miss you so much Chango.



This memorial website was created to remember our dearest Gabriel Lopez who was born in Tucson, Arizona on July 23, 1981

and passed away on July 23, 2005 on his 24th birthday.  

Gabriel, you will live forever in our hearts
and memories .



Together again. 
Nana Mercedes  1/21/32 ~ 6/3/10
Gabriel Lopez 7/23/81 ~ 7/23/05












Thank you for visitng Gabriel's memorial website. 
Please light a candle to pay
 tribute to honor his memory. 
And if you have a special memory of Gabriel,
please share it with us. 
Thank you for stopping by.  God Bless You.


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Monkey in Heaven


Unless you’ve lost a child……then

Don’t ask us if we are over it yet? We’ll never be over it.
A part of us died with our child.
Don’t tell us they are in a better place.
They are not here with us where they belong.
Don’t say at least they are not suffering.
We haven’t come to terms with why they suffered at all.
Don’t tell us at least we have other children.
Some of us only had one child.
Which of your children would you have sacrificed?
Don’t ask us if we feel better.
Bereavement isn’t a condition that clears up.
Don’t force your beliefs on us.  Not all of us have the same faith.
Don’t tell us at least we had our child for so many years.
What year would you choose for your child to die?
Don’t tell us God never gives us more than we can bear.
Right now we don’t feel we can handle anything else.
Don’t avoid us. We don’t have a contagious disease, just unbearable pain.
Don’t tell us you know how we feel, unless you have lost a child.
No other loss can compare to losing a child. 
It’s not the natural order of things.
Don’t take our anger personally.
We don’t know who we are angry at or why we lash out at those closest to us.
Don’t whisper behind us when we enter a room.
We are in pain, but not deaf.
Don’t stop calling us after the initial loss.
Our grief does not stop there and we need to know others are thinking of us.
Don’t be offended when we don’t return calls right away.
We take each moment as it comes and some are worse than others.
Don’t tell us to get on with our lives.
We each grieve differently and in our own time frame.
Grief can not be governed by any clock or calendar.
Don’t say you are sorry. We’re sorry too.
And you saying that you share our sorrow is far better than saying any
of those tired clichés you don’t really mean anyway. Just say you’re sorry!
Do put your arms around us and hold us.
We need your strength to get us through each day.
Do say you remember our child, if you do.
Memories are all we have left and we cherish them.
Do let us talk about our child.
Our child lived and still lives on in our hearts, forever.
Do mention our child’s name.
It will not make us sad or hurt our feelings.
Do let us cry. Crying is an important part of the grief process.
Cry with us if you want to.
Do remember us on special dates.
Our child’s birth date, death date and holiday’s are
a very lonely and difficult time for us without our child.
Do send us cards on those dates saying you remembered our child.
We do.
Do show our family that you care.
Sometimes we forget to do that in our own pain.
Do be thankful for children.
Nothing hurts us worse than seeing other people in pain.
No length of time will take away the pain of losing a child



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There's a special angel in heaven
That is a part of me
It is not where I wanted him
But where God wanted him to be
He was here but just a moment
Like a night time shooting star
And though he is in heaven
He isn't very far
He touched the heart of many
Like only an angel can do
I would've held him more often
If the end I only knew
So I send this special message
To the heavens up above
Please take care of my angel
And send him all my love
I miss you so much my son, I love you, mom
And God Said...
I said; "God, I hurt."
And God said; "I know."
I said; "God, I cry a lot."
And God said; "That is why I gave you tears."
I said; "God, I am depressed."
And God said; "That is why I gave you loved ones."
I said; "God, my loved one died."
And God said; "So did mine."
I said; "God, it is such a loss."
And God said; "I saw mine nailed to the cross."
I said; "God, but your loved one lives."
And God said; "So does yours."
I said; "God, where are they now?"
And God said; "Mine is on My right and yours is in the Light."
I said; "God, it hurts."
And God said; "I know."
Author Unknown
A Million words won't bring you back, I know because I've tried,
and neither will a million tears, I know because I've cried.
Rest In Peace My Son. I Love and Miss you dearly.  Mom

Gabriel got the nickname Monkey (Chango) when he was one year old,
would always say; "Up mama, Up", and I would say;
"What do you think
I'm a tree
and you a monkey?"
He would shake his head up and down with a big smile. 

And the name Monkey (Chango) just stuck. 
Only mom and nana called him Chango.

Everybody else called him Gabriel or Gabe.



I love you Chango.   

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Gabe Mom & Gabe Gabe baby pic Gabe 5yrs old Gabe 4yrs in Long Beach, CA Gabe Dancing at Davis Elementary Gabe 5yrs old during a school performance at Davis Elementary Shaq, waiting to go upstairs for a nap Shaq, Gabe's dog sleeping Gabe, performing at Roskruge School Gabe and nana Gabe Gabe, performing at the Tucson Jewish Community Ctr. Gabe performing at the Jewish Community Ctr. Nina Yaya, Mercedes, Tia Janie & mom