Sunday, August 14, 2011


My Nina has left the "building." She is physically gone from the world. She has left me with an example of goodness. She has left me with warmth, affection, consideration, caring, love, confidence. She has left me with intangibles though I can never again look at her person and hug her. Her leaving has left me with pain and sadness. Her gifts have left me with warmth and confidence. She has left me with intangibles that I may carry anywhere and that I may feel. She has left me with her greatest gifts that have always been available to me and always will be. She gave to me before I was born by caring for my mom and family. She gave to me in life by always being there. She gives to me now by the example of her life and by my memories with her. I love you Nina. Thank you for everything. Thank you for existing. Thank you for loving Nino and raising great kids into great adults. Thank you for taking care of my mom and family. Thank you for caring. Thank you for influencing the world by your presence. Thank you for having an affect on me so that I may be a better person to the world and father to my Ana and Enzo. Your influence will last generations even if future generations do not know it. We know now. I know. Thank you. I love you.


  1. Randy, I'm so sorry for your loss..Your Nina is my Godmother and I loved her. Please tell your Mom I sent my sympathy and prayers.

  2. Mijo, that is so beautiful thank you! My mom loved you and all your family so very much as if you were her own children. I cannot express to you how proud she was of the man you grew up to be; thoughtful, caring, appreciating life and most of all she was so happy and blessed to have met your lovely family. Thank you for taking the time to come and visit, it really meant so much, it says a lot about you and the bond you both had. We love you!

  3. I think we are all very lucky to have had Nina in our lives.