This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Anthony Martinez who was born in Colorado on May 31, 1985 and passed away on September 01, 2007 at the age of 22. We will remember him forever.
Everyone who knew him will miss him forever.
Anthony Michael Martinez......
Happy spring brother today when I was driving to my appointment I heard the song how far is heaven from los lonely boys, I immediately got very excited because you right away went in my mind, but after a few lyrics the tears were just streaming down my face I just got an incredible hurt in my heart because I miss you so much I just want to say I love you and I miss you so much please watch over me love always your sissy Stephanie
I miss you very much. I know you are always with us. I think of you every day and every hour, minute, and every second of each day. I was very fortunate to have such a strong, loving, and caring young man in my life. I'll always treasure every minute God gave us together. Everyday, everything we do holds a special memory of you. I know you're in good hands, but if you should get lonely for Mom remember you took a piece of my heart and I'm always with you my baby.
Happy 1st anniversary in Heaven
I love you my precious Baby. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me
and I'm not here to see...
If the sun should rise and find your
eyes filled with tears for me,
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
the way you did today...
While thinking of the many things
we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you...
And each time you think of me,
I know you'll miss me, too.
But when tomorrow starts without me,
please try to understand...
That Jesus came and called my name
and took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready
in heaven far above...
And that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.
So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart...
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart.
Anthony was born with a very rare skin disorder called Epidermolysis bullosa ( say that 5 times fast ) .He had to endure alot,but he never let his disease stop him or hold him back.Anthony is an inspiration to all of us.next time you see a butterfly think of Anthony,they call the kids that have E.B the butterfly kids,because their skin is as fragile as butterfly wings.
My baby brother turned in his butterfly wings for angel wings on September ,1st ,2007.
There was alot Anthony could not do,but there was sooo much more that he did,Anthony graduated from high school in 2003.The board of education wanted Anthony to receive a diploma just for showing up for 4 years.My mom went and had a fit and told them Anthony was very capable of receiving a real diploma and he did!
My brother Anthony had already received his drivers license-(he shouldn't of been able to drive either)-and had two vehicles.His first vehicle was his red raider he loved that jeep,then he traded that in to get his maroon GEO Metro with black tinted windows.He was so excited when he paid off his car by himself. For graduation he made so much money he left in the middle of his party and bought himself a stereo,amp,box and speakers and had my brother Al hook it up at the party,I think anthony made close to 3,500.00 for graduation he always had money in his pocket.
Anthony always knew if you needed something,If i called that my kids were sick maybe an hour later here would come Anthony . In hand with soup,crackers,popsicles and even medication for the kids.He took care of his neice and nephews like they were his own children,He once left me a text message saying if he was not able to have his own kids, he thanked me and Ralph for his neice and nephews that he loved so much. Now is the time that he would usually pick up the kids to take them to the Pumkin Patch and buy them all pumkins, I have not had to buy my kids pumkins for about the last 5 years.
A MESSAGE FROM HEAVEN
Perhaps you aren't ready yet
to have to say good-bye....
Perhaps you have thought of things
you wish you'd said--well, so have I.
For one thing, I'd have told you
not to worry about me.
I'm with the Lord in heaven now-
you knew thats where I'd be.
I'm sorry that your feeling sad,
for I'm so happy now..
I've asked the Lord to ease the hurt,
and comfort you somehow.
It's hard at the beginning,
but I know you'll make it through
I hope it helps to know,
that I'll be waiting here for you.....
Anthony hurts no more,no more pain brother.
Just close your eyes
and open your heart
And feel your cares
and worries depart-
Just yield yourself
to the father above
And let him hold you
secure in his love,
For he hears every prayer
and answers each one
When we pray in his name
"thy will be done."
And the burdens that seemed
to heavy to bear
Are lifted away
on the wings of prayer.
STEPHANIE CHRISTINE GRIJALVA
ANTHONY I FEEL VERY COMFORTED TO KNOW THAT MY BABY GIRL IS IN HEAVEN WITH YOU. I KNOW THAT YOU WILL TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF HER AS I WOULD HAVE,JUST KNOW I MISS YOU BOTH VERY MUCH...
ANTHONY MICHAEL MARTINEZ ...
ANTHONY I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT YOU WERE,AND STILL ARE MAMMA'S
YOU NEED TO REACH DOWN AND HUG AND COMFORT HER SHE MISS YOU SO MUCH ,AS WE ALL DO ,BUT I KNOW IT IS DIFFERENT FOR MOM IF ANYBODY DEVOTED THEIR LIFE TO YOU IT WAS MAMMA, AND SHE IS MISSING YOU SO BAD,SO THROW HER SOME PENNIE'S FROM HEAVEN, OR SEND SOME BUTTERFLIES TO HER WINDOW,BEST OF ALL KISS HER IN HER DREAMS....