S: Happy 40th Birthday Gloria!
1: Gloria, What can we say, 1972 was a very good year! It was the year God gave us such a beautiful person, you! This book was made by your family and friends with so much love. Thank you for sharing your life with us. You have impacted all of us in so many ways. We love you! May God bless you! Happy 40th Birthday!
3: Gloria Miroslava | October 17, 1972
5: Hoy hase "40 Anos sssecreto" veniste al mundo claro para mi fue una experiencea. 3 dias con que si y no! Todos esperaban un nino y sorpresa fue nina. A los 3 y 4 meses eras una bebe muy bonita y todos te querian tener,hasa te malriaron. Tu ya no sabias si era de noche or de dia. Tu sabes que emos pasado momentos muy dificiles, pero tambien momentos alegres. Como cuando nos venimos a este pais,a lo desconocido ,pero tu me dabs el animo porque te gustaba aqui. Historias en tu vida que no acabaria nunca de platicarlos porque las emos vivido juntas y por eso es que te quiero. Estoy tan agradecida can dios, por haser de ti una person fuerte. Mira hija en estos momentos de tu vida te deceo la mejor pues como me primo jenita eres mi luna eres la que vas a seguir uniedo la familia por que te toco ser el pilar dedpues de nosotros. Te amo mucho y no ai cosa mas grande que mi mastodita me pequena luna que nacio como decia mi mamy el dia del als margaritas . Que dios te bendiga y todos tu suenos se agan realidad por que el sonar es mantener esperanazas. Yo deceo en esta vida es tu felicidad y tu bienestar..Te quiero y te amo tanto mi pequnea Primo Jenita , mi pequena"LUNA" Tu Mama .. G.S.C
6: Hoy se cumple un ano mas, que estas con nosotros y pare ciero, que fue ayer cuando naciste, y nos vrindaste una gran alegria por ser la primera hija. Fuimos viendote crecer y juntos aprendimos cosas que no conociamos y nos fuiste regalando momentos de alegria cuando eras una nina. Despues seguiste creciendo y fuimos conociendo te tratando de entenderte solo quiero que sepas que siempre contaras con nosotros. Tu papa , Francisco Castillo
9: Recuerdos de Monterrey, Mexico
10: Brother | Gloria, Turning 40 is a great milestone in your life. Did you ever think when we were little that we would still be living together at this age? Me neither. HA! Life has its ups and downs, but I like to think we've had more good times than bad. I am very proud to have you as my sister. I admire your strength daily. My mom would want your party at Del Taco. Just to remember your first birthday there, Happy birthday Hermana! Johnny
12: 1979 | Sister | Gloria, Welcome to the Fabulous Forties sister! I know it has been a fun and sometimes a crazy ride but here we are today! I remember as a little girl wanting to be like my "cool" sister. You always had the pretty make-up and perfect outfit... maybe that is where I got all my fashion sense! ha ha ha! It must have been so annoying to have a little sister like me following you around asking a million questions but I just wanted to hangout and be your friend! So today I am glad we get to hang out all the time! I Thank God everyday for giving me such a wonderful sister and friend in you! I couldn't ask for a better Titi for my Josephine. Our family is blessed because you are part of it. SoI say to you in my froggy voice I had as a child..."Te Quiero Mucho!" Happy 40th birthday sister! | Julie
16: Raymond Angel March 22, 1989 | Unconditional Love Happy 40thBirthday Mom March 22, 1989 Since I could remember this day has always been special to both of us. Never was a simple date so important and life changing. I could remember since I was a little kid you would always made sure that my birthday was special. Even though my heart was half empty you would try endlessly to fill it. Never did I notice the pain that you went through because you always showed a strong demeanor. As I started to grow up I didn't know that the same firm mindset was the reason why I was confident in any subject. As time kept going forward life started to changing, the half emptiness began to override the love you gave me. But, still you stood strong to correct me and stand by my side. But I still wanted to find a solution for the emptiness and went on the scariest roller coaster life could give you. But it was you that assured me that it would all pass. September 18, 2008 This date brought the love I felt to reality. Angelina was going to feel the same unconditional love you gave me. She would know right from wrong and when things get rough I would be there to stand firm and protect her like you showed me. When she starts to grow up I'll be there to guide her the way you did. And when she grows up, I hope she remembers the lessons and continues to teach them down to her children, so your unconditional love will always flourish through us. Raymond
18: Zachary Jon March 25, 1997 | Dear Mom, It's your 40th B-day. 40 years man, that means you are old ha ha. But you will always be 28 according to my friends. I'm extremely grateful for the things you've done for me during this 15 years I've been alive. You've been a caring and loving mom. And I thank you for that. Even when you decide to go loco in your brain, I still know you care. You've been there every step of the way with me and my recovery and believed in me to do better. I love you mom! Happy Birthday, Zack
20: Mama's Boys
22: Angelina Rai September 18, 2008 Grandma's
24: BEST TIA EVER!!! | Happy Birthday Fabulous Tia Gloria! We wish you many more we loooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeee you ! Trenya and Jazlynn Castillo
25: My Titi
26: Gloria Miroslava, Hace 40 anos, cuando naciste, yo era una nina pero yo si me acuerdo. Desde ese tiempo hasta ahora , siempre se te a querido mucho. Te admirado de todo lo que haz hecho como mujer y como madre. No nomas por esta fecha , yo, tu tio, y tus primos te queremos y te deseamos feliz cumpleanos y muchos mas! Tia Adriana | Gloira, My earliest memories of you- dressing up as Mickey Mouse for Halloween and hanging out at El Salvador Park; your super long hair; you talking on the phone a lot(cord land-line phone, no cell phone); Running around and hiding under tables at your Quincenera; your red bug that would stall in the middle of the street intersection; your dedication as a soccer mom and how much I sucked as a linesman :) ... I just wanted to say that distance may separate us all, but it doesn't mean that I don't think about you, Ray and Zack. I'm grateful to have a cousin like you. Thank you for your love, support and encouragement. I'm proud of you and we love you prima.! Feliz Cumpleanos and Viva Monterrey!!! :) -- Juan
27: Gloria - Well.. . the fact that there is such an age gap between us and that we didn't hang out much limits my stories- But what I remember most is a super hyper active skinny girl with the longest hair I had seen. You would dance like there was no one around and would have the loudest laugh that would make everyone around you smile. I can never listen to 80's music without thinking of you busting a move to them. May God bless you and bring you more years full of love, health, and happiness! I love you prima! Happy Birthday Espie~! | Gloria, Some of my fondest memories of you when you would do my hair all Madonna style. When I had just moved to the U.S and I didn't speak any English and didn't have any friends, you would take me along with you and you were never embarrassed. Happy Birthday Cousin!! May God Bless you always ! Love you Georgina | Gloria, I am the age now that you were when I first met you! Even in such a short time I've come to appreciate what everyone else already knows...you are a wonderful mother and giving heart especially in the toughest of times. I had a front row seat to single motherhood growing up and there is nothing more important that what you do everyday. That is why we celebrate you on your special day...you deserve it! Happy 40th Birthday! - Kyle
28: Gloria , Happy 40th my Friend! What an amazing journey we have been on these past 11 years. We have stared adversity in the face and won gurl!!! Thank you for being such a strong, patient, "tell it like it is", beautiful, caring, person. I am so blessed that God chose our paths to cross. Luv to Luv ya! Collen!!!!
29: Gloria , I'm so glad that St. Joe's Heritage brought us together. We were both at the beginning of our "30" prime time and I had some of my best moments along side you. Now it's time to help celebrate your next decade in life. I wish you a very Happy "40" Birthday and wish you the best of luck in all you do and all that life has in store for you. May all your dreams come true! With love , Frances Quintana | Happy 40th Birthday Gloria! May the lord bless you with many more to come! I am glad the LORD put you in my path; you are an amazing person! Our friendship means so much to me. We share the same FAITH and that is SOO AWESOME! GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!! Love you, Veronica Gonzales
30: "Gloria-Gloria- I think they got your number- Gloria- I think they've got the alias-GLoria-that you've been living under- GLORIA!!!" Happy 40th Birthday, my sweet friend. May your day be blessed with an abundance of love, light, and laughter. You are an extraordinary, strong woman. I wish you all the happiness that your beautiful soul deserves. XOXO Love you, Kar | Karla
31: Gloria, One of my most memorable memories of you is when we were younger and all you would play in your car was Christian music. I remember we would get in the car with you and we wanted to hear other music and we would ask you if we could change it and you would be like "don't even think about it, this is the only music we hear in my car and that's it." We would get all mad and quiet...but you know what I'm thankful now and I think this is a sweet memory I carry because now I think that a little seed was planted since then. Larisa | Larisa | Gloria, You have finally hit the BIG 4-0!!! A fine memory I recall from you is when I was very young (under 10), you would tease ME. You went around smearing your boogers on me( I hope you were pretending) and called me Pillo. What were you thinking? 40 wonderful years of life have gone by for you and may you be blessed to live to your elderly years so we can party our life away! Love you Gloria Rocio | Rosie
32: Wishing you a very fabulous 40th birthday Gloria!! I'm so glad that I am able to share this special day with you! I 'm looking forward to many many more years of Friendship! Love, Norma | Gloria, I have so much to say but then I will be writing a book! I'm so truly blessed to have you in my life. I love you like the big sister I never had. God is truly amazing. I had the privilege to meet you and your family and in you girls I found the family that I didn't have here with me. I want to THANK YOU for always being so nice to me. Thank you for always being there for me when I needed someone to talk to, for all your love, support and advice. You are truly an amazing, wonderful, awesome woman and extraordinary Mother and Grandmother. There are no words to describe what you mean to me. I will cherish all those great memories that we have shared. I look forward to creating a life time of new memories with you. Remember that I am always here for you! I hope your day is amazing and fabulous just like you! May God grant you all the wishes your heart desires and bless you with many more years full of good health, love and all the happiness!! Happy Birthday GLO! Love, Julie
33: Gloria, WOW! We've been through a lot. Throughout the years, we drifted apart, but what we shared cannot be torn apart. Wishing you the very best to my long lost friend whom i will always hold close to my heart. Happy 40th Miroslava! Kristal