BC: "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." "When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." "Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others." "The Journey is the reward."
FC: Vincent John DeSario December 6, 1990 - May 24, 2010 | If tears could build a staircase And memories a lane I'd walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again - Author Unknown
1: To Kara. Wishing you peace, comfort and special memories. Love, Natalie | I have given many gifts and I suspect I will give many more before my life is through. Some will be simple, some extravagant. Some will be unusual, but not all will be unique. There is only one gift in all the world that can be given by me alone and is truly unique. That is the gift of memories -- captured, presented, and passed on to the people who loved Vinny. Each page is a reflection of the lives he led, the love he shared, the lessons he learned, and the memories we cherish. It is also a reminder of the worth of each family member and the roots they carry with them. It is the story of everyday existence. I dedicate this book to Vinny, with the hope that the past will never be forgotten.
2: "When love is deep, much can be accomplished" | Vinny ALWAYS strived for the best and never settled for anything less than that
3: aimed for perfection | others recognized his achievements | always willing to try out something new
4: "Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."
5: Brotherly love | "See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared." Exodus 23:20"
6: "May loving memories ease the pain of your heart."
7: "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
8: Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on the snow I am the sunlight on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn rain When you wake in the mornings hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight I am the soft stars that shine at night Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there,I did not die | beach bum
9: Vinny LOVED going to the beach. | stunna shades
10: J U L Y | 16 | 2010
11: o p e n | m i c | n i g h t
12: Every moment VInny had in his life, he made sure it was a Kodak one. Always smiling, never hid from the camera. Vin was always up for a good time with his friends | He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. | -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
15: God looked around his Garden & found an empty place. He then looked down upon his earth & saw your loving face. He put his arms around you & lifted you to rest. His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best..On the night the Angel came & took your hand, We cried as you left for an unknown land. But Heaven rejoiced as you came into sight, For your soul was a diamond, shining so bright!
18: June 2, 2010 | Everyone who loved Vinny came out to the Inman Ave Golfing Range to hit a golf ball for Vinny to show their support.
20: God saw you were getting tired & a cure was not meant to be. So he put his arms around you & whispered come with me. With tearful eyes we watched you as we saw you pass away. Although we you deeply, we could not make u stay. Your golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest God broke our hearts to prove to us... He only takes the best
21: May 22, 2010 | A yard sale was held at St. Helena's Roman Catholic Church. The Gonzalez, Delesantro, Zannetti & Luma family had a table where all the proceeds went to the DeSario Family.