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This memorial website was created in the memory of our sweet baby boy, Samuel Bocanegra who was born in Texas on July 09, 2004 and passed away on November 06, 2004 . We are honored and blessed to be his family and he will live in our hearts and memories forever.  Thank you Jesus for the dance! 

Samuel was born on Friday July 9.2004 weighing in at 9 pounds 1 ounce and 20 1/4 inches.  He was a blessing from the moment we found out about him.  He stayed in the hospital for the first 12 days of his life and then we were finally able to bring him home.  One of the happiest days of my life.  We knew he would require seeing several specialist but with God by our side we knew we could get through anything.  After seeing his cardiologist several times he felt his heart was getting worse and felt a heart cath to take pictures and do some valve ballooning was best.  On Oct. 5th he had his heart cath done and during this procedure the Drs saw alot of problems with his heart that would require open heart surg and soon.  It was scheduled for the following Monday Oct. 11th.  They did not want us to go home until after this surgery.  Well on that Friday the Drs came in and said they thought it would be best if we went home for the weekend and came back.  We were so excited to have him home and really enjoyed every moment with him and the baby who normally wanted to be left alone to sleep in his bed ended up spending that whole weekend in mommy and daddy's bed.  My husband and I both felt God was blessing us with this beautiful weekend together.  We continued to pray faithfully that God would let us keep him and not take him home.  My prayer was also to not let him suffer and do what was best for Samuel.  I truly trust God's plan even when sometimes it is so painful. 

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD," plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 

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Tributes and Condolences
Pillow Pets for Jake   / Mom (Blessed mommy )
Please visit www.caringbridge/visit/jacobmcconahay to read about this amazing little boy and his BIG dream. James has been so inspired Jake and started a Pillow Pet collection for San Antonio hospitals in honor of Jake. Let me know if you would...  Continue >>
Race 2011 It's that time again   / Mom
The Any Baby Can Jon's Run/Stroll is Mei 72011 this year and we would be honored to have you join us again this year to remember all these babies who's lives were too short. Please visit the website for all the info and to sign up. www.jonsrun.com ...  Continue >>
Race Day 2010 (yes, late)   / Susan (Mommy)
So I'm a little late writing about Race day 2010!! It's almost time for the Race again. We are so blessed by family and all the support they always give us. Thanks to all of you. God continues to bless us beyond our sweetest dreams and we thank Hi...  Continue >>
Race Time for Samuel again   / Samuel's Mommy B. (His very honored mommy )
We are getting ready to race for Samuel and all the babies who lives are cut to short.  We would be honored for anyone who wants to join Samuel's Soldiers and  race with us. www.jonsruns.com to sign up for the race May 8,2009  
Meeting Rey   / Mommy Bocanegra (his mommy )
4.18.09  Finally got to meet Rey today.  What a blessing after 4 1/2 years.  He wrote our "New Star in the Sky" poem for our precious Samuel.  We know God gave him these very special words for us as a gift, comfort and p...  Continue >>
Hi Samuel  / Megan Bocanegra (Auntie)    Read >>
Race Day 2008  / Samuel's Mommy (my sweet boy )    Read >>
Thank You...  / Ezra Scott (Cousin)    Read >>
Great Aunt  / Sheila (Butler)    Read >>
Jump For Heart 2008  / Mom And Jared (family)    Read >>
Jump for Heart 2007  / Mommy (Mommy)    Read >>
Grandma loves you  / Vee Morgan (Grandma)    Read >>
~Thinking of you~  / Tammy Richardson (Grieving Hearts Group )    Read >>
My condolences  / Rose DesRochers (No Relation )    Read >>
Im so sorry  / Killians Mommy     Read >>
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His legacy
A NEW STAR IN THE SKY  
THERE'S A NEW STAR IN THE SKY TONIGHT
WE CAN SEE ITS LIGHT SHINE BRIGHT
IT'S A SIGN OF HEAVEN'S GIFT RECEIVED
AND THE END OF SAMUEL'S PLIGHT

OUR DEAR LORD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS
TO SHOW US HIS GREAT CONCERN
IT IS SAID HE GIVETH AND HE TAKES AWAY
IN HIS LESSONS TO BE LEARNED

HE GRACED THIS FAMILY WITH A SON
TO INSTILL BOTH LOVE AND  PRIDE
THEN DECICED IT WAS BEST
THAT HIS FUTURE BE DENIED

IT MY BE HARD TO COMPREHEND
WHY OUR LORD WOULD TAKE THIS CHILD
BUT WHO ARE WE TO QUESTION
WHO GODS' SON WANTS BY HIS SIDE

FOUR MONTHS OF PAIN AND PLEASURE
MIXED EMOTIONS, PRAYER AND AWE
DISAPPOINTMENT SHARED BUT BLESSED INDEED
IN THIS CHILD YOU HELD AND SAW

CHILDREN ARE OURS LORDS' DELIGHT
BLESSED THE INSTANT THEY ARE BORN
FOR REASONS ONLY HE MAY KNOW
SOME FROM FAMILIES MUST BE TORN

DO NOT LET LOSS FORSAKE YOUR FAITH
OR ALLOW YOU TO FEEL SCORN
BUT TAKE THIS STUMBLING BLOCK IN STRIDE
USE IT AS YOUR STEPPING STONE

ALLOW YOUR FAITH TO LEAD YOU 
TO UNDERSTAND HIS WILL
FOR YOU WERE BLESSED TO KNOW THIS CHILD
SO IN CHRIST YOUR LOVE INSTILL

SO PRAISE THE LORD ALMIGHTY
NEVER DOUBT HIS REASONS WHY
TAKE COMFORT WHEN YOU RAISE YOUR EYES 
TO THAT NEW STAR IN THE SKY

"ODE TO SAMUEL"
JULY 9.2004-NOVEMBER 6.2004                   
BY REYES
ESCALANTE

 
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Samuel 2 months old September 9.2004
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