To start the day ….. Rose and her son Joe …. update #10! One year anniversary ….


~~February 27, 2014~~



My baby boy left us this morning. He went in his sleep, surrounded by love, kindness, and peace. RIP …. Joseph Catino. A piece of my heart died today.



Thank you everyone that has supported Joe and his family with prayers and love …. Joe went to Heaven this morning, surrounded by his Family and Friends …. Heaven has a beautiful Angel! RIP Joe ….We Love You!!


No words can express my feelings for his family and friends. This loss is …… to huge. My thoughts and prayers for all. 
Heaven has a new Angel. Strength for all!!


Though words however gentle cannot take your loss away…still we hope our prayers comfort you today. My deepest condolences to Rose, her family and all who knew Joe and loved him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in the knowledge that we are all here for you.



This is Joe …. a 26 year old, sweet young man, battling a rare an aggressive form of cancer. Please keep Joe and his family in your prayers, for comfort and strength through these hard and difficult times.

Joe, we love you!


My deepest condolences to Rose n her family. Rose you n your family will continue to be in my thoughts n prayers. RIP Joe. Heaven has another angel. Love and hugs.


He feels no more pain. Joe is no longer with us.



A cloud of unknowing
I rest in the sky
of boundless being,
in a sweetness of heart
the mind cannot taste,
my frail wings
held aloft in currents
of awakening trust.

~~Poems by Monika John~~



God, grant Rose Hornedo and family the serenity to accept the things they cannot change,the courage to change the things they can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Rose, know that he lives on in the hearts of the people he met. When I was down he gave me courage and inspired me, for sure I was blessed because I had the opportunity to connect with him. I thank you for giving me that moment.

R.I.P. Joe!


(I found this “letter” as I search for words of comfort. In a way, in my humble opinion, they apply today.)

‘Dear Mom,

I know you’re going to miss me; but don’t think that I will ever forget you, or stop loving you, just ’cause I’m not around to say ‘I Love You’. I will always love you, Mom, even more with each day. Someday we will see each other again.

Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won’t be so lonely, that’s okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn’t like the same things us boys do. You’ll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know.


Don’t be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn’t look like any of his pictures… Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him.

Jesus himself took me to see GOD! And guess what, Mom? I got to sit on God’s knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That’s when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you good bye and everything. But I already knew that wasn’t allowed. Well, you know what Mom? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you.


God told me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him where was He when I needed him?’ ‘God said He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there, as He always is with all His children.’

Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what I’ve written except you. To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper. Isn’t that cool? I have to give God His pen back now He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper …. I’m sure the food will be great.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don’t hurt anymore the cancer is all gone …. I’m glad because I couldn’t stand that pain anymore and God couldn’t stand to see me hurt so much, either. That’s when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me. The Angel said I was a Special Delivery! How about that?

Signed with Love

from God, Jesus & Me.



Read more at Letter from Heaven



~Go Rest High On That Mountain~

Vince Gill, Alison Krauss & Ricky Skaggs

~Uploaded on Oct 22, 2011~

A tribute to those that have gone before



We ALL will always remember JOE!!


We ALL are ONE!! 


I was writing a series of posts when I found out that my dear friend’s son had fallen ill.

The links to the story and the updates appear below.