My sister Margo is my big sister (I am the middle child and then we have a brother), Margo was also having elective surgery on Friday May 18th.
I called her on Thursday night to say I love you and I would be thinking of her and would call her Friday in the evening when she arrived home.
Gary and I received a phone call from our brother n law David on Friday evening saying that there has been complication's and Margo had been admitted to ICU. Things continually
worsened and she was put on complete life support all within hours after surgery. WE my Mom, Dad, Brother, Gary and I drove to the hospital almost two hours away. I (we) could not believe what was happening (how could this be happening and why)
A few hours later my sister's two daughters and Son n Law arrived, they live over four hours away. Soon many family members started arriving at the hospital.
My dearest sister passed away early Sunday morning on May 20, at 2:44am....I can not begin to express how sad I am. Margo was so many things to our family, wife, daughter, mother, sister, auntie, grandmother, cousin, niece and a best friend. Our lives will never be the same.
We have been blessed to have had her in our lives and I know one day we will be together again. But for now, I will miss her every day of my life. I know that many of you have lost a dear loved one also, and so I know you know how we are feeling...I would like to share a few photo's with you of my sister and tell you a little bit about this amazing sister I have.
Margo had a singing voice of an angle and loved to sing with Gary. During one of our shows we sponsored Margo and Gary sang theit rendishion of Sony and Cher's I've got you Babe. It was such a fun number and a great show...
My sister has two grandsons, Jackson 5 and Logan 2 1/2 and one grandson on the way due in July. My niece Amber is the Mommy of the three boys.
A dear sweet cousin Daniel wrote to Amber to tell her this:
I'm so sorry about your mom, sweetheart! I'm sure this must be a very difficult time for you, especially with a new little one on the way! Whatever you do, though, don't you, for one second, think that she's going to miss out on her new grandbaby... she's not! In fact, she's getting to play with him first. When my first son, Gabriel, was first born, he looked a lot like my Grandma Enriquez. My mom told me it was because she was the last one to kiss him on his way down from Heaven... and I believe it! So, when your new bundle of joy arrives into this world, kiss that baby and smile. Your mom's lips were there first.
I just cried and cried when I read this, Daniel had post this on facebook.
My sister had many accomplishment's, she was in the U.S Army and served during the Vietnam War. Graduated with a AA, BA and then received her Master's in Education all the while working full time. She was also an quality control engineer.
Margo and David also flipped several properties, there was nothing she wouldn't take on, she would read and watch a video and say "I can do it" and so she did, Margo also spoke Spanish and would like to tell me (Si Sa Puede) Margo loved to decorated and studied interior design, I told my niece
instead of fluffing pillows Mom is now fluffing clouds in heaven. she was an excellent seamstress and would design her own clothing, amazing jackets and suits.
Margo loved to travel overseas visiting many countries in Europe, as well as within the the United Sates. While in Ireland she even kissed the Blarney Stone.
We would antique together and always see who would find the first three legged tea cup...or embroidered pillow case... Margo had a heart of gold, she supported children in Africa for over 20 years. she worked as a home stagger for awhile until she decided to open up her own business called "2 Paws Up Doggy Daycare and Boarding" located in San Jose CA.
Margo built the facility from the ground up. It was her dream to have a safe and happy place for the fur babies to stay while their parents were away at work or vacation.
Below I added a few photo's of inside "2 Paws Up". It is the hope and dream's of David Margo's husband and her employees to keep 2 Paws Up running. This was a new business that just opened I think In Nov. of 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/user/2PawsUpDogDaycare The boxer in the video is Rufus he is Margo and David's Dog.
August 19, 1954 - May 20, 2012
Written also by Cousin Daniel...remembering how truly blessed Margo was! When she went home to the Lord, she did so having lived an incredibly full life. She had a wonderful family, surrounded by her ... amazing children and beautiful grandchildren; she had a beautiful home that she could be proud of; she even managed to get her own business started! In other words: she was a success! All of the great and wonderful things we all hope to achieve in life, she had the courage, determination, and dedication to ACTUALLY ACHIEVE IT! For those of us whose lives she touched in her time here, we can all be proud of that. Now, it's up to those she left behind to try to follow her example. Live the best life you can, don't settle for less than your dreams, regret nothing, and above all else, be full... full of life, full of joy, and full of love! I can think of no better way to honor her memory than that....
I love my sister with all my heart and will miss her all the days of my life...If you have a sister or brother please tell them how much you love them...because one day you might not have the chance...