This website was created with alot of love and numerous tears. I have created this site for everyone to come to and remember Abdo, all memories that are shared will be saved forever so that one day when Abdo's children get older they can come here and read all the wonderful memories that we all have and they will know what a beautiful masterpiece of a human being their daddy was.
Abdelhadi Arabic Meaning " Servent of God "
" If there was ever anybody to deserve a ticket to the other side - it was you "
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" Abdo "
How do I describe Abdo ?
A cherished husband, a loving devoted father, a dedicated son, a perfect brother, a fun & caring uncle and a phenomenal soccer player. There are no words I can say to truly let you know what a amazing human being he was. Anyone who has ever met Abdo would tell you that he left a lasting impression, and a mark on their lives in a very significant way. He was a rare jewel...a warm hearted genuine soul...to know him, was to love him!
Abdo was born in Alexandria, Egypt on February 24th, 1967. Because of economic reasons he decided to leave Egypt in March of 1992. He moved to the United States because he believed he could make a better future for himself here. We met on February 19th, 1993 at an Italian Restaurant where he was employed. I was quickly drawn to his good looks and charming personality.
After several months of brief encounters at the restaurant, we finally got together on May 22nd, 1993. I thank god for that day, because it was that day that marked the beginning of the happiest years of my life. We were married on April 5th, 1995. We decided to have children a couple of years later and after a " tubal reversal surgery " for me on September 27th, 1997, I was advised to start trying to become pregnant.
After twelve long months,...I finally became pregnant. On December 23rd, 1999, we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy named Adam. I believe this was the happiest day of Abdo's life. He always said, that Adam was his first happiness. On September 26th, 2001 we were blessed again, with another baby boy...named Zachary. Abdo was over the moon...with happiness. We now have two little boys, but Abdo was still determined to have a girl. He use to joke with me, that we wouldn't stop having babies until we got a pink one.
It was only two months after Zachary was born that Abdo had his first heart attack. The date was Nov.7th, 2001. He was rushed to the hospital for chest pain and it was confirmed that he had suffered a heart attack. He had three blockages in his arteries. The physicians repaired them and inserted metal stints...otherwise known as angioplasty.
Time passed and we figured Abdo would be alright. Why wouldn't he be...he was only 34 years old at the time. Until, he had a second heart attack in May of 2004. They found four more blockages, and again said his best option would be angioplasty. This time they inserted drug coated stints. Abdo was told he had aggressive heart disease of a seventy year old man.
At this point we couldn't understand why the doctors didn't do the open heart surgery. They kept telling him that angioplasty was his best option, considering his young age. In our ignorance, we accepted that. Another year passed and on June 1st, 2005, we got some more unexpected news that would totally shock us. We found out that I was pregnant again. I think we were in a state of shock...followed by confusion and happiness all rolled into one big package. However, the condition of Abdo's health wouldn't let us experience the total happiness & excitement that we deserved.
I think in Abdo's heart he knew he would never live to see his children grow up. But, I don't think it crossed his mind that he would die before he saw his child born. On June 25th, 2005... twenty five days after learning that he was going to be a daddy again, Abdo had another heart attack ? This one took him away from us forever.
Little Yasmine Abdelhadi was born January 20th, 2006,
( He finally made a pink one ! )
بلدي حبيبي عبدو ، فسأتطرق قلبي فعلتم. الابد أنني أحبك الى الأبد... سوف إنني أحبك حتى الموت بلدي اليوم. لكم هي واحدة بالنسبة لي ولن يكون هناك الآخر الذي نفتقدكم! النوم وصديقتي زوجها. حتى أرى انك اغاي...
( I had this picture edited because every little girl, deserves to have a picture with her daddy. )
He was my love, my friend, my husband, And always my Hero. My one wish is; My last breath on earth Be my first in Heaven And the first words I hear are "Hello Dana , Welcome Home"
My breath died ....with yours! My heart stopped ....with yours! My life ended with yours!
Nothing is left to me! except the Love you brought.
....Always, always, ...I shall have your Love!
-Joan Walsh Anglund,
"As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us. As long as I can I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us."
Abdo...Thank you for sending me signs !
" If Dana asked for the stars... Abdo would give them to her.."
I ASKED GOD FOR A FLOWER, HE GAVE ME A GARDEN I ASKED GOD FOR A TREE, HE GAVE ME A FOREST I ASKED GOD FOR A RIVER, HE GAVE ME AN OCEAN I ASKED GOD FOR THE WORLD, HE GAVE ME "Abdo" MY HEART IS LOST TO YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
I looked toward the clouds today and for a moment saw your face and wondered just where you have gone and a hope it's a better place.
Did you show yourself to me today to tell me you're alright? Or was it just a daydream playing tricks upon my sight?
Then I thought of when you left, you did not say a word. We never said good-bye, but in our hearts, your good-bye was heard.
You have changed our lives forever, your time here not in vain, and hope you know we always wanted to keep you safe from pain.
We will always feel the void inside because you are not here. But each new thought you send our way let's us know you're always near.
So until our journey nears it's end and we hear the angels sing, we'll face each new day as it comes and live off the love you bring.
~ unknown ~
In one of the stars I shall be living In one of them I shall be laughing And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night ....and there is sweetness in the laughter of all the stars.... and in the memories of those you love
" Butterflies "
In cultures all over the world, butterflies are thought to represent souls.
The Aztecs believed that souls of brave warriors and relatives visited the living in the form of butterflies.
In Irish folklore, the butterfly represents a person's soul.
Its light and airy wings allows the soul to cross into the Otherworld.
During medieval times, paintings and sculptures of angels showed butterfly-shaped wings
Light a candle and I will light a candle for you to shatter all the darkness and bless the times we knew.
Like a beacon in the night, the flame will burn bright And guide us on our way.
Oh today I light a candle for you. The seasons come and go and Im weary from the change. I keep on moving on but you know its not the same.
And when Im walking all alone, do you hear me call your name?
Do you hear me sing the songs we used to sing? You filled my life with wonder, touched me with surprise. I hold onto the life and love we knew because that love will never die!
After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't always mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises. And you begin to accept your defects with your head up and your eyes ahead. With the grace of a woman not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrows ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid flight.
And after awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So plant your garden and decorate your own soul Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers
And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong And you really do have worth And you learn and you learn, With every goodbye, you learn.
Six years has passed since you left me.
It has been the worst Six years of my life.
Hold my hand while I finish my journey here on earth.
Until we meet again...
Since you've gone first and i remain to walk the road alone, i live in memories garden dear with happy days we've known Since you've gone first and i remain one thing i'd have you do walk toward the great white throne until i come for you.
I want to know each step you take, that i may walk the same, for someday on that lonely walk, you'll hear me call your name.
1-20-06 " Yasmine Alexandria Abdelhadi " This is Yasmine ! She is the little princess he was longing for. If only he could of held her and kissed her sweet little face one time. I can only imagine the happiness and joy he would of felt. I know he was with us when she came into the world and he is forever watching over his three little ones...for they truly were the loves of his life ! www.yasmine-abdelhadi.celebration-of.com
Abdo is an Angel
In Memory of our beloved " Geddo " Mohammed Elbanna 5-11-2000
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