Monday, May 22, 2006

A Sister's Love Says It All!

As a loving sister, Nellie Miranda, keeps the memory alive of her brother who died in a house fire.

The survivor of several pitfalls of her own, Nellie's passion now is to help others who might be in similar situation in which she once was.

Here's how she chose to immortalize him:

Richard Lopez

May 8, 1978-
December 31, 2005

On December 31, 2005, I lost my brother Richie. He was 27 years old. He died in a fire in his apartment.

I want to tell you a little bit about him because he was so special to me and because his birthday would of been May 8th. I was looking thru some of his things today, and memories of this beautiful man started pouring into my head.
  • He was so talented; he loved to rap.

  • He was a wonderful father, he was raising Andy, who is 8 years old.

  • Richie put his own life on hold to raise Andy and wasn't even dating.

The day before he passed away, he had called me. I didn't answer my phone because I was laying down really sick. He sounded so happy on my answering machine. I think he wanted to tell me about his special night in Church. You see, he had backslid from the Lord's ways for a while. He knew he was loosing it. Our Pastor tells us that he reconciled with the Lord that night. I now know that is why he called me, to tell me about how happy and peaceful he was now. I never answered that phone call, and at 9 the next morning, we found out he was gone.

I am at peace with God about Richie's going to meet Him. God sees further down the road, we don't. I know Richie is in peace and rejoicing in front of His maker. I will see you one day again Richie. I love You my baby brother.

Please visit dedication page for him, I put some of his poetry there and you can also hear him rap on there. (Click on banner to visit the dedication page.)

Click here to visit Richie's site.

The tears I shed don't do

justice in describing how

much I am missing you;

hearing your newest rap,

your laugh, and how your

smile lit up a room;

I picture you sitting on a

cloud, looking down at us,

swinging your legs to and fro;

I can also imagine you

blessingall up in heaven

with your anointed flow;

When the sky is at its

brightest, I must admit;

I like to think that your

beautiful smile had

something to do with it.

Copyright © January 28, 2006
Nellie Miranda, All rights reserved.

Now, here's what Nellie had to say about herself:

Hey everyone! My name is Nellie and I want to share with you how Jesus saved me from a life of alcohol and drug abuse.

I started at an early age. Lived in streets, tried to take my own life more that i think 10 times or maybe more, forgot my name and where i was from for about 6 months from the abuse while lost in the south, and so much more.

To make a very long story short, I entered a Christian program back in 1992 (yes, I'm gettin' old! lol) and my life has not been the same since. I thank Jesus Christ for changing my life around and my moms, who I love to death. She is a Christian woman and prayer warrior.

My passion now is to help others who are in the same position I once was. If you or someone you know needs help, please feel free to contact me by leaving a coment here or sending me an email at my email address:

Hope to meet alot of brothers and sisters in Christ. Thanks for taking time to read a little about me, God bless!