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My Angel On Earth...My Angel In Heaven by Hank Rodriguez

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  • JuJuBee
    JuJuBeeover 6 years ago

    Hank, I’ve always loved this photo of Ro. Seeing it makes me miss her even more.
    I’m so glad that you have so many great memories to treasure. She will never be
    Love you,
    JuJuBee :)

  • mamachip
    mamachipover 6 years ago

    I still have this picture as well. AN ANGEL IN HEAVEN she is!!

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 6 years ago

    She sure looks like and angel Hank. Beautiful image, wonderful memory.

  • Lauren Marr
    Lauren Marrabout 6 years ago

    thats so beautiful!

  • Thank you very much…she was, and still is my beautiful angel in heaven. I miss her so much.

    She was just as beautiful inside. Her name is Rolanda.

    Thank you for noticing her. I couldn’t help it myself the first day I met her.

    Take care.

    – Hank Rodriguez

  • Lauren Marr
    Lauren Marrabout 6 years ago

    thats beautiful! you take care too.

  • Alessandro Pinto
    Alessandro Pintoabout 6 years ago

    beautiful capture of an angel..congratulation !

  • Hi, Al~

    Yes, it is a rare occasion, indeed, to capture an image of an angel. …And, what is even more thrilling… She, in return, captured my heart!

    – Hank Rodriguez

  • Hank Rodriguez
    Hank Rodriguezabout 6 years ago

    Hi, Al~

    Yes, it is a rare occasion, indeed, to capture an image of an angel. …And, what is even more thrilling… She, in return, captured my heart!

  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskiabout 6 years ago

    so sweet an Angel there never has been Hank, wonderful capture

  • Hi Kathryn~

    So, now you can see why I am so in love with Rolanda…
    Now imagine that her beauty inside is multiplied beyond any measure…Truly, those who knew Ro will tell you, she was a BEST friend to everyone. No one ever felt left out, or less special than the other. She made sure that you felt better about being in the world, because somebody really and truly cared about them. How lucky was I, to be chosen as the one she took in her hand, and into her heart, to love, honor, and cherish, ‘til, not just death do us part, but for all eternity?

    Thank you very much for being my friend here on RB, Kathryn. I am so happy that we connected early on…And thank you again for honoring Rolanda with the personal title on your giraffe photo. Hey everybody! Go see Kathryn’s Bubble page. SHE IS TERRIFIC!!

    Now Kat, go shoot some critters! NO! I mean with your camera, silly!

    with Love…Hank

    – Hank Rodriguez

  • Dawne Olson
    Dawne Olsonabout 6 years ago

    Hank… this nearly makes me cry.. what a stunning image of a beautiful soul. She is captivating!

  • Hi Dawne..That’s Okay…I cry every day. But, I also smile and thank God for bringing her to me and allowing her to make me the happiest and luckiest man on earth for 32 wonderful years. I cannot imagine what my life might had been like if I had not had her by my side, living a storybook relationship of friendship, love, and devotion, even to this day. I will always keep her in my heart and look forward to the day I can be with her again. Meanwhile, I am blessed by our two terrific kids, and hopefully I’ll have a chance to be a super Grandpappy, too. ( No hurry, The kids are just 20 and 14. )

    Thank you very much for your sweet sentiments.

    – Hank Rodriguez

  • loiteke
    loitekeabout 6 years ago

    Hank. Hi.
    I read about your beautiful angel and this made me cry. I remembered my loss.
    Your image is so so delicate, soul so much seen there. Thanks for sharing this one witm me.

  • Hello Ioiteke-

    I’m sorry that you also had to experience any feelings of heartbreak and despair due to your loss.. It is a long painful process, and we often don’t know what the next day will bring. At first, you feel as though your world has ended, and you will only know darkness and sorrow until you wither away. You are not even trying to find something to ease the burden that is weighing on your heart because it does not seem to make sense to think that there can ever be happiness in your life again. But slowly…very slowly, the happy memories begin to replace the thoughts of tragedy. You discover new friendships, and are comforted by their compassion and understanding, and no one is trying to pressure you into feeling anything other than what you do or even can. At this crossroads in my life, I am now seeking a way to honor Rolanda and also allow myself to feel joy in something that I’ve always loved, yet never had an opportunity to see blossom. I owe my introduction to RedBubble to an old childhood friend named Kathryn, who was already a member of RB. She knew of my love for art and photography, and convinced me that I would feel welcome and comfortable in this wonderful community. I was very much intimidated at first and was humbly, almost apologetically, thanking everyone for allowing me to mingle amongst the very prestigious alumni who have made RedBubble such a tremendous success. I have come to realize that everyone is here to learn and grow and take pleasure in sharing and viewing every sort of art imaginable, and there is no one that does not belong here. It is meant for each individual to find solace and gratification in contributing their own special and unique talents, for anyone to admire, give helpful suggestions, to buy, to sell, to kindle new friendships, and all other manner of endless possibilities. As I gaze upon the ring on my left hand that represents the promise I gave to Rolanda to love her for all eternity, I know that Rolanda is pleased and that she is smiling upon me for permitting myself to carry on and find happiness in something that I care profoundly about, though I know I have a very long way yet to go. She was always my sunshine on earth, and now her rays of light from heaven above are filling my world again, and bringing me out from my melancholy and darkness, along with the guidance of the many new friendships I have established here in this beautiful place.

    I’m not sure if we are supposed to limit our remarks to a few sentences only, so forgive me please, if I have bent any rules. I hope we can make this one exception, as I am very touched by all the sweet and caring words of compassion and condolences I have received about Rolanda and our story.

    Bless you, Ioiteke, and it is my great pleasure to share Rolanda with you and anyone else who sees in her eyes, what a dear, loving, wonderful, caring, and giving soul she was.


    – Hank Rodriguez

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