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Cassie ~ One Sweet Day

In Loving Memory of
Cassandra Lee Silva
July 21, 1982 - January 27, 1999

"One Sweet Day"

What is heaven like my sweet granddaughter?
Is it true the streets are paved of gold?
And diamonds sparkle in the water?

Do angels guide you by the hand?
To enter in this promised land.
The "Book of Life", does it exist?
And does God really keep a list?

Of all the good and bad we do.
And tear it up in front of you.
Have all your tears been wiped away?
And joy placed in your heart to stay.

Does Jesus come and talk with you?
As you walk in gardens of colored hues.
Another thing that I had heard them say,
That in Heaven there is no night or day.

Jesus is all the light we need.
And your days are filled with sweet memories.
Sometimes, do you stop and smile,
And send a hug or kiss once in awhile.

To ease the pain in your grandmother's heart,
You know I never wanted us to part.
It's said one day you'll take my hand,
And lead me to the Promised Land.

When that day comes, Cassie, I want you to know,
Never ever again will I let you and David go.
I love you more than words can say,
My prayers will be answered that
"One Sweet Day".

Til we meet again!

Cassie and Gram at Disney.

This is Cassie and her mom Pat. It was taken Christmas Day 1998 and is the last known picture of her.
She went to join David in heaven on January 27, 1999.

Cassie and her PopPop (my hubby).

Cassie with Goofy at Disney.

From the day she was born Cassie was the best baby ever. She was so much like her mother, a gentle spirit with so much compassion for others. Cassie was my 3rd grandchild out of 10. She was sweet and funny and had the cutest turned up nose (which she disliked). She had so many friends because Cassie never turned anyone away. She was always there for anyone in need. Her plans were to get her license, graduate from high school and go to college in Maine to become a physical therapist. But God had other plans, much greater than we could imagine for Cassie. When her uncle David, my son, died at 39 yrs. old, Cassie was devastated. But just 10 short months later she would join him in the Promised Land. We have always felt relieved to know that David was there to greet her as they were so close in life. It has been 6 years since my precious granddaughter went on to paradise and if she had lived
she would be 22 yrs.old, but to me she will always be "sweet sixteen."

Each year brings new happenings in our family... a granddaughter is going to have a baby, another granddaughter has gotten married, but nothing is ever complete without our beautiful Cassie's smile to share with us. We love and miss you "Angel Girl" more than words could ever say. Take good care of Uncle Davey for me. One day our family will be complete again and all the bells in heaven will ring. The gates will open,
the angels will sing and we'll live together for eternity.

Cassie's sister Katie, her mom Patricia, her brother Jeff, her dad Tony and brother Nicholas.

Cassie and her Uncle David. This was Cassie's prom picture and David when he was best man for my daughter Maryanne. After their deaths we had the pictures superimposed. They were so close as an uncle and niece. Cassie loved her Uncle David with all her heart. She didn't meet him until she was 2 years old as he was away in the Navy, but when he got off the plane she ran right to him and jumped
in his arms and they were "best buds" from that moment on. They went to heaven only 10 months apart.

Written and performed by Jewel

If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we're all OK
And not to worry 'cause worry is wasteful
And useless in times like these
I won't be made useless
I won't be idle with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
For light does the darkness most fear
My hands are small, I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken
Poverty stole your golden shoes
It didn't steal your laughter
And heartache came to visit me
But I knew it wasn't ever after
We'll fight, not out of spite
For someone must stand up for what's right
'Cause where there's a man who has no voice
There ours shall go singing
My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
I am never broken
In the end only kindness matters
In the end only kindness matters
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken
My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken
We are never broken
We are God's eyes
God's hands
God's mind
We are God's eyes
God's hands
God's heart
We are God's eyes
God's hands
God's eyes
We are God's hands
We are God's hands

I was sitting at my computer and I happened to look up and I have this same picture of Jesus on my wall. All of a sudden it popped into my head the last time I saw Cassie before she was in the hospital was at my house just a day before and we were up in my computer room and this picture of Jesus was on the wall. Her mom and I were doing a project for her brother, Nick, on the computer and Cassie was sitting on my loveseat and she kept looking at the picture of Jesus and finally said "Mom, Jesus is looking right at me!" She entered the hospital
the next day and left us 4 days later. Isn't that powerful.

The Christmas Box Angel dedication to our angels. Their names and birth and heaven-dates
are in a circle around the bottom. This is maintained
by members of The Compassionate Friends.

Cassie and David's memorial garden in my back yard. Space is limited but I do my best and usually change and add new things each spring. I change the theme every year and it has grown
as I have also added my mom. This is only a small portion of the garden.

God bless you, Maria, for all the love, compassion, and hard work you put into creating such
a beautiful site for my precious Cassie. You are and always will be
my "special angel on earth." Love you.