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Jacob Ryan Castro

Happy 25th Birthday

to the most

 amazing young man EVER !

Sept. 24, 1990 - Feb. 27, 2005

This website is dedicated to our only precious son, and Jordan's only brother ,

Jacob Ryan Castro


Born on September 24, 1990. He went home to be with the Lord Jesus on February 27th, 2005, murdered by a drunk driver.



He was out in the desert riding his dirt bike while we were camping, it is his favorite thing to do. Jacob is a very charismatic little guy who draws people to himself like a magnet. Everyone likes him and he is quick-witted and funny. He lights up any room he walks into and brings a smile to every face, (except maybe the teachers).



He loves surfing, snowboarding, motorcycles, playing the guitar, and just hanging out with friends. Friends are very important to Jacob. He treasures each and every one of them and makes them all feel special. He loves In 'n' Out Burgers, Italian food, and prime rib. (Yes, he is a costly one to feed.) We miss his antics, humor, liveliness, and even the debating.

We are so thankful to all of you for your condolences! Please VISIT OFTEN Thank you so much for remembering Jacob on a daily basis. He is forever in our hearts and we can't wait to see him again.
 


A Message from Jacob
February 27, 2005

Hey, it's me, Jacob . . . from way up on high,
I see your sadness, but please don't cry.

I feel your sorrow, I see your pain,
But in your hearts I will always remain.

My time was short, and I lived life fast,
And when all is said and done, I had a blast!

Although I never took the time to say,
Mom and Dad, you prepared me . . . for this very day.

My struggle is over, no pain, no more,
He's waiting for me at the open door.

I traveled through a tunnel of light,
To the most perfect place, such a beautiful sight!

Oh look!  There's Jesus, calling,  You see?
His arms are open!  He's smiling at me!

I will miss you always, I'm sure you all know,
But on this journey, I had to go.

I will watch over you from the wings of a dove,
And send you my eternal Love.

No need to stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there.  I did not die.

So now is the time to say farewell,
Until we meet in Heaven, where I now dwell.

I send my love and kisses too,
I send them to each and every one of you.

To all my friends, I pray for the best
That life has to offer, and that you, too, are blessed.

So -- until that time when we meet again,
Goodbye, goodbye, God Bless you, Amen.

                     -- Frank Umina 

 Dragon tales and the "water is wide"
Pirate's sail and lost boys fly
Fish bite moonbeams every night
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Godspeed
Sweet dreams

The rocket racer's all tuckered out
Superman's in pajamas on the couch
Goodnight moon, we'll find the mouse
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Godspeed
Sweet dreams

God bless mommy and match box cars
God bless dad and thanks for the stars
God hears "Amen," wherever we are
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Godspeed,Godspeed,Godspeed,
Sweetdreams




The things we did, the things we said,
keep coming back to me
and make me smile again

You showed me how to face the truth,
everything that's good in me I owe to you

Though the distance that's between us now
may seem to be too far
It will never separate us,
deep inside I know you are......

Never gone, never far, in my heart is where you are
Always close, everyday, every step along the way.

Even though for now we've got to say goodbye,
I know that you will be forever in my life, never gone

I walk along these empty streets
there is not a second you're not here with me

The love you gave, the grace you showed
will always give me strength and be my cornerstone

Somehow you found a way
to see the best I have in me
As long as time goes on
I swear to you that you will be

Never gone, never far, in my heart is where you are
Always close, every day, every step along the way

Even though for now we've got to say goodbye
I know
you will be forever in my life...never gone


HOMESICK
- Mercy Me

You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there's no goodbyes
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now



My Brother - My Friend
Inspiring, intriguing, our hearts are incomplete
Something is missing, but for what would it ever come back.
It is far better than anything here on earth,
and why should any soul ever return to it,
But still, we are sorrowful, not to be explained,
Something more is perished and only memories are left behind,
To remain here forever and to be told forever.
Something no words could explain,
For someone no one could describe, love,
and someone amazing with a wonderful, inspiring,
yet graceful strength to be shared.
Importance, value, care, honor, respect,
and admiration was and is thought by many
who have seen and heard great things
about this loving creation...
but to all comes sadness
 and to all comes pain
for this feeling is gone.
All that lies within us will be sadness forevermore,
but none would ever forget
about this unique work of art
because for some, life lasts a short while,
but the memorial it holds lasts forever.

By Jordan Castro 6-1-05
, Jacob's Yorpi sister 






 

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me 
 

When tomorrow starts without me
and I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you would not cry
the way you did today.
While thinking of the many things
We did not get to say.

I know how much you love me
as much as I love you.
And each time that you think of me
I know you miss me, too.

But when tomorrow starts without me
please try to understand
An angel came and called my name
and took me be the hand.

And said my place was ready,
in heaven far above,
and I would have to leave behind,
all those I dearly loved.

But when I walked through heaven's gates
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me
from His great golden throne.

He said "This is eternity,
and all I promised you."
Today for life on earth is past,
but here it starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
For today will always last,
and since each days the same way,
There is no longing for the past.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of
I'm right there in your heart.

IF I KNEW  

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.



"All I Want For Christmas"

Take back the holly and mistletoe
Silver bells on a string
If I wrote a letter to Santa Claus
I would ask for just one thing

I don't need sleigh rides in the snow
I don't want a Christmas that's blue
Take back the tinsel, stockings and bows
'Cuz all I want for Christmas is you

I don't need expensive things
They don't matter to me
What I want can't be found
Underneath the Christmas tree

You are the angel that tops my tree
You are my dream come true
Santa can't bring me what I need
'Cuz all I want for Christmas is you

I don't need expensive things
They don't matter to me
What I want can't be found
Underneath the Christmas tree

You are the angel that tops my tree
You are my dream come true
Santa can't bring me what I need
Cuz all I want for Christmas is you

All I want for Christmas is you
Yeah all I want for Christmas is you


 

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

Revelation 21:4


Thank you for taking the time to visit Jacob's memorial site honoring his life & memory.  Please also take the time to light a candle in his memory.
Thank you.



Any donations you would like to make for Jacob Castro can be sent to the following groups:

www.madd.org


or
Glendora High School
Attn: Carol Warren/Career Center
1600 E. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741
Made out to Jacob Castro Memorial Scholarship Fund
 




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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
It's been a long time...   / Megan Voyles (Friend through CCC )
Hey Jacob, It's been a while since I've come on here. Was thinking about you today...I actually think about you a lot. I have nothing new to say, but that you're always on my mind...you and your family. You're memory lives on and I tell your sto...  Continue >>
I'm so sorry for your loss   / DebraJoy Greenburg (Friends with Terry, Manuel and Jordan )
Dear Terry, Manuel and Jordan, I became friends with you a few years after your dear Jacob passed away. Not knowing the details of what had happened until now from this beautiful website and my heart aches for your loss. You have become such ...  Continue >>
10 years~!   / Mommy
I can't believe it's been so long since I held you hugged you laughed with you cooked for you played with you snuggled with you watched TV with you....I could go on and on. Whenever I feel such an ache for you I ask Jesus to set you on his knee and t...  Continue >>
Another birthday passes   / Mommy
Well, now you are 24, and 10 years older than when you left. What would you be doing now, how would you look, where would you be? I often wonder all of these things. Things that were taken from me, I was robbed of your life. I know that you are happy...  Continue >>
Missing you this Christmas !   / Mommy
Another empty Christmas.....Miss you so much ! Christmas will never be the same again. So many memories and traditions are wrapped up in you and your part in our family. I find comfort in knowing that you are at the ultimate celebration with Jesus. I...  Continue >>
Happy 23rd Birthday, my dear son  / Mommy     Read >>
I will always remember  / Josiah     Read >>
7 years  / Mommy     Read >>
Happy 21st Birthday!  / T. Leslie (friend)    Read >>
Dear Jacob  / Brice Castro (Cousin)    Read >>
Castro Family  / Stuart Fraser (Youth Pastor )    Read >>
To my Baby boy  / Jacob's Mommy     Read >>
I remember  / Joey (passerby)    Read >>
Jacob's 5th Angelversary (((Terry)))  / Melody {Angel Adam} Hill (Adam's Angel Brother )    Read >>
my deepest condolences  / Michelle Gonzalez (passerby)    Read >>
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His legacy
Everything I Own  

Everything I Own


You sheltered me from harm.
Kept me warm, kept me warm
You gave my life to me
Set me free, Set me free
The finest years I ever knew
were all the years I had with you

I would give anything I own,
Give up me life, my heart, my home.
I would give everything I own,
just to have you back again.

You taught me how to love,
What its of, what its of.
You never said too much,
but still you showed the way,
and I knew from watching you.
Nobody else could ever know
the part of me that can't let go.

I would give anything I own,
Give up me life, my heart, my home.
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again.

Is there someone you know,
you're loving them so,
but taking them all for granted.
You may lose them one day,
someone takes them away,
and they don't hear the words you long to say

I would give anything I own,
Give up me life, my heart, my home.
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again

The arms of GOD  
AND GOD SAID....

I said, God I hurt
And God said, I know
I said, God I cry a lot
And God said, That's why I gave you tears.
The eyes must rain so the soul can grow.
I said, Life is so hard
And God said, That's why I gave you loved
ones
I said, But my loved one died...
And God said, So did mine
I said, It's such a loss
And God said, I saw mine nailed to a cross!
I said, But your loved one lives!
And God said, So does yours!
I said, Where are they now?
And God said, Mine is by my side and
Yours is in my arms!

Jacob is in the arms of God... I am sure of it!!

To Jacob, Love, Becky  
When I last looked in your eyes, I didn't know it'd be the last time

When you gave me that last hug, I didn't know it'd be my last time holding you 

It's a question why you had to leave when you were only here for fourteen years

I know you wouldn't want me to be sad, but sometimes I just can't hold in the tears 

there was so much to you I never knew, though I knew your laugh,

and your smile and the tough year you went through 

I may not have been the best friend I could, but when it comes down to it

I would've been there in a heartbeat, just like a good friend should 

it had been a year since we last talked, and not a day went by that I didn’t think of you

wishing things would go back to the way I was used too 

when you wouldn’t miss a day without telling me you loved me

when you'd somehow always have me convinced that I was your only =) 

I miss that smile you would give to make everything alright

I miss signing on, just to talk to you in the middle of the night 

you always pretended to be so dumb

when I knew you were the smartest guy
 
I wish you didn’t have to go so soon,

and I wish God could tell me why 

but some things we're just not meant to know,

sometimes things happen in order for us to grow 

and so my friend, for the many days that we'll spend apart,

just know you were the first to ever steal my heart 

and i've realized you still have it, but you know what? that's okay

just save a place for me in Heaven, and I'll come join you one day 

Rest In Peace Jacob Castro, you'll always be in my heart 

Love, Becky
Togetherness  

Death is nothing at all - I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before -  only better, infinitely happier and forever - we will all be one together with God.

What Now, My Lord ?  

In Loving Memory of Jacob Ryan Castro
9/24/90-2/27/05

Our purpose in life is to Love and to Serve,
But truly, dear Lord, is this what we deserve ?

You raised him up, to you he'll belong
Oh God, it's so hard to stand faithful and strong.

Confusion and doubt, anger and sorrow,
Tell me my Lord, will this pain heal tomorrow ?

Our baby boy, Jacob, was called to you side,
In your Heavenly Kingdom, he'll now reside.

Father, why did he have to pay such a price ?
No greater Love could we sacrifice,

You know we have dedicated our lives to Thee,
What now, dear Lord, do you see for me ?

So many questions, we search for a sign,
Was this your intention....your Holy design ?

But wait, what is this I'm beginning to feel ?
Are you touching my heart, are you helping me heal ?

The many close friendships of loved ones who care,
Are comfort and solace that wipe out despair.

The footprints he left in our lives through the years,
Will bring  comfort and joy after the tears.

Forever young in our hearts, Jake will always remain,
as you taught us dear God to never love in vain.

We still worship you Lord, we give thanks and praise,
We shall rebuild our lives 'til your glorious days.

Yes, in time we will grasp the loss of our son,
For we truly believe that Thy Will Be Done!

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Jacob & Jordan 2-13-05
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