Special Mass marks Isabel Celis' birthday

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A special mass was held tonight to celebrate the birthday of a missing child.

Isabel Celis turned 7 years old today. Her parents joined hands with their church family to say a special prayer for a her safe return.

Becky and Sergio Celis poured their sadness into prayer today, celebrating their daughter's 7th birthday with a special mass and rosary.

Whether she can hear these words or not, they had this special birthday wish for their daughter.

"Happy Birthday Isabel. We love you so much…Love you and miss you so much we want you home," Sergio Celis said.

"Happy birthday baby girl I love you so much can't wait to have you in my arms," Becky Celis said.

It's another day for the Celis family with no Isa.  No answers, but today is different.

It is the day she turns 7, a first birthday not celebrated at home with family.

"We plead to whoever has her...We still don't understand why this is going on…We just beg. We beg give in to your guiltiness give in to everything else and let her come home… she needs to come home," Sergio said.

The family celebrated the day with donuts, balloons, pizza and togetherness.

"It's just really hard…hard to celebrate when she's not here," they said.

Hard for a mother and father still playing the role of parents and trying to keep the spirits up in the family. Tonight Isabel Celis's older brothers spoke about the toll this has taken on them.

"Every night when we do rosary I just pray to God please help find her," Julian Celis said.

"I always pray that I can see her in my sleep.  I always dream about her…just to have even the blessing of seeing her in my sleep," Sergio Celis said.

The Celis Family is grateful to the community for all of the prayers and support. They say they have no doubt Isabel is alive. They are even getting her room ready for her just in case she shows up.

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