Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Thank you All for the Prayers

Daddy 2

My mother, family and I would like to thank everyone of you from the bottom of our hearts, for all the kindness, compassion and caring we have received through messages, prayers, comments, etc.

My father's funeral was yesterday morning. It was a very beautiful funeral Mass which followed my father's happy death. St. Francis' reference of Sister Death finally made sense to me. He was surrounded by those who loved him the most. I believe he realized we didn't leave his side for a moment during that entire week. All of us were together.

We will miss my dear father very much and the void can never be filled. However, we know he is or will soon be in Heaven.

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SQUELLY said...

Dear Esther, so sorry to hear about your loss but glad all prayers were felt. God bless you and all your family during this holy week.

Ellen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Had I known the funeral was yesterday, I would have been there.

My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. This season reassures us that there is eternal life with Christ and I am certain your father is with him.

~Kathy~ said...

I will be keeping you, your mother, and family in my prayers. I can only imagine how much you will miss him, even though you know he is now with our Lord.



Charlotte said...

I am glad to hear you speak of the funeral in such positive terms, Esther. I offered myself up at communion on Sunday for you and your Father.

I hope that while bittersweet, the joy of the Easter resurrection is all the more real for you this week.

Anonymous said...

Esther: Requiem aeternum for your Father.

I envy him.


Barb, sfo said...

Esther, your family has my deepest sympathies. I have been holding you in prayers and remembering all of you at Mass. May the light of Heaven shine on your dear father and may God bless you all with his comforting love.

Sarah (JOT) said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted by the Love of Christ and His Church.

Mimi said...

Oh hon, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May his Memory be Eternal and my hugs and love to you during this difficult time.

What beautiful photos, I am sure that it was a very prayerful and healing funeral Mass.

Diva Mom Vicki said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Esther! Your family will be remembered in my prayers during the Triduum services.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Dear, dear Esther,

May God shower abundant blessings of comfort upon you, your mother, and your family. I pray for many blessings for you this Holy Week.

God bless and big hugs,


GrandmaK said...

Know you and your family will be thought of often during this HOLY WEEK Two years ago (already) one of my best friends died on Good Friday. It one of those memories that will always be with me, for she truly wa with our Lord in paradise. And so I believe, during this holiest of time, so is your father. Cathy

Tracy said...

Continuing to hold you all in Prayer Esther!!

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Dear Esther,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Our son Fr. Ed will be remembering your dear Father in the celebration of his Masses this week.
God Bless you and your family.

Melissa Spence said...

Esther, when I saw no update posts on your blog for awhile, I figured you went to be with your father. I am so sorry to hear he passed. My deepest condolences to you and your ohana. The photos of his funeral Mass brought back the memories of my Oma's funeral Mass that was not so long ago. Keeping your ohana in my prayers. Aloha.

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Prayers for you and your family during this sad time. May the Lord be your strength.

Gail said...

Dearest Esther,
I'm so sorry about your loss. I was wondering how your father was doing since I first read the news about his heart attack.
Please know that I am remembering you and your father in prayer.

Elena said...

Esther I am so sorry for your loss. You truly are on your own road to Calvary this week. I will pray for you and for your family as well as the repose of your dad's soul.


Anonymous said...


Prayers within the Holy Mass for your father and yourself here at fratres...

Grace, Blessings, and peace in this time...

james mary

Bella Vita said...

Dearest Esther, You, your family, and your father are in my prayers at this time of loss. I cannot imagine the sorrow you feel in your heart, but I also know the trust that you have in our Lord's love and promise for your father's eternal life with Him in Heaven. May you find peace and comfort, dear friend.

Evann said...

Esther, you and your entire family will remain in our prayers. A blessed Easter to you and your family.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual Light shine upon him; may his soul and all souls, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

MM said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Esther and fam.
My prayers are with you and your family.

Eternal rest upon him O, Lord.

Christine P. said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your 'ohana. Love you Esther!

ukok said...

My dear Esther, i am so very sorry for your loss, i pray for you and your family to feel God's loving embrace at this difficult time. (((hugs)))

Lana said...

Dear Esther,
So sorry about your loss. I hope you feel God's comfort during this Holy week.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers continue for you and your family, especialy your dear mom.
Dorothy joins us in sending you and your family our deepiest sympathy.
If later you could give me your fathers name I would appreciate it.
Les and Betty

Anonymous said...

Oh dear Esther,

I am so sorry for your loss. A prayer of thanksgiving that he had a peaceful death, that he might rest in peace and for the peace of your family during this difficult time.

One very huge blessing he had was knwing he will be home with his Father.

Hugs and prayers,

*~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

Esther ~
I am so sorry for your loss and praying for your family and your dear Dad, may eternal Light shine upon him!
God bless...J.

Joyful Days said...

Across the miles (()) & many prayers.

EbethW said...

Sweet, sweet Esther! Hearing of your daddy's death broke my heart for you!

All my prayers will be for you this weekend. With you being such a fine and good spirit, your father, I know is with our Lord now.

God bless you immensely!


Anonymous said...

Esther, I@m so sad to hear of your Dad's passing - condolences to both you and Easter.
It's so good to read that he was surrounded by his family as this is and will be a comfort to you all at this sad time.
Jesus is just about to show us that death is never the victor - life is changed not ended.
May he rest in peace.

Esther said...

Dear friends, my mother and I are overwhelmed by the show of concern and offer of prayers and condolences. Thank you, thank you so very much.

God bless,

Easter A. said...

We rejoice with you as you rejoice in the hope of resurrection for your dad.
Lots of prayers...
Much love to you,
Easter and family

Esther said...

Thank you so much Easter.

Christine the Soccer Mom said...

Esther, I'm so sorry! I didn't see until today, since I gave up unnecessary internet last week.

May his soul rest in eternal peace. God bless.

Esther said...

Thanks Chris.