For the past days, I have been noticing that time has been going too fast on me and it has been hard to believe it. I would like the time to slow down for the next upcoming days. I give you the permission to cry if this post makes you cry because I know this post will make me cry and I am not looking forward to crying.
One year ago today, I was away from my family's house for 5 days and I was at a church friend family's home in Mandurah, Western Australia. I was feeling very happy until I read a friend Jodie's Facebook status and that status has turned my happiness down. The status was mentioning that her Dad Bill has passed away earlier that morning.
I knew Bill because he was a church member in my family's ward. I was so grateful that I listened to his last testimony that he shared with the ward members before I left for Perth, Western Australia without knowing it would be his last one. My reaction was a lot of crying, feeling upset and feeling heartbroken.
I felt there was nothing I can do because I was so far away from home. I wasn't able to visit that Jodie's Mum Cheryl in person. All I could think of is to phone call her but she didn't answer, so I left a voice message, I wrote her a letter to cheer her up and I prayed for her to feel comfort through the difficult time.
|Left to Right:Elder Samuel Owens and Bill |
- March 2015
It took me a day to think about what the letter should say. I still remembered what the letter said. I have been told the letter will arrive in 3 days to 3 weeks from where I was staying at and I had a strong faith that the letter will arrive at Cheryl's house within 3 days.
I still remembered the subject title of the email to my friend who is relative to someone who passed away and he was still on his mission. The subject title was "Always to Stay Positive."
I can't believe it has been one whole year ago since he passed away. Many times, I made the effort to go to the cemetery where that Bill was buried at. All of my experiences of going there is to talk to Bill and I always cry so much, so much that my tissues were wet. Whenever I stopped crying for a few minutes, my tissues quickly dries up again and then I start crying again.
Please tell your loved ones that you love them so much and make sure that they do know that.
Stay Tuned until next time.