MEMORIAL !!! 「あぜりあ」本八幡・西船橋・津田沼・佐倉
TO MY DEAREST READERS !!!
I want you to know that I love you all and that if I did not have all of you as my readers and friends, my day today would be a total loss. Whether you know it and realize it or not, it is you and your love and friendship that is helping me to be strong and helping me, along with God, to get through this day and this night. I THANK YOU FOR THIS. VERY MUCH WITH ALL MY HEART AND WITH ALL MY LOVE.
BLOG: # 77 : MEMORIAL !!!
Today is quiet. This day is always quiet. It is a special day. In The ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, The 8th of September is known as The Blessed Mother Mary’s Birthday. The Blessed Mother Mary is Jesus’ Mom. It is a day that used to be a HOLY DAY for us and we HAD to go to Mass. It no longer is because Hawaii only has two HOLY DAYS. The 8th of December and the 25th of December which is Christmas. But now, for me, the 8th of September is not only The Blessed Mother Mary’s Birthday, it is also something more. The eighth of September was the day my dear husband Tony was called HOME by ALMIGHTY GOD. It was 24 years ago tonight that this happened. Usually I do not go anywhere on this day. I used to go to the cemetery where he is buried a long time ago but now I can not because I can hardly walk so I honor my Tony at home on this day by saying my Rosary—all 20 decades—and I light a votive candle for him and talk to him and let him know how much I miss him still and love him. Usually this takes me about three hours to do. Also I have his picture to look at as well. Tonight I will honor him by having a special meal—Spaghetti and Garlic Bread and Salad and Wine was his favorite so that is what my meal will be. It has been 24 years. And I still remember every single thing that happened here that night. It has been 24 years. And I have not remarried. I remember one time after several years had passed and my stepson David (now deceased 14 months) asked me or rather he suddenly out of the blue said to me when we were on the telephone talking, “You’re not going to get re-married are you?” I honestly did not know where that question came from but I assured him that I wasn’t. And I haven’t. It took me a long time to finally get the FEOLA name and I am keeping it. I am proud of it. And when I am called HOME to God, that is the name you will hear. And as for this date, the 8th of September next year, 2019, it will be EXTRA SPECIAL. Hopefully, I will still be here yet, because I will be 70 years old, a year I am looking very forward to for some reason, and my Tony will be in Heaven for a quarter of a century. WHAT A CELEBRATION THAT WILL BE !!!