THANK YOU, DAVID !!!!!! 「あぜりあ」本八幡・西船橋・津田沼・佐倉
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BLOG : # 67 : THANK YOU, DAVID !!!!!!
My Dear David,
It was a year ago today that God, in His Love, called you to His Heavenly Home to be with Him. Yes! It’s been a year! I called your Vivian this morning and left a message and will try again later today. I am going to Mass this morning and lighting a candle. My Godparents have promised to light a candle at their Mass and my friend Patricia, who is visiting her parents in Kentucky right now, will light one at her Mass. I will have a Mass said for you at Church too during a week when I can go and Madelyn can take me. I also said prayers for you including my Rosary Prayer, using my Red Crystal Papal one. I am doing all I can today to honor you in memory. It is the LEAST I can do after all you have done for me when you were living.
I remember the first time I was welcomed into your home when I was first going with your Dad, accepting me, long after your Mother had passed away. And all the time I was with your Dad you accepted me. I would not truly realize just how much until later on but you did accept me, no questions asked. I am not sure but I think it was because you longed for your Dad to be happy again.
I remember all the letters we wrote. Vivian wrote most of them but there were ones from you and I still have them all. Besides that, I found out just recently that it was YOU who picked out all the cards that were sent to me. The special Birthday ones, Christmas ones, and MOTHER’S DAY ones. Even the Halloween and Thanksgiving Day ones. As well as The New Year ones.
I remember a year after your Dad passed away and I was at your home for Thanksgiving, how I was sick from the flight and you introduced to me to that lovely orange drink (Airborne) and said: Here. And when I asked what it was you said: Just drink it. You’ll be fine. The other silent words you didn’t
say which were: I PROMISE, were there too. You cared enough and loved me enough to look after me. And you were right of course. By Thanksgiving Day, I was well. We had two Thanksgivings that week. The one on Thanksgiving at your place and then one on Saturday, two days later, at your oldest son’s place. That sure was awesome.
I remember when your Dad first passed away. And two days later it was your Birthday. And how I debated for so long, wondering if I should call and wish you Happiness just two days after your Dad had left us. I did though and was glad after. Our first Christmas though was tougher still.
At that time, David, I did not even know if you and Vivian were going to celebrate it. And when I got the guts to call up and ask, you slowly said that you were only giving to family this year and my reaction was: Oh. And then we talked about other stuff. Later, when it got nearer to Christmas I was surprised to find Christmas gifts coming to me from you and Vivian. I was shocked. I thought he said he was only giving to family. (Meaning Vivian and sons? And Father in law and Mother in law?). You even remembered to send along Christmas gifts for my CAT. (Princess). How awesome was that?
There was the time too, when I needed help with your Dad’s papers and stuff right after his passing, and you were there for me. You made a special trip all the way out here to Hilo just to help me get the work done and straightened out. You loved and cared about me that much. What other (step) son would go out if his way like that for his (step) mom?
And how about when, after your Dad was gone, you stood in my kitchen and asked me because your Dad and I had together so long already, if we are had gotten married, and I showed you the ring and oh how happy you were! And you gave me the biggest smile and biggest hug ever!
And OF COURSE, there were the phone calls to you and Vivian. I enjoyed those so very much. And when I was “down” and not feeling all that good about myself, you were right there too, telling me that you had the greatest confidence in me, that I could do ANYTHING. That you had FAITH in me. Now that you are in Heaven you must know how uplifting to me those words were. And of course you called me on MOTHER’S DAY too.
And then, there was the matter of my bed. Five years ago when you were here, after hearing about my old bed, you came for a visit and you were not in the apartment 5 minutes before you said: Let me see your bed. I do not think I ever told you to your face, but I was ashamed to let you see it, it was so very horrid looking. And what did you do? You and Vivian took me out to Sears and after looking at the choices, bought me a new bed.
I am grateful too, that just two weeks before your Dad went to Home to God, you came out to see him (your brother did too but he could not stay as long as you did) and then you after your returned home, you had to turn right around and come back for the funeral.
You were ALWAYS there for me. FROM THE BEGINNING, YOU ACCEPTED ME. YOU CARED. YOU OPENED YOUR ARMS, YOUR HOME, AND YOUR HEART TO ME. YOU WELCOMED ME INTO YOUR LIFE AND MADE BOTH ME AND YOUR DAD VERY HAPPY. And when I was there with you, you and Vivian took me everywhere with you. And: YOU LOVED ME.
There is SO MUCH MORE that I could say and want to say because I know that I will never be able to repay for all you did for me during your life-time.
How did I, as a step-mom, ever get so lucky as to have such a loving and caring step-son as you?
THANK YOU VERY, VERY, VERY MUCH,MY DEAR DAVID FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR YOU. I MISS YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.
With All My Love,
ALOHA TO ALL,