First of all, we would like to thank all your encouraging words and your prayers. Without them, we would not have the strength to still stand up after this long struggle.
We are also grateful for all who provided practical help in the last 18 months. Brother and sisters from our church provided us with 5-6 dinners every week for a whole year. They sent the dinners to us under all kinds of weather. This kind of love moves us to tears everytime we think about it. Others prepared lunches and other food and soups. Some shared our load by taking my mom to hospital appointments. Some helped look after her at our home. Many visited her in the hospital. Thank you.
We want to thank everyone who eagerly volunteered to organize this funeral. The list is too long for all your names to be read. Some of you helped in the visitation yesterday. Others are helping today, including preparing the reception. Some of you came from afar. We are deeply grateful for all of you.
When my father wrote the email announcing my mom’s departure, he included a short passage from the Bible. It is from Luke 14, verses 13 to 14:
Jesus said, “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
We will never be able to repay you, but God will reward you when everyone faces Him on Judgment Day.