Daniel's name was printed in the bulletin and mentioned in prayers at our 10:00 mass this morning. Hearing his name brought back the flood of emotions again. It is hard to believe that only one week ago, we were notifying everyone of his passing. I am still in awe that Daniel went to heaven on Holy Trinity Sunday, a celebration of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It seemed like such a gift given the Holy Spirit's involvement during this whole experience.
The Mass of the Angels for Children for Daniel was a beautifully special tribute to our precious son. We were so surrounded by the love and sympathy of friends and family. Evidence that Daniel's reach was far and wide.
The music selections were perfect. The Holy Spirit had prompted me to call my friend Noreen on Tuesday asking if she thought her daughter, Bridget, would be willing to sing at Daniel's mass. She called me back saying that Bridget would be honored. I had a personal request for just one song called "We Are One Body, One Body in Christ". As fate would have it, Bridget knew the song well and actually sang it at her middle school graduation ceremony. She has the voice of an angel, and I am still humming that tune today. I can't get it out of my head, nor do I want to. I wish I could record her voice and share it on the blog for you. Maybe someday we'll figure out how.