Sunday, June 6, 2010

We Are One Body

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.


Michelle Gemma said...

It was nice to hear his name today at mass. We will keep him forever in our hearts.

Anonymous said...

The mass of Angels was a magnificent tribute to Daniel and your journey together. It was also a moving witnessing for Christ. We feel truly blessed that we were able to share it with you. Aunt Diane and Uncle Shrimp

Melissa Portie said...

Lisa, we think of Daniel daily and will NEVER forget him!!!! We are still praying for you guys!

Mo said...

You are the strongest person I know! Just an unbelievable incredible amazing are so inspirational. I think you should write a book. Still thinking of you 24hours a day...xomo

Anonymous said...

we love you. we love you. we love you. Daniel has touched so many - it is as though he was all of ours. Brooke says hello to her sister Madi - she hopes we can see you soon - we will try and plan a visit! We are working on it.
hugs - love -

Ana said...

We continue to think about Daniel and you daily. Sending lots of hugs and kisses your way. 3Ds