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#146341 03/19/03 02:50 AM
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Dear Alex,

It is so sad to hear of such a loss. The death of a child must be one of the hardest things to experience. Your family will be in my prayers tonight.

May the Most Holy Mother of God, who knows the pain of her Child's suffering and death, comfort the mother of the twins and welcome them into heaven.

John
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#146342 03/19/03 03:35 PM
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Dear Friends,

I was at the funeral home last night.

The casket was open with the twins lying facing each other, little feet touching.

Each wore a neck cross as they had been baptised by the hospital Chaplain.

They were born March 13th. One lived two days, the other three days.

It was a privilege for me to pray in the presence of the relics of two little ones who are now in the Presence of their Heavenly Father and who truly make intercession for their parents and wider family.

Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven . . .

Alex

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Dear Alex,

I am so sorry. May they rest in Peace and Light perpetual shine upon them. Their poor parents too are in my prayers.

Hilde

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Eternal Memory!

#146345 03/19/03 05:20 PM
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Dear Friends,

Thank you, one and all.

Their father now faces a potentially life-threatening operation on Friday of this week and I ask your prayers for him - his grief does not make him a good candidate for the operation, yet he has put it off too long.

One other thing really struck me at the funeral home last night.

Even though the little ones lived for so short a time, there were family pictures of the parents and grandparents holding the little ones.

That brought home the fact that we must never take for granted the time we have with those we love.

Two or three days with such little ones are ultimately better than none.

Alex

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Glory to Jesus Christ!
Glory to Him forever!

Dear Alex,

Memory Eternal!

I will pray for the two infants and the family. Dear sinless Lord and most holy and true Theotokos, comfort this family and increase the eternal beatitude of these two precious children in the heavenly kingdom of the triune God. Amen.

A sinner,

Adam


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Dear Friends,

Thank you, one and all.

Their father now faces a potentially life-threatening operation on Friday of this week and I ask your prayers for him - his grief does not make him a good candidate for the operation, yet he has put it off too long.

One other thing really struck me at the funeral home last night.

Even though the little ones lived for so short a time, there were family pictures of the parents and grandparents holding the little ones.

That brought home the fact that we must never take for granted the time we have with those we love.

Two or three days with such little ones are ultimately better than none.

Alex
That's a good thought to remember. I will pray for their father and for your family.

For the little babies.....Eternal Memory.

God Bless,

Janka

#146348 03/20/03 02:12 AM
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Alex,

You may remember that my wife and I lost our daughter not too long ago. I greive for the loss in your family.

My wife and I will pray tonight at our icon corner for their father and for your family.

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May the Lord God grant these innocents, a crown, and a place in his Kingdom. May their memory be eternal!

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Eternal memory to the little ones. Their place in the Kingdom is surely assured.

May the Lord grant His mercy and His peace to the parents, and to the family and loved ones. May their lives become both more peaceful and understanding of the tenuous nature of our human existence.

Eternal Memory.

#146351 03/20/03 02:47 PM
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Dear Revered Friends,

Unworthy as I am, and a cause of annoyance as I have frequently been to you in the past, I humbly thank you for the great Christian love that you show in your posts here, a love that sears my heart and mind and brings me to genuine tears.

I receive your Grace-filled words, prayers and assurances right now, on my knees before my computer screen and ask God to reward you all ever so richly, now and always.

Alex

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Dear Alex,

May our Lord and the prayers of His Most Blessed Mother enfold the family with light and healing at this sorrowful time even as His precious little ones now live in the presence of His eternal glory.

With love in Christ,

Khrystyna

#146353 03/21/03 04:57 PM
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Dear Khrystyna,

May God bless you and richly reward you for your kindness!

Alex

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