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Loving Tribute

A certain priest and friend has been instrumental in my life and that of my boys. He helped me to discern about moving to help my parents. He traveled a lot and ended up moving to be closer to his parents as well. His mother passed away a few days ago. Today I came across the beautiful tribute/prayer he wrote and will share it here:

“If I knew that the last time I saw you would be the last time….I would have gazed on your face until every detail was etched into my imagination.

If I knew that the last time I spoke to you would be the last time…I would have talked on and on and on, so our conversation would never ever end.

If I knew that the last time I kissed you would be the last time…I would have smothered your beautiful face with 1,000 kisses.

If I knew the last time I hugged you would be the last time….I would have hugged you so tightly, you would never stop feeling the warmth of my embrace.

If I knew the last time I held your hand would be the last time…I would be holding it still.

If I knew that the last time I prayed with you would be the last time…I would have stormed Heaven with endless Hail Marys all offered for you.

Mom, you will be missed every day in so many, many ways great and small. May your beautiful soul rest now in the peace of Christ. Until I see you again, I will meet you every day in the Eucharist. I love you. Amen.”

I Found God today in a beautiful tribute by a loving son.

One comment on “Loving Tribute

  1. I was blessed to meet this priest when I fist moved to the east coast. He was a “Brother” at the time – working his way toward the priesthood. He was a source of guidance for me as I learned about youth ministry and personally especially during difficult times in my life. He was a mentor to both my son’s, while the older was in high school and later when he taught the younger one how to be a holy altar server. He still has a special place in my heart.

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