Sunday, August 21, 2016

Family First

As important as the first week of school is for teachers and children to establish a routine and a learning environment, we also know it is more important to take care of family first. Unfortunately, I am back in the states to help with a death in the family. 
With the start of this school year. This is definitely one of the challenges of living overseas. Thank goodness the majority of our military students are flexible and able to adapt to changes when necessary.  It may not be the ideal start of a school year for the Beezy Teacher, but we will adapt to the changes as well.

Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” ~Author Unknown

No words could ever express our appreciation for the love and support the community of Hondo, Texas has shown to us after the passing of our dad.   We are deeply and eternally grateful for being a part of a wonderful community in one way or another
From the Hondo Police Department, to the Hondo Hospital staff, Hondo Funeral Home, and the St. John’s Parish Community, the support given to our family during this difficult time was a soothing balm. 
The Bereavement Committee of St. John’s and other supporting parish family members offered their skills at hospitality and food preparation to provide the small reception following the service. This allowed us to focus on the comfort, love, and healing taking place. 
Coming together as a community to support each other, remembering our dad, and sharing memories with grieving families and friends, are all parts of a continuing tradition at St. John’s Parish in Hondo.
For those who attended the services, the lovely flowers and donations to foundations and charities in the name of our father, we thank you.  We appreciate you taking the time to come and share in the remembrance of our dad. Although this is a sad time for all of us,  we find comfort in knowing how fortunate, he was in knowing you.  We will miss him so much but it gives us comfort at how loved he was by many.
Losing him has been a very painful experience. Your loving support has been a great help. Thank you for being there when we needed you most.

                  We’ll always love you.

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