No one can take away our love

He evoked in me a capacity for love I did not know I had. Those feelings did not die with him, nor will they, I pray, die with me.– Gordon Livingston

A tribute to Luijoe’s 10th angel year (May 27, 2000 – May 27, 2010)

Parents who have lost a child speak of the ““zero point”. Our lives are divided into the time before and the time after our children died. No event – no graduation, no marriage, no other death – so defines us. At one moment I was one person, then, suddenly, I was someone else. The task we face is to create with our new selves something that, in some measure redeems our suffering.

We see, always with longing, children who remind us of what our child was or would be now. (Gordon Livingston)

candle-lighting

Did you know…the universal symbol of
remembering is a candle?
Did you know…letting go of the deceased, but
honoring his/her memory with a symbol is a
ritual that brings healing? Sometimes words are
not there to express what we want to say, but a
symbol that brings meaning to you can help in
the grief process.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • http://zahflo.com lisaflor

    I’d like to share this blog with you. I found it in random, It has blessed me in a good way.

    http://mysoulspeaks.wordpress.com/

    I remember I “found” your blog as well, through Loiejoe. He is a blessing to us all. 🙂

  • vanessaveso

    I don’t know what to say, except that, I agree with all that you’ve written in this article for your son’s remembrance.

    Candle, it is. Will light a candle too for your dear little angel.

  • http://elyvalendez.blogspot.com elysplanet

    Thanks for sharing with us Loiejoe.

    I am a constant believer of the saying, “Everything happens for a reason for those who love God.”

    I was
    .-= elysplanet´s last blog ..The Iron Baby =-.

  • http://www.lolasareawesome.com J

    I feel your loss. My lola recently passed away in the Philippines. It is important to remember and honor them, while allowing yourself to move on and not be haunted or dragged down by it. To us and all those who have lost someone, I will light a candle