|Pinoy Pride (#46543023)|
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I'm from the Philippines (thus my Find a Grave meme) and a devout Roman Catholic Christian. I have been a member since 2002, but never became fully active again until early 2013. Work and other extra-curricular activities definitely have a lot to do with it.|
I am courteous and polite although I am not a big fan of political correctness. I am a God-fearing person but I am not a saint. I do have a lot of interests and hobbies, and going through this website is one of them. I sincerely believe that memorials and even tributes left in honor of deceased persons (or even animals), whether virtual or real, have a lot of stories to tell about such individuals. Here's hoping through this website to hear and learn more life-changing stories about the ones who have once tread this earth before so I could get an even higher appreciation of life and to never take every single living moment for granted.
By the way, as of this writing, I am currently managing a couple of memorials of children from my very own virtual cemetery Children Who Never Made It Home. Many, many thanks to my fellow Find a Grave contributors who have so voluntarily and willingly transferred personal management of these memorials to my own care. For those who are managing any memorials of children listed in the aforementioned virtual cemetery and would personally like to transfer them to my own management, feel free to do so. Rest assured, I would highly appreciate it and take really good care of those memorials for as long as I am a living member here. Thank you.
AN IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: It has come to my attention that there are quite a few members here who were unable to appreciate the seemingly innocent, simple tributes I have left for the numerous children who died under tragic circumstances, mostly through acts of violence (see Children Who Never Made It Home). I do certainly understand and appreciate your comments, but I would like to make it clear that the tributes I leave and have left here are in no way meant to intentionally hurt or offend anyone at all. When I call a person in a memorial a "baby sister/brother" or anything to that effect, I do not mean it in the literal sense. It is more of a spiritual term of endearment, like a "baby sister/brother-in-Christ". Furthermore, it is a purely personal matter not meant to be taken too seriously or as an act of proselytizing anyone, especially (with all due respect) atheists and agnostics. (I myself am no big fan of proselytization either.) My Catholic faith, for one, has taught me how to love unconditionally and forgive, and I have vowed to live up to those values for as long as I'm living. I for one didn't have the privilege of having a baby sibling of my own who I could love and protect, and having a heart which is particularly close to children who suffer or have suffered at the hands of adults who were supposed to nurture and protect them makes me feel really close to them both emotionally and spiritually as I myself am a victim of violence before (school bullying in particular). Leaving those tributes for every single memorial took me several weeks (and still counting) to do and has certainly taken a toll on me as I also had to go through the emotional agony of having to read through the horror stories these children underwent. But it has been worth all the effort as every tribute I leave is a labor of love, like a warm hug from Earth given to every single one of those children in Heaven. Such effort is also a sacrifice on my part and has somehow facilitated my healing process from all the bullying I experienced early in life. And to avoid any confusion and misunderstanding in the future, I have decided with immediate effect to append the suffix "-in-Christ" to any term of endearment I leave in a deceased person's memorial. And to everyone who may have been offended by the simple tributes I have left, including the surviving loved ones of the deceased persons concerned, I do offer my sincerest apologies. Rest assured, I will be making amendments to the tributes I have left as soon as it comes to my attention that the loved ones don't feel comfortable with them at all.
UPDATE: Due to the stressful nature of having to deal with the psychological and emotional pain of sympathizing with the child victims and their loved ones while leaving those loving tributes and at the same time dealing with some challenging comments here, I once contemplated of permanently disabling the messages section of my profile. It was only lately that I realized there are still a few, understanding good souls out here who have encouraged me to continue with what I am doing. So I have ultimately decided to keep my messages section open and will just delete any message here of an offensive, combative or abusive nature if in case the Find a Grave filter fails to capture and delete those messages. To all who have supported me here, I would like to say, "Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat" ("Many thanks to you all" in my native Filipino language). Rest assured, I solemnly promise to continue doing any good works I am currently doing here.
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Thank you so much for your beautiful flowers and note for Glen. He is very, very special to me, and it made me happy to know that some one else remembers him, to. <3
|Mike Casey||Resurrection: BRUCH|
Thanks for the added information on Lori. Done.
|Rita Osborne||Memorial# 106689413|
Thank you for the update information. I really appreciate it.
Thank you for your kind message and for all that you do for the children. I have a website where I honor the children who have been abused to death and many of them have no Find A Grave memorial. I added a few and then my Rheumatoid Arthritis got the best of me and I had to decide to either add their Find A Grave or keep them memorialized on my site. I chose my site. I am glad that you are out there to keep them on Find A Grave and honor their memory. If you want to visit my site sometime, it's here:
You don't have to visit of course, but if you want to, that's the address.
Thank you again for all you do for the littlest Angels!
Added by Angel on May 12, 2013 9:21 AM
Thank you for the info. I have updated all their memorials
|Karen J Lambert||RE: Memorials|
People of Jewish faith believe in Jesus; they just do not believe He is the Messiah. They are still waiting for the Messiah to come. So don't feel bad using the name of Jesus in your Jewish listings. You may just not want to use the word "Christ" when you do.
Thank you for your message you left on my tribute page brother in Christ. Also thanks for letting me know Ngatikaura's name was misspelled & giving me the correct spelling, made that change.
God Bless you & yours,
Thank you for the messages you have left on the records I have created. If you could add Brenda Nash, Debra Furlong and Grace Blackaller to your virtual cemetery I'd be grateful.
Best regards and greatest thanks for your sincerity.
|Karen J Lambert||Memorials|
I just read your profile and it is such a shame that you have been treated so unfairly while trying to do a loving, lasting act for those who cannot let the world know of their own birth and death. Hang in there Pinoy.
|personna||Heinrich H. Held - Memorial# 39529530|
Thank you for taking the time to alert me to the typographical error in spelling his name. We are kindred spirits as I have virtual cemeteries for U.S. Veterans. On Memorial and Armistice Days I leave virtual flowers on them all. At first I could do it all on the actual holiday but now it takes a couple days working hours at a time.
Sometimes I feel foolish while I'm doing this, but every now and again a relative of the Veteran will thank me for my kind words and that makes taking the time worthwhile. As the saying goes, the gift is the act of giving itself. You and I honor our chosen groups both for ourselves, for those who have passed, and for their families.
Both weeds and roses have flowers, it is a special person who can see the beauty in both. We all find our way through this life the best we can, finding rays of sunshine to light our way. Enjoy the warmth!
Added by personna on May 08, 2013 1:36 AM
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