Perlita Francisco Suguitan
My deepest condolence for your loss.
I will pray for you.
Our hearts are filled with sadness as we mourn Pearlie's passing. It was heartbreaking to witness Pearlie's courageous battle with PSP over the past 12 years. And through it all you held the family together. I can only imagine how hard it must have been for you, Derick and wife Amy, Billy and wife Jennifer; and grandchildren Mandy, Emma, and Malia.
Your unwavering love, selfless devotion and loving care to her especially during her illness are awe-inspiring and heartwarming – you exemplified the true meaning of love and marriage.
I will always cherish our friendship; and the happy memories of the fun-filled college days with Pearlie; when you, Pearlie, Danny and I were a four-some; and our shared hopes, dreams, successes and challenges as we started our own families.
Pearlie lived a life of purpose and goodness. She touched many lives through her gifts of courage, compassion, love of music, nursing expertise, and determination. Though there will always be an ache within our hearts that will never go away, we take comfort in knowing that Pearlie is in eternal rest. We will miss her very much…
May the Lord, and love from family and friends continue to give you strength.
Danny, Celia, and Mark Agustin
Dear Tito Cesar, Derick, Billy and families,
We are so sorry for your loss. But, Tito Cesar, how you took care of Tita Pearlie has made us ever so proud to be your relatives. We hope and pray that we are never tested the way you and Tita Pearlie were. If put in your position, we trust that with God's help we will be able to love and care the way you did.
We will miss Tita Pearlie and always remember her with love.
With our deepest sympathy,
Tita Pearlie was a remarkable woman and an inspiration to us all. She surely will be missed! She can rest in peace knowing that we will take care of Tito Cesar, Billy and Derrick.
We are sorry for your loss of your beloved Pearlie. But she is not entirely "gone", for she lives on in your hearts, in our hearts, for we love her dearly, also.
This poem is a favorite of ours. May it bring you some peace and comfort.
God bless - always.
Love and prayers,
Heidi and Leo
WALK WITHIN YOU
If I be the first of us to die,
Let grief not blacken long your sky.
Be bold yet modest in your grieving.
There is a change but not a leaving.
For just as death is part of life,
The dead live on forever in the living.
And all the gathered riches of our journey, The moments shared, The
mysteries explored, The steady layering of intimacy stored, The things
that made us laugh or weep or sing,
The joy of sunlit snow or first
unfurling of the spring, The wordless
language of look and touch, The knowing, Each giving and each taking.
These are not flowers that fade,
Nor trees that fall and crumble,
Nor are they stone, For even stone
cannot the wind and rain withstand,
And mighty mountain peaks in time reduce to sand.
What we were, we are.
What we had, we have.
A conjoined past imperishably present.
So when you walk the woods where once
we walked together, And scan in vain the dappled banks beside you for my shadow, Or pause where we always did
upon the hills to gaze across the land,
And spotting something, reach by habit
for my hand, And finding none, feel
sorrow start to steal upon you,
Close your eyes.
Listen for my footfall in your heart.
I am not gone but merely walk within