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March 23, 2013
My Daughter and I are sorry for the passing of your husband. We meet at the University of Connecticut during the 70's where Fatima wrote an article while a student in the college paper. I was in charge of faculty housing and was helpful in locating housing for the family on campus.
March 23, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
March 23, 2013
I was introduced to Chinua Achebe's book when I was in high school. I still have his book after 17 years. He was a wonderful author.
To Achebe's Family:
I pray your strength in this time of sorry.
March 23, 2013
May God bless this family.
March 23, 2013
With deepest condolences to the Achebe family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
March 23, 2013
Our Sincere and deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of a precious life. Our prayers are with you during this difficult times. May Amighty God help you through this pain. With Heartfelt Condolences. The Jones Family
March 23, 2013
May our Creator comfort you during this time of sorrow; many people are spiritually strengthen by reading the Scriptures to learn their love one is no longer suffering with any sicknesses. (Genesis 2:7; 3:19)
March 23, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 23, 2013
I did not know of you during your lifetime, but I have come to know you and your marvelous literary works in death. May you rest in peace.
March 23, 2013
So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of loss.( 2 Cor 1:3-5)

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