January 7, 2017 is like no other day! Pat died this day!


Who ever Pat was, she still is! I am one with Pat; Pat is one with me. We still are the One God made us when He joined us together in marriage. Death is not an end but a beginning; death is the ultimate consciousness of God. We become members of Christ’ transfigured body. We find our way to Him through the body and blood of the sacrament Christ instituted when he commanded us to “Do this in remembrance of me.” The Mass is proof of continuity of personality beyond physical death, your departed beloved is their kneeling beside thee! The essence of us does not die when the physical body dies; it lives on in Christ, in the love that has been, is and ever shall be.  Hear the words of Christ: “1. Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14 1-4

I continue to meet my beloved Patricia, not in mournful grief as a fading memory of what once was, but in the ecstasy and joy of her living presence in God and me! Love is stronger than death.   For our first Christmas I mimicked Omar Khayyam in my present to her little knowing it was to be true forever.

A BOOK of Verses underneath the Bough,  
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread—and Thou  
Beside me singing in the Wilderness—  
O, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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