Wednesday, October 19, 2005

May her memory be eternal...

My yiayia passed away this morning at 11:30 am (pacific time). I was talking to my mom, on the phone, and I could hear my sister in the background saying, "Pete's here." Pete is my uncle who has been taking care of her. And I knew that the only reason he would leave their home would be to find my dad and tell him that she had reposed. I guess she had a stroke last night and really went downhill fast (not eating, drinking, etc.). I have too many thoughts and emotions swirling in my head to try to write a decent post on her and her life. But, that will be for the future, I imagine. Please remember Ekaterina in your prayers, espcially during the next forty days. Thank you.

5 comments:

Jim N. said...

May her memory be eternal.

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
May her memory be eternal, and God grant you all comfort.

Mimi said...

I'm so, so sorry. May your Yia-yia's Memory be Eternal. She is in my prayers.

Christina said...

Thank you for your prayers and kind thoughts. The funeral was today (pacific time, 6am... 4pm Greece time). I haven't spoken to my parents since late last night so I don't know how the funeral went. Our priest did a trisagion service for her yesterday and he will do another one on Saturday, after Vesper's, so my brother can be there. I called St. John the Forerunner monastery to have them remember her during the Divine Liturgy for the next 40 days. Interestingly... my yiayia's 40 days falls on Thanksgiving weekend. So all of my family will be at my parent's for the weekend so they will all be able to attend! I better check my kollyva supplies.

Anonymous said...

Christina

Friday:- I just read your post of your yia-yia's "falling asleep" in the Lord.
What a blessing that your family was in Greece- and to look forward to all being together at Thanksgiving too for her 40 day memorial.

May her memory be eternal.

Lois