Lionel's dad passed away two days ago(10th Sept 2008). Me, Thievya(his girlfriend) and Pak Aji stayed over his house for one night. We know, or at least I know that they are a very loving family. And it is very disheartening to see that they have just lost one of their family members.
The funeral was held yesterday. There were quite a lot of people, from family, relatives, to fellow friends, came to pay their last respect. From what I saw, I can tell that Lionel's dad is loved by many people. Despite the very emotional and heartbreaking day, a big salute goes to his mom. She was very steady. She could maintain herself really well. My guess for the reason is, perhaps she was thinking all the good times they've had together and that her husband does not have to suffer anymore and he is now in a much more peaceful place, looking down on them from up there. She is, I must say, a very strong lady, and I really admire her for that. Same goes to Lionel and her sister - they are pretty much like their mom. But it was not the same case as his elder brother. He was very emotional and all teared up. I could not hold back my tears the moment I saw him cry.
I don't think there's much to say here, I'm pretty sure most of us know how it feels like to lose someone that we hold dear in our heart. I just pray that Lionel's dad is now resting peacefully in the Lord's kingdom. May God bless his soul and comfort his grieving family..
"Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen."