It ends that three day period that focuses our attention on things beyond this world: All Souls’, All Saints’ and All Hallows Eve. This is the day we stop to remember. It’s sort of a memorial day for believers, when we pray for the souls of those who have died.
So with that, I send out a prayer and thoughts for Dad. I miss you Dad, and wish you were here again. Because Alzheimer’s took you, I prefer to remember the days gone by when I could lean on you and you were always there. Even when we lived a thousand miles away, if we needed help, you’d get in the car, take off work, and drive down through a snow storm to help.
I also remember the rest of my family who has gone before. And, of course, all who I might not know, but God knows.
Requiem aeternam dona eis.