I have just realised that it's the spring has sprung and it's September and life in Christchurch will not quite be the same. I have been meaning to post for several weeks now. 13th of August was the third anniversary of Elijah, returning to the Lord. We marked the day as a family took time out and spent some time at his grave at the cemetery. I purposely took time off the day before as well so I could work on a Elijah related project for this anniversary. I had been working on it for a while and it was going to take some time to complete in time.
The project was to get the video footage of Elijah's Family Vigil and Funeral Mass online and in segments that folks could watch One of the reasons I wanted to share this was that in the three years mostly due to Elijah, I have met and been accompanied on the Journey by people who walk with me from all over the world and have gotten to know Elijah and the Humphries family since then, Those of you who read this blog know that I have shared things in a raw way and without pretense and so here I am sharing with you an intimate part of the Journey with Elijah.
I have created two pages and invite you to share on the Journey
The First if the Vigil Footage
The Second it the Funeral Mass and Cemetery - lots of people did come to the cemetery with us at our open invitation and it was just right that people helped us with that part of the Journey as well
With this post - I also want to mark the passing of our Parish Priest - Fr Miles O'Malley - he is in the funeral footage and was with us in a special was in the last hours of Elijah's "earthly" life - Go well Miles
I also want to mark the passing of our Parish Church - St Pauls in Dallington due to a 7.1 earthquake two weeks ago