The 24th of this month, which is Christmas Eve, marks 25 years of my dad's passing. We always have a prayer mass for him at this time, officially in Michigan, and no matter where my mom is, she would flight home.
It is my mom's tradition, belief, and custom in her old fashion way. It is a beautiful and meaningful event, but also has taken out of context to the point of demanding for those that still live in Michigan.
In my honest opinion, after this year we should be rid of this ritual, not that I will forget about my dad, but that I should be able to attend my own church just once for Christmas Eve celebration. I have been a member of my parish for over 10 years, but never did have a chance to be there for Christmas celebration, because we always have to be with my mom at her Vietnamese church.
I will stop my rambling now, and take a moment to remember those who have died in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. My heart and prayer go to the families who are experiencing the biggest loss of their lives now.
My questions are:
1) How do you or your family practice remembrance of beloved souls?
2) Why is it that shooting seemed to take place at school?
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