It was unbearable and a tragic loss, indeed! If it was possible to bring him back, I and many of you would have cried nonstop day and night to keep him alive or even have a chance to say good bye. In fact, we almost did that but that not only was destroying me, my family and our community but disqualifying God’s will and dishonoring Abel.
Abel will never shade away from our heart and mind. We will mourn and miss him for the rest of our lives. His kindness, love and ……….Therefore, instead of crying and regretting the past, I believe we should focus on what makes Abel happy the most; helping others. I believe doing so in some way, brings my son, Abel’s spirit back.
Some of the monetary gift you gave us to help pay for his funeral already has been used to help the neediest elderlies in Ethiopia. We fed over 750 (seven hundred fifty) elderly and sick people who are residing in Macedonia elderly center at the outskirt of Addis Ababa in Abel’s 40th and 80th day memorial, and assisted the center in finance and materialistic support.
That was what Abel would have done if given the chance. Therefore confiding on your generosity and kindness, we have established this foundation to help the poor children in Ethiopia. There’s no doubt that this is a huge problem and needs a lot of work and commitment but with your help and God’s blessing we will make impact on few. Just $10 a month or 120 a year provides a full year of food, medication and school supply for a child.
Finally, I do not have enough words to express mine and my families gratitude for the many kindnesses you have shown us during this sad time. We are extremely grateful for all you. The cards, letters, phone calls, Facebook postings and email messages as well as prayers and visits to our home. It meant a great deal to us while we struggling with our heartbreaking loss. We wish it was possible to meet and hug or shake each one of you in person or send individual thank you notes. Since that is not feasible, we would like to use this opportunity to let you know that your generosity and thoughtfulness have touched us deeply. Knowing that we were not alone helped us bear our grief and sadness!