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August 18, 2005

big good-bye

These are the last days for our friend Mark Finn, Champaign Baha'i and lifetime helper and educator of children. He's very dear and strong-hearted. His body is about to give up his soul though. It's been finished by a long struggle with diabetes. He says he's ready and just wants to help his family with the transition now. Our prayers are offered up for this dear soul as he flies away. We love you Mark!

Update: Mark passed away last night (Friday). I'm thinking about him and hoping for peace for his family. I haven't dealt much with death and I feel really out of my element trying to wrap my mind around it. Definitely thinking a lot about endings and beginnings and trying to make sense of it all. I'm not sure I want to understand it right now because the separation part seems too sad to bear. Maybe because I've been saying less final good-byes to a lot of people (that are moving away) lately and don't want to imagine how it would hurt to say good-bye until we meet on the other side someday. I can think about it a little and how nice that would be, but I'm not feeling it. It doesn't make me feel better right now. I'll be ok. I'm just processing all this in the middle of an emotional time with trying to figure out homeschooling and lots of transitions like that so I feel kind of overloaded.

Posted by Bahiyyih at August 18, 2005 07:37 AM