Monday, April 13, 2015

"Well done, good and faithful servant!"


I know those are the words that my beloved cousin and friend Michelle heard as she went to God this morning. She was not afraid to die. She carried her heavy cross with grace and love and without complaint. She was ready, although it pained her greatly to leave her daughters behind.

Michelle was a holy woman who loved Our Lord and Our Lady more than her own life, and who craved virtue and truth above any earthly thing. She is my role model in the Faith.

I want to write a fitting tribute to Michelle in time, but for now, I will just be missing her beautiful smile and musical laugh.

Please pray for the repose of her soul, and for the comfort of her three teenaged daughters, her parents, and her siblings. She will be missed more than words can say.

I love you, my dear friend. I cannot wait for the heavenly reunion.



Michelle Habra
1970 - 2015

Requiescat in pace



19 comments:

  1. Oh, Leila, I am so sorry. We will be praying for the repose of Michelle's soul and for comfort for you and the rest of the family. Much love coming your way!

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers on the way for her soul, her children and all her family.

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. This makes my heart break when I think of my own kids. Thank God we have hope in the Resurrection, but I know the earthly suffering is still huge. We will pray for your family and Michelle's soul.

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  4. I have been thinking and praying for Michelle these past few days, not knowing how close the end was. God stirs hearts even of those who have never met one another to be with them at the hour of death--such is the communion of the Saints. Prayers for all of you during this time.

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  5. {hugs} Leila. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss - especially that she leaves young daughters behind.

    Oh heaven, mercy.

    May all of you be comforted with the knowledge that she is no doubt your personal intercessor in Heaven and will send many spiritual graces your way on your journey back to meet her again in Heaven.

    <3

    You have my love and prayers.

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  6. This separation from the loved ones is always painful. I'll pray.

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  7. I'm sorry, my friend. Prayers for beautiful Michelle and her loved ones.

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  8. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for Michelle, her girls, and her entire family.

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  9. So sorry to hear this. She and her family will be in my prayers.

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  10. Leila, I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for the repose of this beautiful soul, and for you and the rest of her family.

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  11. Leila, deepest sympathy to all; her countenance exudes kindness. May Our Blessed Mother hold the daughters close, and be enveloped in her mantle with special graces.

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  12. One of the normal changes about getting older, is that you celebrate more "til we meet again"'s than weddings. Pending deaths and funerals could all become just dreary events, things you wish you could avoid, until the day when you finally realize their real importance. And then you thank God for each friend to whom you could say those final words in person.

    A friend loves a friend, right 'til the end.

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  13. What a terrible tragedy... I will of course also pray for her soul, her family (especially her daughters!), you Leila, all those mourning. May God strengthen you all in this difficult time, and embrace Michelle with all His love.

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  14. I am so very sorry for your loss, Leila! It will be 2 years next week that I lost my brother to brain cancer. I cried when I read your post because I feel your loss so personally. God bless you and your family! I will keep all of you in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you so much. I will pray for you and for your brother's peaceful repose. They don't call this a valley of tears for nothing.... :(

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  15. Very sorry for your loss, Leila. Praying for you and your family.

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  16. I am so sorry for your family's loss, I will say a Rosary and a Chaplet of Divine Mercy in her name. I pray your family knows she is truly in God's loving hands. God Bless.

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