In Memory of Gregoria Medina Bendoy

April 24, 1928 – December 9, 2012

Last night marked the beginning of Hanukkah (hence the above menorah), but currently the family is paying attention to sad news from another part of the world.  At 1:30 PM local time in the Philippines, Leive’s mother passed away peacefully in her sleep.  As far as I know, it had nothing to do with Typhoon Bopha, which has hit the country twice in the past six days.  Rest in peace, Mama; you’ve earned it.

Over the past few months, Leive has learned how to use a graphic program on Facebook called Pizap, so here is her tribute to Mama:

Tribute_to_Mama

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS: MY MOTHER JUST PASSED AWAY FEW HOURS AGO. AT THE AGE OF 84 AND 8 MONTHS. SHE WILL BE REMEMBERED AS THE PRAYER WARRIOR WOMAN, COURAGEOUS, STRONG, FULL OF FAITH, GOOD EXAMPLE AS A WOMAN IN PROVERBS 31:30. SHE LOVES THE LORD GOD AND THE BEST MOTHER OF TEN KIDS, GRANDMA OF I THINK 38 GRAND KIDS AND A GREAT GRANDMA OF I THINK 14 GREAT GRAND KIDS. WE LOVE YOU MAMA! ♥ ♥ ♥

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