A Wonderful Mother Part III - Together at Home in Buenavista, Cebu, Mactan, Duawon Beach, Davao, Camiguin - Philippines

Welcome Party - Picnic - Trip to Camiguin Island - Trip to Cebu

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josefina and jose´s house
josefina and jose´s house
josefina and jose´s house
josefina and jose´s house
josefina and jose´s house
josefina and jose´s house
welcome party - family picture taking
welcome party - family picture taking
welcome party - family picture taking
welcome party - family picture taking
welcome party - family picture taking
welcome party - family picture taking
Christmas photos
Christmas photos
nature beach from home
nature beach from home
fishpond picnic
fishpond picnic
farm picnic
farm picnic
farm picnic
farm picnic
trip to Camiguin Island, Phil.
trip to Camiguin Island, Phil.
nature beach at camiguin Island
nature beach at camiguin Island
overnight at nipa hut cottage at the nature beach
overnight at nipa hut cottage at the nature beach
white island - camiguin, phil.
white island - camiguin, phil.
white island - camiguin, phil.
white island - camiguin, phil.
white island - camiguin, phil.
white island - camiguin, phil.
white island - camiguin, phil.
white island - camiguin, phil.
jesus way to the cross - picnic place, camiguin island
jesus way to the cross - picnic place, camiguin island
night swimming at hot spring camiguin island
night swimming at hot spring camiguin island
cebu port park - guitar factory
cebu port park - guitar factory
lapulapu phil. hero
lapulapu phil. hero
tawis chinese temple cebu, phil.
tawis chinese temple cebu, phil.
tawis chinese temple cebu, phil.
tawis chinese temple cebu, phil.
famous santo nino church in cebu
famous santo nino church in cebu
blue water beach resort, cebu, phil.
blue water beach resort, cebu, phil.
josefina with daughters and grandchildren
josefina with daughters and grandchildren
ready for boat trip
ready for boat trip
boat trip to santa rosa island, phil.
boat trip to santa rosa island, phil.
arrival - launch at santa rosa island
arrival - launch at santa rosa island

Mother´s Travel Adventures with Her Family

Two Daughters from Switzerland, One Daughter in Cebu Coming Home for a Vacation

Josefina´s wish is always to be with her children, grandchildren, family and her husband. She loves to spend nice time together visiting beautiful places, making adventures with her family.

She is full with joy every time her 5 daughters make a visit for a month vacation where they live so far 2 in Switzerland, 1 in Germany, 1 in Canada, 1 in the island of Cebu Phil.

Her 2 sons live in the same town just in front neighbors, 1 son lives 15 kilometers away in the nearby city. She is grateful to have her sons near to her, having more time seeing all of their family mostly her grandchildren having the chance to take care of them and give much love and fill her longing and lonely heart thinking of her 5 daughters and their family so far away.

2 daughters, one daughter from Cebu coming home for a vacation.....hurra...Josefina, her husband, the youngest daughter (now in Canada) are busy preparing the house and the bedrooms, planning a welcome party, organizing with the help of her 3 sons and her beloved husband.

Of course, Lechon is always the menu attraction. Family and friends are coming to greet her 2 daughters, 1 daughter is married and is with her husband and 1 child. The other daughter is still single. It was a wonderful welcome party with delicious foods and everybody got their gifts and are happy.

TRIP TO CAMIGUIN ISLAND - 3 to 4 hours Land Travel and 30 - 45 minutes with a Ferry.

Half of the family members are coming along the trip. The island is beautiful and they make a tour around for a day. The most beautiful place is the white small island where one can reach during low tide. They rent 2 wooden boats and it takes about half an hour to reach the island. A great place to dive and see lots of colorful different types of fishes and corals. The white fine sand and the Crystal clear refreshing water invites you to swim with pleasure one could feel a relaxing satisfying reaction of the body and soul.

Other places to visit is the cold and hot spring. Josefina loves the hot foggy spring. They stay for 2 nights and have lots of fun together. Lots of places to discover and a great adventure.

Traditional farm picnics and beach swimming, invitations belong to the program. Everyday is another beautiful enjoyable memorable day for Josefina.

Her other daughter in Germany has spent a vacation with her family also visited the island with Josefina and her husband.

Her daughter in Canada spends her vacation at home as often as she could and enjoy more time with her.

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welcome home celebration
welcome home celebration
at the vernada with brothers
at the vernada with brothers
at the veranda with sisters
at the veranda with sisters
daughter with boyfriend
daughter with boyfriend
talking together
talking together
dance show with sons,nephew, daughters boyfriend
dance show with sons,nephew, daughters boyfriend
new year celebration
new year celebration
josefina´s brothers and sisters family
josefina´s brothers and sisters family
at the hometown nature beach
at the hometown nature beach
nature beach
nature beach
fisherman
fisherman
ready to go home
ready to go home
farm picnic
farm picnic
farm picnic
farm picnic
yamani trees
yamani trees
fishpond
fishpond
harvesting shrimps
harvesting shrimps
fish and tiger shrimps
fish and tiger shrimps
at lapulapu mactan, cebu daughters house
at lapulapu mactan, cebu daughters house
daughters house
daughters house
duawon beach mactan, cebu phil.
duawon beach mactan, cebu phil.
duawon beach mactan, cebu phil.
duawon beach mactan, cebu phil.
duawon beach mactan, cebu phil.
duawon beach mactan, cebu phil.
duawon beach mactan, cebu phil.
duawon beach mactan, cebu phil.
Santo Nino Sinulog Fiesta, Cebu
Santo Nino Sinulog Fiesta, Cebu

Another Visit of Her Daughter from Switzerland

Josefina´s Daughter in Switzerland is Coming Home with Her Boyfriend, her daughter from Cebu and youngest daughter.

After 2 or 3 years, Josefina´s daughter comes home for a vacation with her boyfriend.

Family welcome party tradition always takes place, invitations here and there, swimming, picnics and travelling to nice places is part of the vacation plan together, to get to know more about her daughters boyfriend and vise verse, of course about Philippines.

More Visit from her daughter in Switzerland with Grandchild - Beach Picnic - Davao Tour - Trip to Cebu

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welcome home, get together
welcome home, get together
get to gether, welcome home
get to gether, welcome home
nearby beach at home
nearby beach at home
grandchildren watching lechon
grandchildren watching lechon
son´s house nearby, new year celebration
son´s house nearby, new year celebration
son´s house nearby, new year celebration
son´s house nearby, new year celebration
son´s house, nearby city
son´s house, nearby city
christmas presentation, butuan city, phil.
christmas presentation, butuan city, phil.
Beach 2 hrs away from home
Beach 2 hrs away from home
Beach 2 hrs away from home
Beach 2 hrs away from home
davao insular hotel, phil.
davao insular hotel, phil.
davao insular hotel, phil.
davao insular hotel, phil.
davao insular hotel, phil.
davao insular hotel, phil.
marina azul beach resort, davao, phil.
marina azul beach resort, davao, phil.
marina azul beach resort, davao, phil.
marina azul beach resort, davao, phil.
marina azul beach resort, davao, phil.
marina azul beach resort, davao, phil.
boat trip to paradise island
boat trip to paradise island
paradise island beach resort, davao, phil.
paradise island beach resort, davao, phil.
national fruit of davao, Durian fruit
national fruit of davao, Durian fruit
paradise island beach resort, davao, phil.
paradise island beach resort, davao, phil.
Tambuli beach resort bungalow, cebu, phil.
Tambuli beach resort bungalow, cebu, phil.
tambuli beach villa
tambuli beach villa
boat trip to malapascua island, coral diving
boat trip to malapascua island, coral diving

Travel in Switzerland - Austria - Germany

Josefina´s dream to see a part of Europe comes true. She and her husband will be staying for 3 - 4 months.

Austria - Wien - Germany

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Switzerland - Germany

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Josefina Back To Switzerland Together With Her Youngest Daughter To Attend the Wedding of Her Other Daughter

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wedding in dreifaltigkeits church in bern
wedding in dreifaltigkeits church in bern
wedding in dreifaltigkeits church in bern
wedding in dreifaltigkeits church in bern
wedding reception la perle restaurant by thun
wedding reception la perle restaurant by thun
wedding reception la perle restaurant by thun
wedding reception la perle restaurant by thun
wedding reception la perle restaurant by thun
wedding reception la perle restaurant by thun
black water grill picnic
black water grill picnic
black water grill picnic
black water grill picnic
black water grill picnic
black water grill picnic
Bern Zoo along the river
Bern Zoo along the river
Bern Zoo
Bern Zoo
Bern Zoo
Bern Zoo
Bern Zoo
Bern Zoo
Aquarium
Aquarium
Montreux,ch
Montreux,ch
Montreux,ch
Montreux,ch
lake of thun
lake of thun
montreux winter
montreux winter
montreux winter
montreux winter
montreux winter
montreux winter
back home to the phil.
back home to the phil.
back home to the phil.
back home to the phil.

Josefina´s Wish - Family Reunion

A get together for all her sons and daughters family.

Everybody from abroad are coming home with their family from Switzerland, Germany and Canada, Cebu.

This is the first greatest family reunion, the greatest family celebration.

Everybody is preparing for the great day. Josefina hired a cook, butler, 5 helpers, chauffeur etc. Everything is well organized, the menu plan, program of the day, games etc.

Program of the Day

1) Whole family to attend the Sunday morning mass at 7:00 a.m.

2)Morning Brunch

3)Family Picture

4)Lunch

5)Games for the whole family

6)Afternoon snacks

7) Dinner

Everybody enjoyed the day. It was a memorable unforgettable day for the whole family.

The next day is beach party. They have lots to eat, grilled fish and meat, fish salad, lechon, pan-cit, humba, sweet potato, cooked banana, rice, chili sauce etc.

Before The Family Reunion

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whole family trip to the city, making grocery at gaisano butuan, native marketat the native marketlunch at gaisano food cornerafternoon coffe snacks, with cooked banana, fish etc.children hearing stories, reading books
whole family trip to the city, making grocery at gaisano butuan, native market
whole family trip to the city, making grocery at gaisano butuan, native market
at the native market
at the native market
lunch at gaisano food corner
lunch at gaisano food corner
afternoon coffe snacks, with cooked banana, fish etc.
afternoon coffe snacks, with cooked banana, fish etc.
children hearing stories, reading books
children hearing stories, reading books

The Family Reunion

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Josefina and Jose with 8 children,3 sons, 5 daughterswith 5 daughters, 3 sonswith wives and husbands of their childrentheir grandchildrengrandchildrenwhole familythe eldest son with family, other son not presentthe second child daughter with familythe third child, son with family, 2 daughters are not present.the fourth child, daughter with familythe fifth child, son with familythe 6th child, daughter with familythe 7th child, daughter with familythe youngest child, daughter, singleLunch celebration.get togetherstay togetherenjoy together, preparing for the gamesgame start for the children, hit the pot, etc.hit the pot, etc.what you get you wear it, egg gamerunning with an egg on the spoon, are women better than men, have to pass it on, or are men faster..........trip to jerusalemtrip to jerusalemstraw game, get the rubberband and pass it on
Josefina and Jose with 8 children,3 sons, 5 daughters
Josefina and Jose with 8 children,3 sons, 5 daughters
with 5 daughters, 3 sons
with 5 daughters, 3 sons
with wives and husbands of their children
with wives and husbands of their children
their grandchildren
their grandchildren
grandchildren
grandchildren
whole family
whole family
the eldest son with family, other son not present
the eldest son with family, other son not present
the second child daughter with family
the second child daughter with family
the third child, son with family, 2 daughters are not present.
the third child, son with family, 2 daughters are not present.
the fourth child, daughter with family
the fourth child, daughter with family
the fifth child, son with family
the fifth child, son with family
the 6th child, daughter with family
the 6th child, daughter with family
the 7th child, daughter with family
the 7th child, daughter with family
the youngest child, daughter, single
the youngest child, daughter, single
Lunch celebration.
Lunch celebration.
get together
get together
stay together
stay together
enjoy together, preparing for the games
enjoy together, preparing for the games
game start for the children, hit the pot, etc.
game start for the children, hit the pot, etc.
hit the pot, etc.
hit the pot, etc.
what you get you wear it, egg game
what you get you wear it, egg game
running with an egg on the spoon, are women better than men, have to pass it on, or are men faster..........
running with an egg on the spoon, are women better than men, have to pass it on, or are men faster..........
trip to jerusalem
trip to jerusalem
trip to jerusalem
trip to jerusalem
straw game, get the rubberband and pass it on
straw game, get the rubberband and pass it on

Beach Picnic The Next Day After The Reunion

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jurasic beach tinago beach, buenavista, phil.tinago beach, buenavista, phil.
jurasic beach
jurasic beach
tinago beach, buenavista, phil.
tinago beach, buenavista, phil.
tinago beach, buenavista, phil.
tinago beach, buenavista, phil.

After Josefina´s Operation

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bohol beach club
bohol beach club
bohol beach club
bohol beach club
bohol beach club, bohol river restaurant
bohol beach club, bohol river restaurant
cebu beach club
cebu beach club
cebu beach club
cebu beach club
cebu beach club
cebu beach club
cebu beach club
cebu beach club
tambuli villa, departure back to switzerland
tambuli villa, departure back to switzerland

Josefina`s Recovery after ICU - Visit of her 2 daughters with Family from Switzerland - Birthday Celebrations of her 3 Grandchildren

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Chong Hua Hospital, Cebu Phil.
Chong Hua Hospital, Cebu Phil.
Tambuli Villa Hotel, Cebu, Phil.
Tambuli Villa Hotel, Cebu, Phil.
Dinah´s house
Dinah´s house
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu, Phil.
Tambuli Villa Hotel, Cebu, Phil
Tambuli Villa Hotel, Cebu, Phil
Tambuli Villa Hotel
Tambuli Villa Hotel
SM shopping Mall
SM shopping Mall
Dina`s House
Dina`s House

Why Josefina Wishes to Have a Whole Family Reunion

Josefina´s health condition is not good. She looks so thin, her skin is dry, she has stomach aches, she has a low hemoglobin.

She wants to share this to all her love ones because she is afraid about her health condition. She needs support both emotionally and psychologically because she still does not know the diagnose. She is glad to be with her family, to accompany her to her check ups like colonoscopy etc.

It was only 3 days after the family celebration that her family brought her in Cebu City 12 hours with ship travel for an emergency operation. She has a tumor on her intestines.

Josefina was never been seriously ill until she was diagnose of having a cancer. She is a brave wowan and has great desire to live and be with her children and grandchildren.

She has problem with blood transfusion but the operation was going well. It was a good tumor?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Josefina recovered from the operation and is living normally not until after 2 years she was admitted in the intensive care unit because of her low hemoglobin and was intubated with respirator and is dying.

All her daughters so with her grandchildren are coming home urgently to visit her in the ICU in the hospital in Cebu.

Her daughters don´t want to give her up and manage to get the best treatment whatsoever to save their loving mother Josefina. Her daughters have watch her 24 hours day by day for her not to be alone because she is conscious inspite of the respator maschine but she cannot talk to her daughter. She can hear their comfort and she just cry.

She has stomach pain but wasn´t understood from the nurse not until her daughter give her paper and pencil to write and she said " i have so much pain in my stomach " and for sure, this she has for more days and have suffered not until she got the pain reliever as her daughter ask for it.

Gods miracle, Josefina responded to the last treatment that her hemoglobin results went up and getting stable after a few days of treatment.

Her 3 daughters cannot stay long because it was an emergency that they fly earlier back home and they cannot stay longer except for her youngest daughter from Canada who voluntarily stay longer for months, asking her employer to get about 3 months leave from her job.

Josefina was admited in March and her 3 dauhters promise to visit her, 1 in the month of July, 1 in August, 1 in September.

Josefina is recovering. She is glad that she has 1 daughter in Cebu that takes care of her and her youngest daughter to stay with her longer. She is happy to know that her other 3 daughters will visit her soon.

Josefina is a brave woman. Her will to live longer make her strong and her hope to spend more time with her children and husband.

After 3 years, she was suddenly weak, she was diagnose of having lung cancer and there is no hope for recovery.

In the month of May 2008, she travelled with her husband to Cebu for a routine checkup and was emergency delivered to the hospital in which after 3 days she was dying without her expectation and was able to accept to die, without the expectation of her family and her daughters who live aroad.

Josefina died in the month of May, day 24th.

Josefina´s Youngest Daughter From Canada Has Taken Care of Her for Longer Times so With Her Daughter in Cebu and Her Grandson

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Mother´s Burial Ceremony

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A Message from One of Josefina`s Daughter

My dearest beloved Mother,

I just want to tell you from my whole heart that i love you very much and i have always wish to be with you specially in times when you needed someone to comfort you when you are lonely or when you feel alone, when you have pain, fear and worried about your health.

I wish to be with you, to take care of you like you take care of me when i was a child and a teenager.

I haven´t got enough from you since i spent my college away from home and after a few months went abroad. I wish i could tell you how i miss you and wish to spend more nice time together, where we both could travel and visit nice places as you wish.

I want to thank you for being my mother, a such wonderful mother, the qualities you have of being a mother is one of a kind in the whole world.

I wish i could be like you as a mother of my 2 children, which is not easy, i cannot be like you and i admire you my beloved mother.

It is hard not able to tell you this because i was not there in your last moment.

But i keep this in my heart, say it silently and write this hoping you would hear me wherever you are in heaven.

I love you mother.

Josefina´s family extends their whole heartfelt thanks to the whole family,relatives, friends, to everybody who join us in our sorrow of losing their beloved WIFE - MOTHER - GRANDMOTHER.

T-H-E E-N-D

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carolp 7 years ago from Switzerland Author

Comfort and Consolation

Death is an overwhelming tragedy. It is so different from other calamities of life. When other misfortunes strike, there is hope that things will get better. If poverty comes, one works harder, and hopes for better times. When sickness occurs, there is hope that health will soon return. But death is the supreme tragedy. It seems so hopeless, so very final, the end of everything. The loved one is gone beyond recall, beyond our help, beyond our reach. The tender ties of a whole lifetime are abruptly broken. The family unit, so tightly knit, is rudely shattered.

A wife loses her husband, or a husband loses his wife, in death. It is as painful as though a part of one’s body was torn away; which it has been, in a sense. Did not God say, "they shall be one flesh"? (Genesis 2:24) Or, a father and mother lose their child, the one upon whom they have lavished their love and for whom they had such great plans and high hopes. And children lose their parents, upon whom they have so long depended for love and counsel. In every event of death, the survivors are left sad and lonely, with a great aching emptiness, with a sense of tremendous loss.

It is hardest on those who are left behind. The dead are at rest. They are at peace. They are no longer troubled by the evil and wicked things of this world. In the Bible, Job describes the condition of death thus: "There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest." (Job 3:17) But those who remain are not at rest. Their hearts are torn by grief because of their loss. Every scene and event of their daily lives haunt them with memories of their departed loved one. And they often tend to reproach themselves, that perhaps they had not been so kind, considerate and loving as they should have been, that somehow it might have been because of their fault or neglect that the person died. Such thoughts torment them and greatly add to their grief.

What consolation can we give to those who are thus left behind? What comfort can we impart which will stop their weeping and dry their tears? Human philosophies and reasonings will not do. They are void and empty. Traditional and sectarian views of the hereafter are most unsatisfactory and painful. They hold no real comfort. But in the Bible, the word of God, there is great consolation, and wonderful comfort and hope. There is balm for the soul. There is healing for broken hearts. Every perplexing question concerning life and death and the hereafter is fully and lovingly answered. Some of these questions are: Why do people die? Why does a loving, all-powerful God permit death which brings such terrible sorrow? Why did he take my beloved away from me? What did he do wrong, to deserve death? What did I do wrong? Where are the dead? Are they happy? Are they suffering? Will I ever see my loved one again?

Why do we Die?

The human race was not designed to die, but was made to live forever in health and happiness upon the earth. Adam was created perfect, in God’s image, and was commanded to multiply and fill the earth with a race of perfect human beings like himself. (Genesis 1:27, 28) A beautiful garden home was given to him, planted with many fruit-bearing trees, providing perfect food capable of sustaining his life forever. But Adam’s continued life was made dependent upon one simple condition: God required obedience of him, just as any father rightly requires obedience from his child. So God applied a test of obedience. He merely required that Adam must not eat the fruit of just one of the many trees in the garden, saying, "In the day that thou eatest thereof, dying thou shalt die." (Genesis 2:17) Adam failed in this test of obedience. Satan, the devil, prevailed upon Adam’s wife, Eve, to eat of the forbidden fruit, and she persuaded Adam to also eat of it. Thereupon God justly passed the sentence of death upon Adam, by driving him out of the garden, thus depriving him of the perfect food necessary for continued life. (Genesis 3:17 to 24)

This is how death started in the world. It was because of Adam’s sin of disobedience. And it was after Adam and his wife sinned, and were expelled from the garden, that they had their children. For this reason their children were born imperfect and dying. And these were our ancestors. As it is expressed in Romans 5:12, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." So do not reproach yourself over the death of a loved one. It was not because of anything you or he had done. It was not your fault. You are in no way responsible for death in the world. It was solely because of the sin of Adam, and our natural inheritance of its consequences. We were all born sinners, as the Psalmist declares in Psalm 51:5, "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me." It is because of sin that we were all born dying. As Psalm 89:48 expresses it: "What man is he that liveth and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?"

An Escape from Death

God did not abandon the world of mankind in such a hopeless condition. He has provided a glorious escape from sin and death. In his great love for his human children, God has provided a Ransom whereby they may be redeemed and return to life again. Thus we read in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." And in Hosea 13:14: "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction."

What does God mean when he says, "I will ransom them from the power of the grave?" "Ransom" means "a price to correspond," or "equivalent price." Because of his disobedience, Adam forfeited his life; and his entire race, born sinners, shared his condemnation to death. Jesus Christ came to earth as a perfect man, physically an exact equivalent of Adam before Adam sinned. But, unlike Adam, Jesus was obedient to God. He died without deserving to die. As Philippians 2:8 states it, "And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." He sacrificially gave up his perfect, unforfeited life as a "corresponding price" or ransom, in offset for the forfeited life of Adam. This free gift canceled the death penalty, not only for Adam, but also for all of Adam’s race who were condemned because of being made sinners by his disobedience.

Thus we read in Romans 5:18 and 19, "Therefore, as by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." And in Romans 6:23 it is written, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord." The "corresponding price" of the Ransom which Jesus gave, and the promise that, as a result, all mankind will be raised from the dead, is stated in 1 Corinthians 15:21 and 22, "For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." And Romans 14:9 tells us "For to this end Christ both died and rose and revived, that he might be the Lord, both of the dead and living." After Jesus died as a man, God raised him from the dead; not as a man, but a mighty spirit being, with power and authority to call all mankind from the grave.

A Firm Basis of Hope

The doctrine of the Ransom is the grandest and most meaningful doctrine taught in the Bible. It is the basis of the only true hope and consolation for the world of mankind, because it provides for the return of the dead to life, the joyful reunion of families parted by death, and their living forever in health and happiness upon the earth.

To some it may seem incredible that our beloved dead will actually live again, and be with us once more, never to p


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

What a wonderful tribute to a woman who bought you up into this world, your mother.

What's left for me is my mother, my father died way back 1998.

I'm glad she's still here to inspire me to work more for my family.

Thanks for sharing!


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland Author

Thanks for your comment travel_man1971. Yes, my Mother is a special Woman. Glad to hear you still has your Mother. I miss my Mom so much. Spend beautiful memorable moments with your mother. She deserves it.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Yes, Thanks, Ms. Carol! No resentment to go overboard just to make my mom, happy!


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland Author

Great...Keep it up travel_man1971. Thanks, hope to hear from you from time to time.

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