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Eric - Angel at 26 by xyldrae Eric - Angel at 26 by xyldrae
On March 11, 2009,

6 People went for a swim. There was a sudden tidal rush, and the underwater current dragged down even those who could swim. 3 people were able to make it to shore to get help. The other three who were left are me, and my everdearest cousin, Kuya Ec (Eric) and my little nephew, Baby Vaughn, whom Ec lifted up from the water up to his last unsought breath, and that was the last time I saw him - not dying, but on his final act of living... sacrificing his own life to save another... How Baby and I survived was a miracle performed by God, with the sacrifice of my cousin, a hero.

Kuya Ec died that day, a hero, an angel at 26 years old. Baby Vaughn celebrated his 6th birthday on March 17, 2009.

Thank you so much Kuya Ec, for being a hero even when you were still alive... You have not died in vain, and your story will always be light that would guide us towards you, who have joined our Heavenly Father.

Thank you so much Dear Lord, for securing a place for our beloved Kuya Ec in your Kingdom... and for giving the 5 of us who remained, a chance to do more good on Earth. All glory and honor are yours forever...


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Book of Wisdom 3:1-9

But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them.

In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure was taken for misery:

And their going away from us, for utter destruction: but they are in peace.

And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality.

Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded: because God hath tried them, and found them worthy of himself.

As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them.

The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds.

They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord shall reign for ever.

They that trust in him, shall understand the truth: and they that are faithful in love shall rest in him: for grace and peace is to his elect.

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YegwaEgnis14 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
aw.... Don't worry drae... He's in God's hands now...
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aalmeda2 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Hay..napaibi na naman ako...hay...
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:iconxyldrae:
xyldrae Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:cry: it's k ariane... it really takes time...
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oooIamKiraooo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
he is a free man now di. kuya ec is one cool dude we'll miss him and we'll see him at the crossroads. he will surely find peace in his rest.
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elegantlywasted2 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i'm so sorry for your loss
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xyldrae Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I celebrate his life each day. It is a great loss, but in a greater light, I quote his mom in a song she made "I thought you were drowning in darkness, I didn't know you were fishing for Light".
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elegantlywasted2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sorry it took me so long to reply .. just got moved in to new place.. thats an amazing quote i really love it
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