Rest in Peace Erin – updated

…taken from a delivered speech during a funeral at one time…

There are 3 stages in life where those who know you cried…
1) When you are born
2) The day you are married
3) The day you die

But how would you say this to Erin Esai.

She is just 8 years old girl and passes away due to ellipsis this morning at Miri General Hospital. Erin is my colleague’s daughter and I was told that she passed out at the school yesterday afternoon, was admitted in the I.C.U unit…struggling all night long.

And she never woke up.

May you rest in peace Erin.

*sniff sniff* 🙁

Life is so so un-predictable.

########## updated as of 14th Nov 2007 ##########

To see a mother crying out loud, holding her little girl thightly on her lap, kissing her forehead, cheeks and lips is like singing a lullaby to her little girl for the very last time. It is more heart breaking to see a mother crying maniacly when her little girl was taken from her and placed into a cute casket.

Friends and family members tried their best to calm her down whereas at the other corner of the room, the little girl’s brother witness everything and is fully aware that his sister is no longer be there for him.

I attended a prayer session for Erin last night. I was told that tommorrow will be Erin’s next birthday. Tears rolling slowly on my cheeks…I just can’t help myself from being emotional. *sob sob sob*

Noon today, a funeral prayer service will be held at Erin’s parent house and later will proceed to the cemetry for burial.

As much we love you, we know God loves you more. You’ll be taken care well there so rest in peace dear Erin.


  1. Uchu Keling

    13 November, 2007 at 7:17 am

    Deepest condolence to your colleague on the demise of their daughter.

  2. Thyrius

    13 November, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Oh God! How could this be happening??

    My best friend just got miscarriage and now another sad news… 🙁

    Let us pray that their souls may rest eternally in Heaven.


  3. Desmond

    13 November, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Condolences – the sadness cannot be measured in any way… i m sure.

  4. cdason

    13 November, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    so unexpected. Makes you really wanna treasure life..

  5. Cupid

    13 November, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    My deepest sympathy to your collegue over the sad loss of her loved one. I always love this particular verse in the hymn “Immortal, Invisible God”:

    To all life thou givest,to both great and small;
    In all life thou livest, the true life of all;
    We blossom and flourish as leaves in a tree;
    And wither and perish; but naught changeth thee.

    So when God calls us home to His heavenly mansion …He is there unchanging in His goodness and full of amazing grace for all who believe in Christ even if we are sinners.

  6. Anonymous

    13 November, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    where is GOD??

  7. tsyen75

    14 November, 2007 at 2:30 am

    Life is impermanent. So, treasure your life.

  8. tsyen75

    14 November, 2007 at 2:30 am

    Life is impermanent. So, treasure your life.

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