+ Maria Victoria M. Quijano, January 10, 2013
Victoria is a girl’s name of Latin origin. It means victory and conqueror. Victoria is an ancient Roman goddess who smiled on the Romans for many centuries, and the early Christians adopted the name due to Saint Paul’s praise of “God which giveth us the victory.” God indeed gave our family the victory of having our sweet little angel. Our angel has conquered and triumphed over death, and has left us a memory which our family will always treasure. As the Bible has said: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to search and a time to give up…a time for war and a time for peace.” The family finds comfort in knowing that you are at peace and in good company in heaven our dear Iah. Iah, if you hear Tita Ninang and Ate Gila sing, do clap along with Lolo Pogi for us. And as what Tita Ninang Mai has said, “Spread your wings little one and whisper our prayers to Papa God.” We love you our little angel.
This is a late blog post for my still-born niece Victoria. Words cannot express how saddened all of us, most especially for her parents Yeng and Unard. And I, myself is completely at lost on how to comfort my cousin Yeng and her husband Unard, and all I can do is hug both of them and pray for them. Baby Iah, do pray with us, most especially for your Mom and Dad, and yes, I do find comfort that you are at peace and in good company in heaven. Thank you our little angel Iah.
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