Dearest Fr. Tom,
It's ToB Thursday again! We had a lovely discussion today focusing on love, truth, and freedom. Our hearts and our minds were definitely on you though, as we could hardly go a minute without sharing a story of you or of something you said. Perhaps you were with us this evening?! :) I hope so! It certainly was nice to think of you being so near!
We did have a sobering moment, though. Someone asked how long it had been. Someone else quickly responded, "a week and a half". And then there was silence. Silence, as each one of us came to the independent realization that it has already been two weeks since you left us! Oh, Fr. Tom, two whole weeks already! I miss you so much!
I'm happy knowing that you're peaceful and ever-joyful as part of the Communion of Saints, Fr. Tom! How amazing it must be to gaze upon the face of our Lord! I actually consider it a great gift from you that I, too, feel peaceful right now. I appreciate knowing that I can talk to you whenever I want, and I appreciate even more knowing that you're listening! Thank you!
I love you so much, Fr. Tom, and am ever-grateful for your continued presence in my life.