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  • Written Jul 24, 2011 10:30am

    Tobi's memorial service will be held at the Brockport Central School's Soccer Stadium on Friday, August 5th @ 7:00 p.m..  There will be a cookie reception following the service for people to continue sharing memories.

    (Note:  The seating will be in the outdoor soccer stadium bleachers so please plan accordingly.)

    Love, Peace and Tobi Hugs.......

     

  • Written Jul 16, 2011 8:29pm

    T ime is standing still
    O h, so peaceful
    B eautiful Tobi
     I nside his heart
    A stillness
    S o still

    Tobias Enu Enway Emalenya Ekeze ~ 5/6/1958-7/16/2011

    [Tobi's middle name in his native language means "life is a struggle to understand"]

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ~ Lao-Tzu

    Lao-Tzu said this.
    Tobi lived this.
    Thank you for your prayers as we all take a step...

     

  • Written Jul 3, 2011 10:34pm

    To All Our Dear Friends,

    Tobi’s body is slowing down.  He continues to be peaceful and comfortable.  Precious moments are even more treasured … a kiss, a squeeze of a hand, a glance of recognition and love.  He perks up most when Julian and Isabella are around.  As we move into this slower period, I was writing in my journal and thought that it would be appropriate to share part of what I was reflecting on.

    Tobi was adamant about keeping every envelope for the cards he received when he first got sick.  I wasn’t sure why and even recycled a few, thinking that the message was in the cards themselves.  I finally asked Tobi why he wanted to keep them.  He told me the reason: “When I get better, I want to go to every door of the addresses on these envelopes and tell the person/people who sent cards THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!”  I would tell him that so many people loved him and that he didn’t need to say thank you for the card.  He wouldn’t hear anything other than making sure I was saving the envelopes.   I think he was always so surprised by the outpour of care; he said that now he needed to do even more.  He never felt deserving of thanks; it was just who he was and what he did – he had no idea how many people he touched. 

    I know he would want me to tell everyone that even though he can’t walk up to your door….he sends his gratitude for sending so many prayers and blessings during this journey.  I hope that his love and thanks will remain in your heart – hugging you from afar.

    A past student came to see Tobi a while back to tell him that he still hears Tobi’s voice in his head at difficult times.  He feels Tobi is forever with him.  Thank God for Tobi’s touch and thank you for touching our lives with “touching us back”!!!!  I will keep you posted, and as always, thank you for your prayers.

    Amen 

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