Thursday, July 23, 2009

We love you Steven.

Thank you everyone for your love and support.

- The Manos clan and Jenny



I wanted to be sure everyone saw Mary Heiland's comment (thanks Mary):

Many of you came to the rosaries we did last year at Ss. Simon & Jude in honor of Steven and felt the power of prayer and community.

This Friday, July 24th, we are hoping that everyone can join us at 8 a.m. to pray from wherever you are. Say the rosary or pray in your own special way. If you can't pray at 8 a.m. just pray sometime that day.

There was such a powerful feeling at our rosaries and I'm sure Jean, Tom, Ryan, Amie and Jenny (along with the entire Manos clan) will feel our love and support as they commemorates this anniversary.

Peace...

16 comments:

Greg said...

Steven has been on our minds even more in the past month or so and is especially today. We're at Mission Beach, a place we all love. Mary thought the four of us should do a run together this morning. Except for Ted, it will be like a kazoo band commemorating a great musician, but it does seem the most fitting way to begin this day. Steven loved it here and loved to run here and I've heard his goal last Summer was to get strong enough to get to the beach. We'll run for him and maybe have Sara's a little later - kind of cancels out the health benefits of the run, but what are you gonna do - Steven loved Sara's too. We're sure grateful for our years with Steven - so many wonderful times. Love you, Moke. G

Aunt Mary said...

This surely has been one of the most difficult years of my life. I still question the idea of Steve being gone. My memories of him are so vivid, and I am so grateful to have them. I have watched with great admiration the strength in which Jean,Tom,Amie,Ryan and Jennie have demonstrated to all of us as they, too, try and deal with this tragedy. While this day will certainly be one of sadness, I will remind myself of how Steve would want us to persevere. He fought a battle of all battles. It is our turn to gather strength and honor his memory in a manner that would make Steve proud. I will run past lifeguard tower 11, Steve, and envision you hitting one one over the sea wall..I love you so much..so, so much...

Anonymous said...

We just want you all to know that we think about all of you every day and that you continue to be in our prayers.....especially today.
May God bless you and be with you always.
Love,
Bill and Mary Novotny

Lynn said...

Dear Baby Doll,

Everyday without you in our lives has been very hard to face. I miss you and think of you daily. But I think the hardest part for me is see to the loss in your Mom and Dad's eyes, and the pain in Amie and Rye Bread's eyes. It's so hard for me to even think of what Jenny is feeling. We have had a lot of talks and we are both confident that we will all be together again, but we would like to see you today and everyday after.

Steven, "I'll like you for always and I will love you forever". You will never be forgotten, or ever be out of my daily thoughts and prayers. I love you so much .

Jenny, Tom, Jean, Amie and Breadie, I am praying extra hard for you today. I am so sorry! Love you guys with all my heart. Peace be with you.

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Patrick said...

Miss you moke...Tom, Jean, Aimes, Ryan, Jen you are all on mind today. I Have been replaying some of my favorite memories of Steve throughout the morning. Although I found it very hard especially at work, it truly brought a little peace to a very crappy day. love you all!

Dominic said...

How cool that people are still checking this blog. I suppose it's appropriate because the man it honors remains present in all of our lives. I made it to Mass for Steve today and felt very comfortable about his unity with Our Lord. Still miss him, though.
Dom

Bill said...

Jenny, Tom, Jean, Ames and Rye: My heart is especially heavy today. Please know how much I love you all.

Mary Driscoll King said...

I remember the first time that I met Steven at Gabbianos in Mission. He had the biggest smile on his face that just lit up the room. What I wouldn't give today to be back at the beach with the Manos Clan and see that big smile...

Lots of love Moke. We miss you more than ever. Amie, Jen, Ryan, Tom and Jean, your strength is unparalleled.

Kate said...

My heart has gone out to Jean, Tom, Amie, Ryan and Jenny every single day over the past year and a half that I have known the Manos/King/Novak family, but my heart especially goes out to all of you today. While I never had the honor of meeting Steven, simply because of the timing of the beginning of my relationship with Billy, I usually find tears gathering in my eyes when I hear the family speak of Steven and sometimes even when I am just by myself thinking about Steven and his close relationship with Billy. Steven truly made his mark on this world. I look forward to meeting Steven up in Heaven one day.

Danny King said...

Everytime I start feeling down about Steve, I picture he and Poppie sailing together going strong into the wind. It puts me at peace.

My thoughts are with all who knew and loved Steve, especially Jean, Tom, Amie, Ryan and Jen.

Robert said...
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Robert said...

Those are some great pictures. That smile. I’m glad I knew him.

Mudge said...

Wow, Jenny posted this from somewhere in India! Impressive!, since I was in Northern California and didn't even check Steve's blog until I got back. We did receive a lot of love and thoughts via cards, phone calls, and now this. Thank you all for the constant presence of love and support we have been given. It makes a difference. This loss is tough to live with, but I know it is also tough to watch when you know how bad it hurts. I have come to be more aware of how many others deal with pain on a daily basis in various ways. No one is immune to suffering at some point in their life to varying degrees. The benefit is the human connectedness it brings into focus and a deeper appreciation of those that touch our lives. I just want to hug you all and thank you for what you meant to Steven, and mean to us, through the friendship you showed him during his short life. Jean

Mudge said...

I was just checking Steve's blog since I think this weekend is the SU alumni Manos' Cavalry's Spokane to Sandpoint Race. Best of luck to you guys...wish I was there to cheer you on. Hope there are lots of laughs with this reunion. Jean

The Dude said...

www.spokanetosandpoint.com and you can see the results of the Manos Cavalry 2nd relay race. we added two more ladies to the team and ran an hour faster. probably not a coincidence.

there will be more stories. i think some of us are still traveling and settling in after the race. we missed the presence of last year's supporters, but know they'll be back again soon enough. running will never leave us, and neither will steve.

all are invited next year.

Matt