It is difficult to find the words to express our gratitude for the many kindnesses you have shown us during this sad time.
We are so grateful for all you have done for us. The cards, letters, phone and email messages, prayers, and visits meant a great deal to us as we struggled with our heartbreaking loss. Along with the emotional support you gave us, the meals, chores, and other gifts of your time, energy & financial support helped sustain us day to day.
We are unable to write individual thank yous to each one of you, given the great outpouring of support. Please know that your generosity and thoughtfulness have touched us deeply.
This week is much better, and though I know that grief takes its own time outside of out control, we are feeling grateful for the years we had with our son and for the time we are having with friends like you right now.
Knowing that we were not alone helped us bear our grief and sadness. Thank you for being there for us.
With sincere thanks,
Col. Lemma Beyene , Woizero Tersit Abebe and our children.