Vicente 'Ben' Muna died yesterday at his home. Terri had the privilege to know Ben, and to be at his bedside, with his family, when he quietly passed from this life.
The extended family is sitting vigil at the hospital until he is buried. It is my understanding that he will be buried on Saipan.
Terri and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family.
Easter is the season we remember the sacrifice of Jesus, and look forward with faith to the resurrection of our dead. Terri and I believe that Ben is now in a better place-- a place where he can rest, and be free from all sorrow and cares. He will be greeted in the Spirit World by family members that have gone on before, and they will help him adjust to his new life in that unique world. We also believe that sometime in the future, when Jesus comes again, we will all be reunited with our physical bodies, and with our families, be able to enjoy the blessings of eternity. It is our faith in Jesus, and the atonement he accomplished for us all, that brings us peace in this life when tragedy occurs. Without that faith in a life after death, the death of a loved one would be inconsolable. But understanding the full scope of the Plan of Salvation gives us a measure of peace, because we know that the day will come when we are reunited with the ones we love!