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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

November 22, 2006

SEMPER FI

Rodney has gone to his final resting place. His funeral mass was AWESOME!! There were about 40 deacons and 20 priests in attendance, as well as the Archbishop! And what a wonderful celebration of new life... Deacon "Boo" (Drea) gave a stirring homily about life as sacrament, about loving, caring and serving others (a perfect description of Rodney). Fr. Steve's reflections on Rodney were both humorous and touching, and Matt's letter to his Dad was perhaps one of the finest gifts a child can give his or her parent, a testimony of love and admiration.

Linda and I met Rodney and Janet at the beginning of our diaconate formation class back in 1995. Over the next four years we came to know and love them dearly. Their tremendous love for one another and for the Church, and their deeply profound faith in our Lord over the years, witnessed especially during the course of Rodney's illness has been truly inspirational. Rodney and Janet lived the Gospel message of love and hope. We love and will miss Rodney greatly. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with Janet and her family as they try to adjust to a new life with Rodney watching over them from above.

Please hold up the entire Trahan family in your prayers this week. God bless you. We love you.

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