- 91 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 19, 1918
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Dec 8, 2009
- Place of passing:
|Let the memory of Fitawrari Syoum Negash be with us forever|
"Papa, Sept ans déjà. je suis passée à travers beaucoup de choses et vous étiez là, debout à côté de moi. Papa, everything I went through you were standing there by my side, and now you will be with me for this road. J’aurais aimé que quelque chose me l'aurait dit que ce jour-là était la dernière fois que nous parlions et ce jour était la dernière fois que nous nous verrions. I wish something would have told me that day was the last time we would talk and see each other. Ces jours étaient les meilleurs jours à jamais. And those days were the best days ever. J’aurais dû voir les choses sur différent angle. I wish I had seen things differently to see the bigger picture. Et maintenant soyez avec moi sur ce chemin ; je travaille sur un gros projet. Ce sera une longue journée, et je vais vous raconter tout ça quand on se verra, jusque-là priez pour moi afin que Dieu me donne la force et l'honneur de venir à la fin; et restez à côté de moi. Le travail acharné se récompense toujours et maintenant je vois que vous êtes à un meilleur endroit. Hard work forever pays and now I see you in a better place. May you rest in peace. Missing you only every day."
"O my God! O my God! Verily, Thy servant, humble before the majesty of Thy divine supremacy, lowly at the door of Thy oneness, hath believed in Thee and in Thy verses, hath testified to Thy word, hath been enkindled with the fire of Thy love, hath been immersed in the depths of the ocean of Thy knowledge, hath been attracted by Thy breezes, hath relied upon Thee, hath turned his face unto Thee, hath offered his supplications to Thee, and hath been assured of Thy pardon and forgiveness. He hath abandoned this mortal life and hath flown to the kingdom of immortality, yearning for the favor of meeting Thee.
O Lord, glorify his station, shelter him under the pavilion of Thy supreme mercy, cause him to enter Thy glorious paradise, and perpetuate his existence in Thine exalted rose garden, that he may plunge into the sea of light in the world of mysteries.
Verily, Thou art the Generous, the Powerful, the Forgiver and the Bestower.
"I cannot believe it has been 7 years that you are gone! Time flies! There is not a day that passed without referring to all the powerful tools you installed in us and to use them in all the daily challenges of life. One of the powerful tool is to pray, pray, and pray. I know you are praying for us up there as you have, always, prayed down here. Please keep praying for us so we keep praying too. Rest in Peace !"
"I remember December 9, 1976 forty years ago my saying good bye for the family to go to Czech Republic and our chat the night before. But December 8, 2009 you left us without any good bye. I couldn’t believe it is already seven years. I am sure you are more comfortable and happy by being with your Beloved. Please pray for us and the world peace. You are now closer to God than we are. I love you.
"Christmas Holiday is the time when you said "bye" to this world for a better place. Remembering you during these holidays. Merry Christmas Syoum Negash!"
"Syoum Negache you are always an amazing and inspiring father who lit up our family and our world with prayers, love, strength and big heart. You have inspired everyone who passed through your paths and you touched so many souls. Not a day passes by that I do not think about you and how much I miss your being spiritually strong and your smile. I indeed created a place for you to share a message, prayer, photo, audio or video; so that your life is always being cheered with us among us now tomorrow and days to come. You will always be remembered."
"Happy Birthday Seyoum Negache ! May you rest in peace !"
"Happy 98th Birth Day Seyoum Negash.
Our prayers and love are always with you!
Rest in peace. Our prayers for the progress of your soul in the kingdom of God never ceases!"
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Seyoum Negash
To Seyoum Negash
"Dear Seyoum Negache, it has been 6 years today that you have gone. It feels like yesterday! How time flies! There is a great deal of memories that vibes on a daily basis that made me recall all your advices and habits that you trace for us. Those memories will be forever encrusted in our lives and I pray daily that I can encrust those back to Edna. Rest in Peace, Mariam Sena"
"Endetneh Seyoum Negash? I couldn't believe it is already six years! It seems yesterday. I always remember how you walk to church in the middle of the night and stay up all night long for prayers; it amazes me how you could do even in your late age. You are always my strength. since you are near to God, please remember us in your prayers. we love you always"
"I need to know now, and now, can I see you again? Left your heart torn when I left you behind in November 2009, not to ever see you again? I need to know now, can I see you again? I tried to fill in myself with all the strength I can find, but it seems there is nothing I can do. I need to know now, can I see you again? I always pray if I will ever see you again, missing you forever ......"
"Papa, Une beauté grandiose me conquiert, - mais une beauté plus grandiose m'en libère. C'est dans une beauté plus grandiose que t'y trouve Papa.
Si on me demande mon sentiment, je cache mes larmes alors je pourrais dire que mes pleurs me donneront à faire mes premiers pas vers une bataille difficile, une bataille de guérison, une bataille d’apaisement, une bataille de consolation, une bataille de remords, une bataille de regrets infinis, une bataille à la recherche des réponses à des milliers de questions. Dans quel état me lèverai-je le lendemain ? Une journée souriante? Pleine de larmes ? Pleine de tristesse ? Pleine de solitude et abandon? plein de regrets ? plein de remords ? plein de joie ? plein d’espoir ? Mais aujourd'hui je le pense que c'est un lendemain plein d'espoir car c'est le jour de ton anniversaire.
Joyeux anniversaire Papa.
A beauty conquers me - but a greater beauty frees me. It is in a greater beauty that you are Papa . If I am to give my opinion , I hide my tears so I could say that my tears lead my first steps towards a difficult battle, a battle of healing, a battle of calmness, a battle of comfort, a battle of remorse, a battle of infinite regret, a battle in search for answers to thousands of questions. In what state I arise the next day? A happy day? Full of tears? Full of sadness? Full of loneliness and abandonment ? regretful ? remorseful ? full of joy ? full of hope? But now I think it's a hopeful day because it is the day of your birthday. Happy birthday, Papa."
"Yesterday evening, coming back late from my work from Lisieux, i picked up Raphael and Alexandre as usual to get home. As they were having dinner, Alexandre just said 'Today is December the 9th, the date when Papie left us, i thought about it all day long". I was very surprised. Rapha added "Yes, 5 years today" As i left very early in the morning, i didn't have time to raise the subject. He continues "Papie didn't leave us, he is just always in our hearts""
"Dear Seyoum Negache,
You will be forevermissed ! Yesterday, we had your name, Wolde Michael read repeatedly over Kidasse. We, then, have tsebel tsedik at Abas'. Remembering you always, Rest in Peace, Love, Mariam Sena Seyoum"
"Papa, un des auteurs qui t'est favori Lamartine a écrit:
"L'homme n'a point de port, le temps n'a point de rive ;…. "
" Mais je demande en vain quelques moments encore,
Le temps m'échappe et fuit ;
Je dis à cette nuit : Sois plus lente ; et l'aurore
Va dissiper la nuit.
" Ô temps ! suspends ton vol, et vous, heures propices !
Suspendez votre cours :
Laissez-nous savourer les rapides délices
Des plus beaux de nos jours !"
Hélas ! le temps m’a échappé ainsi que les heures. The book would not read by itself we needed to be together. It was not the last page of the book … of history… I knew we would reach it one day, I knew it would come one day but not that fast…. Tomorrow was another day including Yekatit 2002. Your wonderful parole and advice are always in front of me. You are always missed Papa."
"Au fur et à mesure que le temps passe, je sens l'héritage que tu m'as laissé, que j'exprime de manière consciente ou inconsciente. Celle incontestablement de l'importance de l'éducation (à tout point de vue), l'importance de s'instruire qui est la clé de l'ouverture dans ce monde, et la foi dans l'au delà qui en est le support. Cet héritage j'essaie de le transmettre à mes enfants, et leur faire comprendre d'où est ce qu'ils viennent : d'une famille solidement ancrée dans ses racines et ses convictions de foi. Dans ces temps de crise, cet héritage solide et inébranlable m'aide beaucoup, à tenir face à l'adversité, aux multiples couacs du quotidien, et de vivre ma vie plus sereinement. Merci et Reposes en Paix. Que le Seigneur soit avec toi."
"Birthday is always a cheering time, Darius cheers birthdays as he understands now the importance of this day. He wrote a birthday card, sang and played on his piano for you: "Happy Birthday Syoum Negash, cha cha chicken!""
"Time flays, but your memories stay for ever
We love you."
"I wish Seyoum Negash happy Birth day. His legacy stay for ever. He is celebrating this time with the Angels of Heaven. I am sure Neby & Tebebu and Tenahun are with him celebrating. We will miss you SN, but we are happy you are at a better place; this gives us comfort for ever.
With love Hebre."
"Je garde en mémoire l’exemple d’une personnalité vouée aux bonnes œuvres. Bon anniversaire."
"happy birthday, seyoum negache ! Rest in peace !"
"A ce jour, jour de votre naissance, je voudrais y croire, et j’y crois fortement que votre étoile qui brille aujourd'hui veille sur moi ... Apportez moi la paix et la sérénité dans mon cœur. Donnez-moi votre force et votre courage pour ne plus baisser les bras. Sachez que chaque seconde avec vous, reste et restera ancrée en ma mémoire. Je t'aime papa.
To this day, the day of your birth, I would like to believe, and I strongly believe that your star shines today watching over me ... Bring me peace and serenity in my heart. Give me your strength and courage to not give up. You need to know that every second with you, is and will remain anchored in my memory."
"4 years already... Yesterday we had your name in church prayers and offered tsebel tsadik to the priests. We will always remember you in our prayers. We miss you a lot but you left us with many powerful tools of life. One of many is: to pray, the power of prayers. With all the many challenges in life when I pray I feel better. You thought us to feel better. Rest in peace."
"You accepted me with open heart. I did not take the time to tell you how I can never forget our Sunday afternoons talking about Ethiopian History, African Politics and International Affairs. Your interest in all of our lives is what I remember the most. Your genuine advice - just like a grandfather - in times of hardship is what I will treasure for life. And that charismatic charm of yours, that dignity will live on in my heart forever. R.I.P. Getoch as you are missed every day!"
"I am not good with dates and counting… I don't remember my own birth-day… but I do know Syoum Negash I miss you every day specially even now.. more than ever as it has been 4 years without you in this world and that I am getting older…
Rest in peace. God Bless."
"I always remember you in my prayers. Four years .... already too much to wait until I see you again. You are my inspiration in patience and be devoted to prayers."
"Je voudrais souligner que votre présence de près ou de loin a toujours été mon seul soutien. Vous sachiez comment m’appeser et écarter même les petits tracas de la vie en me donnant le sourire surtout dans les moments difficiles en me dictant les prières.
Vous m’aviez aimée depuis jadis et vous m’aviez montré le chemin de la prière, de la sagesse et de l’amour tout en vous sacrifiant."
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