Friday, March 30, 2007

Sweet Remembrance



"Keep God in your heart. Keep your head up and look to the sky.” said Ku Jung Hwan to a friend in this article in the Saipan Tribune Newspaper today. What wonderful words to live by and remember. Ku Jung Hwan was one of four students that died at Forbidden Island during a Korean fellowship gathering last week. The island and community is so small on Saipan that when news like this surfaces its shocking. Four students were swept out to sea and had drowned at Forbidden Island.



I've been following this story and later learned that the students had climbed through the same cave pool opening that I did a couple of months back. Only I didn't go all the way out on the ledge. I had heard about how the waves can come up fast and sweep you away. I was tempted to go alittle farther just like I think they were tempted to go out farther on the ledge. Sometimes the water is so calm that it can be decieving. After this tragedy, I'm not so sure I'd want to go down to the cave pool again.

In the midst of this tragedy, I take comfort in knowing that Hwan had God in his heart. I pray that others did to. My condolances to the families. Just another reminder that life is too short and that you just never know.

Carpe Diem-a sweet remembrance.

6 comments:

EJ said...

I like the saying, "Carpe Diem"

Steve Nguyen said...

Bev: Thanks for sharing those thoughts. It is a sad reminder of just how fleeting life can be. My heart goes out to the Korean students who died as well as their family and friends.

The Reveler said...

and the reason why it's called Forbidden...tempting aint it?

Bev said...

Yes, very tempting!! Good to see you at coffee care mr. reveler =)

Anonymous said...

I knew Ku, he was like a brother to me. His English name was Steven, but to his fellow education majors, we knew him as Ku. His spirit and his prescence was strong, and we still feel it and we still mourn his loss. Some of us are trying to cope, but it is the eye before another storm. Graduation will come, and we will once again be caught in the storm of emotion and blasted with the hot reality of his death. He greatly loved to sing, and we take comfort in knowing that he is now with God, who he kept in his heart and sings with the voice that was his gift, along with his ability to make us laugh. God bless him and may he rest in peace.

Bev said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I keep you, your friends, and his family in my prayers. From what you and others have said about Ku . . .he sounds like he was one amazing individual and will never be forgotten.