The days are beginning to blend into one another and I am having a hard time keeping what I have done straight. Yesterday we had 3 different services to attend. We went to church at 6 AM, had a prayer service hosted by the judiciary at 3:30, and then had our rosary at 7:30.
Today has us attending 4 different services. We had church at 6:00 AM and starting at 6:00 PM we are going to go to a Novena, the rosary, and then a prayer service for the family. We'll probably finish up around 9:00 - 9:30 PM.
The funeral and the burial are coming up very soon. Friday will be the end of the ninth day of prayer, we bury him on Saturday, and then we finish up with 9 more days of prayer. I'm not really sure what the beliefs are exactly, I know that Catholics believe that the body goes to purgatory for a while and then moves on to heaven after God hears all of the family's prayers. I'm just not sure if he is supposed to enter heaven on the day he is buried or on the last day of prayer. I'm going to look into it.
On a less serious note, I have been forbidden to touch the ocean until Dad is buried. I guess the Chamorro' believe that the spirits of the ocean will try to take me or something. So naturally, I went swimming by myself at Obyan Beach this afternoon. I'm sorry, I just don't believe in superstition.
I need to look into that.