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Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« on: November 21, 2007, 05:36:08 AM »
Today I just found out that a very close friend of mine, who ive been friends with since freshman year in college (we were close buddies and still are..) just passed away. I received an email from Dean Joe Dichristina, the Dean of Students that Robert passed away 3 AM today. I am in total shock, i really really am because I just saw him a couple of days ago. I've lost a really good friend, one who i have shared many good memories here in college---he was there for me when i needed someone to be with when i was a freshman. I talked to my other friends and I found out that Rob hung himself. Dios ko...why man???? My heart is filled with so much ache and unbearable pain at the loss of my friend. Rob, I love you man---i always have and always will, bro! Why did you do it Rob?? Rob why? I feel as if i should have done something--i should have talked to him the day before or something. Why does this have to happen now when I'm leaving for thanksgiving break. Oh Lord please have mercy on my friend. Please show mercy..

Please guys, if you can please pray for the soul of Robert Matson, who died at the age of 22 years old. He was one of my closest friends in life. I will miss you, Robbie, you will live forever in my heart. I love you.


I pray for you, Rob. O god..please have mercy on you...


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007, 05:43:55 AM »
IN MEMORIAM



God Speed, my friend....

Thank You so much for being there as a brother for me!


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007, 05:47:25 AM »
Oh, Dong Enzo, I am so terribly sorry for what happend to your friend Rob.  I feel your ache and your questions filled my heart and mind too! He was such a handsome, young man and why did he do what he did? I wish I can hug you right now. Please have a friend to hug you right now, it will help.  Just take it easy. I know it can't be easy but just be okay.

Heavenly Father, please accept your son Rob and forgive him!  Have mercy on him.  May his soul rest in eternal peace. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. 
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2007, 05:52:10 AM »
Ate, i dont why???????




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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2007, 05:59:11 AM »
I am just so sorry, Dong Enzo!  How devastating this news must have been to his parents.  Oh, kid, why did you do it!  I am crying with you too Dong coz I feel your pain and sorrows right now.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Call your Mom or call another friend.  Just have somebody to talk to.  Take it easy, please...
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2007, 06:02:46 AM »
Why


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2007, 06:04:30 AM »
sorry for what happened.  pls take it easy.  pls. find somebody to talk to.   

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2007, 06:44:22 AM »
I am so sorry for this Pare...my heartfelt condolence. Lost irrecoverably a best friend is an unbearable pain...how much more if there are lot of questions left unanswered as what the caused maybe why he took his very young life? Only he knows the answer.... Got also young friends who died too abrupt where their lifes has just started. I feel your anger, pains and blankness.  We are all mortal and it is normal to grieve for a beloved friend. God be with him. I pray!

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2007, 12:20:20 PM »
I am so sorry Lorenz..I will include Rob in my daily prayers.
Be strong Dong, Rob will rest in peace.
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2007, 12:56:42 PM »
May his soul rest in peace...And I'm praying for all young men in this world to be strong in times of sorrow.God is there,lean on Him all your sorrows and talk with your friends all your sorrows like you share the happiness..Life is too short,make it worth living.
Sorry nadala ko,I don't know what to say jod pag maka-meet ko ug in ani nga panghitabo..

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2007, 01:01:54 PM »
Same here, Orchids!  I was so lost ganina I didn't know what to say to Dong Lorenz.  Murag kami ra man yata to ga tikaw2x adto na time.  Good thing ning balik ko ug online. 

Mga kabataan, there's so much to live for than to die for!  Be strong!  Trials are meant to make you stronger not to put you down!
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2007, 03:44:56 PM »
oh myyyy goschhhh... ???
Dong im terribly sorry...sorry..sorry...scheisse...(sh...t)huuh ???
soooo young...

thats one of your trial Dong...can feel the pain "you felt" :o

may God give you more strength Dong...cheer up...
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2007, 04:55:31 PM »

Dong, I'm so sorry. I really am. :(

I wish I could give you a HUG right now.

May he rest in peace.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2007, 05:34:07 PM »
my dear onic, i couldn't hold on my tears from falling. what a news! sorry to hear this news.

may God forgive him for what he did!

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2007, 05:37:00 PM »
The story and image of Rob Matson did not leave me this morning. I was alone in a classroom here in Thailand, waiting for my students to arrive. I remember Bran's post on Rob Matson and I remember my father saying to me during his last days on earth, "Gusto pa kong mabuhi kay mag-alagad ko sa Ginoo." Tears welled up my eyes. I wanted to write a poem for Rob Matson but I was overwhelmed with mixed sorrows and pains.
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2007, 05:47:10 PM »


Lorenzo,

All these were in God's script of Rob's life. Everything happened for a purpose. There's a lesson for everyone... Sorry for your loss of your dear good friend.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2007, 02:44:15 AM »
Guys, thank you so much for remembering him, it means alot to me and to my friends that are afflicted by this ...event. I cannot even begin to come to terms with the fact that i will not be seeing my best friend anytime soon. Forever. So much that I had to say to him, and not enough time to even spend time. We were supposed to go hiking again next semester, we put it off because we were so busy with schedules, we were supposed to go back and i was going to give him a tour of Bohol as he wanted to visit the philippines and the stories. I even shared with him with the experiences i had with connecting with my 'islanders' and Tubag Bohol. He was there with me when i made that tribute for Tubag Bohol in youtube. If you can listen to it again---you can actually hear him and some of my friends laughing in the background--as we were making the video together. I have never felt this kind of loss before. Because you know--it is not natural death? For me--there is no closure--i still cannot believe that this happened. We were supposed to meet up again in 10 years for college reunion, etc.

When i posted the last message, it was round 4pm my time and literally minutes before i logged of to drive back home. We left college at about 4:50 pm and arrived back home by 12:30 am and was able to talk to my sister in the drive back home. But as i talked---i could feel Rob's presence. I can feel him even now as i post this--my dear Rob, the one who always would tell me to 'loosen up, Al' or 'Al, you'll do fine--dude dont worry about it, okay big guy?'. God I will MISS him. I can still remember the last time we went out--me and him walked around campus towards the Woodcock dam, which is like 10 miles north of the campus--and we walked at night to see the stars (you can see so much stars at night in northwestern pennsylvania because of the natural preserve)--and i remember talking about the vast expanse of the sky. "God is beautiful" i would say---and he would agree. And I distinctly remember him saying 'do you think He really loves us?' . I answered 'Yes' he does. That was one of the last spiritual conversations i had with him, usually we would talk about classes, relationships, chics etc etc..typical college rhetoric. How I wish i could go back in time and just give him a hug again. Even for a day or two to save his life--if i could--i would have ran to his apartment--break the door down and rescue him from the hanging. If i could.
I couldnt sleep last night, guys, my mind was troubled with thoughts of my friends. I felt as if he was with me--and I prayed so much--i prayed and prayed for his soul--yet i could not sleep. Then this morning my sister and I went to church at 8AM to get some sense of closure. I did--a little bit. I am grateful tho because i was able to talk to Father Jack Connor earlier around 12 noon and broke down in tears to tell the story. I feel better now--at least somewhat at peace. And i pray and will continue to pray for the soul of my late best friend, Rob Matson. Who passed this world at such a young age of 22. He was a couple of weeks younger than I.

My message to the youth in here is to NEVER give up, guys. Please dont ever ever loose hope.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2007, 03:11:52 AM »
For You, Rob.

"Apologize"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fm0T7_SGee4


I'm sorry i didnt get to say good bye.
I'm sorry i didnt know that you were in pain---
I'm sorry that I didnt get to give you one more last hug
I'm sorry that you were in so much pain
I'm sorry that you won't graduate with us---part of the Class of 2008
I'm sorry--for the times I joked around too much
I'm sorry for the pain and agony that you endured in your life--no one has to go through that
I'm sorry that you had to die...alone.

Robbie, I know you can hear me, please know that we are praying for you, you don't have to wander around anymore. Robbie, we care for you, i wont think of you any less for your manner of death---i know that what happened was written in the book of life. Things happen for a reason, Robbo! Remember what you told me in sophomore year when we got in trouble for our 'excessive partying' lol! "Just let it be, Al. Life Life". I want to tell you to let go, Rob. Its okay to leave, bro. Please, please hear my prayers and follow the direction of God the Father. Go with HIM into paradise, and ask for mercy, don't be stubborn and reject salvation. Robert, I AM TELLING you to go and rest...rest..rest. Seriously bro, I'm alright. I know allie will be alright, so will all your parents. Don't linger any longer---------

Follow the light--and seek HIS forgiveness--in the land of dead. May you be granted the grace and love of the ALMIGHTY FATHER who so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son for the satisfaction of our SINS.

Robert, I love you, and will always love you. No matter what. Remember what I told you before "friends through thick or thin."

I'll see you there someday, bro. I cannot wait to hug you again--and see your handsome smile. You owe me that. Don't disappoint me,....



With Love,
Your Friend,
AL

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2007, 03:52:01 AM »

Dong, my tears are with you.

I will light a candle and offer a prayer for Rob tonight.

Hugs to you, dong.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2007, 06:44:47 AM »
Bran, just continue to express your emotions here in Tubag Bohol and we are all here 24 hours open ready to hear your written voices and thoughts.

I know this is a traumatic experience for you and your circle of friends for Rob left you with a sad note.

I wish to thank Rob for helping you and being with you when you made the Tubag Bohol youtube video. We didn't know him then; we had not seen him then. Rob is gone now and we feel your pain.

Bran, please extend our deepest sympathies from all of us here in Tubag Bohol to the bereaved Matson family especially to his mother and father who brought Rob into this world and raised him.

May God bless Rob's soul.
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