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2012年4月18日 星期三

他們終於被找到了!

今天CBS晚間新聞報導三個月前觸礁擱淺的意大利郵輪Coasta Concordia 側傾的船身已經翻動了,找到了並且確認了五個失蹤的乘客。我們馬上全神貫注。果然,螢幕上出現了海爾夫婦的檔案相片。找到了。他們終於可以回家了。

今天是我們接到他們遇難這個晴天霹靂的第七天。這個星期也是鐡達尼號沉没的百年紀念,天天都有相關的新聞報導。加拿大廣播公司音樂網每個節目更没有漏掉有關的曲子。對我們而言,這正是我們自己的鐡達尼號悲劇。雖然我們每天的生活裡都活動滿檔,但心裡始終卻有個大大的失落感,看到盛開的櫻花,美好的海岸,白雪覆頂的遠山,都忍不住想著:已經没有機會和他們一起欣賞了--本來他們今年想再來温哥華相聚的。而過去數十年所累積的美好回憶也不斷在腦中重現。心中雖慟,卻也有無限的感謝,感謝有機會和他們成為這麼好的朋友,感謝他們給予我們的一切。

上樓打開電腦,我搜尋了他們的名字。John告訴我,有任何新的進展,他們都會在部落格上公告。果然,他們有個聲明稿。我仔細讀完後,深為動容,特別翻譯如下 (原文附在譯文之後):
今天我們接到確定的訊息。我們的雙親,傑瑞及巴甫海爾,是Coasta Concordia 號下尋獲之五個失踨乘客中之兩人。現在我們可以把他們迎回家來安息。吉格里歐島上的搜救隊伍鍥而不捨地努力,在整個過程中一直給我們希望。他們摶命奮力來尋找我們的雙親,我們獻上無盡的感激。還有兩個家庭尚未找到他們心愛的家人,我們對他們寄予最大的同情,也會繼續為這兩家祈禱,直到他們心愛的家人也找到為止。請大家都為他們祈願祝禱。
"Today we received confirmation that our parents, Gerald and Barbara Heil, have been positively identified as two of the five missing passengers recovered from the Costa Concordia several weeks ago. We will now be able to move forward and bring them home to rest. The rescue and recovery crew on the island of Giglio have been relentless in their mission to find the missing and have given us hope through this whole process. We cannot thank them enough for continuing to risk their lives in an effort to find our parents. Our hearts go out to the two families that are still missing loved ones. We will continue to hope and pray for closure for those families. We will not stop praying and following the news until they have found their loved ones as well. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
今天我們要感 謝的人太多了。我們要謝謝所有幫我們找尋我們雙親、温馨接待我們的意大利人。感謝所有的朋友、同仁、鄰居、家人以及時時刻刻給我們支持與愛護的人。感謝那許多素昧生平,卻不斷來信鼓勵我們,為我們祈禱的人士。
"We have so many people to thank. We want to thank everyone in Italy who helped us find our parents and treated us with hospitality. Thanks to our friends, colleagues, neighbors, family and loved ones who were always there for us. Thanks to all those who we have never met who sent us words of encouragement and prayer.
我們要感謝媒體尊重我們的隱私。這篇部落格貼文將是我們最後一篇傳給媒體的文字。謝謝你們為我們的雙親做了許多美好的報導。他們確實很不平凡,而你們的報導也很適切尊重。我們知道我們的父母現在是快樂地相伴相隨,也期盼我們全都再度團圓那一天的來臨。
"We would like to thank the media for respecting our privacy. This blog entry will be our last post and form of communication with the media. We are very grateful for the wonderful articles and stories you did on our parents. They were very special people and you shared this in a respectful manner. We know our parents are together and are happy. We look forward to the day when we can all be together again."

巴甫和傑瑞有堅靱的信仰,一輩子身體力行愛的教養。在這篇簡潔的文字裡,我看到他們教養的成果。我相信他們在天家也一定在微笑點頭。

巴甫和傑瑞在溫哥華島西海岸的倩影