Prayer Devotional: Day 181: In Honor of My Dad, Henry Akao, 6 Years After His Death

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. – Psalms 96:1-‬2 NKJV My Dad, Henry Akao, passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on March 14, 2016. My dad, a quiet structural engineerContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 181: In Honor of My Dad, Henry Akao, 6 Years After His Death”

Prayer Journal: Day 195

Day 195 A Reflection on the Five-Year Anniversary of my Dad’s Death Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. – Psalms 19:14 KJV Today, on the five-year anniversary of my dad’s death, I am taking a moment toContinue reading “Prayer Journal: Day 195”

Prayer Journal: Day 177

Day 177 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us… Hebrews 12:1 NKJV  My dad, Henry Akao, ran eight marathons during hisContinue reading “Prayer Journal: Day 177”

A Tribute to My Dad on the Anniversary of His Death

Today is the three-year anniversary of the death of my dad. In life, my dad taught me many things, but in death, he continues to teach me, although he is physically no longer with us. This year, the lesson is mindfulness. Last year, I failed to completely unplug from technology on March 14th, which disruptedContinue reading “A Tribute to My Dad on the Anniversary of His Death”

The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

Please join us in supporting the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s! My mom, our good friend Sohei, and I will be walking this Saturday, September 24th, in honor of my dad, Henry Akao, who passed away this March after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Even if you can’t join us in person, please support theContinue reading “The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s!”

A Eulogy for My Dad

This is the first Easter Sunday my family will celebrate without my dad. He passed away on 3/14/16 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Here is the link to his obituary. For those who couldn’t make it to his celebration of life, I am sharing the eulogy I wrote for him and the recording of theContinue reading “A Eulogy for My Dad”

Join Me in Supporting the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

Hi everyone, Please join me in supporting the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s! My 77-year-old dad suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s.  This Saturday, September 27th, at 8 a.m., my friends and family will be walking for the cure at the Sparks Marina. If you are not able to walk with us, feel free to donate and sponsor usContinue reading “Join Me in Supporting the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s!”