Happiness in Sorrow. 4 years ago today my beloved coworker at Catholic Charities Refugee Program, Shingo, died in an accident while on a canoe trip with another coworker. I will never forget that day. Other than family, he is the closest person to me I have lost. He was from Japan and was one of the most amazing people I have ever known. Every 2 years his parents come back around the anniversary of his death and while they are here they take out many of the people who were important to Shingo to the Japanese restaurant he worked at. This is his adorable dad giving a speech at the dinner tonight.