Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I will never forget you Marija!

Dearest Marija,

I can't believe you are gone. How can this be!?
I wrote to you only yesterday, after having received a wonderful long email only days
before. You were a dear and close friend, and the pain I feel right now is testament to my
love and respect for you. That you are gone is impossible to grasp. My tears just don't seem
to stop pouring down my face. It hurts so much! Marija, somehow I know you are reading this
and that you can feel how much I and all your friends will miss you. My thoughts go out to
Cory, Nigel, Olivija, Mary, Phil, your grandmother and allyour friends and extended family.
They will be in my prayers and thoughts, and know that we are all looking out for them.
I know you loved them with your heart and soul, so much that your love will last for the rest
of their lives. No doubt you are sitting in the warm embrace of your beloved father (Joseph)
right now - I know how much you missed him. The world was a better place with you in it my
friend, and will for sure be a duller place without you and I will carry you in my heart, until we
meet again. I feel blessed to have known you and to be able to call you my friend.

Volim te. I love you Marija.

Always.
xx Charlotta

Please read Marija's Obituary in the Chicago Tribune - HERE

43 comments:

Raina Cox said...

She was an especially kind soul - smart, witty, and empathetic.

The day is a little darker without her in it.

A Perfect Gray said...

beautiful, charlotta.

Dustjacket Attic said...

I didn't know her but my heart breaks for her family.

Hugs & xxx to you as you deal with this terrible news, you obviously were friends.
xoxox DJ

A Write Life said...

It is so hard to lose a friend. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts.

nkp said...

I have been devastated since I first heard about this horrific tragedy this afternoon. There really are no words to describe what an unfathomable injustice this is and the huge void that must engulf this beautiful family. Marija will surely live on in the hearts and memories of those who so loved her, but that is little solace at this time, I'm sure. She was a beautiful, wonderful, smart, funny, and amazing human being and the world is richer for all that she brought to it. May she rest in peace. I hope that you may find peace and solace in your memories as well.

love to you-nelya

katrina lauren said...

i am so so sorry for the loss you are feeling. i hope you can feel a warm hug from me...
i will keep you, and your dear friend marija's family & friends in my thoughts and prayers.
xo.
k.

LINDA from OEKE said...

Oh Charlotta .. I am so sorry. I read about it this morning on her blog and was shocked & upset .. but to know her and find out that way must be awful. Sending you a blog-hug and hope you are copying OK )-:

A Room For Everyone said...

I'm so sorry you've lost a precious friend Charlotta..I didn't know Marija at all but I grieve for her children. To lose a mother is too cruel. And her husband - what a beautiful man to have spoken the way he has at such a horrible time in his life..Rachaelxx

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

a beautiful tribute, charlotta. i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. i was not fortunate to know marija, but have read a number of posts from blogs i follow this morning and feel devastated for everyone, especially precious marija, who it seems had so much more living to do. x

ilovemyhouse said...

I didn't know her. What a nightmare this is. I started reading her postst and in her last post she wrote about cheering for the Dutch team as she liked underdogs.
You are a great friend to have made this post for her. XX

Tina said...

Oh Charlotta:( this is just such incredibly sad news. I must be honest and say I was not lucky enough to have known Marija, but your post has bought me to tears. My heart goes out to her family. You have written such a beautiful and heartfelt post for your beautiful friend. I am so sorry for your sadness. ~ xx

Karyn said...

Charlotta , a beautiful post for your friend Marija. Sometimes it is hard to understand why someone so full of living life is taken away from those that love them.
Karyn x

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

I still can't believe it. I'm so shocked by this and just absolutely heart broken for her gorgeous family.

what a remarkable, vibrant, lovely lady of true style. such a sad loss. jxx

Sarah B said...

SO so sad. I'm sorry fo the loss of your friend Charlotta. My heart goes out to Marija's family.

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Thanks for your tribute & remembrance. As I type this, I'm trying to hold back my tears. I will miss her. I'm a new follower and glad that you stopped by.

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

This news is so incredibly sad. I am sorry for your loss and your heartache.

SPLENDEROSA said...

What an incredible tragedy. We are all still shocked. Her husband's tribute to her had me in tears; they were so very happy. Gone too soon.

Mariska Meijers said...

Dear Charlotta, I just learned about it and I am stunned.
Your words to Marija are beautiful.
xox

Stacey said...

I just read her husband's tribute and was truly moved. She seemed to have been such a beautiful soul...really such a tragic loss.

cowparsley said...

Dearest Charlotta,

I am so sad and sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend in such tragic circumstances, my heart goes out to her husband and her beloved children. Take care, and remember we are all thinking of you and Marija.

xx

OneCraftyFox said...

My heart goes out to you... Marija truly is an inspiration.

Splendid Willow said...

I am stunned. In total chock. In a split second just gone. I still have a hard time believing it.

My heart goes out the entire family. And to you Charlotta.

Love, Mon

Nuit said...

I am so sorry for your loss Charlotta =(

xo

Nuit said...

she was a beautul person and her husband and children must miss her terribly. I am praying for them...

Mandarine D'Italie said...

Terribly sorry and completely shocked to learn of your friend loss. My deepest sympathy to you, my prayers will go to her husband and children.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

My thoughts are prayers go out to this dear family. I still am so saddened by this.

Style Attic said...

Charlotta,

I am so sorry for the loss you feel. I had to walk away from my computer for a while after reading the tribute on her home page. These are the days when nothing seems fair, or things don't make sense. This is where digging deep and believing is the beauty left unseen, is what carries us through. Peace to you. BIG hug!

The Zhush said...

This was beautiful Charlotta, and it is impossible for me to believe it too. It feels completely surreal, a nightmare. Your post is so touching.

http://komma-hem.blogspot.com/ said...

Hi Charlotta!
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. These things are never easy!!! Sending lots of love all the way from Sweden!
Hope you´ll feel better soon!
All my love/
Tina

http://komma-hem.blogspot.com/ said...

Charlotta!
Hej igen!
Förstår verkligen att du känner det oerhört svårt just nu! Det finns inte ord att beskriva när någonting sådant så plötsligt händer...
I övrigt var allting så himla fint skrivet av dig på min blogg!!! Får gåshud över hela kroppen. Tusen tack!
Stor kram till dig!!!
//Tina

Julie said...

Charlotta,

I am really sorry for her family pain and your self. What a tragedy. May God give strength to her family.

tinajo said...

I´m so sorry that you´ve lost a friend, and I´m sorry for her family - so horrible when accidents happen. :-(

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Charlotta, a touching tribute. I am still in shock from the news....I just cannot believe someone so awful could happen to someone so wonderful and full of life.

pve design said...

All I can say is we lost a great one, far too soon.
pve

Kerri said...

Such a sad and senseless loss, and I'm so sorry you're hurting so much. I wasn't lucky enough to 'meet' Marija, but it seems that was my loss - she was obviously a gorgeous, talented and generous person. Thinking of you. K xx

Kathysue said...

Charlotta, where do I even begin, you dear sweet girl. I too only knew Marija through blogging and not as well as you knew her but I too had such a respect for her and could tell we had much in common and felt that we would continue being blogging buddies as well as email friends. I can feel your pain in your words and I have tears in my eyes just thinking about Marija and how she meant so much to so many. It is an interesting thing this blogging business. I would have never in a million years thought you could connect with any one in cyber space but it happens and I am so glad it does. I feel honored to have been a visitor in Marijas life through her blog and she will be sorely missed. Thank you for your ever kind words to me. I wish I could say or do something to comfort you, I truly do. How sweet and thoughtful of Cory to have emailed you. He is obviously much like Marija, he takes the time to touch someone and to think he even did it in his pain that has to be so severe words can not express it. God bless Him the children and her loved ones and God Bless you too, sweet Charlotta, Kathysue

paula said...

so awful. i am sorry for your loss. i so enjoyed her.

anney said...

I'd like to extend my deepest sympathy on your friend's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family.

Cath said...

Dearest Charlotta...how I saddened to hear of this tradgic, sudden and devastating loss! My thoughts are with you, and Marija's grieving family.

X Cath

Carole said...

Darling Charlotta, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
I did not know Marija but reading this I know that she was a wonderful person and her family must be devastated.
My thoughts are with you all.
I'm sending you a big hug...

Carole x

Urban Style Vibes said...

What a sad story of such a beautiful women. Sometimes life is not fair. Thinking of you. Take care!!

XO

Lise M.

Fer said...

Dear Charllota, I was really touched by your beautiful words, my family heard the news with me when I open your blog,we were all very said by this tragic story. It makes us realize how fragile and precious life is.


Fer

Charlotta Ward said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I love that we are all sticking together through this.
Marija was great and touched people in a warm and personable way. Her witty posts, insightful & lovely comments, and friendly emails will be missed sorely by so many of us.

As you know, I usually leave personal replies to all comments, but it is too emotional. I do appreciate you being here though and feel better for knowing we are all together in this.

Biggest hugs
xx Charlotta

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