Sunday, July 10, 2011

In memory of our beautiful Marija..

It was a year ago today that the world received Cory's  heartbreaking yet beautifully written tribute announcing Marija's death.

Not a day passes without me sending her a virtual hug or internal message. She was a wonderful friend and her unique way of writing reached hundreds of bloggers out there. She was adored by so many!

I hold Cory, Nigel & Olivija extra close to my heart and know that  today is not easy for them. I also want  Debra and Genevieve know that I am holding their hands from afar. You are not alone! xxx

All my love to those who loved Marija.

xx Charlotta


Kathysue said...

Charlotta, I can not believe it has been a year. I remember when Eddie called and told me of the horrible tragedy. Such a horrible loss to all who knew her. This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady, Kathysue

Splenderosa said...

How fast this year seems to have past by. Except for her family. What a lovely tribute, Charlotta. We all remember Marija with love...such a beautiful spirit.

First House on the Right said...

I stumbled across Holding Court about 6 months ago, 6 months too late to get to know another lovely blogger. I was so moved by her husband's last post and I think yours today is a lovely tribute to Marija. Big hugs to you, Nicolex

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Charlotta
I didn't know Marija except through your's and Deb's heartfelt tributes... I know she must have been a special woman who's voice reached out to many.. Thinking of you and Deb and Marija's family... xxx Julie

francis said...

You are very special for making this for your friend and every-one who knew her .
I did not but now I do a little bit through you .
Bless you !

It's me said...

O my i was in shock that day when i heard the news!!...Our dear Matija...big huge hug for you my is too hard.......i know that right now i am in the middle of love

Sarah B said...

Such a terrible thing and I remember being very moved by her husband's post. A lovely tribute here a whole year later.

5th and State said...

dearest charlotta

marija is smiling down at you today.
she considered you to be a dear friend and spoke of you often

in her absence you reached out to cory and to me in the most loving and gracious manner. you will always hold a big space in my heart, and i love you.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's been a year already. So sad. She was such a sweet person. Love this post for her. xo

A Perfect Gray said...

a lovely tribute, charlotta. hard to believe it has been a year. what a woman of substance marija was, and you are right, we all felt it.

love to you today (and everyday) as well. donna

Design Esquire said...

I've been thinking of her family a lot recently too. My heart still breaks for them. Thank you for doing another gracious post on Marija.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

You are a wonderful human being...You have been an eternal flame for her never forgetting. Our hearts go out to tht family on this day of rememberance....Maryanne xo

pretty pink tulips said...

A beautiful post, Charlotta.

Marija's impact on the world is lasting... my thoughts are with her friends and family today.

xoxo Elizabeth

Stacey said...

Marija is smiling on you, a beautiful post... XX

designchic said...

What a beautiful tribute. I had just begun blogging at that time, but remember well the sadness. Our thoughts are with you and her family ~

LINDA from OEKE said...

I hope you are OK with this terrible one year anniversary. The first year is the hardest and I hope her family is coping the best they can. A death is a terrible thing to cope with - let alone an accident - and the shock takes a long time to get over. You need a virtual hug too (-)

Splendid Willow said...

Oh Charlotta, what a heartfelt tribute.

I can't believe a year has passed already.

I am sending the family good enery and my warmest thoughts.

And the same to you and your beautiful family.

Warm hugs,


Erika Lee Sears said...

Time is a funny thing and such a beautiful tribute.

The Zhush said...

Here in the states, it is still July 11, the eve before M. lost her life. I still can't believe it. Someone I never met in person, yet have mourned her death for one full year now. She truly touched me with her warmth and friendly personality, right through the computer....anyway, I knew I had to reach out to you C. I still have not written anything for Holding Forth, which is not to say that Marija is not on my mind and in my heart...she is, as is her dear sweet family. One year. One full circle. Lovely tribute Charlotta, I knew before the screen fully loaded it would be.
xx Sue

Casa Très Chic said...

Hi, Charlotta!
This is such a lovely tribute to Marija, she was really special.
Big hugs to you.

LouBoo said...

Hi Charlotta, such a lovely tribute. A year passes so fast doesn't it? I didn't know Marija but recall the day I read the news and the whole world shrunk. Such a loss. Lou x

Aspiring Kennedy said...

such a sweet tribute. i remember this day- it was so tragic. it really bonded the blogging community in a special way as we all grieved for the loss of marija. xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Kerry, thanks for writing this! What a sweet post. I loved that Dr.Seuss quote.

I can't believe she is moving! How exciting for her family! (though stressful I'm sure).

Can't wait for you to get settled in Sweden, and to hear all about the adventures that I'm sure are happening along the way.

Happy and safe travels to you, dear sweet friend.

Much love,


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