July 13, 2010

In Loving Memory of Marija

It is with great heartbreak and sadness that I write this post. Yesterday the design blog community learned that we lost one of our beloved members. The beautiful, intelligent, kind, funny, and talented Marija of Holding Court.
I had the great honor and privilege to meet Marija and her wonderful husband Cory not too long ago. Their smiles were infectious, their warmth permeating, and their love undeniable. Kindred spirits and new friends, we made plans to meet again.
In a heartbreaking post on Marija's blog, her courageous husband Cory informed her readers and her followers that Marija was killed in a car accident this weekend.

Let's pray that Cory, her children, and loved ones find strength when they think they've lost it, courage when they feel they can't go on, hope through the grief and sadness, and comfort in knowing that Marija is still with them, watching and protecting them from up above every moment and every hour of their days.

Marija, you will be deeply missed.

*images via Holding Court

14 comments:

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

A devastating tragedy, I can't help myself but be extremely sad...Marija's family are in my prayers...tragic!

Anna said...

Crystal...a beautiful heart felt post...about a beautiful heart felt family.. blessed were you to have been fortunate enough to have crossed paths with such a remarkable women xo

TheBeautyFile said...

That is so incredibly heartbreaking. Her family is beautiful and it is just so sad.

Michelle from Holley and Gill said...

The news of her passing left many yesterday with a heavy heart. The only lesson learned from this tragic accident is that life is precious, and so are our families. May her husband, children and family gain the courage necessary to survive all of this. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Natasha said...

So beautifully written, both your post, and Marija's husbands post; so, so sad!

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Summer is a Verb said...

That is unbelievably heartbreaking. My prayers go out to her husband and beautiful children...XXOO

Miz.November said...

Oh, how unexpected and tragic. My prayers are with her loved ones. I can't imagine the pain.

TERI REES WANG said...

Yes, Cheers!..to Marija on this her ultimate graduation day.

Joy said...

lovely tribute Crystal. beautiful job turning your sadness into inspiration.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This is just so heartbreaking and Cory's post made me weep. I'm sorry for your loss of a friend as well. Your beautiful post Crystal is such a reminder for all of us to enjoy everything and every day as much as we can!
xo Mary Jo

Maggie May said...

I'm so very sorry.

Rachel said...

I was so shocked when I found out this terrible news. I hope they find strength in this difficult time. Beautiful tribute Crystal xx

Down and Out Chic said...

oh i didn't know this. thank you posting. this is terrible, sad news.

Sarah Klassen said...

So so sad... when I read his post, I had tears streaming down my face. I can only imagine what he was feeling when he had to write it. Truly sad...

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