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Sad News . . .

I’m so sorry to hear about the tragic death of fellow blogger, Marija from Holding Court.  While I didn’t know her personally, this world of design bloggers is so small, and when tragedy strikes one, it feels so close to home.  Her husband wrote a beautiful tribute post on her blog yesterday, and it would be great if you could take a moment to read it (if you haven’t already) as sort of a tribute to her.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the superficiality of daily life and forget that real people wake up everyday and are dealt catastrophic blows that will permanently alter the course of their life.  As you go about your day today, please keep her husband and 2 young children in your thoughts & prayers. Remember that life is so short and we are not promised a “tomorrow”, so live & love to the fullest.  Spend your days doing what you love, and nurturing the relationships you hold dear, because all we really have is today.

RIP Marija.

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12 Comments on Sad News . . .

  1. Irene
    July 13, 2010 at 7:25 am (7 years ago)

    Oh no..that’s terrible.

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  2. Design Esquire
    July 13, 2010 at 8:25 am (7 years ago)

    Wonderfully said. I couldn’t agree with you more.

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  3. Jennae
    July 13, 2010 at 10:12 am (7 years ago)

    Thanks for alerting us Dayka. I’d never read her blog before, but my heart broke just the same as I read her husband’s words. I will definitely be keeping her family in my prayers.

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  4. LESAPEA MUSINGS
    July 13, 2010 at 10:37 am (7 years ago)

    Thank you so much for posting about Marija. I have read the tribute her husband wrote and I will keep the family in my prayers.

    Lisa

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  5. Moni @ CL Journal
    July 13, 2010 at 11:27 am (7 years ago)

    Heartbreaking. However you are spot on about enjoying life and living it to the fullest.

    Prayers go out to her family. So sad.

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  6. JIN
    July 13, 2010 at 11:44 am (7 years ago)

    I can’t believe it – thanks for sharing the link so that we can show our support

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  7. niki.mac
    July 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm (7 years ago)

    I read his post yesterday and really fought back tears… I’d never heard of her or read her blog before but the love her husband showed and just the abrupt nature of her death really moved me. Definitely praying for this family!

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  8. Michelle
    July 13, 2010 at 1:19 pm (7 years ago)

    That’s truly heart breaking news. Since I moved from NY from GA I’m driving so much more than I did in NY. You never think that when you step into your car it might be the last time you’ll see your kids and loved ones. I’m going home tonight with a reminder that family and friends are the only things that matter, everything else is secondary.

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  9. Sharstin
    July 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm (7 years ago)

    oh that is so heartbreaking~

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  10. Design A-Peele
    July 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm (7 years ago)

    that is soo incredibly sad 🙁

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  11. Karena
    July 16, 2010 at 11:19 am (7 years ago)

    Dayka, this news of Marija just broke my heart, so sad. Her family is indeed in my thoughts and prayers.

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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