Monday, February 24, 2014

Only the good die young.

Yesterday a school friend of mine lost her battle with cancer, she had been married a short 13 months.

It has been a shocking realisation that we are not invincible, that even though we are healthy, active and relatively young we absolutely never know what is around the corner.

Carolina lived her life to the absolute fullest, she was not always an easy person, her convictions were intense and she didn't bend her beliefs for anyone, she never tried to fit in.  As a teenager that made her life in school difficult, not that you would ever know it, as an adult it became an admirable personality trait, she became a shining star, intensely bright and talented.

This has not been a long battle for her but Carolina approached it with the courage, strength and grace that I only could wish to have.  I grieve not only for a life cut short, but also for her husband and their obvious deep love for each other that will never get the chance to grow old.

Life just isn't fair.


  1. I'm so sorry to read this, what a horrible thing :( Stuff like this just isn't fair, at all. Hugs.

    1. Thanks Andrea. It has been harrowing to witness.