Today I want to pay tribute to a warm, kind, spirited woman, Marija Stephens of the blog Holding Court. She was tragically killed in a car accident while on an antiquing trip to Atlanta over the weekend. She is survived by her beautiful family, husband Cory, daughter Olivija and son Nigel.
Marija was intelligent, witty and always inspiring, although I only knew her through the online world, her enthusiam for life and the love of her family was contagious. It shocked me to read Cory's post yesterday about the sudden loss of his wife. He had the courage to post and let us know of his pain during this difficult time, he knew her love for her blog and the people who read it. Although we are all putting our fond memories of Marjia on our blogs, I know nothing can bring her back.
Always tell your loved ones how much they mean to you, life really is too short.
Sending my thoughts, prayers and love to the Stephens' family,