Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In memory of Ruben - 1968 - 2008

My dear readers, there is something in a persons life that's harder than anything else:
Loosing your own Child....

Here above you see Ruben on Christmas Eve 2006.
He arrived late. He was not aware of the Fact Public Transportation was closed beteween 5 pm and 9 pm. He called papa and was very confused:
- Papa, I'm here west of Oslo, no Money at all, how can I come to you?
- Find a Taxi, Papa will pay, you will be my best Christmas Gift after all.
- But, taxi-drivers also celebrate Christmas Eve
- Most Taxi-Drivers nowadays in Oslo are Muslims, so I think you will find one...
Yes, he did, 90 minutes later he arrived.
It was worth the $120.

Ruben left our Home after 48 hours talking and talking with papa. So we were. Papa miss Ruben. And  Papa thinks about you every Day - and will allways do.
Rest in Peace my dear Son.
We will allways miss you.

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Blogger Sandee said...

Super big hugs coming your way. :)

May 18, 2010 8:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was very good written and a nice tribute to my dear brother Ruben. No, it does not feel any better after two years...But, he is among us and taking care of us. And we are thinking about him every single day. Luckily, we have a strong family that love each others very much. HUgs, Ingelin

May 18, 2010 9:02 pm  
Anonymous Maribeth said...

Ah my dear Tor, it is never easy when we lose our children. And even as time goes by, the pain never goes away. We just learn to live with it.
For me, it will be 25 years in June since my Katie left me. The pain is still so fresh.
I am with you and Anna and Ingelin, today and always.
Much love!

May 18, 2010 9:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All my love and thoughts goes to you all today!
Hugs Lina

May 18, 2010 10:06 pm  
Anonymous Return to Norway said...

My heart goes out to you. Stor klem

May 18, 2010 10:40 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA's Terella said...

Dear Tor & Anna - we've been thinking of you all day long!

I remember when you called me and told me... I remember the days after.. and the funeral! Iii hope you understand and don't feel it's too odd when I say: That was the most special and "beautiful" funeral I've been too. So in the spirit of Ruben....
and when you carried out the coffin from the church and his friend sang: So don't worry, about a thing - course every little things gona be al-right - it was some of the most heart touching moment of my life Tor!

May 19, 2010 1:24 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

I'm happy you celebrate his life and the fond memories!!! They mean a lot to a lot of people!!! Hugs from Victoria... :)

May 19, 2010 3:07 am  
Blogger Rain said...

So sorry for his loss and yes, it's the worst thing to lose a child at any age. It's not how it's supposed to be :(

May 19, 2010 3:44 am  
Blogger Suzann said...

Holding you close - many hugs from your Minnesota sister. (((((Tor))))

May 19, 2010 4:37 am  
Blogger Janet said...

Your family is in my thoughts...I'm glad you got to spend that day with him.

May 19, 2010 6:33 pm  
Blogger Living next to me said...

Det går jo ikke over så fort, nå er uyngste sønn savnet..han er ikke syk men har gått seg bort i livet..

May 19, 2010 7:22 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I know it is hard all the time my dear Tor, but on these Anniversary's, it is that much harder. My heart goes out to you, my dear.

May 19, 2010 10:55 pm  
Anonymous Teri said...

Beautifully written. Sending hugs and good wishes your way.

May 20, 2010 12:33 am  
Anonymous DianeCA said...

No matter how we wish it otherwise...sometimes the "glass" really is half empty, and all we have is the memory of how good the first half tasted. God Bless you!

May 20, 2010 12:49 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

I feel the love between you and Ruben and I'm sending some hugs and love over to you Tor.

May 20, 2010 8:38 am  
Anonymous Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

I'm glad you did get that xmas together, money is NOTHING compare to family love.

Nothing can take all the wonderful memories from you...

May 22, 2010 9:48 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

As you live your grief before the rest of us, dear Tor and Anna, your grief becomes ours and I pray our peace becomes yours.

May 24, 2010 9:24 pm  
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August 01, 2010 11:36 am  

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