"How shit you must be if I got you out twice!"
-Paul Harris to Andrew Symonds, Perth 2008

Sunday, September 6, 2009

In loving memory of Amy S

I just got one of the most horrible news of my life on Amy's blog. I check her blog regularly and hope every time that today will be the day that Amy will come back. Unfortunately this is not to be. Amy's friend Kate has just informed us that Amy S. passed away in a car accident in July right after her stint with the Swine Flu. She was sick and driving..and did not make it.

I am in tremendous shock and grief. I never knew Amy personally and I never even commented on her blog when she was writing regularly. But I used to read it everyday and enjoy it immensely. I've made a lot of friends in the blog world because of Amy's page and it was because of her that I started blogging. She was amazing with words, funny, intelligent and just plain and simply awesome.

I can't believe we will never be hearing from Amy ever again. I hope you will visit her blog to leave prayers for the woman that brought so much lively conversation and laughter into our lives, just through her love for cricket.

Rest in peace Amy


richie_141 said...

I also check Amy's blog every day, just in case. I can't believe how devastated I am, considering I only knew Amy through her blog. It's really a testament to her incredible personality, her grace and intellect and her inimitable sense of humour that brought such joy and sense of community to me, and I'm sure the rest of the gang.

Be at peace, Amy.

Purna said...

I know richie. I was shocked at the effect the news had over me too. I just keep on thinking of those 452 comments on her post...the ones she will never know about :(.

But let's celebrate her. She deserves it.

Stani Army said...

No God please

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon. (Surely we belong to Allah (God) and to Him shall we return)

The Cricket Corollary said...

This is such a sad day. I can barely read some of the comments people are starting to post on her site. She has clearly touched a lot of people and I will miss her very much.


Dawid said...

This is so sad I really thought she was coming back one day and when I saw this in the corner of your site I thought it meant RIP formally for her site. What a tragic young loss of life.

Esra Star said...

I feel sick to my stomach. None of us knew Amy personally but the pain I feel now hurts as much as if it was a close friend.

Cricket chick said...

I am so in shock. RIP dear Amy.

Purna said...

Stani, be strong.

Bon, she did. We are proof of that :). That was a lovely gesture you made on your site.

Dawid and Cricket Chick, thank you for sharing your thoughts. It means a lot that you all are here to share the pain.

Es, hon, I can't even begin to imagine what you must be going through. The bond you had with her was obvious. Be strong, we are all here.

Guys, just wanted to let you all know that I am going to continue posting normally. I know it looks really awkward to move on and start talking about cricket again but I want to celebrate Amy. She loved blogging and I want to keep her memory alive through my posts. I hope I can have your support in celebrating her. Thanks.