Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A fine young man.... Gone too soon

I've never met him. He didn't even know that I existed. But I felt like I've known him all my life. I cried when he was in pain. I smiled when he wrote funny things. And today.... I cried and cried and cried..... He went back home to God leaving beautiful memories to those who know him.

Rheza Christian struggled against Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma, a very rare cancer that ate his bones. He lost his arms, his legs and his freedom to breath, walk, and sing. Despite of his difficulties, he didn't complain to God... He was still grateful that he was blessed with friends and families who loved and supported him throughout his fight against cancer.

With his blog, he made hundreds of people smile, laugh, and cry. He had inspired me to be a stronger person, to be grateful for my arms, my feet, my lungs, my eyes, my overweight body, my sagging skin and even my house chores..

He lived a shorter life than mine, he was only 29 hrs old, but he surely had taught me more about life. Even during his last months, he still wrote and twitted, inspiring his followers to live life to the fullest.

I started blogging coz I got a bit bored with my new life as a housewife. He blogged because he really wanted his friends to change their views about lives, to appreciate every small little things in lives, to live life to the fullest, to ignore minor irritations, to love our parents, to know that God is the boss, and all other good things that make our lives richer.

It's too late for me to say thank you to him.

The only thing I can do to honor him is by asking the readers of this blog to pay a visit to   http://gayot.posterous.com/ or to google his name and read his write ups in his facebook.

Rest in peace Rheza... May God bless your soul...


  1. Ly, couldnt sleep and for whatever reason i picked up the ipad and check fb that i never usually do at this hour. Come across your blog and read this piece o yours and Reza's.... Blessed his soul for he really touched base......
    He made me think of my life and how easy we forget what is important in life....

  2. Hi Convert girl, regret to read about Rheza.
    Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
    Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.... Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.

    You stay easy, keep a song in your heart and have a pleasant week.

  3. Hi Uncle Lee.. It's so nice of you... Thank you for visiting my blog. I've been fortunate to have a lot of people whispering wisdom and teaching me things I could never get in school.... They really make my life more beautiful, meaningful and colorful.

    You too have a nice week....

  4. Hi anonymous..... Hmmmm... I wonder who this one is... But a dear friend who calls me Ly and who usually can't sleep: Dince...?

    Thanks dear.... yes, we are so fortunate to ever get a reminder of life, no matter how harsh the reminder is.

  5. I will check out the blog. Reading stuffs like this make us realize how lucky we are most of the time and stop complaining about little things. Happy blogging to you, wish I could visit you more often. Been busy lately.

  6. Hi Aries... We are indeed very lucky... Thanks for dropping by....

  7. Thanks for the reminder!


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