Monday, September 25, 2006


Yesterday morning, in Canada, my cousin Alyssa's boyfriend died of a brain aneurysm. He was 25.

I've known Alyssa since she was a tiny little thing. She is very tall now, so I am her "little big sister". We are 7 years apart, so when she reached the age where we could talk as equal adults, she was so honoured to tell me things, but still when I see her she wraps her long arms one and a half times round my waist.

Right now I am hurting for her so badly. After a string of awful boyfriends, she finally found the right one. They were friends for 6 years before even going out this year. She is 3 months pregnant, and they were talking about getting married someday. I cried my heart out for her last night. She is grieving, like a widow, my little Lala.

Before, I was going to Canada at Christmas to hug her and see her tummy. Now I just want to hold my little cousin close to my heart.


Anonymous said...

ohhhhhhhh that is terrible! i know she feels so least she can be with him through their child. *sigh* that is so sad. so very sad. I hope everyone is handling everything okay. :(

tooners said...

This breaks my heart. May God keep her and that little baby safe from harms way. I hope the pain lifts from her heart very soon and she is able to live thru the miracle that's inside of her.

Leilouta said...

That is so sad!!Sorry Olivia. I don't know what to say.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Oh, my god! What a f*****g tragedy!

Sometimes fate (or whatever) seems like such a sick joke. Why do things like this have to happen?

All my best to you and especially to your cousin.

MattJ said...

Getting someone snatched away so suddenly is the worst thing to go through, it takes a long time to even accept it and longer to live with it. She'll be good though, family like you is what's needed - people who know her as opposed to those who just think they do, people who know when to leave her alone as well as when to be there.

Jia Li said...

awww, I feel so sad for her

Rebecca said...

That is truly tragic. And all the best to you Liv.

Olivia said...

Memoria - thank you. Yes, I called my mum's mobile and four of them were out shopping.


Tooners - thank you, that is beautiful.


Leilouta - that's ok, it's just nice to see you :)


Minstrel - my question exactly. And thanks.


Matt - and I can't wait to see her this Christmas.


Thanks Mich and Rebecca

Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

that is terrible livy..
May God rest his soul in peace.. :)

miss ya all

Anonymous said...

May Allah bless his soul and be with her.

Prerona said...

I'm sorry baby. This is awful. Are you still going home - to be with her?

Roxandra said...

I am so sorry Olivia. That is truly awful! But yes at least she will have his baby to get her through it.

Olivia said...

Blue! I miss you too!


Thanks Tarek


Prerona - home? I have no home really. But I will see her at Christmas.


Rox - the funeral was today. I'm glad my mum is living with them now, she has been a rock.


Troy said...

My condolences to your cousin. =(

merserene said...

That is really dreadful news, and I'm so sorry to hear that. My thoughts go out to her.

ML said...

I'm so sorry! It's sad when you find that special person and they're taken away from you.

shlemazl said...


Lyss said...

Hey Liv, I know this is super-delayed but I was just browsing through your blog and came across this entry. There are a few corrections I'd like to make: he was 27, and it turned out to not be an annurisym, I never did hear back from the coroner to find out exactly what happened, actually. But the last I heard was that autopsy showed he had an enlarged heart, which could have meant he had high blood pressure which may have led to an arhythmia. (Sorry about the spelling, not quite sure how to spell that)
Anyways, thanks for even posting this, reading it today made me a lil sad, but my heart smiled to see you care so much!
Love you O-O,