Sunday, October 7, 2012

My wife of almost 14 years...

I regret to say that my wife (Marla, Pak Adventures author) of almost 14 years has passed away. After a sudden collapse over summer vacation and then an 11 month fight with a primary tumor called Glioblastoma Multiforme, she has succumbed to its inevitable demise in July of this year. She stopped blogging back in 2009 because her job took a new direction with a new position as Western Sales Manager for BIC Graphic. The position was something she had been working towards for quite sometime and even though she was very good at it and loved the action, it came with a very large downside of more travel as well as being more consuming. The evolving difficult business climate had also added to her workload. She became too busy to keep up with blogging.
Blogging for her had always been a source of enjoyment as well as therapeutic. I suppose as a very driven working mother and wife there are things that just need to be expressed. This is what I loved most about her blog of the past. It is a snapshot of who she was and what she thought about. I am in a process of archiving this blog so my young children can reflect back on her in the future to help them remember the vibrant mother, wife, and woman she was.
Small advice to the blogging community: Keep blogging and take small videos of yourself now and again. It doesn't need to be of any profound subject matter, just you. If its not for your loved ones its for you to reflect on yourself.
I will always love my Superwife more that I could ever express to her... this I will carry with me. I now like to look though her blog and 'celebrate' all that she was and still is to me.


6 thoughts:

Ali said...

I'm so sorry for your heart goes out to your family.

Rian E. (AIA Spokane) said...

I worked with Marla through Bic and her many visit to us throughout the years, here in Spokane. Our kids are about the same ages and I was devastated to hear her diagnosed with such an awful disease. Another friend of mine, passed away at 31 years old from brain cancer a few years ago. The loss is tragic to all that knew Marla, but please know how much she was loved. As hard as things must be for you and the boys, you were so blessed to have her in your life. She was an amazing woman. Thanks for the update. I think of your family often.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your family's loss. I was so excited to see a post come up in my reader and I never expected to see this.

I really appreciate your notes about keeping blogging as it really hits close to home! I'd love to quote it in a blog post (with credits to you), if that's okay.

Thinking and praying for you and your family.

amanda said...

just read krystyn's post and wanted to come over and give you and your boys my thoughts and prayers!

Anti-Supermom said...

This is so sad to hear... I remember Marla via her blog, fondly.

Thinking of you and your family.

John Moore said...

Lars - Shit... dont know what to say other than deepest condolences from Jennifer and I. Not sure how I ended up on Marla's blog... but was absolutely devastated to hear such sad news. Drop me an email to .

Hope you are the kids are doing OK.. thinking about you guys.
John Moore