My dear friend Raji, popular as Miri of Peppermill, passed away this morning.
I still can't believe it...
She's been a wonderful friend for many many years and an inspiration for many things in life, including this blog.
Extremely positive, full of love and warmth and such an amazing person. Nothing ever got her down.
She was suffering from a rare condition, which did not let her eat for a year, but every time I visited her, she would cook something new, all this when she was not allowed to even taste it
For one of my birthdays, she sent me a set of hand-written recipes, which I will always treasure - its something so rare these days, where no one has the time or patience to sit down and write a few lines
My go-to person for so many things, we discussed about bringing up kids, books to read, food, recipes, developing patience, dealing with unreasonable people, everything...
In the last couple of months, she was really struggling with her health, but it did not stop her from being the thoughtful person that she is - she still remembered birthdays, always sent little gifts, she still cooked up a storm and posted it on her blog, never showed how much pain she was going thru...
She was so full of life, love, hope and positive energy
May her soul rest in peace and may God give her family the strength to carry on without her
Will miss you terribly Raji