You are always in our hearts. We love you. We miss you. Heth
I wish there was some way I could go back in time and change the way life occurred then. The past has so many flaws that I prefer not looking back. This doesn't mean you're not in my memories. Only that I choose to remember your smiling face and sparkling eyes. I wish I has seen more of you when you were in Turkey. You were not made for living alone. We miss you Andi
The threads of our friendship will never break and I will always cherish the times we spend together ... all good, all bad and all those days when nothing at all happened...Thanks for everything that you thought for me, and all the dark tunnels you guided me through... I wish I could have done the same for you... but I was never the brighter one between the two of us, was I? ... You were the brightest of us all and may be God wanted his brightest star back for himself... love from my entire family for You and Beth StayC
A very long year has passed by! Thhank God that everyones now turning to celebrate your life than counting their losses! I was perpetually waiting for this time!!! I read your thesis... and will get a chance to view your award winning film next week (hope so)...Your college site has put a very shabby synopsis of it... we all know you dont write that way... you'd never phrase your words so listlessly for something that important ...but we kinda dont wanna make a big deal out of it ( as we have with so manyyyy other things without your permission)... Some of our Turkish friends are pissed becaus Dan wont approve their messages here(language trouble)). On their behalf, I have to write how much everyone misses you! Some of us also made random trips to India... wow! what a country!! I think one could grow to be like you only if they were born in India...this last one year... it had been so chaotic... finallllllyyyyyyy... everyone has begun to tranquilize :) ... Your girlfriends have been muchhh stronger than us in handling the entire thing... All of you... made of steel... I skipped my trip to Diu.. I may skip Istanbul this time ... Adana, Izmir, Ankara for me too... At times we think of returning your keys but we never reach a unanimous decision... so we skip that too... Besiktas is a forbidden zone to travel for us.. so is Trabzon. If you appear in anyone's dream.. it stirs up everyone else and we spend hours trying to decipher their Freudian meanings .. I couldnt ever thnk you enough for everything you did for me..you know that..I thinnk of our days together everyday and I wish you all the peace every moment love (From everyone's side) DannyB
It hurts me that you chose to keep all the hurt to yourself. Im not complaining as I feel you had your reasons. It is too late to say 'dont give up'. So now I can only hope that your pain has passed away. I should have taken a hint when you stopped inviting me over. But Im not as strongly intuitive as you were. I hope you can forgive me if I ever hurt you in any way. I miss your warmth and otherworldly-ness.
This is so weird for me to write... but as much as we knew each other.... I think you're now in a better place than you were... I had never seen that side of you... and I asked God to resolve your pain and suffering soon.. He has His own way of doing things..... Now you've no pain and no grief....just eternal peace to yourself.... however hard this was for us... may be this was the best for you.... God chooses his moves very carefully.... I wont sadden myself thinking what ifs.... your beloved ones know how brave you were always... you left us many great things to remember you by... I choose to think of them not the pain... This silly rainbow drawing is sure to make you laugh....
You were the best example of unconditional love in our lives. There is not enough that I can write about you. All the time that I spent with you helped me become better as a human being. All your efforts of healing people in pain and need are showing wonderful results. Wish you could stay longer to share them. We'll be leaving this bitter city soon. May be move to Ankara. We miss you, you're always on in our thoughts ........
This website is full of beautiful girls who lost their lives in foreign countries. Dan, Turkey is really infamous for this kind of stuff.. it is plain unsafe for gullible female foreigners. What a shame for this to happen, this girl looks so beautiful!! God bless these girls..............
I wake up every day in the hope that this will hurt me lesser. I know deep in me somewhere that God will do justice to you & Beth. Just like everyone else here, I only wish and oh how I wish, that you are in peace now. love you, Miah
Dear Rose You are beautiful in my memories just like your name. I hope and wish you are in peace. kisses Kirby
Few days back I had a chance to visit Deryadil Sokak. As luck (good or bad) would have it, I found a house in that very lane. I could see your building from my new flat. Ultimately, I passed on the offer. I could never live in that lane without you. I thought of the first time you showed me around. How you said "The apartment is called 'sabir' (patience) in Turkish, that I have none in me!" I heard the dwellers of sabir say that you committed suicide. Since we are not allowed to talk about Beth, we never clarify such rumors. And life goes on....... A new family lives in your house now. The flat has also been refurnished. New flooring and all. If someone stares at the walls long enough, they can still see the stains underneath the new paint. The whole place has an under-smell of ash and the family wonders why :S A new Indian restaurant opened up in Besiktas. We never go to eat there or Taj Mahal in Taksim. Most here remember you as a beautiful girl from India. You were a master of masking emotions and nearly everything. I think Im too emotional right now. I cant believe today, I havent seen you for a complete one year. I wish I open my eyes right now and all this is a dream........ your Esther
No words have the capacity to describe what I feel for you and always will. I hope you're in no pain now. That's all I care about. Im giving you stars for your love for Orion.
she was really a good scholar and especially in languages..the english teacher used to quote her as a standard . She was my idol as i was into English too. but then over the years in the rush of life ,i forgot her! then previous week ..found her page on facebook..and i was very happy that how i'm gonna have contact with her thru e-mails! But this is really shocking to know!! really ..now that i know she's not around..(even far),i'm sad ..Nostalgia is the word!!!!!!!!!!!!
dear dan, Please accept deepest condolences from the Abbotts at the first anniversary. We will continue to remember Shibha as one of the most compassionate, motherly and devoted humanitarians. These candles are for Shibha and her angel Beth. love, David, Lana and little Nick Abbott
J Strews12 years ago
hey heth, sorry to be using your post to reply to dan's note ... yeah ditto... i dont like this site, i dont like rose's name stufffed amongst a bunch of other 'gone' people...the ridiculous interface of this site keeps inviting me to view more and more tributes(as if its a pleasing thing to do). every time i get off this place, my head is full of horror images from this site n of course the painful experience all of us had last year. this place does little or no help to make someone forget their pain. gosh dan! we already have such a pleasing fb page, we dont need this site! love you guys, jane