Karina Eide, what can I say? It seems like whatever I might write will be meaningless, since you can't technically see it. But I know you're in a better place than I am right now, and deservedly so. So whatever I write here you actually will see, since you probably know what I'll say before I even write it down. I may not have known you as well as some who have posted on your wall, but I do know that in my conversations with you, the thing that stood out to me was your righteousness and your honesty. Is it too cliche to say that you influenced me for the better? Well I don't care, because it's true. I know and trust that God rewards those who show great faith, particularly those who suffer but still honor his name. You are one of those souls, which is why I'm confident that you're with him now. Sometimes it seems like God takes the best of us because you deserve to be near him the most. Please pray for me. Lord knows all of us down here could use it.
Hey Kare. It's kind of hard to know where to start. I love you a lot, and it hits me like a ton of bricks that you're gone. I remember when we first met, messaging about your fan fictions and your life. I remember when I first learned you had cancer, and crying to my mom (yeah, guys do that sometimes) that one of my friends - someone my age - was going to die. I remember when we first made the ENoMF, and our silliness in chats
It's really weird that I never met you. You know, in person and all. I wanted to so badly. Because, I loved you. I love you. Not in the way they make romantic movies about, but I don't think the love between friends is any less true. And I miss you. I'm going to miss your hot cocoa. I'll miss your words of mumsieish advice. It's so horrible to think that I could write a hundred of these posts, but you'd never respond.
But I think that's sort of selfish. When Paul says "to live is Christ and to die is gain", he's not giving his opinion, what he's saying is fact. You've had to put up with so much crap in this life, you've had to go through so much pain, and you're so much better off where you are. You're surrounded by the perfect glory and beauty of the only God. And so I guess you don't really need my sympathy.
Karina Eide, it's a blessing to know that you rest in peace.
Today, Heaven gained my best friend. Karina Eide will always be the most brave, sweet, intelligent, inspirational, and courageous person I have ever met. ~ My best friend ~ My neighbor ~ My inspiration. She battled cancer for 7 years although she was given only 6 months to live when she was 10. She did not complain ONE time about her pain or discomfort. There is not one day that goes by that I don't think about her.
Although she may not be "here" anymore, she will ALWAYS be remembered. She has left an imprint on my heart forever. Karina, I love you so incredibly much. My heart is heavy from your passing, but I know you are now free of any pain. Heaven gained an exceptional angel. I love you so much. I'll meet you up there soon.
Today, I lost one of my best friends. Karina Eide has been such an inspiration to me with her courage, brilliant creativity, and her loving, sweet attitude.
I met Kare over the internet, through a website called HomeschoolDebate. Little did I know that we would become such great friends even while she lived so far away from me. I never would have guessed she had cancer had she not told us directly - she never complained or whined about it. I had the pleasure of meeting her in real life a couple months ago, and I'm very glad I got that opportunity. She passed away last night after a 7-year battle with her cancer. I know she's in a place free of pain, but I'm going to miss her so, so very much.
I love you so much, Kare.
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Last night, one of my good friends, Karina Eide passed away. I knew Kare through both HomeschoolDebate and some mafia games over Facebook (we both hosted a few). She was one of the strongest people I knew; I knew her over the internet for over a year, and I never heard her complain about her cancer battle. Her attitude was brave, courageous, and determined, in spite of the pain and heartache that comes with cancer. I think we can all learn an important lesson from her. I'm certain anyone who was ever touched by her kindness will remember her as a friend forever. Because that's exactly who she was.
Rest in peace, Kare. We love you so much, and we'll miss you lots.
I'm speaking in chapel tomorrow. It's a reflection on Psalm 116:5-15, about how God cares deeply about his children in both life and death. He doesn't just abandon us when we die; we shouldn't blame Him and ask why He is taking the people we love away from us. He loves and cares about us SO much and always redeems the pain for good. You and your amazing story will be the main example for my reflection. I want everyone to know how brave and strong you are.