Holly Garza Obituary, Death – When I found out about the death of my Holly Garza yesterday, I immediately went into a state of fear and found it difficult to breathe. What I read couldn’t be right; she is the light of any party, the one with the jokes, the one who is raw and honest yet whose warm and welcoming soul made you feel completely at home. I read the message several times, and when I finally got to the string of duas that followed it, all I could say was, “What?!”
Even while death is unavoidable, it never fails to leave us in a state of disbelief, and this is especially true when the passing is unexpected. I am aware that everyone of us is experiencing grief, but at the same time, I am aware that many of us are able to find joy in the present moment, even as tears stream down our faces and memories flood our consciousness.
We are reminiscing about her infectious enthusiasm for life as we go through pictures and videos, and we are thankful that her goofiness helped you break out of your funk. Even though she was going through her own difficulties, she never stopped being there to help other people. I find it hard to accept that she is no longer around. There will be no more voicenotes, snaps, meme exchanges, tajweed clarifications, life updates, lengthy text discussions, or chats that are sincere.
SubhanaAllah. You are aware of how Uncommon it is for another person to just GET you. She understood me completely, and for that I will be eternally thankful. Hadith: “Do not disparage any good deed, even seeing your brother with a cheerful face.” She *lived* the hadith that the Prophet (S) said: “Do not belittle any good deed, even meeting your brother with a smiling face.” That was Holly, mashaAllah tabarakAllah.