I hope Therese's husband and kids are fairing well, it sounds like they have plenty of family nearby for help so that is always good. Therese always had a grudge against me for some reason, but I still think it is terrible that she has been taken from this world, and in such a way. I pray her kids will get through with event ok with their father, and that this doesn't tear them apart. The death of a loved one is always the hardest trial...
Hopefuly I'll meet you in Heaven one day Therese
As for the truck driver, this is why I believe in "An eye for an eye"...
Therese, when I first started to mod these forums, yours were the posts that made me laugh or smile, or even shake my head in amazement. I have to admit, it was always a pleasure to watch someone try and argue with you, can't say I ever saw you lose one. You had one of the most sensible and quick-witted minds I've ever had the pleasure to speak to on these forums, and I could see your love and care for those you called friends on these forums.
I'll admit, I've been hoping for your return to these forums, and I'm sad it won't ever come now. But even more I mourn for your family, because as great as a person as you were here, I can only imagine how incredible you would've been in person. My prayer go up for you, your friends and family. I know that MasterZack was right though, in saying that you'll be in heaven watching over all of us.
And to anyone else reading this thread, let me make something absolutely and perfectly clear. If I find one hint of disrespect towards Therese in this thread, I will infract you. Do not spam this, this is not a place for your fun and games. I will have no lenience whatsoever on this. Therese was an amazing person, and this thread will remain here in memory of her, do not mess with it.
Its a great loss for each one of us and especially to her family. She was a wonderful person and a leader. I've been with her almost from the beginning for 2 years. We've started in RoE. With her way of dealing she stole my heart. my heart is aching, crying and bleeding since the day I came to know about her death. And I still can't find the words to speak about it and express how I feel.
Rest in peace my friend. and may your family members be comforted in this difficult time
On behalf of Therese's family I wish to thank those who left thoughtful messages, wrote emails, and sent notes. Enrique, Maddy, several friends and family, and I sat down and read everything together. Thank you for the smiles and nice memories they've created. I also wish to apologize for posting the initial message from Therese's account. I didn't want to start a playing account but I see now that was a mistake.
Maddy's parents have raised her to understand the importance of politeness. If she hasn't yet personally expressed gratitude to anyone on behalf of her family for the written responses she will soon. Yesterday was a slightly difficult day and she fell behind which is understandable.
Of course we hold no ill will towards the driver of the other vehicle. He has his own injuries both physical and psychological that need to mend. We pray for his full and complete recovery. Grief has enough negative emotions of its own. We do not need to add hate. If he is to be judged it will not be by us. Forgiveness holds its own type of healing.
Enrique and Therese together were the most attentive and loving of parents. Enrique will continue and there will be no tearing apart of his family. I can guarantee that never crossed anyone's mind who knows him as a man and a father especially his children- one of whom was reading this forum.
A few posts caught my attention and I'll respond to those by private message.
I knew Therese for many years. I've only known her to hate one thing she never met face to face: thunderstorms. I don't understand the need to say she never liked someone in a thread that's announced her passing. However I also don't understand how this game is played so if I've misunderstood I apologize.
Therese was not a saint. At times like this people tend to beatify those lost in tragic circumstances which is detrimental to their loved ones for when their human flaws are remembered it causes more pain than it should. At first I didn't understand the references to the wicked witch of the west. Maddy and Enrique explained and we all laughed when we realized why. Those of us who knew Therese personally knew her temper and sharp tongue very well although they were never directed at us. Now I understand that her temper showed itself in the game and for the same reasons it showed itself in her life. For the sake of her children I'm very relieved that the community has chosen to remember Therese with the wicked witch references. It shows her children that their mother preferred to be known in a humorous way for the very things she considered to be her greatest flaws.
From Maddy I learned that Therese enjoyed this game immensely. As we sat around last night and Enrique and Maddy explained it in detail we had more laughs imagining our tiny Therese as a fearsome medieval warlord. But Therese was an enigma. She despised talking to strangers on the internet yet it's apparent she spoke to many people here.
So we knew that there had to be something else besides the game to keep her here for almost two years. Now we know- the people and this community. Laughs are difficult right now- yet because of Tribalwars we've found some. You have our sincerest gratitude as does the staff of this forum for their care. God bless you.
Thank you Juan for those remarks. I must admit I am still really upset by the loss but that I have started to spend more time with my family as a result. The forums simply seem too quiet without those witty rebukes.