ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, IVA MILENKOVIC, 29, born on July 12, 1981 and passed away on December 6, 2010. 

YOUR LOVE WILL LIVE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER
 

" If  tears could build a stairway,

  and memories a lane,

  I,d walk right up to Heaven,  

  and bring you back home"

 

 Family nad friends miss :

YOU,

your  LOVE,

your  SOUL,

your  SMILE,

your  VOICE,

your  DANCING,

your  SINGING,

your  SUPPORT,

your  ENERGY

your  COMPANIONSHIP.....

 

 

TIme, they say, only time can heal... So not true !" 

 

 

Posted by Kira Cohen-Milo on December 6, 2017
I can't believe it's been 7 years. I miss you Iva and the years we could have had together.
Posted by Sanja Markovic on November 30, 2017
Cesto mislim na tebe, cesto si mi pred ocima...ostavila si dubok trag u mom zivotu. Nosim puno zajednickih uspomena, i zalim sto ih nije bilo jos.
Nedostajes uvek...
Posted by Kristina Trajanovska on May 16, 2016
Фалиш мила и најубава другарке. Ко вчера да беше кога си муабетевме, ама буквално за се'.
И доста често ми доаѓа звукот на твоето смеење... и ме водиш и ме советуваш и ми велиш дека се ќе биде во ред.
Те сакам!
Posted by Kira Cohen-Milo on December 7, 2015
I miss you Iva. I always regret not visiting you in Texas, I imagined there was time, I really did. I was wrong and I don't know what I was thinking. I know now never to put off something so important for the future when you think you'll have more time or money. I'm sorry.
Posted by Anita Strezova on December 12, 2013
Jas ne ja poznavav licno Iva, go vidov nejziniot lik kaj eden od moite FB prijateli. Ona sto go vidov bese golema bolka i sekakvanje po nea... poglednav vo nejziniot profil i vidov eden prekrasen lik, edna borba za odlozuvanje na vecnosta... Ne znam zosto me pleni nejzinata prikazna, moze bese nejzinoto lice, mozebi ljubovta sto se razlevase vrz nea na profilot od mojot prijatel, mozebi bese nejzinata zelba da zivee se do kraj... a moze bese nekoj vonvremenski i vondimenziski pozdrav kon mene, da me dopre nejzinata dusa, nejzinata prikazna... ne i go zaboraviv imeto, ne i go zaboraviv liceto i ne zaboraviv deka nekogas ziveela i seuste zivee vo mnogy srca... i den denes custvuvav kako da sakase da mi ostane nejzinoto sekavanje vo mene iako ne ja znam... po nekoja slucajnost, Bozja promisla, ili glas od univerzumot se prisetiv na nea i koga ete i bilo rodenden a pred nekoj den koga i se preselila vo vecnosta... ne mozam da objasnam no dotolku se prisekavam na nea sto koga mojata 8, 5 godisna kerka pravese prezentacija tuka vo edno Avstralisko uciliste za peperutkite kaza deka ima i takvi peperutki kako sto bese Iva (onaa nejzina slika kako gali peperutka). Potoa se sluci na kerka mi drugarka da dobie ist tip na dijagnoza i bolest kako Iva. Devojce koe uci so kerka mi i koe se bori so istata bolest kako Iva. Po seto ova cesto mislev dlai nesto da i napisam nejze ili na nejzinite bliski.... no taa Iva koja ne gleda od vecnosta postojano mi kazuvase vnatre vo mene deka treba... deka nejzinoto prisustvo e tolku golemo nadvor od nasiot poim za vecnosta sto ete me doprele mene, edna nepoznata zena od na drugaa strana na svetot koja veke znae za Iva... kako da sakase da mi rece deka nejziniot spomen se prenesuva preku granici, meridijani, dimenzii... nejziniot glas i energija se nasekade vo univerzumot... Iva e dokaz deka ljubovta kon lugeto e univerzalna... nie site ljubovta ja doznavame samo onoj moment koga taa stane del ne od poedinecnoto tuku od univerzalnoto... vecen spomen Iva...
Posted by Cathy Essix on December 6, 2012
May your beautiful spirit live on forever and ever. Keep giving your mother and family the peace that they need to make it through. All the love to you in heaven Iva.
Posted by Nada Delovska-Đurović on December 6, 2012
...bol je nezaustavljiva... tuga beskonacna...svi koji smo te voleli, volecemo te vecno, IVO, andjele !
Posted by Kira Cohen-Milo on July 13, 2012
Happy Birthday Iva my dear. I miss you terribly. I had no idea it was your birthday today, but nonetheless you came up in my conversation yesterday with my sister, you're always there deep in my mind and very near to my thoughts.
Posted by Gordana Bosilkova on July 12, 2012
Iva, sonce nase. Ostavi mnogu vo moeto srce i dusa.
Posted by Mirka Trajkovska on December 30, 2011
It's been a whole year since you left us. I am keeping your picture in my heart. I will never forget your beautiful eyes and smile. I still feel the hug you gave me each time we saw each other. It's been a long fight for you but you have been a rare example of strength, optimism and believe. Dear Iva, I shall always keep you in my heart, I shall always talk about you and keep you alive...
Posted by Eli Isely on December 19, 2011
Pocivaj vo mir mila Iva
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 15, 2011
Куновски Игор
This is 1 for the good days & I have it all here / in red ~ blue ~ green
This is my way of saying goodbye / 'cause I can't do it ~ face to face
So I am talkining to U before..
No matter what happens now / I won't be afraid
Because I know / today has been the most perfect day ..
I have ever seen ~
..
Iva Milenkovic ♥
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 15, 2011
""od Nene>
Nema den da ne mislam na tebe...mi falis za druzba, za sovet , za da spodelam..da ti se javam na telefon, da ti dojdam u dnevna i da sednam na kauc karshi tebe u zelenata fotelja...:)...nenormalno e tazno, nestvarno e deka te nema..za mene sekogas kje postois..postois vo mislite na site sto te znaat..""
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 15, 2011
"Antonio Dojchinovski
TIme, they say, only time can heal... So not true !"
Posted by Vladimir Krstic on December 15, 2011
Recima se ne moze opisati tuga.
Pocivaj u miru.
Posted by Gordana Bosilkova on December 15, 2011
Ivka moja, mi nedostasuvas, bolkata po tebe ne prestanuva, go gori srceto. Tamu si ti.
Posted by Ana Michovska on December 15, 2011
Не ја познавав многу, но сепак ја запознав. Голема чест е да познаваш некој како Ива. Прекрасна, насмеана, позитивна, храбра... Нејзиното семејство и нејзините пријатели можат само да се гордеат со неа! Сеќавањето на неа предизвикува насмевка. Ни одржа добра лекција на сите! :*
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
"Oday Fathi Khamis Aljabari
I would like to send my Condolences to Her Familly and ask God to Be Mercy on Her,
She was more than Great Persone, and i m wishing for her staying on Paradise, And inspire its people with patience and fortitude.
Peace on you Iva from your freind oday from palestine, Thanks for all "CIAO IVA""
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
"Imad Ajnaou
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. You left a huge memory in our heart and soul."
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
"Raffaele Zanoli
Iva was one of my student in Bari, one of the best I ever had. I was her supervisor and now I belive supervise me from above!
I hope you and your family are slowly recovering the great loss. I am sure she is still with all of us, now powerfully sending her great love to all her beloved ones."
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
"George Koulaouzides
It is so hard to believe it. My best student...I am so sad. My beautiful Iva"
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
"Leonor Azaña Labrador
She is so special for me, I believe she is with us...EACH day I think of her, her laugh, her smile, moments together...and with this she is sharing with me again her deep feelings and advices, regarding and teaching me such important things of the life...like always...cause my special Iva is with me. I feel it everyday. She is with us. I love her."
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
Kira Tolla
I've never known anybody like Iva, she was so strong and clear about who she was. No matter what it was she was doing in her life, that may change, but she knew who she was to the core and I really looked up to her for that, and so many other things. I miss her, I really miss her.
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
Hamada Abdelrahman
Iva became a part of us as she is a part of you...
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
Lazar Temelkov
edna godina dolga godina ni nedostasuvas premnogu
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
Ivana Naumovska
Little Miss Divinity, You are beautiful and always will be!
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
"Nataša Čereković
♥ ♥ ♥ srecice ljiljakova miss you sooo muchhh"
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
"Lujza Bojchova
one year..one long year...miss you my friend.."
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
"Nikola Golubov
Ne te zaboravam Ivce... site gi nauci kako treba da se borat i da se raduvaat na sekoj den... sekoj moment od zivotot.."
Posted by Mirjana Milenkovic on December 14, 2011
""Kristina Trajanovska
Енергијата и насмевката твоја, секогаш во мене драга сестричке. Ќе ми недостигаш бејби секој миг, ќе те сакам и ќе те обожавам до вечноста! Пеперутко моја портокалова!""

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Kira Cohen-Milo on December 6, 2017
I can't believe it's been 7 years. I miss you Iva and the years we could have had together.
Posted by Sanja Markovic on November 30, 2017
Cesto mislim na tebe, cesto si mi pred ocima...ostavila si dubok trag u mom zivotu. Nosim puno zajednickih uspomena, i zalim sto ih nije bilo jos.
Nedostajes uvek...
Posted by Kristina Trajanovska on May 16, 2016
Фалиш мила и најубава другарке. Ко вчера да беше кога си муабетевме, ама буквално за се'.
И доста често ми доаѓа звукот на твоето смеење... и ме водиш и ме советуваш и ми велиш дека се ќе биде во ред.
Те сакам!
Recent stories

Gratitude

Shared by Mirjana Milenkovic on November 28, 2011

 Written by Melissa Milenkovic, Iva's sister in low

 Iva passed away a year ago now.  How is it that it has been that long already?  A year we have now lived without her.  Without receiving the joy of her smile.  Without worrying about her.  Without anxiety about what is going to happen next.  The relief brings guilt.  The loss, of course, bring much sadness.  

So in this time, we have been dealing with all the grief, and trying to decide what our lives are now going to be like.  Our daughters have only known their lives with Iva.  She has been with us for nearly 2 years, and in their short lives, that represents a good portion of their memory.  Yet they have not skipped a beat.

On the day after Iva's death, our youngest, Maja, was still looking for her.  "I'm going to see if Iva is sleeping in her room."  Then she decided that Iva had turned into a butterfly and had flown up to heaven.  The next day, Wednesday, we buried Iva at the Serbian Orthodox Cemetery in Galveston.  When we got home that afternoon, Tony found a butterfly on our back door.  The butterfly let him pick it up and carry it about for a bit.  He then set it free.  Pure magic.

It's strange that in all this time everything boils down to just a few memories.  Iva making pasta.  Iva cheering while watching soccer.  Iva explaining friendship to our oldest daughter, Milena.  Iva being completely enamored of Avatar in 3D (she watched it 3 times, at least!).  Iva cutting cabbage.

We now only have memories of her.  Memories of her before she was sick.  How she loved the sea.  How talented she was.  How she loved simple things.  How well she could pack a suitcase.  How loving she was.

And then there are the memories of her being sick.  And how it changed her.  When she was first diagnosed, she struggled to understand why this had happened to her.  She thought it was something she had done.  Maybe she had been too prideful, which of course, was a prideful thing to think, right?  To think that any of this tragedy had anything to do with you?  To think that somehow the forces of fate had singled you out?  But that was Iva.  Flaws and all, you couldn't help but love her.   She was the bravest woman you will ever know.  

And then there are the things that we can't remember.  Like her favorite Starbucks coffee drink.  All these silly day to day details that suddenly become so important because she is gone.

And then there is the guilt.  The guilt for not always understanding how hard this was for her.  For expecting her to be more this or less that.  For not hugging her more.  For not saying more of the "right" things.  For not making her cookies more often.

But in the end, we are left to resolve all that it meant and all that we didn't do.  We have to go on living and doing all the things she will never do.  And yet in all of this, gratitude fills me.  I am grateful for how much we have received from all of you over the last 2 years.  How much you have shared with us, how much you have prayed for us, how much you have just listened and supported us.  How much you have opened your hearts to our family, some of you complete strangers.  It is really quite astonishing.  And then there are the donations--from so many of you--and without which Iva would never have been able to receive the treatments that kept her here with us for so long.  We will always be grateful for that.  Just as we will always miss her.