This memorial website was created in the memory of our precious and beloved wife and mother.


Denise our daughter, son-in-law Andrea and I will remember her always.  This to the Father we promise.

Posted by Norm Boyajian on June 18, 2014
My Sweet Shereen: Today, 18 Jun 2014, I received a somewhat distressing e-mail from Denise. She had a dream in which she saw you. But a part of that dream was somewhat upsetting to her. I made an attempt to interpret it for her by using an online source. She may be having difficulties and you need to be sure to go to her - to help her - to calm her. She and I often feel your presence and I believe you already know of any difficulties she may be experiencing. So for me, please be sure to stay with her until any adversities pass. I know I don’t have to ask, but I feel better doing so. I think she very much needs you, her mama, to help her - just as you have for all of her life.

As always, I will never stop loving you. Norman
Posted by Norm Boyajian on June 8, 2014
To My Precious Shereen: 

Today, Sunday the 8th of June 2014, is our 51st wedding anniversary. Because God took you over three years ago, I will once again not be able to celebrate with you by my side. Instead, I will sit alone at your memorial here in the home and softly and tenderly talk to you. I will remember so many of the anniversaries we celebrated together, but it will be with overwhelming sadness that I no longer have you here so that we can celebrate another milestone event together. We often talked in the past as to what we would do for our upcoming anniversaries. For our 50th anniversary, we wanted to take a long trip to various parts of the world, including of course a stay in Switzerland with Denise and Andrea. I think the fact that we planned on taking a long vacation together to various parts of the world was the event we most looked forward to. But of course that didn’t/couldn’t happen, nor will we ever be able to take any trips at all. I have nowhere to go, nor do I want to go anywhere without you.

So again, I will simply sit and talk to you about the plans that will not come to fruition. The dreams we had will not now happen. But I will also try to remember all of our past and happy anniversaries and gifts you received that made you so happy. My gift was in seeing you so happy, so excited, to get them - it warmed my heart in a way you will never know that I was able to bring so much joy to you.

I continue to miss you so much my precious angel. Yes, I will shed more tears, but that is something that can’t be avoided. But I will also smile as well - perhaps even laugh a bit as I talk to you.

I know your spirit is here with me - I often feel your presence. So my darling, Happy Anniversary! And thank you for all those wonderful years you gave me - you were responsible for making me whole, making me feel loved, wanted and important. For all of that I again thank you so much for your warmth and love.

Rest my angel in the arms of God. Someday I will see you again. Someday we will be together again.

With All My Love, Norman
Posted by Norm Boyajian on May 26, 2014
Happy Birthday My Sweet Shereen! Today, Monday 26 May 2014, is your 69th birthday and the third one since God took you. 

As usual, I will sit alone at the memorial I have to you here in the home and talk to you. I will ever so gently and tenderly place my hands on your urn which has draped around it your favorite piece of jewelry which you wore every single day - the gold Hawaiian Kuuipo (Sweetheart) necklace I bought you for one of our wedding anniversaries. Attached to it is your wedding ring and a small gold heart and key - the key to your heart. 

But there will be no card for you to read; no presents to open; no special dinner to share together - nothing but complete solitude with just my whispering voice to pierce the terrible silence. What should be a happy event will instead be a somber remembrance of our life together interwoven with my cherished memories of a life which you so generously, unselfishly, and compassionately provided me.

This tribute to you is in the form of 'Laying a Flower' - and naturally that flower is your favorite, the Tulip.  

I love you my precious wife and mother - we all love you. Never will we forget you nor fail to celebrate every birthday, holiday and anniversary with you. 

With Our Everlasting Love, Norman, Denise and Andrea
Posted by Norm Boyajian on May 24, 2014
My Precious Shereen:

I originally wrote this on 28 Feb 2014, then decided to rewrite it a bit.

It is now fast approaching 2am on 28 Feb 2014 - the third year since you passed. I regularly have thoughts of joining you - sui caedere - and I plan on doing so soon.  I am in such terrible despair and darkness that I must end it soon. I pray that you will take my hand and guide me.

Since your passing I’ve been living a life of solitude - such complete and utter loneliness that I want to be with you. Although it’s said that time cures all, I have yet to experience any lessening of my grief. In fact, I feel ever worse - I’m slipping - I am weak and heavily burdened from losing you. 

I’m told and have read that taking one’s life is a sin. That is not necessarily so. God will forgive me - after all, it is just yet another way He has of calling us to Him.

Yes, I have talked to our daughter about my thoughts and the very peaceful means by which I can join you. She is of course terribly distressed, but too, I know I am a burden on her in so many ways and it all needs to stop.

I love you Shereen. You were and still are the love of my life - the Angel that God sent to be my partner in life. Oh how I miss everything about you. If it is time for me to join you, then please guide me in that direction. If it is not yet that time, then please help me through my grief - I so much need that help at this point in my life.

God bless you my precious wife and mother. Rest in peace in the arms of God.

I love you always, Norman
Posted by Norm Boyajian on May 12, 2014
To Our Sweet and Precious Mother and Wife. Today is Mother’s Day (due to the time difference, this tribute may show the date of 12 May, although here in Hawaii, it is still Sunday, 11 May 2014). 

Yesterday I talked with our daughter Denise. You know of course how much she loves and misses you - the same as I do. Because she was feeling bad, I tried to comfort her by saying that I know you would be with her on this day - a day she misses you so much and a day that brings up a flood of loving memories she has of you. 

So many times over these past three years she’s told me how fortunate she was to have a mother like you - she often recalls those many happy, even funny times she had with you. 

As I have often said, we will never forget you nor will we ever stop loving you. We regularly pray that you are free of the terrible disease that took you from us and that you are at peace in the arms of God. 

Today was very lonely for me as well, but later in the day, I felt your presence and took comfort from that. We love you so much and it is hard to go on without you. I myself await that time when I will join you so the two of us will look down on our sweet daughter to guide and comfort her. 

Happy Mother’s Day sweetheart. With all our love, Norman and Denise.
Posted by Norm Boyajian on January 11, 2014
To my precious Shereen. The holidays are over, and I continue to miss you so much. I remember how much you loved Christmas and how you’d decorate the home. 

But once again this year, it was quiet and lonely. I can only continue to hope and pray that with God, you are not only free of the terrible disease that took you from us, but that you are at peace as well. 

Denise, Andrea and I will never forget you as the caring and loving mother and wife you were. 

Rest my sweet Angel in the hands of the Father. With our love forever, Norman, Denise and Andrea
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Posted by Norm Boyajian on May 26, 2013
Hello My Precious Shereen: The 26th of May 2013 is your birthday, and Denise, Andrea and I want you to know that we remember you, and of course always will. It will be a hard day without you here, but we hope your spirit will be happy knowing we continue to remember you. Rest my precious wife and mother - rest in the hands of God. We give to you all our love. Norman, Denise and Andrea
Posted by Norm Boyajian on October 16, 2011
Shereen, you were the Angel who came to make me whole, but I lost you all too soon and my grief is overwhelming. But I feel you by my side teaching me not just how to survive the storm, but that I can still dance with you in the tempest. But I must admit, it will take a very long time for me to learn - without you physically here, life is so very difficult.

Rest now my Angel in the Father’s glory. With All My Love, Norman

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Posted by Norm Boyajian on June 18, 2014
My Sweet Shereen: Today, 18 Jun 2014, I received a somewhat distressing e-mail from Denise. She had a dream in which she saw you. But a part of that dream was somewhat upsetting to her. I made an attempt to interpret it for her by using an online source. She may be having difficulties and you need to be sure to go to her - to help her - to calm her. She and I often feel your presence and I believe you already know of any difficulties she may be experiencing. So for me, please be sure to stay with her until any adversities pass. I know I don’t have to ask, but I feel better doing so. I think she very much needs you, her mama, to help her - just as you have for all of her life.

As always, I will never stop loving you. Norman
Posted by Norm Boyajian on June 8, 2014
To My Precious Shereen: 

Today, Sunday the 8th of June 2014, is our 51st wedding anniversary. Because God took you over three years ago, I will once again not be able to celebrate with you by my side. Instead, I will sit alone at your memorial here in the home and softly and tenderly talk to you. I will remember so many of the anniversaries we celebrated together, but it will be with overwhelming sadness that I no longer have you here so that we can celebrate another milestone event together. We often talked in the past as to what we would do for our upcoming anniversaries. For our 50th anniversary, we wanted to take a long trip to various parts of the world, including of course a stay in Switzerland with Denise and Andrea. I think the fact that we planned on taking a long vacation together to various parts of the world was the event we most looked forward to. But of course that didn’t/couldn’t happen, nor will we ever be able to take any trips at all. I have nowhere to go, nor do I want to go anywhere without you.

So again, I will simply sit and talk to you about the plans that will not come to fruition. The dreams we had will not now happen. But I will also try to remember all of our past and happy anniversaries and gifts you received that made you so happy. My gift was in seeing you so happy, so excited, to get them - it warmed my heart in a way you will never know that I was able to bring so much joy to you.

I continue to miss you so much my precious angel. Yes, I will shed more tears, but that is something that can’t be avoided. But I will also smile as well - perhaps even laugh a bit as I talk to you.

I know your spirit is here with me - I often feel your presence. So my darling, Happy Anniversary! And thank you for all those wonderful years you gave me - you were responsible for making me whole, making me feel loved, wanted and important. For all of that I again thank you so much for your warmth and love.

Rest my angel in the arms of God. Someday I will see you again. Someday we will be together again.

With All My Love, Norman
Posted by Norm Boyajian on May 26, 2014
Happy Birthday My Sweet Shereen! Today, Monday 26 May 2014, is your 69th birthday and the third one since God took you. 

As usual, I will sit alone at the memorial I have to you here in the home and talk to you. I will ever so gently and tenderly place my hands on your urn which has draped around it your favorite piece of jewelry which you wore every single day - the gold Hawaiian Kuuipo (Sweetheart) necklace I bought you for one of our wedding anniversaries. Attached to it is your wedding ring and a small gold heart and key - the key to your heart. 

But there will be no card for you to read; no presents to open; no special dinner to share together - nothing but complete solitude with just my whispering voice to pierce the terrible silence. What should be a happy event will instead be a somber remembrance of our life together interwoven with my cherished memories of a life which you so generously, unselfishly, and compassionately provided me.

This tribute to you is in the form of 'Laying a Flower' - and naturally that flower is your favorite, the Tulip.  

I love you my precious wife and mother - we all love you. Never will we forget you nor fail to celebrate every birthday, holiday and anniversary with you. 

With Our Everlasting Love, Norman, Denise and Andrea
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My Own Sunset

Shared by Norm Boyajian on November 2, 2012

Today is Friday, 2 Nov 2012, 20 months since Shereen passed, and I am as weary as ever living in solitute as I do.  I so often pray Shereen will come and take me to her, but that's not happening.  One reason of course is she wants me to be here for our precious daughter Denise - so do I.  So, I continue along this dark journey hoping that soon God will allow the sunshine back into my life.  But too, I've read that God will take us all in His time, so until then, I will simply keep walking down this lonely road.  Just wanted to express my feelings at this particular low point.  Things will brighten up though - Denise will be making her visit to me starting the beginning of March 2013, and stay for perhaps six weeks - we're both looking forward to that.  Her husband Andrea will also visit, but unfortunately he can only get a two-week vacation.  No matter, it will be wonderful to see them both again.  Perhaps someday I'll get up the energy and make the long trip to visit them in Switzerland.

Overwhelming Grief

Shared by Norm Boyajian on June 6, 2012

Today is Wed., 6 Jun 2012.  In two days (8 Jun 2012), it will be our 49th wedding anniversary - one which I will celebrate alone - although I know Shereen will be with me in spirit.  As I mentioned in another narrative, I still wear my wedding band - I am still married to my precious Angel - that will never change.  Yes, I am a widower, but in reality, still married to the one I love with such fervor that I can't describe.  It will be a tough day the 8th of June - no doubt I will shed many many tears as I sit here alone.  I will think back to the 47 anniversaries we celebrated - hopefully with happy memories.  I will look at pictures that Shereen so carefully sorted and put into albums.  I will sit by the memorial I have to her in our home and pray that she continues to be in the arms of God - no longer sick - no longer suffering as she did for all those months of her illness.  I will remember the call I received from the surgeon who removed her diseased spleen that it would have taken a miracle to recover.  I will also remember his words that I not feel guilty that I was unable to save her from passing in spite of my constant care of her.  Yes, I do feel guilt - I was suppose to be able to enable her to recover - that was my function as a husband - to care for his wife and make her well.  But God took her from me - I have no idea why He did - I still question what no mortal can answer - but someday I will join her and perhaps learn at that time why she was taken from me - I will learn of God's plan.  All I can think of is he wanted another Angel, and this time it was Shereen.  I greive more now then ever before.  I grieve for longer periods then ever before.  Often I pray that Shereen will come and take me to her - I want to be with her - but I also know that won't happen - our daughter needs me to be here for her and so Shereen won't come for me.  I'm currently losing weight, and barely eat at all.  I feel myself getting weaker; I feel the lonliness closing in on me; I feel as though I'm going to pass soon.  As terrible as that may sound, I look forward to joining Shereen.  There have even been recent thoughts of going to her by my own hand - the only thing stopping me is consideration for our daughter - I don't want her to be without both parents, even though she is married, happy, and part of her husband's large family.  I don't remember things that people tell me, even an hour after they do.  I'm slipping - I feel it - I know it's entirely possible that I'll soon join Shereen.  I'm lost, fatigued, lethargic, lonely - perhaps God willing, I will join Shereen on our 49th anniversary.  Yes, and again, these are terrible thoughts - but I can't help putting my thoughts in writing.  I am tired dear God - please relieve my pain - please take away my lonliness - I beg of You.  I recently had a dream where Shereen came to me and told me to follow her, but before that could happen, I awoke.  I actually had to look around to see where I was - I actually thought I had indeed passed on.  Obviously, not so.  I was disappointed.  And so my life goes on, such as it is.  I love you Shereen.  I love you Denise.  I love you Andrea.  Please forgive my thoughts, but this terrible tradgedy that has befallen us is just too much for me to bear.  They say God will never burden you with more than you can handle, but I sometimes wonder if that's true - I'm at a point where I simply cannot tollerate any more grief.  I have the means by which to take my life - if I do, I can only ask that family and friends forgive and understand.  No one can imagine the sheer torture of losing a spouse - unless you have yourself.  God bless family and friends.  God, please bless me if I should decide to join Shereen.

Travels in Europs

Shared by Norm Boyajian on November 22, 2011

Shereen loved to travel, and this photo is one that goes back a couple of years.  As I recall, this trip included travelling with Denise primarily to Italy.  So here's my beautiful and precious Shereen posing in front of some ruins.  I can tell from the look on her face that at this point, she was feeling healthy and happy and enjoying every moment of her travels and visits. 

I am so happy that Shereen both had and took the opportunity to travel.  She so often talked about travelling at a point when she was healthy and able to travel - almost as if she had a premonition that God would take her earlier than any of us expected.

Shereen typically took two vacations a year - one was usually to the mainland to ski with the Hawaii Ski Club, and the other to visit Denise in Europe, and use that as her jumping off point to other destinations, including visiting family and friends in Germany and Turkey, as well as her visits to Greece, Italy, and other countries.

I thank the Lord for allowing her these so many opportunities to do something she loved to do so much - travel.