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Reflection of the day

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Real Estate Agent with Taking a break

 Remembering that all is precious and fragile, enjoy every moment you have.

I will not be writing about real estate in this blog, it will not be about self help. I have no advice tonight on how to do something better or how to have a happy outlook.

Tonight I remember a special person Perla Caballero (now Hoblit) that touched my life so many years ago when she was just 19.  Perla was full of energy and excitement when she moved to Portland. I quickly became friends with her and her family. We talked much about music and bands, art and comedy. She was going to become a comedian someday. I was happy for her.  Shortly after moving to Portland Oregon, Perla lost her Mother Teresa in a horrid Car accident in California. Perla was devastating from this horrid accident but later became pregnant with a child, a little girl. She Named her Teresa in Honor of her Mother.

At 18 months of age Teresa Caballero was murder by her babysitter. Perla was still getting over the death of her mother when this horrid atrocity happened. I could go into great details and explain more, but I choose not too. I have provided a link to the to KGW 4 days after. The person the killed Teresa is serving a long sentence in prison. 4 years later and some justice has been done, it did not bring back Teresa. I have not forgiven the person that did this and I more then likely will never forgive them. I have become resolved in that. It is not my place to forgive them and I shall not. Perla has had a rough four years since but I must say that she has the heart of true warrior. She did go into comedy and has slowly been working her way up. She met a most wonderful man, Brian Hoblit, that she is now married too. The wheel of time has taken a new turn and now its time for the good chapters to pile up in Perla and Brian's life.

Link to KGW NEWS STORY 2004

Perla is 27 now; you never know who you might meet and how they may touch your life. Enter everyday with eyes' wide open.

November 18th 2004

TERESA CABALLERO. Though time ticks by and life goes on here, you will never be forgotten and you are truly a little angel

November 2000 Perla!!! 19 years old

Perla 2005 breaking into comedy                           Perla and Brian  

 

Thinking of you Perla,Brian and Teresa. Love You.

Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

We can easily get caught up in "living" and forget what its all about.  Sounds like your friend has had a hard journey, but has made a wonderful life to look forward to!

Nov 14, 2008 12:25 AM
Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc. - Salem, OR

This is a wonderful tribute to a friend. Thanks for sharing it with us. I often wonder why one person or one family seems to have more than their share of pain and tragedy. 

Nov 14, 2008 01:26 AM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

I agree Timothy, a very well done tribute to a friend. Take care of those close to you, you never know when you will lose them.

Nov 14, 2008 05:07 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

I'm glad all the tragedy in her life didn't make her forget her dream of becoming a comedian. I also am glad she had a friend in you that has stuck by her through all of that and I'm sure she considers you her rock! (I don't blame you for not forgiving that person, I don't think I could either)

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Nov 17, 2008 05:22 PM
Tony and Libby Kelly
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere - Lake Oswego, OR
CRS, ABR, ePro, SRES, CLHMS, CDPE

It is always a good idea to stop and count your blessings.  I'm so glad to hear that someone with that sort of past has not given up on life when so many others would have.  Thank you for sharing.

Nov 18, 2008 03:40 AM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

I like to remind people that life is a journey, not an end. Enjoy the journey with Mother and Father Nature, family, friends, and business associates.

Nov 19, 2008 12:40 AM
Timothy Butterworth
Taking a break - Portland, OR

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that commented on this post post.

Perla is doing great these and is happily married. Life does move on and with small steps.

Nov 19, 2008 02:53 AM