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Reeva Steenkamp’s best friend, Gina Myers, remembered her on what she has termed this “very black Friday” as Oscar Pistorius was let out on bail.
“Last week, Reeva and I took a blanket into our garden. Lay there for the day and decided it was something we’d do all the time. It was a perfect day.”
“Our best thing was to sit every night on her bed – Reeva, my sister and myself, where we sat and laughed until we cried. And if we cried it was until we laughed. And in the morning, she’d make us coffee and we’d have a group discussion on our day’s events – where, what and how, and how we were going to dominate the world one day at a time.”
“This was Reeva, or as I called her, my Alfi – as she always had little pieces of hair sticking up by her forehead, thus gaining the nickname, Alfalfa. She was determined in life to love and share love. She would do anything for her friends, family and parents; in fact she took her parents on a weekend away last year and told me just a few days ago how amazing it was that she got to do that with them.”
“Reeva never walked into the house, she bubbled in, and I can only say this with a smile. Everyone she crossed paths with fell in love with her. Her sense of humour had people in stitches all the time. She had an indescribable presence, and all I can say is that anyone and everyone who experienced it is blessed to say they have felt it.”
“I have picked up the phone at all times of the night and day to speak to my friend and sister. She has given me her shoulder to cry on. Her hugs to cuddle. Her smile to make me smile. And her heart to love.”
“My Alfi tried to teach me how to cook. My Alfi had a beautiful soul, as well as a compassion and love for people, animals and baking.”
“You are missed so much already. You are loved eternally. People all over the world have got just a taste of the enormity of your heart and beauty, and they have fallen in love with you.”
“My heart is broken and blessed. Thank you for you Alfi!” - Staff Reporter