Audrey Mestre

August 11, 1974 - October 12th, 2002
This web page is in memory of our beloved Audrey Mestre, a great freediver and an even greater person...
Audrey, you will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts.
We love you!

Christmas 2021

Between two spasms of sadness, two suppressed sobs, I decorated the house as the Christmas season approached.

I cannot open a trunk that contains all the themes that will be used for decoration, without seeing you arrive directly from La Paz, to help me put everything in its place for Christmas Eve, or even when next to you, we installed your own articles, in your home in Miami. All these holidays that we always spent together, no matter how far apart we were, we were always so close.

Nineteenth Christmas without you, without your presence, without your laughter that spread throughout the house, without our little conversations, without your warmth, without our giggles.

Every year I tell myself "next year will get better" and every year it is the same sadness that comes over me. Not wanting to celebrate, not Christmas, not the new year that is fast approaching. What will it be made of? Nobody knows. We live in a world that you would not have liked, a world where you could not have freely lived your passion for diving, where you should have waited for the end of the confinement to be able to immerse yourself in this sea that you loved so much and that you needed so much.

I think about you every day, I try to imagine your face 19 years older, but I cannot, for me you reached on October 12, 2002, eternal beauty and I really cannot reach to project myself into a future that no longer exists for you. So I live on my memories, my regrets, my frustrated hopes.

But it is almost Christmas, it is almost another year and in these days so close, on vacation, I want darling, to wish you where you are, to be very happy, to be fulfilled and to be surrounded by those who left to join you, who you loved.

Millions of kisses darling from your mom who loves you more than anything in this world.