David Boschmans

08 Aug 2007

Last night I woke up and it was still dark outside. I usually don’t wake up early. I was staring at my ceiling and saw the last fractions of a dream replay. I was a little boy, standing out in the fields and looking up to the sky. At the horizon I saw a light, an ignition of a rocket that was launched into the black, starfilled sky. I saw a beautiful stripe of light go up and make a bow as it went further and further away from me.

I went to sleep again and woke up later this morning, started doing some e-mails and such. Then I got a phone call from a colleague to inform me that David Boschmans had passed away last night. David was the guy that wheeled me in at Microsoft. He was my mentor, my trusted colleague and friend. We shared dreams and hopes. His insights and advice will always guide me.
I could never have dreamt of getting a better mentor.

I’m lucky to have met him. I feel lucky, even when I’m typing this and tears drip on my typing hands. David, My Dearest David. I will never ever forget you. I’ll miss you. I’ll miss you so damn much. There is no explanation possible for all the why’s I’m feeling, no person that can fill the empty gap you leave behind.

David Boschmans

May God watch over your family and take care of them. Sweet dreams, David.


Posted by Miel Van Opstal in General


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  1. David Boschmans at

    November 16, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    [...] David Boschmans was a kind, thoughtful and much appreciated man. He has left us way too early. My condoleances to his family, friends and colleagues. [...]

  2. ed

    December 18, 2007 at 3:32 am

    When they say David was a Microsoft Evangelist, does that mean he worked for MS, but was a christian evangelist? or that he was actually a Microsoft Evangelist, trying to convert people to Microsoft?

  3. Coolz0r

    December 18, 2007 at 6:49 am

    take a look at this:

    That explains about everything ;-)