Today we received the sad news that one of our school mums lost her long battle with cancer last night. Such incredibly sad news, it has rocked our school community. It is heartbreaking to think of her son and daughter growing up without their mum, she was such a lovely lady, never one to complain, always thinking of others. She will be hugely missed by everyone.
Just before Christmas, I read that Julia from Five Fairies and a Fella passed away leaving behind her four beautiful daughters and her amazing husband. I read Julia’s blogs and followed her on Facebook from afar and even though I did not know her in person it is hard not to feel the sense of loss.
This week I read an update from Emma of Dear Melanoma that she may only have months to live. Again I only ‘know’ Emma via her blog and Facebook but this news is heartbreaking.
Last year I attended the funeral of my daughters friends mother. She was only a few months older than I am and from feeling a little unwell thinking she had the flu to her passing away was a short 9 months. Her funeral was heartbreaking. To see her daughter and son so distraught, the church full beyond capacity, tears were flowing non stop and her wonderful husband delivered the most heartfelt eulogy.
Oh my gosh cancer is devastating so many lives, taking so many young people, leaving so many families broken and hurting.
It sounds so cliche but life is short and we really should live it to the fullest.
RIP LW xx