Today I am feeling very ashamed of myself. I have been selfish and childish and I wish to make a public apology.
I have spent some of my day reading “Punk Rock Mommy’s” blog – the woman who is leader of the pack in the “mother’s who blog” 2007 award I have been promoting so shamelessly. I was so moved by what she wrote that I cried. And then I cried even more because I felt so ashamed of my childish desire to “win” and then even more because I couldn’t quite believe that my blog has been included to sit alongside something so profound and inspirational.
Andrea Collins Smith is a 38 year old mother of six (and a new puppy). She is battling with an extremely rare and aggressive form of breast cancer – Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) and she writes beautifully as does her husband and her children. You need to go and read it and look at the pictures. She is an inspiration and I want you to vote for her. She deserves to win. She has an incredibly moving story to tell and is immensely brave and philosophical:-
“Don’t ever allow your circumstances or your situation to dictate your happiness”.
How true a statement is that? Life is what you make it and she certainly isn’t wasting a single day.
Here’s the link: Punk Rock Mommy Blog