Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Punk Rock Mommy Will Live in Our Hearts Forever

Today I would like to honour the life of Punk Rock Mommy who lost her battle with cancer.

Carolyn at Laughing alone in the Dark first drew my attention to this young woman who was blogging about her fight with cancer. Carolyn asked all of us to throw our support behind this young woman so that she would win the Best of Blogs for Best Mommy Blog.

Today her husband Kelly has posted her passing and I feel like I have lost a friend even though I don't know her.

However - her passing now leaves her husband and their children to get through their days without her.

That part - that horrible - sorrow filled part - is like a death sentence in itself. It rips at us and we scream in our agony - and no-one hears. Not God - not Santa Clause....no-one. We are always alone with our inner pain and our attempts to put salve on the scars that fester and irritate inside of us.

Sometimes they heal - sometimes they don't.

As for this family - they need our help. They need our words and our support. There is a link for those of you who feel they can donate a little something financially.

Please - take a moment out of your day and read some of this woman's inspiring words. They are raw and vibrant and should be taught in school - 'How to Live a Life'.

I hate you Cancer! I hate you!


menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

I just saw this on another site I visit and Suzysoo had a tribute to Punk Rock Mummy. I read her last post and was incredibly moved by it. How deeply sad. I too only knew of her through Carolyn and lurked on her blog but never commented. I couldn't express how deeply sad I felt for them all and I didn't feel I should intrude on their grief. A very very sad time for that family. RIP Puk Rock Mummy.

Anonymous said...

It is a very sad time for all concerned. You leave a beautiful tribute.

CJ xx

travelling, but not in love said...

Gosh. Aims, I never knew about this blog or about Andrea.

I've bookmarked the blog for a better day. One when I feel I can read it. There's cancer in my family at the moment and it's all a bit too close.

You've given her a lovely tribute and thanks for the link to the donation site.

All too sad.

Popkins said...

May Punk Rock Mummy be in Heaven playin' music to the angels. As a cancer survivor at the moment, I know the pain and suffering it can cause. It seems to be an epidemic. I know of no one,absolutely no one, who does not have a story. We must find a cure for this hideous disease that affect all of us and our loved ones.

Anonymous said...

Aims, I didn't know about Andrea either. But I did visit her site and read some of the first posts and the last months of this year. How sad. I will be praying for them all. Thanks for sharing. Love, Margie

Carolyn said...

Lovely tribute Aims. Andrea seemed like a phenomenal woman. My only solace is knowing that her children will live her legacy in a magnificent way I'm sure.

Daryl said...

Lovely post, Aims, and I hate it too ... its taken a lot of people I love and a piece of me!


lisaschaos said...

I ran over. That is too sad. Cancer sucks!

*sssss--ke alert on my page today*

Lehners in France said...

Aims, I visited through Carolyn. Life really is not fair! Debs x

Maggie May said...

I wasn't in contact with her but it must be awful to get to like some one and then this happens.
Tough for the kids.

Anonymous said...

May be its a day to light a candle for all those who have been so cruelly yaken from us by this bloody disease. This year I have lost four friends to it ,and two friends have lost husbands.
Memories are that we can have roses in December.

bichonpawz said...

So very sad, aims......what a wonderful woman she was. I did not know her until you linked to her and I went over to check out her blog. I admire her courage so much. Heaven has a new angel.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

How sad, and how moving. Margot xx