So….I’m a mummy whinger. I know it. I get tired, I get frustrated….and I whinge. I give you an insight into my ‘behind the scenes.’ I share with you when I get frustrated as a mum, as a teacher, as a woman.
But I need to ask you…….Have you met this woman?
This is Lisa Magill.
Have I met her? No.
Do I know her? No.
Has she impacted my life? Yes.
I whinge. I complain. I spend my PMT days being a complete sooky la la.
And then I discovered Terminally Fabulous. A FB page….and to say that she has given me a reality check is an UNDER STATEMENT!!!
Lisa is my age. She is gorgeous and young and full of life.
And Lisa is dying. She has terminal cancer and every few days I get an update in my FB notifications that makes me smile, makes me appreciate and makes me take a deep breath.
I read this amazing woman’s blog and I just sit in awe for hours afterwards. Every so often, after reading (or listening to) one of Lisa’s posts, I just stop and say, “Holy Crap, For God’s Sake!”
I am healthy. I have an amazing husband, two amazing (sometimes unbelievably frustrating) children and a beautiful house. I have a career that rewards me every (ok, maybe not every, but MOST!) day. I have all of this….and I whinge.
And then I hear from Lisa. Lisa is dying….not just sick, Lisa is dying. And she sees the goodness in the smallest things. She posts about getting a full night's sleep. She blogs about being able to go home from hospital, when yesterday she wasn’t sure that she would ever go home again. She does a video entry, laughing about how different she looks after taking the toxic, yet hopefully life saving medication that she has to take daily.
And it makes me stop.
Lisa, I think you are amazing. I think you are so unbelievably brave. I think you are the definition of strength.
You are inspiring me. Me, who is not sick. Me, who is sitting here with the world at her feet and still has the gall to complain. Me, who just listens to you in awe.
If you need a reality check, if you need to feel connection to an amazingly strong female…..or if you just want to read something that will make you appreciate what you have…..
Check in with Terminally Fabulous.
I don’t know her. She doesn’t know me.
Has she had an impact? Yes.
Am I a stronger woman, person, mother because of her? Yes.
Beautiful Woman, I can’t even imagine what you are dealing with, what you cope with everyday. But please, know that my life….no, my appreciation for life is huge and it’s growing…..
And it’s because of you.