Monday, December 12, 2011

How do you fit a lifetime into a few weeks?

I read the most heartbreaking story recently on NZ Herald's website.  Click here to read.

Effectively the article is about a mum who was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 months after the birth of her son.  Now 2 years later she was recently told that she only had a few more weeks to live.  And my heart simply broke for her.  She won't ever get to see her son grow up.  She won't share the excitement of his 3rd birthday or the day he starts big school when he turns 5.  So many milestones she won't get to enjoy.  And her little boy will grow up not really having any memories of his mum.

How do you fit in a lifetime in just a few short weeks?  When all of us run around like crazy trying to do last minute Christmas shopping, possibly complaining how busy we are, this mum is desperately trying to create memories for her little boy.  She is trying to give him her lifetime he will miss out on. 

How incredibly heartbreakingly sad :'-(.

3 comments:

Paul said...

We get caught up in the hustle and bustle and don't take time to smell the roses and appreciate the time that we have.

Hayley said...

So sad...cant even imagine...

Buttons said...

Oh this is so sad Lea. My heart is breaking thinking of this. B