I’d like to take a moment to pay tribute an amazing woman named Gina McReynolds who passed away on Friday after a 2 year fight with breast cancer. When Gina was pregnant with her 3rd child she noticed a lump in her breast and found out it was cancer. She was a nurse so her future was in no way lost on her, she knew there was going to be a fight and she wrote about it on her caring bridge site. But she was up for the fight because she was strong and she had a lot to live for. She had a husband who adored her and 2 little kids with another on the way. She did fight hard, up until the very end. She asked that none of us wear black to her funeral so this is what we’ll do.
I need to take a moment though to remind myself of something. When Spencer is throwing a mega fit and it sounds like the Incredible Hulk is in his bedroom and Jason is being broody and moody and rude, Gina would have given anything for 5 more minutes of that behavior. I always make comments like “I can not wait to get away from these kids” and that isn’t really true. I love my children more than anything, I’m just a selfish person who likes her space. Because not everyday does life get put into perspective as it did for me Friday and it will again for me tonight.
Maybe this is a good lesson for everyone, a wake up call of sorts. Everyday is lucky and we have no idea when that could be taken from us. Remember the important things. Those we love, that which brings us great joy, should always come first.