I had another post scheduled today.
But on February 6, 2012, a star went out in this world.
Susan Niebur of Toddler Planet, passed away.
She was a four-time cancer survivor and fought inflammatory breast cancer fearlessly.
Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she lived the life she was given to its fullest. She campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness about inflammatory breast cancer; she wrote about the joys and challenges of parenting and in the process, she touched many lives.
Lives of people she’d never met. Like mine.
I wish I’d connected more with Susan, instead of silently reading her blog, feeling at a loss for words at what in the face of all she was going through.
Reading her story made me realize a few things.
How fortunate I am to have the life I have.
How lucky I am for the health I’ve been given.
How grateful I am for the blessings of my children.
How it takes my breath away for the love I have in my life and in the blogging world.
Thank you Susan, for who you were, and the legacy you have left.
I hope that you know that you touched many lives. Mine included.
Rest in peace.
Stephanie of Dial M for Minky is doing a wonderful thing for Susan’s two children. She is collecting stories about Susan and collating them into a book for Susan’s two boys. I’m contributing this post. If you have anything to share, please do connect with Stephanie here.