Sometimes life gets in the way of, well life. The kids need all my attention, the husband needs things too, and well me, I get by. It seems I find myself so wrapped in all the things that need to be done that I forget to enjoy life.
Today I was reminded that time passes quickly, too quickly, and I need to slow down. I awoke to the devastating news that a friend, Cyndee Hill Wells of Rude Mom Blog had passed.
Although her blog was titled Rude Mom Blog, the funny thing is, she was anything but rude. She was loving and caring and kind. She was what friends are made of.
Cyndee leaves behind a husband, a son and lots of friends who loved and cared for her. I met Cyndee through blogging and chatted with her frequently. She had a great sense of humor and was always willing to lend a helping hand. We supported each other in anything and everything, from votes in a contest for our cute kids to just some girly gab.
Last year she was trying to win a trampoline for her son who is Autistic. I remember, as some of you may, changing all of my profile pictures to a blue Autism Awareness button. I had done it for her and in support of her son, like I would do for anyone I considered a friend. I didn’t even take it down after the month had passed. In fact, it wasn’t until just last month, a year after, that I finally got around to changing the very last button back to my own picture.
Cyndee didn’t view her sons Autism as a disability. Instead, she viewed it as an empowerment and a super power he possessed. It takes a strong woman to see light where darkness resides, and that was Cyndee.
I cannot imagine ever leaving my kids behind to grow up without me. It just doesn’t seem fair. So I ask of only one thing from you today, hug your loved ones and tell them you love them. For tomorrow may never come to be able to express to them how much you really care.
RIP Cyndee! Thank you for being a shining light and a positive force in my life. Thank you for helping me see things in a glass half full kind of way.
Updated as of 12:12pm*
A fund is
in the process of being set up for Cyndee’s boy and family. I will keep you updated as information becomes available.