You know those days when you’re all “my life is soooo sucky right now” and feeling a bit sooky?
I was having one of those days yesterday (assignments due, crap day at school, snot pouring from my nose, kids continutally fighting or making *that* noise that goes through you like a dose of salt, sister-in-laws coming close to having a Will and their written request for more blood money manually shoved up their ar$es … you know the drill).
Then reality hit me with a thud when I heard that the fourteen year old daughter of one of the teachers at my daughter’s school had succumbed to her 11 week battle with adult leukemia and died. She was a gorgeous, lovely, bright, friendly kid. She went into hospital with swine-flu-like symptoms in June and walked out with a diagnosis of adult leukemia, suffered chemotherapy, a fungal infection which took away her power of speech and ultimately a stroke which killed her.
I found out she had died at morning tea and then had to go and teach a class of fourteen year old girls.
It kinda puts your life in perspective real fast.
Life is precious.