I'm writing this post through tears, but I'll type anyway.
The lovely and courageous Andrea Collins Smith of Punk Rock Mommy lost her battle with cancer on July 5th.
Even though I did not know Andrea, I have come to admire her through her amazing blog. Andrea's husband and six beautiful children, along with countless friends and family who loved her, will undoubtedly miss her deeply. If you have ever read Andrea's blog, or recall her from this post I wrote a while ago, please stop by and offer your condolences. I'm sure it would mean a lot to Andrea's family to know what an amazing woman we all thought she was.
I'm sorry if this seems crass, but I would also encourage any of you who are financially fortunate to leave a small (or large) donation for Andrea's family through the Pay Pal link here on her blog. Andrea's lovely husband Kelly was not able to work much as Andrea battled her cancer, so the family is in a difficult financial situation. All six kids will need to be put through college, while just a week ago Andrea worried if there was enough money to pay for her cremation. It's hard to think about, but this is their reality.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Cancer sucks.