As many of you already know, the blog world has been rocked by the loss of the amazing @whymommy. Susan Niebur was an incredible woman, a fighter and a friend, and someone who touched so many with her words, her smile and her fight. Her blog, was a window into her world, and one worth peeking in.
I had the amazing luck of meeting her last June at Type A Parent Conference. I was working the registration desk when she checked in. I kind of felt like a dork when I took her name, and I said, Oh! Whymommy! Or something of that nature. Cheesy, right?
Her smile lit up my entire day.
I'm serious. I could have been made to feel even dorkier than I already did, but Susan was not that way. She shook my hand, gave me a warm smile and even recognized my twitter handle.
Seriously - little me? She knew who I was? No way!
And that was my teeny, tiny interaction with Susan. One that touched me and I remember to this day.
She received the Bloganthropy award at that conference, and spoke in such a way that left not a single dry eye. She was powerful, touching and real. And she is already missed terribly.
I send my love to her family and all of her friends missing her today - -and for many days to come.
If you'd like to make a donation in memory of Susan, her family has asked that you do so to the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Just click Donations & Fundraising for more information.
And if you'd like to read more memories of this amazing woman, you can do so here:
Rest in Peace, Susan. We miss you already.