Things Happen for a Reason

Wow, what a week last one’s was! It was my first week back at school to set up for the year and I suddenly remembered what tired meant. It means going to work, looking after the family, playing with the boys, running and keeping everything else in check. Being tired means being happy. I’ve always said “a tired child is a good child”. The same goes for moms and dads.

Thanks to a few bloggers, after Sunday’s Chocolate Half-Marathon, I had many sweet days during the week when a few bloggers – Sherry, Laura, and Fruitfly – passed on the Cherry on Top Award to me. So, here it goes:


1. Answer the question: If you had one chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

By no means has my life been perfect, but I wouldn’t wish for a magic wand to change things. I’m a believer in “things happen for a reason”. Those few words get me through some of the toughest times, and those tough times make me, as well as those who are close to me, stronger.

Mind you, these few words did haunt me terribly after Skipper was diagnosed with his brain tumour. We were told that we wouldn’t have another baby so when LI was on the way, I thought of him as my miracle child. Three months later, while “sleeping” at SickKids Toronto with 5 year old Skipper who was waiting for brain surgery, I couldn’t help but wonder if LI’s birth was for a reason. I tried to block that thought as much as I could and now, almost five years later, I realize that LI’s birth was for a reason: so that I could be home on maternity leave, have time to challenge the doctors with finding out why Skipper was always sick, and to be able to take care of everyone. Would I change any of this? No, because you don’t know what else can result. Things happen for a reason.

2. Pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have been selected for the award.

Kelly – Secrets of a Running Mom
Anabela – It’s Life, Max It Out
Mike – Running Out of Time
Patrick – The Road (Multi-Sport Blog)
KC – 140.6 Mile Journey
and the folks at Inperspire

3. Now I have to thank those who gave me the award, which I’ve already done but thanks again.

Now, it’s off to bed. I have a race in the morning:)



Author: Cynsspace

I am a 50+ mother of two boys, a wife, a dog owner, and teacher. Mixed in between, I train to stay competitive as a Masters Runner in the Canadian racing scene. This is my story "Cyn's Space" - the good, the bad and anything else that comes to mind.

7 thoughts on “Things Happen for a Reason”

  1. You ever read My Sister's Keeper?

    Your story of Skipper overcoming his sickness I'm sure is a comfort to other families.
    Your kids are lucky to have such a great mom.

    Thanks for the award, I'll do my best to post a response tomorrow!

  2. Cynthia! Thanks SO much for the award!! I too am a “things happen for a reason” person although it sometimes takes awhile for those reasons to become clear.

    I can't wait to show off my award. I will post my responses and the award tomorrow (that first question requires some thinking :).

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