Wednesday, April 8, 2009

perspective.

it seems that anything that i attempt to write or anything that i attempt to read ...
pales
after hearing, this morning, of a mommy and a daddy that lost her little daughter. maddie. a seventeen month old beautiful little girl ... with a smile that could keep the sun shining.

madeline alice spohr

perspective. it really just throws everything into perspective.

and there are really no other words that i can offer them, except ...
i'm sorry.
i'm sending the family peace across the miles. and support. because that's something that i (and we) can do.

her family has asked that donations be made to the march of dimes in her name. i have seen the donation number rise several thousand dollars this morning. it's amazing what we can do ... together.

keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. please.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

omg, this is awful news! thanks for sharing! So heartbreaking!!

Sprite's Keeper said...

This news keeps breaking my heart today.

3 Peas in a Pod said...

I just don't understand. So many people have lost their children. It could really be any one of us at any time. Trying to live in the moment as much as possible because there's never a promise of tomorrow or a do-over. Thanks for sharing. Breaks my heart.

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

Casey said...

I've seen Madeline's name around the blogosphere today and I can't get her story out of my mind. You're right, it puts everything into perspective.

Connie Weiss said...

I read about Maddie on Twitter while doing my morning work out and I broke down. All day I would think about Heather and Mike and what the world was missing out on.

What also find amazing is how the blogging community came together for this family. It is amazing!

Kelly said...

Do Heather and Mike havea blog? The blog here is for a mom of 2 boys. How did she die? This is just so sad!

jen said...

hey kelly!
i sent you an email ... with answers to all of your questions ... i think ...
to your aol email. hope that's ok! it was much to long for another comment!

steenky bee said...

I was just sick about this all day. I've watched her story unfold since last year and I'm shocked and sadened by her passing. My heart just breaks for the Spohrs. I couldn't even imagine.

As an aside...I'd love to see you if you do make it out here! You're visiting your friend I assume? I am excited to meet you!!!!!