Tuesday, April 06, 2010

365 days later

A year ago my friends unexpectedly lost their 17-month-old daughter, Maddie Spohr.

Their lives were shattered. Our hearts were heavy. Parents and non-parents alike across the interweb were touched by this wide-eyed toddler whose journey through this world was cut too short.

Heather, Mike, their newborn girl Annabel, friends, family and so many, many, many bloggers will ensure that Maddie's legacy lives on. You can, too, through the Friends of Maddie foundation and through the March of Dimes. (I'll be showing my support at this year's March of Dimes' March for Babies on April 24th. I invite my local readers to join Em & I, and readers across the nation to find a local walk. You can also contribute to my sponsorship goal.)

I remember Maddie and think of the Spohrs every day.

Rest in peace, sweet girl.

You are always in our hearts.

"Hold this heart when I go. Sing my song when I go. Sing it loud when I go. Sing it proud when I go." - When I Go, Brett Dennen


  1. This still breaks my heart. :(

  2. Thank you for this.
    It's so lovely that so many people dedicated their space to her today.

  3. i'm amazed that it's been an entire year.