I’m a Silly Girl… For Maddie.

Every now and then, I get down and feel sorry for myself.

Every now and then, I feel guilty for the life that I have, and wonder why I don’t appreciate it more.

Every now and then, I go a little bit crazy and wish things weren’t the way they are.

And then, I do something silly.  I read a blog that changes my life.

I did not know Madeline Spohr when she lived.  I didn’t know her family, or her story, or her precious smile.  But I learned of her today, as tomorrow is the one year anniversary of her passing.

I have spent the last hour reading of her life, and crying.  Crying, crying, crying.

Because it’s not fair.  And babies are taken too soon.

And I have SO MUCH to be thankful for.  Every single day

I am a silly girl, and Maddie has shown me in ONE day of my life how to appreciate the moments that I take for granted.  The hugs that sustain me.  The smile that lights up my life.  And how quickly it can be taken away, with no warning and no thought.

I did not know you Madeline, but I am thankful for you.

And I miss you.

  • http://www.mybottlesup.com nic @mybottlesup

    over the last year, i have found myself continuously amazed at how a precious 17 month old little girl can impact so many. i’m so grateful you found her story and can pass it on to others.

    xoxo.
    .-= nic @mybottlesup´s last blog ..well this sucks =-.

  • http://leprakans.com Jodee

    This is so sweet. I too found out about sweet Maddie last year one day after she died. Through her I have learned to appreciate my little ones more to appreciate life more. Through her I have met so many neat people. She was and is an amazing little girl and she will always be remembered and loved.
    .-= Jodee´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  • http://www.alotofloves.com Marilyn @ A Lot of Loves

    I’ve read about Maddie before and every time I do it breaks my heart. I can only imagine how sad it is for those who really knew her. To lose a child is tragic.
    .-= Marilyn @ A Lot of Loves´s last blog ..Losing the Preschool-age Nap =-.

  • http://babylon2jerusalem.blogspot.com Laura

    It’s sad that some other parent has to lose their little one for me to realize what I take for granted every day. I’ve thought of this a lot lately, from other stories like Maddie’s. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..Resurrection, Pollen, and Worms =-.