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.