Two Years

April 7, 2011 · 0 comments

It probably sounds weird for me to say that I talk to a little girl I never even met before, but I do. Not often, of course, as she’s not really mine to talk to, but when I see my little Maddie’s Monster sitting in the loft, I smile and say hi. And this week, this day and tomorrow, I tend to think of her a lot and send up little comments in my head about how much she is missed and how much her smile makes me smile every. single. time. I see it.  Mostly though, I just tell her how much she is loved and much her parents miss her.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 years already.  Maddie, you are missed. Your parents, though they struggle, are doing amazing things in your name (one day I’m going to meet them, I swear it).

My nails are painted sparkly purple. I wear purple today in her honor.

I won’t pretend to imagine what Heather & Mike are going through right now.  I remember clutching my phone, anxiously, trying to keep the bright light under the covers as I frantically hit refresh over and over, waiting to hear that sweet little Maddie, a girl I’d never met, was going to be just fine.

Sadly, she wasn’t.

In honor of this amazing little girl and her parents, who suffer daily without her brilliant smile and giggle, please donate to March of Dimes or Friends Of Maddie.  They are such worthwhile causes.  No one should have to lose the light of their lives the way the Spohrs did.

My heart goes out to them, today and every day.


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