Happy Birthday, Sweet Maddie!
You would have been 5 years old today. It is easy for me to remember your birthday and how old you would have been because my daughter, Maya, was born just a few days before you. I wonder what you would have been like at 5. What sorts of fun stories would your mom be sharing with us on her blog? What would you have loved?
Today, I am sad that you are not here to celebrate your birthday with your friends and family. I’m sad that your mom and dad and little sister spend this day without you. Today, I will also smile because it is impossible not to see that mega watt smile of yours and not smile back.
Holding you and your family close in my heart on what would have been, what hold have been your 5th birthday.
Today marks 3 years since the beautiful Madeline Spohr passed away. Today I am taking some time out to remember the delightful, beautiful Maddie and surrounding her mom, dad and little sister with love and peace as they mark this sad anniversary.
Maddie, you touched my heart in a very special way. I wear purple for you and remember those big blue eyes and that infectious smile that often lit up my computer screen as I read your Momma’s stories about you. You touched a lot of lives in your short time on this earth in a very deep and profound way. You will never be forgotten.
Heather, Mike and Annie, I hope today you find some peace in knowing there are a lot of us out here remembering your sweet girl right along with you and holding you all close in our hearts.
Please head on over to Heather’s blog today and let the Spohrs know you are thinking about them.
It has been 2 years.
2 years since a Mom and Dad lost the most amazing thing in their lives, their daughter.
2 years since the world lost the light and life of an incredible little girl.
For 2 years we’ve been missing Madeline Spohr. We’ve been supporting her family in every way we can. Lifting them up when the weight of a world without her seems too much to bear. 2 years.
On this April day, 2 years ago, we said good-bye to Maddie.
On this April day we remember the beauty, light, love and strength beyond her years that was the Amazing Maddie.
We love you. We miss you. We will remember you always.
Please stop by Heather’s blog and let Heather, Mike and Annie know that you are thinking about them today. They need love on this day. Please consider making a donation today in memory of one truly awesome little girl. Heather and Mike are raising money for the March of Dimes this year in preparation for walking in Maddie’s honor again this year or you can make a donation to the charity set up in Maddie’s name, Friends of Maddie.