Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dear Sweet Maddie

About a year ago I started reading (stalking) the fantastic blog The Spohrs Are Mulitplying. Heather's daughter Maddie started out in the NICU like Lucy, so I felt a bit of kinship, and I liked to keep up on how everything was going. Plus, I'm a sucker for adorable pictures, of which there were a-plenty. I kind of considered Maddie to be Lucy's computer BFF. Whenever she saw pictures of Maddie, she would say "pretty baby"- and heaven knows Lucy is anti-social enough that a computer best friend is probably right up her alley.

Yesterday when I checked in, there was an update saying that Maddie had been taken to the hospital because she was having a hard time keeping her oxygen levels up. This morning when I checked, I found that sweet little Maddie had passed away.

There are no words, and no way to comprehend something as nonsensical as this. I've been barely able to breathe through thinking about little Maddie and her sweet parents.

I'm so, so sad. Maddie was a beautiful, sweet and joyous little girl, and she won't be forgotten. Please donate to the March of Dimes, in honor of Maddie, and all other preemies who aren't with us for nearly long enough.