About a week ago my friend Angel posted a blog about the passing of a very brave, very beautiful little girl. If you are a frequent flyer in the blog world I am sure you heard about Madeline. Her eyes grab you as you look through her pictures. Her mom's words are amazing to read. Her Dad blogs too. His words are racked with the grief he is feeling. I cry every time I read one of their blogs. This family had to go through every parents worst nightmare and I can not imagine their grief. Their story has been everywhere. People who are virtually strangers are turning their blogs purple, they are releasing purple balloons, they are organizing March of Dime walks in Maddie's name. The response is overwhelming! Her parents are still blogging. Through their pain, I feel I know them. Unfortunatley I 'met' them after the passing of their baby girl. They are very strong people. Their friends both 'real' and 'online' are amazing! I want so bad to be close enough to give Heather and Mike a hug. I know none of my words can take away their grief but I hope they know that the whole world has come together they have donated to the March of Dimes in Maddie's honor. In the hopes that this won't have to happen to more babies. No more parents will have to suffer the grief and loss of their child because of prematurity.
I have placed a link on the right to Remember Maddie you can also visit The Sarcastic Mom if you want to help this family, and others. If you want to start a walk in Madeline's honor. I want to walk, but am not able to get the day off work. I will try to find another one in the near future and walk for her then.
Mike and Heather, I am soo very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts, and my prayers as you go through this difficult time. I can only hope that my words come as a little comfort.