You would have been two years old today.

Madeline Spohr

I’ve been thinking for the past few days about what I would write in this post, and I sort of had an idea in my head. Then I woke up this morning and read what your mom and dad wrote for you, and I realized that I’ve got nothing.

So I’ll just say that Maddie, we all miss you, and love you very much. The world is a better place because you were here, even though it wasn’t long enough. Not nearly long enough.

6 months

It’s strange how you get caught up in your daily life, vaguely remembering the day of the week, because you’re counting down to the weekend, but not stopping to think much about the date on the calendar. And then suddenly a particular date catches your eye, and it knocks the wind out of you.

Today is October 7th. It’s been exactly six months since Madeline Spohr passed away.

Six months since the worst day of Heather and Mike’s life.

Six months since I turned my blog purple in her honor.

Six months since this community of bloggers organized teams across the country to March for Babies and raise money in Maddie’s memory.

Six months. Half a year.

Madeline Spohr

Maddie, we miss you, and we love you.

To Heather and Mike, sending so much love to you and your family (and especially Binky), today and always.