The Best Laid Plans

When Mike and I were trying to get pregnant with Madeline, I used to fantasize about how I would tell him we’d succeeded. MANY a cheesy idea floated in my mind, but the day I got the two pink lines I was too excited to do anything except thrust the stick in his face. We…

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The Spohrs Are Multiplying…

At the beginning of this year, Mike and I sat down and really talked about when we wanted, ideally, to give Madeline a sibling. Maddie was thriving, getting bigger and stronger every day, and we felt confident that her occasional health concerns would be minor or even a non-issue by the time her sibling arrived….

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Friends Of Maddie

After we lost our Madeline, we didn’t know what to do with our lives. Everything we did, we did for her. Our lives, once focused on our wonderful daughter, were adrift. Too devastated to plan our child’s funeral, our friends did it for us. So unprepared for the financial burden of paying for it, thousands…

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Friends Of Maddie

After we lost our Madeline, we didn’t know what to do with our lives. Everything we did, we did for her. Our lives, once focused on our wonderful daughter, were adrift. Too devastated to plan our child’s funeral, our friends did it for us. So unprepared for the financial burden of paying for it, thousands…

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Cuts Both Ways

Mike and I hadn’t been dating long when he said to me, “wow, you have a lot of friends.” I do have a lot of friends. After my family, my friendships are the most important thing to me in the world. I throw myself full-force into my friendships. I give everything I can to them….

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