A service in celebration of Maddie’s life has been scheduled for 2:30pm on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009. It will be held at the Old North Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills. For more information on the site, go here. Again, Heather and Mike have asked that everyone wear purple in honor of Maddie. There will also be a reception that will follow the service. Details and directions will be given out on Tuesday.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
If I wasn’t basically a world away I would really try to be there. No doubt it will be a wonderful celebration of a beautiful little life.
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Daddy Dan says:
The Old North Church is a beautiful little church. God bless you guys.
so sorry….with love and prayers….
Even if I have to swim, I will be there. Love you.
Midwest Mommy says:
I wish I could be there in person instead I will be there in prayers and wearing purple at home.
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I can’t be there…but we’ve got a lot of people down here in GA wearing purple.
We’ll be sending up extra prayers on Tuesday…
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Marti Birdsall says:
I follow the Flotsam blog about Simone and her mommy and daddy, Alexa and Scott. I am SO sorry to hear of your loss. I was looking at pictures of Madeline and she is absolutely a beautiful little girl. My heart breaks for you and I have wept.
I am a believer, and I hope God pulls you all close to Him now and in the near future. Again, I am very sorry for your loss. You are a beautiful family.
May God hold you both close, just as he’s holding your precious Madeline.
Prayers, Love & Hugs from Illinois
Sending love from Houston. I’ll be wearing purple for Maddie.
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Linda Johnson says:
I am so sorry to hear about little Maddie…I took care of her in the NICU at UCLA and I cannot believe this just happened. I wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Just wishing you comfort and peace in this time. I am sure it will be a wonderful service for your wonderful little girl.
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I am going to try to be there. Am planning to be in LA that next weekend anyway, if I can come out a few days early, I will. ITB.
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i just found your blog via nanette’s posts and am incredibly sorry for your loss. the bean and i will try to attend on tuesday, but if we don’t, we’ll be wearing purple in maddie’s honor and sending thoughts and prayers your way.
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Barb Hansen says:
There are no words to measure the depth of grief this world is experiencing over your little Angel , Maddie . We send our love and care and wish we could be there. We’ll be wearing purple in Michigan in honor of Maddie. We love the photos of Heather , Maddie and Lisa and will cherish them forever.
From one bereaved mother to another (and to the entire family), I understand.
I am sorry.
Words are so trite at a time such as this.
My thoughts are with you. I am so sorry. So sorry, for all…
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The FireFamily will be wearing purple on Tuesday in honor of Maddie. You (all) continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
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Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:
I just found you on another Blog and I am so sorry for your loss – Sending you thoughts and prayers.
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I am truly, deeply sorry for your loss Heather. I can not fathom the level of loss you all feel. Please know that I will be there in spirit and will proudly wear purple all day in honor of your beautiful daughter.
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Of course I will be there. God, I’m so sorry.
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sending prayers and condolences from Ohio….and i will be wearing purple on Tuesday in honor of your angel….
Found you on SITS and I am SO SORRY to hear about your loss. I can’t even imagine what you are going through.
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I am so sorry & sad. My girls & I lovewd seeing/ reading about the Madeline’s adventures. We will be wearing Purple on Tuesday in honor of your baby girl.
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Tanya Hanson says:
We are shattered and ask God to hold you both– and of course your parents, Heather– close to Him…Maddie rests in His arms. It is the Easter season of of hope and resurrection although your loss is staggering. Sending comfort and prayers…
Words cannot express the pain that your are feeling and words cannot explain how deeply sorry I am for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family!!
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Michelle Stewart says:
I’m so sorry to hear about this tragic loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
I am holding you all in the light.
Found you through another blog, and am sending condolences and love and hugs… I’m so sorry for your loss. She was beautiful. Until you see her again, she is happy and well with the Lord, who’s victory over death we’ll celebrate this Easter. Right now we can’t understand all the WHY’s, but I believe someday we will. Look at how many lives she has touched already.
I’ll wear purple.
Sending prayers form Georgia. My daughter and myself will be wearing purple in honor of your daughter on Tuesday.
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Eli Grubman says:
This is such a horrible time for you both, being overwhelmed with terrible feelings you do not fully understand.
Fairly Odd Mother says:
Will be wearing purple to honor and remember Maddie.
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Sarah M. says:
God bless your precious little girl, Maddie. My heart breaks for you & your family. Thoughts & prayers from Louisville, KY are sent your way.
Just remember her spirit is alive and well…she is cooing and giggling with all the angels in heaven…so please do not fret.
You will see her once again, but as for right now, the powers that be have a different plan for her….
I know it doesn’t help the situation, but I’m in the middle of suffering a miscarriage. It helps me to know that my little one will not be alone.
I’ve been donating to MoD for years, now it has a much more meaning to me.
For someone who is not religious, I will definately pray to and speak to Maddie and pray you guys find solace in this whole whirlpool of emotion.
She was a dynamo…absolutely gorgeous in person and in spirit. From a 2007 Mommy (Mine was Aug 07) to you and your family…. smile brightly…for she is watching… live wholeheartedly…for she is still learning…. and continue on guys……it’s an uphill battle…but weather you see it now or not….she has paved the way for so much…. Maddie had served her purpose here…(even though it pains all of us)…..she had a greater purpose….and had to leave…
But just for a moment….
Just….for a moment…..
*Hugs*…..I have absolute faith that she will return just like my little one….
It just wasn’t her time just yet….
With Overflowing Love and Adoration,
I wish I could be there. I will wear purple on Tuesday and think of Maddie all day and light a candle for her and her family. I think the world will glow purple that day with all the love for this little girl.
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I am so sorry to hear of Maddie’s unexpected departure. I will be praying for you.
My heart goes out to your family………….. there are no words to express how sorry I am for the loss of your precious daughter.
We will be wearing Purple for Maddie on Tuesday………….
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Christa N Valencia says:
I wish we could attend, but we’ll be in New Orleans that day. I feel so honored that I got to met Maddie a few weeks ago, even if it was just for a few moments. She truly had such a bright soul. I will be wearing my purple that day in her honor.
I would if I could.
CAsey, hug the hell out of her for me. Wipe her tears, step back and then just be for me, K. Please.
Heather. Love. my heart. my pain. our tears. our prayers. all. everything.
I wish I was more, so that I could express it all.
My love, my support, my passion.
I only wish I lived closer or had the ability to fly out. You’ll be feeling our sorrow and our love all the way from Ohio.
Christina’s last blog post..Madeline Spohr
No mother should every have to write a post like this. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine what must be going through your mind. My heart aches for you. I wish there was something I could possibly do or say to make this all disappear. I’ve never met you but I am crying right along with you. Hugs all the way from Boston. I will be with you on Tuesday in thought. I am so sorry.
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I found you through a couple of other bloggers sites. I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your terrible loss. This is such a tragedy. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I found you via twitter, and had looked at pictures of Maddie a few weeks ago on your site, comparing her to my own little 14 month old. Hearing of your loss is so heartbreaking to me. I’m so very sorry. I’m sending love and all the hugs my own mommy body can give to you and your dear husband. I’m so thankful that through the wonderful life that Maddie shared with you, the love she had the smiles she shared, the two of you were there together to experience every moment of her wonderful life, and now you have each other to celebrate the joy she brought and the feelings of loss and grief. To have the love the two of you do, and to hold each other and uplift one another through this is such a blessing. Maddie will always be so proud of you both, and thankful that she chose the two of you to share her beautiful little life with. @yourimpact
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Kim Mann says:
My heart and prayers are with you. I can’t imagine losing a child, but I recently lost my spouse and the pain is suffocating. Hold onto each other for strength and to the good and beautiful memories of Maddie.
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I’m sure it will be a beautiful service. I wish I could be there–but I will be thinking of you and wearing purple to celebrate her life. Hope you guys are hanging in there.
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I have never met you, but a friend linked to your blog on Facebook and I have been following it closely. My heart is breaking for you and I cannot comprehend this loss.
I will be wearing purple on Tuesday in Cincinnati, Ohio, in honor of Maddie, and as a testament to the love and strength that has been poured out in her honor.
To Maddie’s parents, please know, I am sending positive thoughts your way, and will be wishing you peace each day for years to come.
Marti Birdsall says:
I will wear purple on Tuesday in honor of your beautiful little Maddie. I have been so sad all day on Thursday after reading about it in the Flotsamblog.
Mama Kalila says:
I am so sorry… We’ll be thinking of you too.
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I truly wish I could be there….my heart is broken. I will miss Maddie’s beautiful smile and spirit more than I can even properly express. I will wear purple on Tuesday….
I am in tears and there is sorrow in my heart. My thoughts are with you, Mike and beautiful little Madeline.
I will be thinking of you in Texas on Tuesday. Holding you up in prayer with so many others.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I was directed to this site from another blog…my heart just breaks for you and the family. What a precious little girl..I will pray for her and the family. God bless you and keep you and give you the strength through this horrible time. God bless
MIss MVK says:
Heartbroken and torn up inside. Will wear purple on Tuesday in darling Maddie’s honor. Sending my deepest and most sincere condolences.
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dysfunctional mom says:
I wish I could go as well. I will be there in spirit, and I too will be wearing purple for Maddie.
Love to you all.
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I was just writing to give my condolences, love, and hope for the grieving family. I received a note today from someone on a website/post about your loss. I am so incredibly beyond sorry, and can’t imagine the pain you are experiencing. I guess I also just wanted to let you know that by chance, my daughter-to-be (Due date is 4/19/2009) will be named Madeline Alice as well. So, I hope that there is some hope for you knowing that Maddie will be alive somewhere real soon (well, she is alive in my belly right now). All of my heart goes to the family, and Maddie and I will say an extra prayer for you.
Words can not begin. I am so sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for you loss. Your family will be in our prayers.
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So very sorry…you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be wearing purple on Tuesday in honor of your sweet, beautiful little princess.
Heather and Mike, when I read the terrible news, I couldn’t believe it. I’m so sorry. I don’t know you, but I feel like the world has lost something terribly beautiful. You’re in my thoughts everyday.
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I am praying for your family.
I heard the news on a blog I read.
I will be wearing Purple and praying for you specifically on Tues. and I will try to get my family to wear purple too.
God draw you near to him and bless you with his peace that passes all understanding.
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There are no words to express my thoughts – only great sadness. Please know that extra prayers are being said for all.
Wish I could be there as well-I live in Missouri-all my friends and I will be wearing purple for your sweet little angel.
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Sugar Jones says:
I hope to be there… and if anyone else doesn’t want to be alone that day either… please find me.
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Still thinking of you and praying for you
Love and hugs to you and your family Heather. I will be there on Tuesday to celebrate one of the most beautiful spirits I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Take care of yourselves.
I can’t be there but my daughter and I be wearing purple for Maddie and keeping the Spohr family in my thoughts and prayers.
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Sheila from Central CA says:
I am so sorry about your loss. Your Maddie is such a beautiful little girl with the most amazing eyes…I bet those eyes got her EVERYTHING she wanted!!! Your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers through these days.
I am so very sorry. Maddie is a beautiful little girl.
Linda Richards says:
I am so sorry to hear about Madeline. I know all too well the pain that comes from losing a child. You are in my prayers.
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My deespest sympathies are with you and your family during this unbearable time. You will be in my prayers.
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I’m so sorry for the loss of Maddie. For her, and for you, I’ll be wearing purple on Tuesday. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am sorry to hear about your little angel. Losing something like this is a hard time in ones life. I lost my son in 96 he was 2years old.I can tell you one thing, and that would be to keep yourself surrounded by love and care. Talk about your feelings everyday of the day, month, etc. People grieve in different ways. you will figure it out. Hang in there. !peace Barterbabe
I am so very sorry. I can’t even imagine the depth of your loss. You are all in my prayers.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and I can’t stop myself from looking at pictures of Maddie. She is precious and you were very lucky to have those wonderful times with her. I’m so sorry for your loss and wishing you much happiness once again.
Thank you for sharing her life online – even though I don’t know you I feel so sad that this little girl is gone and just can’t stop thinking about your family. Xavier and I will wear purple for you here in Albuquerque, NM.
~Angela & Zavey Bug
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What a sweet life you were able to give this little girl! She deserved you, and you deserved her. Peace be with you as you continue on in memory of her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful with such expressive eyes. I will dress my daughter, Gwendolyn, who is 18 months, in purple to honor your sweet baby.
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You are in my thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful life Maddie gave to you. Wishing you peace.
My name is Kevin and I want to express my deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorrow for you and your families loss. I have been a U.S. Marine for twenty years and read Maddie’s story through my wife’s blog in Japan. Although I cannot be there at the service I want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I will have a purple ribbon under my uniform on the 14th for Maddie. I have lost many of my best freinds over the past several years and there really are no words that make you feel any better right now. I know that it may not be any consulation to you right now but, I want you to know my buddies are up in Heaven bouncing little Maddie and all the children on their knees with Jesus. God Bless you and your family and may time and your faith help you to endure your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain you are suffering through right now. We will be wearing purple for Maddie here in Massachusetts on Tuesday.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of your family.
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Dallas, Texas will be wearing purple in honor of you beautiful angel girl. I’ll be there in spirit, and my prayers are with you.
I found your site through Baby on Bored and this is just heartbreaking. What a gorgeous smile…
Kelly Lynch Ring says:
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. God Bless all of you!
Kelly Lynch Ring
Carolyn Bahm says:
I never met Maddie but she touched my life with her beautiful eyes and that sweet smile. I could see how much she was loved. She is gone far too soon, and my heart breaks for you.
Lisa in WI says:
I found your blog through a post on Matt Logelin’s blog. I didn’t know you or your family until his post, but I wanted to tell you how deeply sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful little girl. I can’t even imagine the shock and anguish you’re experiencing, but it looks as if you have a wonderful support system of family and friends to help you through this terrible time. Your family is in my prayers and I hope that soon you can begin to heal from this loss, and know that Maddie is watching over you and will be with you always.
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We are here in New York and will be wearing purple in honor of your little Maddie. I will be walking in honor of Maddie also on the 25th. I have no words to say how sorry I am she is just beautiful. Thought will be with your family forever
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Your daughter was beautiful. There are no words. Thinking of you in Philadelphia and sending you hugs from afar.
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My heart just shattered when I read that Maddie had passed away. Please know that she touched the lives of many people through that smile. Through your blog you introduced us to her and shared her giggles and love of life with so many. I don’t understand how it’s possible to have my heart hurt this much over a child I never met. I’ll miss her though.
I’m sorry for your loss seems grossly inadequate but I really am.
I feel like there are no words– I’m sorry doesn’t even seem appropriate, but I am. I have not met you or Maddie in real life, but I have followed your story. I will be at the funeral service proudly wearing purple in Maddie’s honor.
God bless you and Mike and Maddie, as she finds her place in heaven.
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Jocasta Oliver says:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Maddie was a truly beautiful child. I’ll be wearing purple on Tuesday. Thinking of your from Wellington, New Zealand
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I’m sorry I can’t be there on Tuesday Heather. I’ll be there in spirit though if that counts for anything.
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Walk with the angels, sweet Madeline.
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Stephanie Elliot says:
I am thinking of you both today, on Easter Sunday, and hope you are finding some comfort from those far away who are stricken with shock and sadness at your incredible loss. I am so very, very sorry. There’s no reason for this. May your strength and faith help you through your grief in the coming weeks and months. I am sorry.
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Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama says:
Wearing purple for Maddie and wishing I could be closer to do more than provide support from afar. My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. We too lost a child, 6 years ago. I know your pain and my heart goes out to you. I will be thinking about y’all and visiting your blog. I will wear purple here in Texas on the day of her service.
Oh, Maddie I am so terribly sorry. Godspeed little one.
Oh Family, I am so very sorry. You must be absolutely reeling.
For Maddie and her for you I send a piece of my heart swathed in purple.
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You don’t know me but I read about your daughter on another site and I just had to say that I’m so very, very sorry.
ExtraordinaryMommy - Danielle says:
Sending love and prayers from the middle of the country. If I was back home in CA, I would be there. I will wear purple on Tuesday – and so will my small people. It doesn’t feel like enough.
I am so very, very sorry. I will be thinking of you and your family and wishing you the strength to get through this….
Prayers from Illinois… Will be wearing purple on Monday & Tuesday.
PB and Jazz says:
I will be thinking of you and saying prayers for you as often as I can. I know this journey is going to be long and hard and will continue much past Tuesday. I am so sorry and profoundly sad that you lost your beautiful Maddie.
Laura Fisk says:
Dear Spohr Family,
Although we have not formally meet, I have followed your blog for a while. I am moved by Maddie’s little spirit and will dress my whole family in purple to honor her on the 14th.
I am so sorry. Tuesday, where I am, I will wear purple.
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Missives From Suburbia says:
I’m so sorry for your loss.
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Blessings and prayers to your whole family.
Alicia Schneider says:
Spohr Family –
I found your website through the posting on the March of Dimes website. We are participating in our walk in St. Paul with the Children’s Hospital NICU team I will be thinking of Maddie on that day.
Words can not begin to express that sorrow that I, along with the rest of the nation, have in our hearts with the passing of your beautiful Madeline. I can see from her pictures that she was a beautiful girl with a shining spirit.
May Maddie’s peace fall upon you and carry you through the days ahead!
Love, Alicia Schneider
Your daughter is beautiful. Her sweet face has been on my mind since I heard the news. I am so sorry for your loss.
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Eli Grubman says:
Today is Easter Sunday, the commemoration of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Reading this reminds us to pray for people like you, for whom the promise of the Resurrection seems so distant.
You are not alone.
Angela De Benedetto says:
I am so sorry to hear of Maddie’s passing. My thoughts are with your family at this time.
Angela De Benedetto
Randa Perry says:
Heather and Mike, I am very sorry for your loss. My son James is 16 months old and was also born at 29 weeks. He has had 9 surgeries to date. Maddie is so beautiful! Rest in Peace Maddie!!!
Randa Perry (www.carepage.com- babyjamesrobert)
I just found this blog today and was very saddened to hear about the news. May God bless you and keep you and your family close to His heart. She was a beautiful little girl. I won’t be able to attend the service, but I will wear purple in her memory.
Huge hugs from Texas!!
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will be wearing purple tomorrow in memory of your beautiful little girl.
I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow, and the next day…
I have been reading your Blog for almost a year and I loved seeing pictures of maddie. If I lived close I would attend her service. But I will be wearing Purple in memory of her instead. My heart just aches for you both and When I see pictures of Maddie it just aches that much more.. I have been thinking of you both nonstop. It just isnt fair to have her taken out of your life so fast. Please know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers.
A reader of mine just sent me a link to your site, and I wanted to express how truly sorry I am for your loss. I just spent the last hour or so pouring over your words, getting to know your Maddie, and I can’t help but get the sense that she was a very special little girl.
I know my story doesn’t come close to comparing to the struggles you and your husband (and your families) have gone through, and the fears you had to face on a regular basis worrying about your daughter’s health, but after a miscarriage, I had to overcome that cavernous feeling of empty.
When you’re ready, I think you have a huge support system here that is ready to help you get back on your feet. And what a fitting tribute to your daughter to capture her life and give back to other little babies who deserve a fighting chance.
I will proudly donate in Maddie’s name.
And I wish you the best in the likely trying days ahead. You can get through this. But don’t be afraid to ask for help.
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I just returned from vacation and I’m …heartbroken. Heather and Mike I’m so very sorry and wish with all my heart I could do something to ease your pain. I will donate in Maddie’s name and am praying for you and your little angel in heaven.
Michael and Heather,
This is Mamie & Mike’s daughter. I just learned of your sad news today. I can’t even begin to imagine the heartbreak of losing one of my children and wanted to let you know my thoughts are with you and your families during this most painful time.
Much love to you all,
I’m so so so so so sorry for your loss.
Praying for y’all. I can’t even imagine the pain. Just know that you have so much love and support.
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I was heartbroken to hear of Maddie’s death. My prayers are with you.
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I have been following your’s and Mike’s blog for many months now and logging on to read of your adventures and seeing new videos or pictures of Maddie has always brightened my day. She will be missed by those who got to love and snuggle her in person and those who laughed with her and loved her from afar.
My aching heart goes out to you and your loved ones at this time and I will be wearing purple tomorrow to remember the little angel Madeline.
I stumbled upon your blog after the news about Maddie, and I have to tell you that my heart is breaking for you. I keep going back and looking at all the pictures of your absolutely beautiful little girl – I keep checking back hoping there’s been some kind of mistake. You seem to have a strong network of family and friends, and I hope that you find strength in the love, caring and kindness of your loved ones and in this outpouring from strangers. I’m not religious but I do believe in angels and I’m sure your Maddie will be with you until you are together again.
i lost my beautiful daughter kylie sue 10 years ago, and i do know the pain you are suffering. i am so so sorry this happened to your beautiful daughter. she will be remembered always.
I am so truly sorry to hear of your loss of precious Maddie. You are in my thoughts.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Your family is in my prayers. Maddie was a beautiful little girl. I plan to make a donation to the March of Dimes in her honor.
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I came across your blog just today and I have spent the last several hours reliving the way too short but FULL life of Maddie. I have smiled, laughed and cried. I have been mesmerized by her smile, curls and mostly by her eyes! I am not a mom and have no idea what a loss like this must feel like but I am so sorry. I will be keeping you in my thoughts all day tomorrow and will be wearing purple in her honor.
I am so sorry for your loss. I will wear purple tomorrow and think of you and your amazing little girl. You are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers.
I too found my way here from Maggie’s and from Alexa’s. I didn’t know of Maddie until after her death, but what a beautiful little girl. I so love the picture of her watching the softball game and the joy she brought into your life is evident in the few posts I read. With others far removed from you — by both geography and knowledge — I’ll be wearing purple tomorrow in Maddie’s honor.
Today in Malaysia, a world away from you, I am wearing purple. Although we don’t know each other, your blog is the one I click on each morning, everyday. I adore reading about Maddie. I am crying as I write this, I have been like this the whole week, a crying mess. I want you to know Maddie touched me.
C Johnson says:
I just learned about your Maddie from Matt and Liz and Madeline. Matt was featured on Oprah today. I live in western NY, and had an office day at home. Matt had written on his blog that he was at a loss for words. It’s true, words can never convey the amount of sympathy for losing such a precious little one. My heart aches for you and your family. God has a new little angel with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
BTW, the video tribute to Maddie with the song, “I will carry you” was a beautiful expression of love.
Katie in Atwater says:
I’m so sorry I never got to meet Maddie, but learned about your beautiful girl from Matt Logelin’s blog which I’ve followed for nearly a year. I want to tell you I’ve been thinking about you and will continue to do so. As a Mama of a toddler I can’t imagine how hard it must be for you but can imagine how much you love your sweet girl. I will wear purple tomorrow in her honor and will keep her and your family in my heart.
The Grown Up Teenager says:
I’ll be wearing purple tomorrow at work, and my beloved cowboy boots have been purple washed on my Twitter page.
I don’t have words of comfort, because words are so empty right now. Just know that one more person in a sea of thousands is lifting you up and mourning with you.
Godspeed, Angel Maddie. Godspeed.
The Grown Up Teenager’s last blog post..Spotty much? Why yes.
I just learned of Maddie & my heart aches for you. I don’t have purple on & I cannot make the service but I will be thinking of her & you today & days to come.
Odd that I stumbled acrost your post in a search for ‘rainbow paper’. My heart is aching for your little one, you and your family. I know how I would feel if I lost one of my children, I cannot imagine what you are feeling. If it is any constellation, our backyard is in full bloom and all the blooms are purple- they never bloom all at once like that and came out early last week here in Seattle. My grandmother died, and is buried there in Forest Lawn, I believe she is an angel. By what I see in all you posted, your Maddie is an angel too. You are in my prayers.