Maddie’s 13th birthday was last week, on the 11th. It’s hard celebrating her birthdays without her, but this year’s milestone was especially painful. She’d be a teenager, her own person with her own interests. Not knowing who she’d have become is, for me, one of the hardest parts of her death. I don’t get to see something and think, “oh my gosh, Maddie would have thought this was hilarious,” like I can when something reminds me of Jackie. I wonder what her teenage style would be like, or what she’d find funny. Would she love TikTok like other teenagers? Would she like to write, like her sister? Or sing, like her brother? Would she love to tell jokes like both of her siblings? I hate not knowing, and I will hate it for the rest of my life.

Around The Net

~‘No One Is Listening to Us’

~‘She Was So Sick’: From COVID-19 Diagnosis To A Double Lung Transplant

~How We Can Stop the Spread of COVID-19 By Christmas

~The Iroquois’ quest to compete in Olympic lacrosse: ‘It’s more than a game to us.’

~1st Black woman named student brigade leader at U.S. Naval Academy

~The Husband-and-Wife Team Behind the Leading Vaccine to Solve Covid 19

~The Pandemic Clarified Who the Kardashians Really Are

~Meet Shameika Stepney, Inspiration to Fiona Apple on Fetch the Bolt Cutters

~Viola Smith, ‘Fastest Girl Drummer in the World,’ Dies at 107

~Dave Grohl, 10-Year-Old Nandi Bushell and One Very Epic Drum Battle

Fun Finds

~If you’re looking for a cozy sweater that everyone will compliment, might I suggest this one?
~I’ve been looking for a lighted mirror to give Annie for Christmas, and I came across this one that’s also a speaker!
~Annie and James love Boba so I just ordered them this DIY kit.

Happy Sunday, everyone. Please stay safe out there.