Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 15th, 2009 - Maddie

Yeah, I know. Sorry. I'm popping in.

Today, I am thankful for:
1. Maddie Spohr. Recently, the blogosphere has been abuzz with the story of Madeline Spohr, a little girl who grew wings on April 7th. It has just broken my heart. It's so stinking upfair, and illogical. I can't even begin to imagine, and my heart just hurts every time I read or hear about this story.

But, the postive in this is that the blog world has just erupted with on outpouring of love and support, both monetary and other wise. Maddie was a premie, so her family was planning to participate in the March of Dimes Walk. Their goal was to raise $3000. I just checked the page and it's at $28,103. There are currently 457 blog posts in honor of Maddie. There are people from around the country who only knew Maddie's parents through the Internet who flew across the country to be with them. There are even more people who are praying for them and hurting along with them. It's amazing. It would be far better to have Maddie here. But since she can't be, it's a tremendous thing to see how people come together. Maddie won't be forgotten.

Maddie's story has made me stop and hold Eden a little tighter, be more present in the moment and be so very thankful for what a gift I have.

There are other things I'm thankful for today, too, but that's another post for another time. I'll try to pop in more often.

Please take some time to read Maddie's story and to send your thoughts and prayers to her family.

What are you thankful for today?


1 comment:

  1. I'm thankful for the love and support of people I know, and those that I don't know, including you.

    Thanks for reading, and thanks for caring about my family's journey.