Crying for a baby I didn’t even know

standard April 8, 2009 5 responses

You never know who you’re going to meet or what you’re going to learn when you turn on your computer. You flit in and out of people’s cyber space, connecting, touching each other’s lives briefly, or just barely missing each other.

Last night the baby of a fellow SV Moms Group blogger died unexpectedly. There are a million ways I could have come into contact with this family, but I hadn’t. Yet.

I wish I had.

I wish I’d been able to meet Maddie face to face or even get to know her through her mother’s blog. (Site temporarily down as the server tries to keep up with the onslaught of mourners and visitors.)

I wish I’d been able to chat with Heather and Mike and compare notes about our toddler’s antics.

And now I wish I could give them a hug and hold their hand and listen to them share stories of Maddie so she can live on in my heart as well as theirs.

Instead I’m scouring the net for posts about Maddie, weeping, and donating money to their paypal account to help defray the cost of upcoming expenses and to the March of Dimes in honor of Maddie, so that maybe another child’s life can be spared. (Click here to learn what you can do to help.)

I didn’t know Maddie before last night. Now I’ll never forget her.

RIP baby girl.

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5 responses

  • heather is a dear friend of mine- an inspiration. i have met maddie and held her tight. an angel went home last night, and left us all behind weeping.

  • oh that’s so beautifully put.

  • Anonymous

    That was lovely to read. Thanks for sharing – I’m sure we’ve all felt something like that at one point or another. I’m very sorry for Maddie’s family and friends. And it makes me glad that I’m reaching out to new friends every day. – WritingWildly

  • It’s heartbreaking, isn’t it? I can’t read any more about it. I just keep putting things in my own life into perspective while my heart breaks for that family.

  • This is so heartbreaking. There are just no words to articulate this kind of pain.

    Your post is lovely…and painful.

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