***Update*** If you wish to do a post in remembrance of Maddie or just to read a TON of other posts dedicated to her go here and read Meghan's tribute to Maddie and all the other people that linked their blogs as well.
So a few days ago I stumbled across this wonderful blog The Spohrs Are Multiplying (their site is currently down from too many hits) and was immediately captivated with this precious little girls smile and her mother's AMAZING talent for writing and was hooked right away. Little Maddie was born prematurely and wasn't expected to make it but defied all odds and quickly impressed everyone with her infectious grin!
Maddie was in the hospital for the past few days with some breathing issues and they were possibly thinking she had RSV again; I logged into my twitter account this morning to find that sweet Maddie had passed away yesterday evening. How SO terribly sad for a precious little 17 month old girl to so suddenly be gone. I cannot even begin to wrap my mind around the feeling of what it must be like to lose a child and I hope to God I never have to. If you learn anything from this sweet girl I hope it's that you just take a moment every day to hold your kids a little tighter and tell them you love them!
If you feel compelled to do so please click here to donate to March of Dimes in honor of Maddie Spohr.
I will definitely be going home tonight and loving on my girls for a little while and thanking God that I am so blessed!!