April 8 09

am. broken.

I was all prepared today to come on here and bitch about something (Passover), to laugh about something (an out-of-the-mouths-of-babes Josh-ism) to snark about something (my nanny)…but I can’t.

I can’t.

I am just so angry at the universe right now and want to punch it in the neck. I woke up this morning to the news that my good friends, both online and in real life, Heather and Mike, are suffering more than I can imagine. Their amazing baby girl Maddie passed away last night.


(lifted from Heather’s photostream on flickr)

Madeline Alice Spohr
November 11, 2007 – April 7, 2009

Because I never have the right words, for my dear Heather, I will be eating some ice cream today (and wunderbars. There will always be wunderbars), and for Mike, I will be cranking up the Ron Sexsmith. and for Miss Maddie Moo, I will be donating to the March of Dimes…


Please donate. So no one else has to feel this pain.

  1. This is terrible news. It is not fair and it does not make sense. I will give to March of Dimes as well. I am so, so sorry.

    Comment by Jen on April 8, 2009
  2. wow .. how unbelievably sad. My heart goes out to Heather and Mike – fly with the angels Miss Maddie

    Comment by Sarah on April 8, 2009
  3. no words. so sorry for everyone. hugs all around. sweet dreams maddie.

    Comment by Holly on April 8, 2009
  4. I’m so mad and frustrated right now. I never even met this family – just followed the blog and loved hearing about Maddie from afar.

    TUWABVBs last blog post..The Conversation That Immediately Preceded My Husband’s Premature Demise

    Comment by TUWABVB on April 8, 2009
  5. Poor little sweet baby. She’s beautiful. My condolences to you and your dear friends.

    Joanies last blog post..Spin Re-Cycle: water problems

    Comment by Joanie on April 8, 2009
  6. Oh god.
    My thoughts are with them.

    The link says the site is suspended. Is there another link I could try?

    Christines last blog post..Just Takes Time

    Comment by Christine on April 8, 2009
  7. This is so devastating. I am sick from this news…. ((hugs))

    Comment by Haley-O on April 8, 2009
  8. My heart is with you.

    Comment by Tova on April 8, 2009
  9. I know, I can’t seem to say anything at all.

    Christine: Their server crashed. It’ll come back up. They’re just getting a lot of traffic, that’s all.

    Comment by Mr Lady on April 8, 2009
  10. I found out this morning first thing, and I don’t know what to say either. Just feel sad. Lots and lots of sad.

    Comment by Nenette on April 8, 2009
  11. My thoughts are with you, it is just so wrong.

    Comment by Chantal on April 8, 2009
  12. miss you miss maddie…

    Comment by zeghsy on April 8, 2009
  13. I just got the news myself and I am shocked, angry, so upset. I can’t believe this horrible thing has actually happened to such a beautiful girl. I ache for both of them. Thanks for giving me a chance to share it. I don’t know what to do with myself…

    Comment by merlotmom on April 8, 2009
  14. am truly sorry for this loss, and as always, don’t know what to say at times like this except sorry…the family will be in my prayers

    Comment by Maria on April 8, 2009
  15. NOT FAIR. She was so precious. I cannot even fathom what Mike and Heather are going through.

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on April 8, 2009
  16. I heard about Maddie from Kristabella and found your blog through hers. Thank you for posting the March of Dimes site. I’m heading there to make a donation because I don’t know what else to do.

    Comment by Mahnee on April 8, 2009
  17. My heart is broken to hear this story.
    I will donate to March of Dimes in honour of Maddie – an inspiration to all who were touched by her! xox

    Comment by Michele on April 8, 2009
  18. This is too horrible for words. I have been a distracted mess all morning.

    I just cannot fathom…

    Angellas last blog post..Madeline

    Comment by Angella on April 8, 2009
  19. I feel like I’m saying the same thing over and over again, but I can’t focus on anything else right now. I feel absolutely miserable for Heather and Mike. It’s not right. I would so fing fight God right now. i know, I know, a little harsh, but give me a break. This little girl needs her mom and dad and they need her. complete and utter bullshit. Argh!

    The Go-To Girls last blog post..heavy boots

    Comment by The Go-To Girl on April 8, 2009
  20. so sorry about maddie. this little one seems to have touched a lot of lives. i have read about her death on at least 10 blogs so far in the last 30 minutes. what an angel.

    rainos last blog post..It’s meme time! I know you’re excited.

    Comment by raino on April 8, 2009
  21. I woke up this morning and saw the news on Maddie. I could not agree with you more at being angry with the universe. I will never understand the loss of a baby or a child. My heart aches for Heather and Mike.

    Comment by The Bossy Yankee on April 8, 2009
  22. My prayers are with her family.

    I also have a team and support the March Of Dimes. It’s a wonderful organization.

    Prayers to her family.

    Rubys last blog post..Sometime next week…

    Comment by Ruby on April 10, 2009

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