10 April 2009

Nothing funny right now

Well, I sat down to post one of the ideas I've had floating around in my head, but to get into the spirit of things, I decided to first check on a few blogs, since I've been offline a lot recently, and I happened upon a devastating bit of news.

If you read a lot of blogs, you've probably already heard the news, but Madeline, the 17-month-old daughter of (wonderful) bloggers Mike and Heather Spohr, passed away suddenly on Tuesday after coming down with a cough over the weekend.

This reminder of the incredible fragility and fleeting nature of life is pretty much all I can think about right now, so I suppose the only useful thing I can do is point you to Heather's site, formerly The Spohrs Are Multiplying, now Remembering Maddie, where you can share your condolences with these kind, funny, loving people.

Also, if you have even an inkling to do so, I urge you to contribute to The March of Dimes on behalf of Madeline, as requested by Mike and Heather in lieu of flowers.

6 comments:

Middle Aged Woman said...

And give the little kiddles an extra hug from me.

Mary said...

All my sympathies to the Spohrs. I can't imagine the pain.

Goldfish said...

It is a painful reminder. There are no comments that rise to the circumstances....

Swirl Girl said...

The virtual outpouring of support from the blogging community for this family is staggering.

Pearl said...

Ah, shit. Those poor people. And I had just started reading a month ago..

Pearl

Rikki said...

So freaking sad. Little Maddie had so much spark. Reading about her everywhere has really warmed my heart. The blogging community is pretty wonderful.