Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hold Them Tight

The entire blogging community has come together to help a family suffering from the most unimaginable grief there is. When Heather Spohr, a blogger and mom of the beautiful Maddie, started blogging and tweeting about her daughter's need for breathing treatments and hospital visits, no one could have ever imagined hours later, her daughter would no longer be with us.

I remember looking at her updates on Twitter. And thinking back to our own recent scare with Brady. Heather didn't bring her child home from the hospital. She and her husband Mike were robbed of anymore time with their beautiful child. And while I don't know them at all, I can't stop thinking about their pain.

There are many ways you can help the family, both supporting them and the causes they care about. But this post isn't about getting you to contribute, it's about stopping in this moment, forgetting about everything else and being present with your kids. Because over and over again, life has been proven to be short. Every moment counts.


Tisra said...

Whew. Amen.

momwithfaithandhope said...

Thank you for the reminder and for sharing this with us. I spent time trying to get to know who Maddie was. What a brave little girl with such a big spirit.

Nicole said...

I read her blog-oh, so tragic and sad. Thank you for sharing this-we do have to live every moment to its fullest.