Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I didn't read "mommy blogs" until I was about 7 months pregnant. I actually didn't read any blogs until then. After my son was born, I started this blog, and also joined Twitter. One of the first people I followed had a "twibbon" on her picture that had 3 purple hearts w/ FOM in them. I didn't know what that stood for, so I googled it. I eventually came across Friends of Maddie and Heather Spohr's page. I cried and cried. My husband had to take away my laptop because all I just sat there and cried. I couldn't imagine loosing my child. Heather and Mike have done the best they could in this situation, which is unimaginable to begin with. After Maddie passed, they started the F.O.M. non-profit organization to help other families that are dealing with the NICU.
Because of the Spohr's tragedy, I am now a volunteer and donate monthly to March of Dimes. I also have supported the F.O.M. by donating. I wouldn't have been able to do any of this without Heather's blog and her friends supporting the life and loss of Maddie. She is constantly on my mind, I am waiting the arrival of t-shirts for me and my son so we can proudly share Maddie's story.
I am just a person who was touched by the infectious smile of Madeline Spohr. There are many others that will continue to love, remember, and honor you, Maddie.