Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Remembering Maddie

One of the most beautiful pieces of writing I've ever read! This is a eulogy written by the mother of Maddie who was taken from this world unexpectedly and suddenly. The video link at the end of the post should be watched when you have 10 minutes to reflect! It's heartwrenching and beautiful! The videos in the video allow you to peek into her happy world. I don't think I have any more tears left after the eulogy and the video. There are no words. I'm a changed person for knowing Maddie, but not really knowing her at all other than through her mother's words and thoughtful pictures and videos.
http://www.remembermaddie.com/index.php/2009/04/14/my-little-maddie-moo/

Dad's tribute that I didn't read before I posted because I was still crying from the eulogy and video so I needed a break. My heart could only handle so much at one sitting. I just read his words and they're as beautiful as Maddie. More tears.
http://thenewbornidentity.com/

Hug your little and big ones a little tighter tonight because of sweet and happy "Maddie Moo"!

5 comments:

Kelle said...

just read it and bawled. what a very strong woman. i asked my grandma to kiss maddie in heaven tonight. i really, really hate reading and exposing myself to horrible sadness because i don't have the tolerance or discipline to get it out of my mind. but, once and awhile, it is good to be reminded of the fact that life is real. and fleeting. and cannot be controled. and it makes me love a little deeper. as if that's possible. xo

Jessica said...

Tears are a flowing...I heard about little Maddie through another blog last week...breaks my heart... I will be squeezing my little Eli & Chase a little harder when I see them after work tonight...

Steph said...

I read what Maddie's mom wrote, as tears streamed down my face. I didn't read her daddy wrote (after reading & watching the video, I was bawling), but I will go back & read it. SO true what Kelle said about life. This woman is remarkable, and Maddie is an ABSOLUTELY beautiful angel.

Kate said...

I made the mistake of reading them at work when they posted. So beautiful.

jen said...

beautiful and heartbreaking ... and her words keep adding to my tears. today's post? wow. on top of all the sadness, she's grateful ... and continues to write.
a beautiful mama and daddy and sunshiney little girl.