Maddie’s Legacy: Notes from the NICU

Remembering Maddie

Can toddlers leave a legacy?

You bet they can.

If you’ve been on the mama-net this week, you’ve seen the outpourings of love and well-wishes and heartbreak, all for two little toddlers that were lost this week.  There are so few words at a time like this …. so many of us have turned our blogs or avatars purple in memory of little Maddie.  We’re now beginning to process the new grief that is the loss of little Thalon.

And we know that we will never be the same again.

In Maddie’s memory, I’d like to point you over to her mama’s blog, for a post that she wrote just a couple weeks ago to help other parents who may find themselves or a close friend’s child in the NICU.  It’s a great post about how to help, at one of the times when friends need us most.

4 Responses to Maddie’s Legacy: Notes from the NICU

  1. cutepea says:

    There was such a great outpour of help and well wishing for Maddie’s parents-I feel we all ought to do it as well for Thalon’s parents! Maybe get a fund going for their expenses as well.

  2. amanda says:

    This, and the post by Kate of Sweet and Salty and her compatriots are incredible.

    The ache is unrelenting and, I am sure, nothing like the pain they feel.

  3. CJ says:

    Without blogging, we would never know the pain others carry and would never be able to provide them with the comfort of knowing others are hurting along with them and supporting their healing.

  4. My son was born at 30 weeks and was 3 pounds 3 ounces. He is 3 now and doing great, but I will never forget the trips to the NICU and seeing what he went through. I feel for anyone who has been through having a premature baby. You can feel like you are the only one going through that at the time. Donating to the March of Dimes is always a good thing🙂

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