Yesterday, I was touched by an Angel

Yesterday, I joined a group of people for the March of Dimes to walk in honor of Maddie.I almost didn’t make it, because I almost stayed in bed. I was sick, fatigued and woe is me! I have a disease!
Yesterday, I walked alongside a women who is going through treatment for cancer. Brain cancer. And yet, she was there, walking 3 miles to support a friend in need. To honor a baby she loved.
March for Maddie
Yesterday, I was reminded that life is bigger than myself and my own feelings, problems.
March for Maddie
Yesterday, I was inspired to be a better friend, a better mother, a better partner.
March for Maddie
Yesterday, I was reminded how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away.
March for Maddie
Yesterday, I knew it was time I changed the way the way that I live my life, no longer seeing things through my own selfish eyes, but trying to see it through that of others.
March for Maddie
Yesterday, I saw in action the true meaning of love and friendship and I have been forever changed. And those are not just empty words that I am typing.
March for Maddie
Thank you for that, sweet Maddie. Thank you.
March for Maddie

27 thoughts on “Yesterday, I was touched by an Angel

  1. Allyson/HBMomof2

    That was a beautiful post. I looked at all of your photos on Flickr and they were great. I am glad that you were able to share that with us.

  2. Becky

    Damn. I was going to fly to LA to walk with you peeps (no Midwestern bloggers walking) and I didn’t. I wish I had. I’m crying at the pictures.

  3. Kimberly

    That was a wonderful post. We all get caught up in our own problems/lives/issues, sometimes we need a kick in the butt to see the big picture.
    You are a great writer!

  4. Jackie

    I have looked at your photos over and over. While I don’t know anyone there and certainly not the Spohrs, I’ve been in awe of the love and support and how their friends have taken charge in helping.
    It’s incredible how much beauty you pulled from such a tragic and heartbreaking loss.

  5. baseballmom

    God, Y, that rang so true with me. I was just thinking whiny thoughts to myself yesterday, and being irritated with my kids, and then I thought of Maddie, and remembered that at least I HAVE my kids, and my life. That’s enough. I have to remember that.

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  7. mrs.chicken

    I wasn’t able to walk because of my arthritis. But I understand this post, because I feel like the Spohrs and their angel have snapped me back into living, actually living instead of existing. I can’t claim to know them well, only through their blogs and Maddie’s radiant smile.
    What I do know is that their words, their love and their pain and strength showed me that this life is all we have, no matter what it looks like. I love my children a little harder now. I worry less about tomorrow. I cherish my friends and my husband.
    I get this, Y. Thanks for articulating it.

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