Maddie Spohr's funeral is today at 2:30 in Hollywood Hills, CA.
Her mother is one of the multitudes of strong women and men that have had to bury their children too young, too soon.
As I think about this (and cry, too), I think that my family must be truly blessed. My grandmother (mom's mom) was one of 9 kids, and in all of those family members, I don't know of any of them who has lost a child too young. Not one. I can't even think of any of those children with serious, life threatening illnesses.
My dad was one of 7 kids, there has only been one child, a very sick newborn girl. And again, we must be blessed by God.
Thank you, God, for the gift of healthy children. Keep us strong in all things, safe in your arms. Amen.