Some of you I’m sure have already heard that a fellow blog friend, Kellie, lost her sweet baby girl a few short weeks ago. Her 4 month old daughter, Maddie, went to the sitter, took a nap, and didn’t wake up.
I have read her posts and cried and prayed. I don’t know how she is even able to open her eyes and roll out of bed in the mornings, and I’m sure many days she doesn’t. How do you possibly bear that loss?
I cannot help but imagine myself in her spot and have my Brady taken from me. I stare at her words and pictures of sweet Maddie and find myself getting so emotional and upset that I have to stop and walk away. I go hold my baby and thank God that he is still here. But Kellie doesn’t get to do that. She can’t choose to ignore the pain and breathe a sigh of relief by holding her daughter close.
How do we help in a situation like this? I mean, nothing is going to help her feel better. Nothing. What is the one thing that can possibly make their life just a little bit easier? Yes, money. I haven’t seen yet if there are insurance benefits for Maddie – I’m sure they need help in the costs of a funeral. I also don’t know what type of bereavement Kellie’s job allows her or how much time they will pay her for. Could you imagine composing yourself enough to make it through a day at work?
If you feel called to do so, here is the information on how to help the family.
Donations – you can send money safely through PayPal using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an auction that ends tonight at 8pm – if you are interested in purchasing something go there quickly before it is over. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=44960&id=186874161353204&fbid=189236367783650
Now, go hug your babies.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.