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November 11, 2009

Every so often a child comes along who has so much life and so much sparkle that you needn’t ever meet them to fall completely in love. Madeline Alice Spohr was one of those children.

Today, November 11, is her second birthday.

She was sweet. She was funny. She was loving. She was goofy. She made people smile.

She came by it honestly.

She’s not here to celebrate her second birthday. But she will continue to make us smile.

Happy Birthday, Maddie. We love you. We miss you.


In honor of Maddie’s birthday, and in celebration of her on this day, please consider making a donation to Friends of Maddie.

34 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2009 8:02 am

    Always. We will love you always.

  2. November 11, 2009 8:07 am

    What a little doll. Such a tragic story and yet, I see amazing friendships and camaraderie that have emerged as a result. Apparently, she united many.

  3. November 11, 2009 8:29 am

    What amazing memories you must have of that sweet, sweet face. Happy 2nd birthday to that beautiful girl who I’m sure is watching you celebrate.

  4. November 11, 2009 8:34 am

    Will always smile at her face. Love you, Maddie.

  5. November 11, 2009 8:35 am

    Happy birthday Maddie. Our hearts are with the Spohrs today.

  6. November 11, 2009 8:38 am

    just looking at that face will always make me smile. ALWAYS.

  7. November 11, 2009 8:48 am

    The animation in her face- I adore it! Love to all of you on this day!

  8. November 11, 2009 8:49 am

    What a beautiful little girl. xoxo

  9. November 11, 2009 9:01 am

    That sweet face melts my heart every time. Love you, Maddie.

  10. kimmad permalink
    November 11, 2009 9:13 am

    and now I’m crying. at work. That little girl is beautiful.
    Much love to the Spohrs.

  11. November 11, 2009 9:13 am

    Every so often a story crosses the internet that makes you smile and weep at the same time.

    Happy birthday Maddie. How fitting that today is Remembrance Day.

    Wishing strength and peace to the Spohr family.

  12. November 11, 2009 9:27 am


    Many hugs and thoughts to Heather, Mike, and Binky.

  13. November 11, 2009 9:36 am

    Oh, that sweet face. What an amazing legacy Maddie left. Thinking of all the Spohrs today. And always.

  14. November 11, 2009 9:38 am

    That girl will always make me smile. ALWAYS.

  15. Angelique permalink
    November 11, 2009 9:44 am

    Love to Heather, Mike, and Binky today, and to all of us who have fallen in love with this sweet girl.

  16. November 11, 2009 9:49 am

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful little girl and the most amazing little family.

  17. November 11, 2009 9:56 am

    Happy Birthday Maddie!

    Mike, Heather: I wish you peace on your darling’s birthday. And, love always!

  18. November 11, 2009 10:12 am

    I never got to meet Maddie in person but I will always remember that it was because of Maddie’s inimitable smile that I met you on Twitter. Happy birthday, sweet girl.

  19. November 11, 2009 10:15 am

    What a beautiful angel.

  20. November 11, 2009 10:17 am

    I love her funny faces. I can never not smile at the pictures of Maddie

  21. November 11, 2009 10:57 am

    Maddie will hold a piece of my heart FOREVER! She will never be forgotten!

    Happy Birthday sweet baby girl! We miss you! XOXO

  22. November 11, 2009 11:40 am

    I will never again celebrate my 11/11 birthday without thinking of sweet Maddie. I gave myself the best present ever by donating to Friends of Maddie in her honor. Hoping everyone I know does the same!

    Big hugs to the Spohrs today.

  23. November 11, 2009 11:56 am

    What a dynamic, interesting person she must have been. Such a great loss.

  24. November 11, 2009 1:12 pm

    Love you little girl. Now and always.
    Your Aunty

  25. November 11, 2009 2:24 pm

    Lovely pic of a real beauty… that last one with the hoods just cracks me up! Sending best wishes to her family, far and wide today. And love.

  26. November 11, 2009 4:39 pm

    I came to TSAM for the eyelashes, I stayed for the stories, I love you for who you are.

  27. November 11, 2009 4:54 pm

    Sweet wishes for a little angel, and a big hug to mom and dad.

  28. November 11, 2009 11:55 pm

    love to all…she is beautiful and always will be so.

  29. November 12, 2009 3:09 am

    Much love to the Spohrs. I just LOVE that 3rd picture of Maddie.

  30. November 13, 2009 8:50 am

    She was such a beaitiful child. My thoughts are with the Spohrs.

  31. November 13, 2009 9:42 pm

    I hadn’t yet entered the blogosphere when you lost your daughter, but I learned of her quickly. I am so sorry for your loss, truly. These pictures are darling – what a little goofball she must have been. The one of the two of you cracks me up the most – love it.

    Love to you and your family.

  32. November 16, 2009 8:13 pm

    beautiful post


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