Ducks for Maddie

Yesterday I went to the neighborhood park.  It had been awhile since we had gone.  School, appointments, the little things that make the days busy kept us from going.  Such a simple pleasure, deferred.

After learning of the loss of little Madeline Alice, I remembered that life should not be deferred.  Our neighborhood park was one of Maddie’s favorites, for the swings and the duck pond.  Yesterday there were ducklings.  I gave the fruit babies their first swing ride.  I thought of Maddie and her loving parents.  I hoped they would find peace and gave thanks for the beauty in my life.

Ducklings

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dsc_0037The swings

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Thank you Maddie.

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5 Responses to Ducks for Maddie

  1. Jennifer says:

    It is good to remember the really important things even if bittersweet. It looks like you four had a wonderful time.

  2. Molly says:

    Take the time to enjoy these kids because before you know it, they’ll be grown and gone. I know because my baby is now the Mom of these sweet little ones.

  3. Emily says:

    i love that park

  4. Kate says:

    I think everyone has been appreciating what they have. (I love the swing pics, btw.)

  5. Sweet and beautiful image.

    Maddie’s story has moved many parents hold their children more dearly. Me included.

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