Today I was going to write about Maddie and her sleep patterns....or lack thereof. Today I wanted to garner sympathy for my sleep deprivation. Today I was going to complain that Maddie has an ear infection yet again. Today I was looking for someone to commiserate with the woes of being a new mommy. But today those things no longer matter. They are so minor compared to what another family is going through.
Today my baby is screaming, cradled in the crook of my arms while their baby is silent, cradled by the satin lining of a casket.
Today I said "Good morning" to my smiling baby while they said "Good-bye" to their forever sleeping baby.
Today my heart breaks for the Staat family as they prepare to do what no parent should ever have to do: say their final good-bye to their child. Their Maddie passed away this week.
Today take a moment to pray for this family. And in the days ahead as they come home to a silent house filled with baby items.