{{A post from Carrie.}}

This is my daughter Madelyn, we call her Maddie.  She is an amazing girl, wise beyond her years, wild and free, but sweet and kindhearted.  She’s been fearless since she was little, she taught us more than we could have ever imagined.  Her life is like poetry lived out.  She searches for laughter, opportunities to smile, and rarely wants to be serious.  She is so much like her mother.  We’re proud to call her ours.  She was almost 3 years old when her sister passed away, and that grew and stretched her not just then, but now too.  She was 4 when her brother came along, and she loved him with a ferocity that was absolutely precious.  (Things are more complicated now that he is no longer a baby and has opinions contrary to hers. lol.  Siblings, am I right?!)  We are grateful for our children.  They are gifts from God.  All three of them, even if only 2 are here on Earth.  All three remain blessings.