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Dona Nobis Pacem


Today, at 2:30 PDT, my friends will bury their daughter Maddie.

In lieu of a real post today, I will link you to the post I wrote while talking to Maddie’s mother while she was in the PICU with her daughter.

And I will raise my voice to the heavens today and beg, “give us peace, give us peace. Dona nobis pacem.”

Rest in peace, little one. The world will miss your smile.

16 Comments to

“Dona Nobis Pacem”

  1. On April 14th, 2009 at 11:23 am Badass Geek Says:


  2. On April 14th, 2009 at 11:53 am ryanandjoesmom Says:

    heather and mike have been in my thoughts constantly. maddie’s eyes are the most beutiful i have ever seen. what a loss to this world.

    my heart hurts as i sit at work in my only purple shirt.

  3. On April 14th, 2009 at 12:36 pm Eve Says:

    I’m so sorry for Maddie’s parents loss and for your own. I have a best friend who lost a 6 year old son unexpectedly last year and let me tell you, it has been quite and journey for them and for those who care about them. Losing a child is so unnatural, there’s no way to make logical sense out of it. And that makes the world a terrifying place where children can be ripped away from their parent’s loving arms. Praying for you all.


  4. On April 14th, 2009 at 1:06 pm Danielle Says:

    I’m so heart-sick over this horrible tragedy. I can’t stop thinking about Heather and Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

  5. On April 14th, 2009 at 2:09 pm sara Says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to them. it is so unfair.

  6. On April 14th, 2009 at 2:12 pm Kendra Says:

    I wish I had something comforting to say. I have been thinking of her all the time. My thoughts are with Maddie’s family today.

  7. On April 14th, 2009 at 2:34 pm Michelle Says:

    Saying a prayer them…

  8. On April 14th, 2009 at 3:49 pm Sarah Says:

    Love and Strength…

  9. On April 14th, 2009 at 3:38 pm giggleblue Says:

    god, and to think have the nerve to complain about anything sometimes. life isn’t fair, this isn’t the way things go.

  10. On April 14th, 2009 at 3:50 pm Coco Says:

    May Maddie rest in peace among the stars and angels.

    May her family know some healing in the coming years through their love for one another and the support of those that love them.

    You are a really, really good friend, Becks.

  11. On April 14th, 2009 at 7:11 pm KT Says:

    oh man, that is horrible. my thoughts are with that family. Hugs to you too.

  12. On April 14th, 2009 at 9:13 pm Lola Says:


  13. On April 15th, 2009 at 6:58 am mumma boo Says:

    Prayers, hugs, and fervent wishes that they all find peace and comfort soon. *sigh*

  14. On April 15th, 2009 at 10:31 am baseballmom Says:

    Those poor parents. I’ll be wearing purple today for Maddie. It puts things in perspective to read stories like hers and Gorillabuns’. Such a sad, sad thing to bury a child.

  15. On April 15th, 2009 at 12:27 pm charmedgirl Says:

    i don’t know what to say.
    there’s nothing TO say.
    so, so sad.

  16. On April 15th, 2009 at 1:22 pm Jen Says:

    My daughter would have been 17 last month (I was going to post about it but my son totaled my car hours after getting his license and that ended up being the post). Abby died hours before she was born, only I know this as they had stopped monitoring her when they knew she could not live without a brain. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of my first born. It does get better, not without getting worse first sometimes but it does get better. My thoughts are with Maddie and her family.

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