Friday, July 9, 2010

Madison's swing

I can't escape it.

Sadie wanted to ride the swings at Lion's Park, and I notice something as I begin to put her in the swing. A green sign, screwed into the front of it that says,

"In memory of baby Madison. September 27th, 2009 - January 9th, 2010"

Are. You. Kidding. Me?

Whoever baby Madison is, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry for her mommy and her daddy. And, I'm also sorry for myself.

In a way, it's a beautiful little tribute. Every time a new baby rides that swing, and the wind blows through their hair, maybe baby Madison's spirit is right there with them. That's what I hope.

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