Maddie, You were just 3/4 of a pound that cold November night that I found you, Gwennie, Brownie mom and eight brothers and sisters. You were literally just a "handful of Roo". Grampa didn't think you were going to make it, but I never had a doubt. You were so strong willed and determined. It did not matter that you were the "runt". I don't know how I am going to live without you. After sixteen and one-half years, I have come to depend on you to help mom through everything; just like you did when Gwennie and Brownie were sick. You were always there. You were also our mischievious one, thus the names "Mischievious Maddie" and "Wild-eyed Roo". You lived life to the fullest, always the way you wanted. Thank you for making our lives richer and fuller, and for the affection that you showed us (when you wanted to). From "One Lick Roo" to the new "Sugar Booger" (the title Gwennie held for so long), you never ceased to amaze us. Knowing that you are with Gwennie and Brownie and that they are so excited to have you in Heaven with them is the ONLY consolation we have. We will see all of you soon. Until then, take care of your sister and your mom. We love you with our whole hearts. Mommy and Daddy|
My dear Madeline, Mommy has been missing you so much lately I can hardly stand it. Every time I hear the song "The Dance" I think of you and for some reason I have been hearing it alot lately. It reminds me of you so much. When I found you at 3 1/2 weeks old, the thought of losing you never even crossed my mind. I'm so glad it didn't, because I would not have missed "My Dance" with you for the world. I love you always. Mommy
Happy Birthday, my dear sweet Madeline. This is the first one that we have had to spend without you. But you and Gweneviere got to celebrate together for the first time in four years. We know that made you both very happy. Peanut missed celebrating with you. He wants to know where the filet mignon and the ice cream cake are. We all miss you very very much and we always will. Mommy, Daddy and Pea
My sweet, sweet Madeline. I can't believe it has been a whole year since I last held you in my arms,slept beside you or heard your sweet snores that put me to sleep so many nights. I love you and miss you, but I know you are very happy to be with your Gwennie sister. I will see you soon. Love you always, Mommy
Madeline's People Parent(s), Kristina & Mike, would appreciate knowing you have visited their Madeline's Memorial Residency.