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.