For Matilda Mae

The UK parent blog community has been shattered by news of the death of Matilda Mae, the darling 9 month old daughter of Jennie and David at Edspire and sister of William and Esther.

There really aren't words. Nothing ever makes it better, nothing can stop such news bringing those of us who already know this pain to our knees. It's enough. It should stop. There should be some way to make it stop. All the babies who have gone before should be payment for the lives of the others.
Tonight I am thinking of Jennie and David and the path they must now walk. I am so sorry. I will be here to guide you if you want me, as I was guided by those who went before me.
Remembering your beautiful Matilda Mae. Fly high, little girl.



This was a home educating blog. Then it became a grief blog after our baby son died at 11 days old. It was always a craft and play blog. And a blog written by someone who ran a small craft and toy business. Now I'm doing up my house. It's all change - again. Merry Raymond 

  31 comments for “For Matilda Mae

  1. February 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Beautiful Merry, my thoughts have been with them all day, heart breaking, simply heart breaking.

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  3. February 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Beautiful post Merry. My heart is breaking for them! They’ve been on my mind all day xx

  4. February 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I’ve been thinking of them all day today, sleep tight Matilda Mae xx

  5. February 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    So very devastating. Such supportive words x

  6. February 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Beautiful words. My heart goes out to them

  7. February 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Beautiful xxx

  8. February 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I have just read this heartbreaking news. How terribly sad. I feel very, very sad for Jennie and her family and my heart breaks to think of the devastating journey that lies ahead for them.

  9. February 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I can’t stop thinking of them. May little Matilda Mae rest in peace x

  10. February 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Can’t stop thinking of that beautiful little girl x

  11. February 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Beautiful.. xxxx

  12. Nicola
    February 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Absolutely devastating news – a beautiful post – my thoughts too have been with them since I heard x

  13. Angela
    February 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Beautiful words for a beautiful little angel. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them all day, so sad! X

  14. February 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    A beautiful post Merry, I’m stunned by what’s happened, there just is no words. I’ve been thinking of Jennie and her family xxx

  15. February 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Beautiful words Merry, sleep tight Matilda Mae xx

  16. February 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Bless her and her family

  17. February 3, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I can’t find the words, just totally heartbreaking and painful. xx

  18. Emma Wright
    February 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Lovely words at much a heartbreaking time x x

  19. Claire
    February 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Nice words. I squeezed my two tight tonight. It doesn’t bear thinking about. My thoughts with them all.

  20. February 3, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Beautiful x

  21. February 4, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Beautiful Merry. Such horrendously heartbreaking news. x

  22. February 4, 2013 at 6:13 am

    utterly cruel that someone else has to tread this painful path. I’ve been awake these past few hours thinking and praying and now the birds are starting their dawn chorus.

    RIP Matilda Mae – fly high beautiful baby girl xx

  23. February 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Beautiful post. Goodnight Matilda Mae xx

  24. February 4, 2013 at 9:07 am

    its so terribly sad, I am sure your support will be invaluable over the coming months Merry. My thoughts like so many have been with Jennie and David since I heard. Fly high Matilda Mae xx

  25. February 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

    just heartbreaking, another family facing such utter torment

  26. Mary 'supermum' Barton
    February 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    i am thinking about them all every second of the day and night, such a sad thing to happen, will be lighting a candle for her tonight, prayers go out to all of them to hope they can get through this sad time x

  27. February 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Jennie and her family are in our thoughts, what devastating news.
    The Kimber Kids team

  28. February 4, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I can’t even begin to imagine their torment, it makes me so sad just thinking of it. My thoughts are with them all.

  29. February 4, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Terrible News, heartbreaking.

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  31. February 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Beautifully put. It’s unbearably sad and they are being so very brave.

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