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Reflections of a year

Updated: Aug 19, 2020

Written by Dave Dube

I was driving in my car the other day and a song came on the radio. It was from the RENT soundtrack - Seasons of Love. It really got me thinking about life and love and today seems like an appropriate day to share.  Addison left us exactly one year ago today...forever. That’s 525,600 minutes ago. Her journey in life was challenging and there was much she couldn’t experience. Love was not one of them. She was loved by so many, cared for by few and never had a moment in her shortened life where she was not loved fully.  Today, our family is learning. Learning to be a family of three. Learning to raise an only child. Learning to navigate a global pandemic like the rest of the world. Learning how to teach against hate and racism. Learning to hurt a little less. It comes and it goes. While we miss our baby girl immensely, we are silently comforted that she did not have to experience COVID-19.  As I reflect back on the past 525,600 minutes and try to measure a year, I agree with the musical - measure it with love! We are so grateful for such amazing family, friends and community. Thank you all for supporting the Babygirl Foundation and for your generosity. Like many, we are through with 2020, but are happy to build new memories in the minutes, hours and years to come. 

Thank you for all you’ve done for our family. It truly means more than you could imagine. While our hearts remain broken, we are focused on helping others as a means to heal ourselves.  Love and miss you sweet girl.  “You make a life out of what you have, not what you are missing.” Kate Morton

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