Normalizing the Abnormal
*cries* I am so sorry to hear this. She was a light in many of our lives, even if only through the internet. She will be missed. *hug*
Oh Sally! I am so sorry! She was such a feisty spirit and a beautiful soul. You have my deepest condolences and lots of love.Shannon/a_kosmos
Beautiful girl -- thank you for sharing her with us. She has brightened my life, and I'll hold her in my heart forever.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Our heart is breaking for you. Though I have rarely commented we have been following your blog for quite some time and Maggie has been such an inspiration to us. God hold you close during this very difficult time.
I am brokenhearted for your loss. I feel so attached to Maggie because of your blog. She will absolutely be remembered. I am so so sorry. Wishing peace for your family.--Anne
Oh, Sally. I am so terribly, terribly sorry for your tremendous loss. You have both been a part of my life, almost daily, for several years now, and I can't imagine not seeing her sweet face. Although we only met briefly in person, she touched my heart. She was so blessed to have you and Steve as her parents, and my heart breaks for your family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.Love,Jennifer/MartinaD
I am so very sad to hear this, Sally. Sending love to you, Steve, and your family and to Maggie, also. She had a beautiful life and the two of you taught us a lot about love and life through your relationship and through her soul. Much love….
Oh no! I have been reading your blog for years... it has always been such a joy to read about Maggie's antics and has given me hope that one day my own very fragile child would find her bliss the way that Maggie had. I am so very sorry... I had to re-read your post a few times because I just couldn't believe it.
Elizabeth sent word today Sally. We are so, so sorry. And those are such trivial words for such an unimaginable time for you all. My Zoey and I send love and light and peace and prayers for the days ahead.
Oh Sally, my heart is broken. I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss. Even though I run into you only every five or ten years, Maggie has never been out of my mind. She will be alive in my heart forever. Maggie had the best family in the world. I can't imagine the loss for you all. If I can do anything. . . please let me know. I'll keep you all in my thoughts. Sending lots of love.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sitting here stunned, she was such a beautiful live-wire. So full of life.I am so so sorry for you and your family. She touched, and will continue to touch, so many people.
I'm shocked to hear this and so very, very sorry. I will miss hearing your tales of Miss Maggie and her mischief.
I am so so sorry for your loss. Maggie truly touched my life reconfirmed that working with children and teens with complex/ high needs is indeed my calling.Maggie your light will shine on forever you will never be forgotten.My thoughts, prayers and hugs go out to you and your family and friends and all those that were touched by Maggie's life and light
Sally,I'm devastated to read this news. So so so very sorry to you and your family. I hope to see you at the dog park in the near future for a hug. Abra (and Sophie the Brittany)
I am So sorry Sally, Steve, Tim and Eddie. Ashley and I are still in disbelief and are so distraught. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and I am keeping a candle burning near that pic of Maggie you gave me one Christmas, with the two of us in a tree at Special Olympics, All our love, Joe & Ashley
oh Sally. Truly Maggie was a unique and lovely light in this world. She was pure, inadulterated joy personified! I know you will miss her terribly, as will our commu ity. Much love to you and yours.
Stunned and very very sad. No words... So much light and love..
oh Sally. we will miss her. Maggie was pure joy personified - I remember visiting her classroom at Mission HS once. she quite literally wriggled with joy when I greeted her and kept wanting to talk to me even though her aide was trying to get her to focus on the work she was supposed to be doing. Much love to you and yours - I will never forget Maggie.
"For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes." ~ Dag HammarskjoldThank you for sharing Maggie's life with so many of us on your blog. There is another angel in Heaven today.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Maggie was truly a bright spot in the lives of those who knew her, especially mine! I enjoyed her sassy sense of humor most, and was glad to be a part of her life as she grew from an adolescent into a young lady. She taught me many things and I was blessed by her in so many ways. She was my favorite student, and a kindred spirit. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers! ~ Tammy
Sally, Maggie, you, and your family have always been such inspiration to me. I was shocked to see this blog post this morning. Please know that you are surrounded in prayer.LOVE,Carolyn
I'm so very sorry to hear about Maggie's passing, what a terrible loss. She was such a light, as everyone says, and though I only "met" you through the internet, whenever you'd speak of her I could feel the joy and love for her jump off the page from your words. My prayers are with you and your family and I will definitely be thinking of Maggie today.
I loved being a facebook friend with Maggie. I never met her in person but I loved her. She is very much missed.
I'm in shock - so sorry for your loss. I feel like I've know your all for so many years through your blog, even though we never crossed paths in the City. *Jennelle
Sally, Steve, Eddie and Tim, Hi cousin type peoples, our whole family holds your dear family in our prayers. I don't know of one single other person who taught each and every person she ever touched so many life lessons. We will remember Maggie always as a person who lived her life in love and grace. Love you all! John, Jennifer, Jeremy, Sarah, Jennie and Rachel.
I want to hit that NO button which Maggie was so fond of. No No No Absolutely Not. Life is too damn short. I am holding you and your family in my heart as you grieve.
Sally, I just heard. I have no words. I am so sorry. Mark, Nina and I are thinking of you. So sad and just so hard to believe still...Pat
I'm so very very sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers.
My condolences to your family. May you find comfort in your memories.
I am so stunned and sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed following Maggie's life online through the blog.Your family is in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Sally,I am so very sorry for your loss. I just found this blog through another friend on Facebook and had no idea about your family including Maggie. Last time I saw you was so very long ago.I did enjoy your birthday photo of your siblings and mom. Everyone looks great!Much love to you and your family,Linda Luchetti
Sending you and your family love, so very sorry for your loss. I hope you are comforted a bit by knowing how much Maggie mattered in the world.
I'm sorry for your loss. I have loved reading about Maggie's adventures. Your family will be in my prayers.
I dont even know what to say. I had to read your post 3 times. Maggie and the whole family have been such a part of our lives for so long. I hope it was peaceful.....Amanda and the girls
Sally,You and Maggie have always been my benchmark of how to meet a challenge since our kids were very young. My heart goes out to all of you, especially your boys whose loss must be so overwhelming. I can only imagine how hard this is for you. My love and hugs goes to you all. Big, big love to Maggie.
There are no words, except to let you and your family know how sorry I am. I loved hearing about Maggie and her adventures. She was truly a bright light in my world. Wishing you all peace and grace.
Sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and blessings. Claire
Peace to you.
I am so sorry to hear about Maggie. Your family is in my prayers.
Sally - it's heartbreaking to know that Maggie is gone. Thank you for sharing her with us over the years through your blog. We all got to experience her joy and her incredible sense of humor. She was the happiest girl ever and will always be in my thoughts. She's unforgettable.Love and hugs to you & Steve & your boys.
I am so, so sorry, there are no words. You and your family are in my thoughts. Fly free, Maggie. With love, Michelle (Selene)
I am so sorry.
Thank you for sharing Maggie's life with all of us. I am so sorry for your family's loss.
I so enjoyed reading about your Maggie. I am so sorry. I am so taken aback. Hugs to all of you. I so appreciate having shared in her rich life adventures.
I am here from Elizabeth's blog. I have no words and cannot imagine your pain. Sending you light and love.
Maggie I miss you. You would always hold my hand and demand my attention every time. Your communication was different but never unclear. You were about as vocal as any person I ever met. You would make me laugh so often. Your kindness, humor and spirit will live on in my heart. Although your life was short you lived it with all your might. I will miss you Maggie, you leave a big silence. Thanks for your friendship and love. Your friend V.
She was such an amazing girl. I'm incredibly, terribly sorry to hear this. Sending love and light.
Utter devastation. I am so sorry and send sincere condolences to you and your family. We met and shared a meal one evening before a performance that Elizabeth was in. I have checked your blog from time to time since then.Holding you in my thoughts.
What a beautiful life Maggie lived. What an example of joy and happiness she was to all who had the privilege of meeting her. Sally and family - what an amazing family you are. All my prayers and love. I envision her in heaven telling her jokes and it makes me smile.
I am so sorry to read this. I've been reading your blog for many years now and have loved getting to know Maggie this way. Thank you for sharing your bright light with us.
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Words are never enough at a time like this, especially from a stranger, but your family will be in my heart.
I am coming over here from Elizabeth's blog - perhaps it is intrusive of me. It's just that I've seen your gracious comments over there, and your kind face next to them, and then today I read of the passing of your much loved daughter. So I came over here to offer my heart, across the miles, for the loss of your spirited, loving, happy girl, a young woman who will so obviously be deeply missed by all who so truly loved her. Thank you for faithfully sharing her light in this world.
I'm so sorry to hear this news. Prayers for you and your family!
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