In 2018, my husband and I were anticipating our daughter’s birth with great joy. When our sweetheart, Madeline Everly, was born, were we shocked when she was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable heart defect. She fought courageously for three days before passing away peacefully in our arms. Although she is no longer physically with us, Madeline is still very much a part of our family and our everyday lives. Her spirit lives on, and we can feel her presence in the beauty of nature – a purple flower, a bright red cardinal, or a visiting backyard bunny. We love her with all of our hearts, and always will.