This weekend the blogging and twitter world have been rocked by the news that one of our most loved members has suffered a devastating loss.
Jennie, who blogs at Edspire.co.uk and tweets as Edspire, has very unexpectedly and suddenly lost her daughter, nine month old Matilda Mae.
Jennie and her family are wonderful, loving, kind people and their happiness shines from her blog posts. This loss is so sudden and so unexpected that it has affected everyone who has heard, and we all want to do something to help the family.
The loss of a child is an unthinkable grief, one which we all fear and which we all pray won't happen to us. Hearing that someone you care about has suffered this loss is truly heartbreaking, and we all feel a need to try, in some small way, to support the family. Nothing we do, nothing we say, can heal their pain, but we all want to show the family that we are thinking of them and offering our support.
I began 'Pocket Money Changes' - the button you see to the right in the side bar - to collect money to help families in need.
There is money in that account now that I would like to use to buy a star for the family, named after Matilda Mae, so that they know she is always shining over them from heaven.
If you would like to donate to help with this please do, and we will buy the star for Jennie and her beautiful family.
Thank you to The Boy and Me, and to @writingforfun for helping with this idea.
Naming a star costs from twenty pounds. Please help to raise this money so that we can show our support for Jennie and our love for Matilda Mae.