Our hearts go out to Matt's brother and family today. Yesterday they lost their little girl, Andi Mae, after suffering her whole 6 1/2 years with I-cell disease. The life expectancy of children with this condition is 3-5 years, so we all had a little extra time to know and love her. Even though she was very limited in her ability to respond, she gave us some sweet smiles to let us know she could see and hear us even a little.
Here is a touching tribute to her written by friends of their family who are like family and knew Andi better than any of us did. Andi, we will miss your perfect little spirit, and your mom and dad and little brother and sister will surely miss your presence in their lives. Russ and Erin, we love you and are praying for you and your family.