Madisson also discovered that people often didn’t know how or what to say. Madisson recognized that everyone’s mother experience was different but she was thankful for those who checked in.

“So many people don’t bother to ask, because it’s difficult to know how to respond when these things occur,” she stated. No one wishes to offend you. You are not the only one who wants to offend you. However, it doesn’t hurt to ask.” 

Madisson was aware that people were afraid to discuss Elliot but she quickly assured the closest friends and family she wanted to have a conversation about her boy. She said, “I would love for you to ask questions.” She said, “I want to continue talking about the birthing experience. People reaching out to me and answering questions about Elliot and saying his name, acknowledging that I am a mother and my baby are things that I truly appreciate. These are the qualities that truly stood out for me.