Matt and Liz’s Story

Posted on April 26th, 2008 – 9:58 PM
By May Chen

After Matt Logelin wrote to Cribsheet two weeks ago (“A New Dad Reaches Out”), many of you have found yourselves inexorably drawn to the story of a guy who within a day became both a new dad and a widower. Strib reporter Maura Lerner was one of them. The result is a story in Sunday’s paper. Maura talks about reporting the story

It’s hard to talk to Matt Logelin, or read his blog, without feeling haunted by his story. Last month, he lost his wife Liz the day after their daughter Madeline was born.

When I called him in California, to see how he felt about sharing his story in the newspaper, he was eager to talk.

Sometimes he laughed, and moments later he’d fight off tears. It’s still all so raw.

Many days, he said, he gets condolence cards and congratulations cards from the same people. And imagines them walking into Target, buying both at the same time. It’s part of the absurdity, the surreal mix of joy and grief, that he has captured in his blog.

Here’s the story in today’s Star Tribune.

By the way, Matt and Liz both grew up in Minnetonka, where they were high school sweethearts. He calls her “the love of my life.”

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