because I want you to know him

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26 Responses to because I want you to know him

  1. Ann says:

    I can barely swallow over the lump in my throat or see through the tears in my eyes. What a beautiful soul. Thank you for so generously sharing him with us. I love you and am with you always – and thanks to you, he is with us too.

  2. Lisa says:

    Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful boy with us. I hope the sincere words written about him give you some small measure of peace and comfort. xo

  3. Winterbird says:

    Now I miss him too….

  4. That was a lovely tribute to your son, thank you for sharing. I must admit, I felt a little odd as its dated on my birthday!

  5. Andra says:

    You know I hate it when you make me cry.
    But I love you anyway.

  6. kt says:

    What a wonderful letter that describes Maxx in such a personal and revered way. Thank you for sharing this.

  7. moi aussi says:

    oh God. I am at sarah lawrence now, as a nearly forty year old woman. It has been so nourishing to my soul. That place is special. Your special son was in the right place.

  8. What a wonderful recommendation!! It is very tear jerking indeed and we know where he got his intellectual capacities from xx

  9. cat says:

    That was beautiful. Thank you. <3

  10. Suspended says:

    Wow, just wow!

    The nicest thing anyone ever wrote about me was that I’d amount to nothing…haha

  11. patni says:

    what a wonderful man.

  12. alison cross says:

    I’d miss him too.

    I love that letter, what a lovely way to remember him. Sending you a hug.

    Ali x

  13. Cricket9 says:

    Sniff, sniff, I need a tissue…

  14. candy says:

    wow! I really like what he wrote about your son, so beautiful. He is missed.

  15. maki b podell says:

    you must be an extraodinary woman to have raised this young man, it is your bravery however that makes me want to read what you are writing

  16. Jenny says:

    You must be so proud of your son. xxx

  17. ali says:

    I am curious what his reasons for going into journalism were? Sarah Lawrence was just rated (by the Princeton review) as the top school for classroom discussions (Colorado College made the top ten also…but that is beside the point.)

    I didn’t talk much in most of my classes either, but I never would’ve been brave enough to admit to my professor that it was because I was insecure about my intellect.

  18. Debbie says:

    Wow. He was an amazing kid. A real tragedy. What a terrible loss. I would have been incredibly proud too. So, so, sorry.

  19. Bevitron says:

    I love hearing about Max, and knowing him through you. It enriches my life. What an extraordinary guy, and you too, for having a hand in that.

  20. annemarie says:

    I love the line about him being horrified about being an intellectual! I so wish I had had the chance to meet your lovely quirky boy.

  21. tina says:

    As a college professor, I write letters of reccommendation all the time. I won’t write a letter for a student if I don’t feel strongly about the student. That Max’s professor was able to write what he did indicates that your son was an exceptional young man. I wish I had him in my class!! x

  22. wool&misc says:

    what a wonderful letter.

  23. Miss Cavendish says:

    I know the author of that letter, and feel that I/we know your dear son a little more after reading it. Much love xxx

  24. Janet says:

    Lovely. What a great letter.

  25. Susan says:

    What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, Little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

    May you continue to share the memories of Max with us, Sister. Your witty, intellectual musician son was one very special guy.


  26. Katie says:

    I’ve been reading for a while and have always been to shy to speak up, but this one got me up to go give my four-year-old Liam an extra goodnight hug. I’ve been having such a bad time lately with being poor and sick and miserable but what you wrote really gave me pause. Maxx should rest easy knowing that his story is still helping people who really need it. Thanks a lot.

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