I love the picture with my grandma, where one of his booties has fallen off.

It’s too much to bear.

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41 Responses to Sharing

  1. sheri says:

    Yeah, it is, isn’t it. He’s a beautiful boy. I am just always so, so sorry.

  2. Graham Jolicoeur says:


  3. alittlelux says:

    i think the top one is my favorite. his face with his eyes closed… very sweet moment between you two.

    plus, i love his baby high chair! all the animals…

  4. carla fox says:

    A burden no one should ever have to bear….

  5. kt says:

    The first photo breaks my heart. There’s so much tenderness and love that’s been captured.

  6. All adorable and yes the first photo is a heart breaker xx

  7. Sister Wolf says:

    The first photo was taken just after his high school graduation ceremony. It was a long evening because there were so many graduating students that year. His friend Luke wore high heels and pretended to be pregnant, and his friend Jonas tricked the vice principal into calling him Jonas “The Fresh Prince” Oppenheim. I was so proud.

  8. hammiesays says:

    I would be too Sister xx

  9. Mariloo says:

    the first photo took my breath away.
    i don’t know if it’s the right expression to use,i m not an expert in english, i just felt it as it sounds.

  10. annemarie says:

    His expression is so similar in all of them- he looks kind.

    I almost wish photographs didn’t exist. I find looking at ones of my dad gut-wrenching.

  11. Ann says:

    These pictures left me teary and breathless. The first picture is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing. I love you.

  12. E says:

    So much treasure.
    The first one needs to be a painting.

  13. Finn says:

    These make my soul weep and sing simultaneously. I wish we could all take a piece of the hurt to maybe lighten your pain by .01%… Much love to you always.

  14. Beautiful moving photos. The first picture is very special. I can’t imagine what you’re going through, it must be hell on earth, and I wish you only good things for 2011

  15. Janet says:

    Beautiful photos Sister.

  16. Aly says:

    Crying for you and every mother that has lost a child-I can’t imagine the pain…and holding my own a little tighter with the reminder that we all have a limited time on this planet. Big hugs.

  17. Nickie Frye says:

    I ditto everything that Aly said. 🙁

  18. Debbie says:

    Finn’s comment says it all. My heart just breaks for you. Those photos are beautiful.

  19. Esme Green says:

    beautiful, just beautiful.
    my heart breaks for you too.

  20. Cricket9 says:

    Oh, crap, Sister Wolf. Now you’ve made me cry.

  21. Andra says:

    What Cricket9 said!

  22. patni says:

    yep. what cricket said.

  23. max looks so much like you.

  24. Rebekah says:

    My mom lost her son and I lost my brother a few years back from cancer. He was only 26 and it really sucks. Losing someone is so very hard. My heart goes out to you. If I could send you a smile I would.
    Keep writing as long as you want, your blog is one of the best I’ve ever read.

  25. Carrie says:

    That first one…oh my. The honest love in that photo is so very evident that it reached out and grabbed me hard and tight in the heart. I know that bond hasn’t let go of you yet, Sister Wolf, and it never will. Trust in the truth of that honest love – in the reality of its existence as something you shared between the two of you – and remember that it continues unabated even now. You’re the steward…

    I’m wishing for moments of peace to find you as often as possible in the New Year…


  26. Aja says:

    Maybe you could frame a couple of these. Remind yourself of the love you’ll always have. Thinking of you. xo.

  27. Sister Wolf says:

    I didn’t want to make people cry! I just wanted to share his beautiful face with the world, trying to spread that beauty and make it last. xoxo

  28. Dru says:

    Like everyone else says, he looks so much like you! (I notice it more now after you posted the pic of yourself as a 3-year-old)

  29. His friend Jonas sounds like an absolute riot.
    That first picture…so much love.

  30. Admittedly, so does his friend Luke.

  31. Jaimi says:

    Beautiful, beautiful boy.

  32. Cricket9 says:

    SW, for the record – I cried over your loss; over my mother, gone just when she retired and finally had a bit of freedom to enjoy herself; over my brother who literally dropped dead on the street; over many people who I miss – dead or alive. It was just one of these moments when you realize the fragility of human life and our relations. However, love and memories endure. I send you a big hug.

  33. TinLizzie says:

    The loss of a child is too much to bear for anyone. It always seems the kind and sweet ones can not take this world for what it is. Max will always be your beautiful boy. Many people have their cyber arms around you Sister Wolf.

  34. maria says: heart pains for you( i don’t know if that is right in english, sorry, it translates in Greek)

  35. Stella Mayfair says:

    so beautiful. xoxo

  36. jomama says:

    Wow. What beautiful photos. I too love the first one. Captures the crux of parenting. Full of love and hugging so tight you don’t ever want to let go. And, of course, the joy. Keep it all in your heart, always.

  37. Hallie says:

    beautiful boy, sister. these photos are treasures. much love to you and him.

  38. Jay says:

    You left me, sweet, two legacies,-
    A legacy of love
    A Heavenly Father would content,
    Had He the offer of;

    You left me boundaries of pain
    Capacious as the sea
    Between eternity and time,
    Your consciousness and me.

  39. Sister Wolf says:

    Jay – Beautiful poem, thank you, I wasn’t familiar with it xoxo

  40. Marky says:

    Even though I can only see 47% of your face in the first photo, I love how proud and delighted you look.

    All the photos are beautiful.

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