I love the picture with my grandma, where one of his booties has fallen off.
It’s too much to bear.
Yeah, it is, isn’t it. He’s a beautiful boy. I am just always so, so sorry.
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…
A burden no one should ever have to bear….
The first photo breaks my heart. There’s so much tenderness and love that’s been captured.
All adorable and yes the first photo is a heart breaker xx
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.
I would be too Sister xx
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.
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.
Lovely young man.
These pictures left me teary and breathless. The first picture is amazing.
Thank you for sharing. I love you.
So much treasure.
The first one needs to be a painting.
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.
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
Beautiful photos Sister.
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.
I ditto everything that Aly said. 🙁
Finn’s comment says it all. My heart just breaks for you. Those photos are beautiful.
beautiful, just beautiful.
my heart breaks for you too.
Oh, crap, Sister Wolf. Now you’ve made me cry.
What Cricket9 said!
yep. what cricket said.
max looks so much like you.
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.
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…
Maybe you could frame a couple of these. Remind yourself of the love you’ll always have. Thinking of you. xo.
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
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)
His friend Jonas sounds like an absolute riot.
That first picture…so much love.
Admittedly, so does his friend Luke.
Beautiful, beautiful boy.
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.
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.
beautiful.my heart pains for you( i don’t know if that is right in english, sorry, it translates in Greek)
so beautiful. xoxo
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.
beautiful boy, sister. these photos are treasures. much love to you and him.
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.
Jay – Beautiful poem, thank you, I wasn’t familiar with it xoxo
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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