Another candle for Maxie

Maxie's light went out at just after 5 pm on July 21, 2011.  It was the moment that we gave in and realized that no miracle was coming.  Our baby boy was gone to us for the rest of this lifetime.  The whole experience is still unreal to us and at the same time, it is so shockingly real.  We are very sad this week - feeling it all so much deeper than usual.  Our grief counselor warned us that anniversaries would feel like pulling off a scab on a newly healing wound.  Ted reminded me of that the other day after telling me how much pain he is in.  We miss Max so much.  SO MUCH.  

Last year we asked friends, family and readers to light a candle for Maxie on the 21st and to send us a photo.  The only light that crept into our worlds on that day were the photos of all of the bright candles lit for Max all over the world (click on the link - the photos are wonderful).  It was so special and we really felt that Max knew how many people were thinking of him and remembering his sweet soul.  Those candles were like a salve on our hearts.  I wonder if you would consider lighting a candle for Maxie and taking a photo of it again to share with us - this Sunday, just after 5pm your time (or whatever time you can).

Thank you for being a part of this journey.  Thank you for keeping us in your hearts.  Thank you for remembering Maxie with us.  We really do believe his short life has touched others and that means the world to us.

XOXO

8 comments

Taryn said...

Indeed it has...I'm one of those 'strangers' who have been forever touched by you your very special little boy.

Em said...

We will be camping on that day
But will light a candle while away
In memory of Maxie!

GrahamForeverInMyHeart said...

I will light a candle and think about Max.
You might also be interested in signing up at The Prayer Registry (page 9 of my website). Thousands of bereaved parents will be able to say a prayer for Max.

Jennie said...

Abby, you and Ted are in my hearts this week. It is heavy for you both. We will light a candle for Maxie. Can I send you the pic on my phone or do you want a printed pic? We love you all so much.

Maxie's Mommy said...

Thank you Jennie - send us the picture by email so we can post it to the blog. We love you!

Egreeno said...

We'll be lighting a candle and thinking of Maxie on the 21st for as long as we are able for years and years to come. Thinking of you and Ted and Mo and holding Maxie in my heart and mind all this week!

Anonymous said...

I will light a candle for Maxie too. Thinking of you.

Grace

Anonymous said...

We are thinking of you, Abby, Ted, Maxie and Mo. We will light a candle for your little sweet pea on Sunday.

Love,
Britt M.