9/15/2008

Max is an alligator


Email sent today from Max's teacher, Lisa:

"The kids are really missing Max. They don't like his empty chair, too much of a reminder I think, so they've taken to putting Larry the stuffed alligator in it. But they call it Max and make sure he has the right folder out, etc when we're working. Interesting how kids grieve... They've also been rereading some of the grief books we've read. Your sweet boy is sorely missed!"

I'm sure Max is very happy with his classmate's selection of his proxy.

Halloween 2006.... sigh!



9 comments:

Vickie said...

I should have figured parents as accomplished as Melis and Andy would have super children! They are all so beautiful. Is that an alligator Max has under his shirt?

Will's Dad said...

I clicked on Max's drawing to get a better look at it. I find myself oddly enthralled at all of the little details. The tracer rounds coming from the tail gunner...the stripes on the plane...and my absolute favorite part is the pure joyful smiles on the pilot and gunners faces as they blast away at the Japanese zeros. The steering wheel also cracked me up as well as the hairdo on the pilot and how he seems to be steering the plan with his face! Good stuff and thanks for sharing it as it brought a happy smile to my face.

Anonymous said...

We're thinking about your precious family and praying for you daily here in Texas. Max's message and purpose here on this earth will always live on. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your beautiful boy with so many. The true depth and breadth of his legacy is immeasurable.

Anonymous said...

Awesome Halloween pic. I love that the kids named the alligator Max and it floors me that they make sure he has the right folder out.
Margot

Shannon said...

We miss Max too...

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the photo and Max's beautiful curls...his art work is fantastic too. :)

Just want you to know that I still think of Max every day, especially when I look up at the stars at night...

Praying for you all too...

Leigh William said...

Melissa & Andy,

I have a similar photo of Max dressed as a Superhero from the kindergarten class picture. We have it on our fireplace mantle, and nearly everyday Noah walks over to it and says, "Fly Max! Fly!"

We all miss him.

With love,
Leigh

Ryan Morgan said...

We are thinking about your family each day and praying for ya'll. Thanks for continuing to update and sharing with us. It sounds like Max had some awesome classmates! Missy Morgan

BreezieGirl said...

How sweet of his teacher to share that with you!! My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all...

-Breanne
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