Train Ride - June 27, 2009

Max at his Make-A-Wish August 2005 - Griffith Park LA

On Saturday, June 27th, to kick off Max's birthday week, we'll be taking a ride on the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum's Golden State Excursion. We'd like to invite one and all to join us for this little trip on an old train in honor of Max.
Saturday, June 27th
Way out in Campo (It's probably going to be HOT)
Tickets are available at the link above, just be sure to select the 11:00am ride. Wear your Max attire (orange)! (If you're interested, Andy designed some t-shirts that are pretty cool, click here.)
We will post more about Max's birthday week as soon as we have it all nailed down. I think Max's birthday is the hardest thing for me to face so far. It's such an odd sensation not visualizing growth from one of your kids as their birthday approaches. Everything stands still at this point, and the "forever 7" doesn't seem so sweet at times like that. But I know with the support of all our Max followers we will weather this and be stronger in the end.


Life is a constant challenge, but it is worthwhile

Xinxin passed away on January 10, 2009. Her mom posted this recently. No matter where you are in your life, what a friend of hers wrote below reaffirms what we all know is true. Make sure you click the link below to read the balance of her friend's wisdom.

Have you ever observed the behaviour of birds in the face of adversity?

For days and days they make their nests, sometimes gathering materials brought from far away

And when they have completed the nest and are ready to

lay eggs, the weather, or the work of humans, or some

animal, destroys it, and it falls to the ground, all that they

have done with so much effort

Do they stop? Continue the challenge here



The first likely female president of the United States (don't believe me? read this) passed away from neuroblastoma today at the much too much early age of 11. As any of you who followed Erin's story via her parent's blog, her bright face was what you saw in the dictionary when you looked up the term "full of life". She also happened to to have her picture featured when you looked up "smart", "savvy", "worldly", "fun", "amazing", and "crafty". I am not being overly dramatic when I say that our country and our world lost someone great today. You just knew Erin would do amazing things for society.

And we're worried about saving GM....


A place for Max

This is Max's urn being created. The artist has been kind enough to give us a window into the creation of the vessel that will become the final, final home of Max's earthly remains. Click here for a neat little slideshow that Chris (the artist) put together for us. We can't wait to see it, touch it and place Max in it.