Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 by Deb Schwedhelm
The previous post was from Andy, Max’s Dad. I was on vacation for the past five days (flew back tonight)…I found out this morning via my iphone internet that Max had passed away (I checked Max’s blog daily).
The night before I had left on vacation, Wednesday, August 27th, I shot Max. It was a last minute thing that Melis and I had decided to do…my kids and I would go over to the Mikulak’s for a “play date”, in an attempt to be with Max for an extended period of time and hopefully catch some of those precious, but fleeting, smiles of Max’s.
When we arrived, around 4 PM, Max was sleeping and he remained sleeping for most of the time we were there. Melis had to wake Max up at 6 PM for some medicine. And between 6 and 7 PM, I was able to shoot Max doing two of his favorite things, with a smile…playing his computer game and selecting one of his new aircraft dogfight movies. After shooting Max choose one of his movies, he said, No pictures, while I’m watching TV. That’s enough. And then we left.
I will miss him so much. He truly was an amazing child and such a gift to this world. A few photos from this past Wednesday, my last day shooting Max.
Max playing his computer game
Max deciding which of his new dogfight movies he was going to watch first.
And from the first time I met Max…the sweetest boy ever.
I will miss you buddy. I will miss you so!
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