Maximo Thomas was born on July 3, 2010. He lived for about 2 hours surrounded by loving friends and family. Please enjoy this slideshow created by a wonderful photographer from an organization called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.
EDIT: The video wasn't working properly after uploading to YouTube, so now you will have to click on this link in order to see it. Sorry!
He is so beautiful, isn't he? Look at his thick, black, curly hair. And his perfect big lips. And his chubby cheeks and double chin. Look at those little baby feet. Little baby toes. Little baby fingers. Little baby fingernails. While he was alive, he coughed a few times, grabbed, kicked, and opened one eye.
He was a little less chubby at the viewing. I tucked in the blanket and closed the coffin lid for my little boy. I think that is the saddest thing I've ever had to do.
I think you can sometimes tell a lot about what is going on in a person's life by studying their kitchen table. I think mine says a lot right now.
People have been very kind and sympathetic. We have a stack of cards. The flowers make my house smell nice. The box of tissues is very important. That manila envelope has the death records that we haven't put away yet. If you look closely, you may notice the scriptures behind the small vase of orange flowers. The gospel does provide some comfort. Speaking of comfort, those chocolate covered almonds are pretty comforting as well!
In other news, I finished that pastel piece. Here is the finished product.
And we have a beautiful bell pepper growing!
Thank you for all your love, support, and prayers.