As soon as I took this picture I started going thru this whole "symbolism" in my mind. In alot of ways, Max has acted as a life jacket in my life. Ok - I know it sounds crazy, but stick with me. My life reminds me of a boat ride in alot of ways...most of the time speeding along on calm water, almost taking my breath away as I look around at the beauty and breath in the sweet summer air. Sometimes there are waves, choppy water that slows you down a little. No big deal, just life throwing me some curve balls. But sometimes the boat sinks...which happened about a year ago for me. When you realize you can no longer stay afloat...water starts flooding in, problems grow huge and the water pulls you down. I couldn't breath, couldn't swim, felt helpless.
Max became a life jacket for me. He was the one that encouraged me to keep doggy-paddling, he lifted me up so that my face was above water. I knew that as long as I was his mother - I wasn't going to drown, I couldn't. He kept filling my soul with joy which allowed me to stay afloat. This little guy...this sweet, sweet boy was my life saver in many ways.
Don't get me wrong, the Lord has been my strength and my rock - but I know that he sent me an angel to help me thru it all. He sent me my son.
Here are a few more pictures I took over Memorial Day weekend that I just have to show you:
This is the life:)
Be looking for another post in the next couple of days about a CUTE necklace I ordered and want to share with you!! Have a great Thursday and Friday everyone!!