Friday, February 20, 2009
We took the kid to the park a couple of weeks ago and he really had a blast. My original intention was to start his football training, but he had other ideas...
Max also went on his first plane ride to NJ last week. He was really good on the plane and did an excellent job of holding my hand and keeping me calm, especially during take off where most of my issues with with flying seem to surface. Had Max stayed home I would have snorted some Xanax and all would have been right with my world, but Max works even better than Xanax.
Less than a week before that Allyson, Max and myself drove to NJ for a few days because my Grandmother had a stroke and a heart attack. So we went up to say goodbye to her. And then after we came back Grandma died a few days later and that's why Max and I flew to NJ. So it's been pretty hectic and sad around here.
My grandmother was an amazing woman. She had a family, ran a very successful business with her father and then siblings, and after they sold the store she travelled all over the world. Grandmother was 96 when she died. She led a very full and happy life, but we are still very sad to see her go. Most of us were convinced that she was going to live forever.
So another first for Max last week was going to a funeral. I carried him as we walked behind the casket from the Hearse to the grave site and then he stood with me and our family while the prayers were said and as the coffin was being lowered in to the grave. I don't know why but it was really important to me to have him there and somehow I think he knew that. He knew grandma and she really loved him. He's actually named after her late husband my grandfather, Max.
We're back home now and things are slowly getting back to normal for us.
We miss you Grandma.