Our favorite photographer (not my mom or dad), Kathy Lui was back this year to do our annual photo-shoot. My dad had to work that day so my mom supervised and decorated the house a bit. My mom said that the photo session went well this year with less stress (maybe because my dad was away working). Ha ha dad...
My mom and dad have that "far-away" look again in their eyes again. It's that stare...it's as though they can see something just over the horizon, that zone between the visible and invisible. Thirteen years ago, they lost their first kid. His name was Wupper and he was a "problem child" - opinionated, vocal, rascally, playful and hard of hearing. Mom and dad miss still miss their first boy. The front porch light is on again. Good night Wupper. You can visit anytime. Love mom and dad.
Today's the 13th anniversary of my mom and dad's first big Sheltie kid. Max stood much taller than the standard sized Shelties. He was a bit of a recluse, often hiding in the large closet when he was inside the house. He lived a great 15 years with mom and dad. It seems like it was a long time but as we all know, it's never long enough.
We love and miss you Max. We'll have the porch light on for you tonight.
It's been thirteen years since my great uncle Max passed away and my peeps still miss him. I can always tell when it's the anniversary of his passing because my dad gets that "far away look" in his eyes and he'll slowly walk over and flick the switch to turn on the light over the front door so that Max can look down from heaven and see his home. We miss you buddy. Be good. Love mom and dad.