A message for my Golden Boy Max Montgomery Strickland
My sweet son, my golden boy Max, oh I miss you so. I miss the physical contact of holding you in my arms. I miss you licking my cheeks, even the occasional love bite that you would sneak in, now and then. I miss looking into your beautiful green Emerald eyes. I miss the two of them looking into my soul, emanating how much love you have for me and your surroundings. I miss watching you eat with gusto and I miss watching you love your sister. I miss you baby. My heart aches, my soul aches, but I find solace in knowing that you are at peace now, and that you are comforted by those around you. I want you to know, as I am sure that you already know, how much I love you and how much your physical presence has graced my life on earth. We are always connected baby boy, always and for eternity. I know now that you don’t need your physical body anymore, as your vibrant spirited energy is free to roam and caress the universe and galaxies beyond. The unity of our souls is always connected and intertwined. I feel you always within my heart, always my baby. I cherish the time I had with you on February 12, 2016, as you made your beautiful transition. I treasure holding you and looking into your restful eyes as you slowly made your way home. After you closed your eyes and journeyed onward, Grandma and I held you in our arms and told you how much we love you. I know you were there with us, baby, as I felt your vibrant spirit. It was saying, “Mommy and grandma, please don’t feel the sorrow as I am still here with you, even stronger than before.” My little man, Max, I know that you have come to visit, as I have heard your beautiful voice. I even felt you breathing the other night underneath my hand, as it laid on the blanket you love so much. Grandma said that you jumped on top of her bed. I have even seen glimpses of your beautiful self throughout the house. I cherish those moments. Max, you have embraced my life with purity and goodness. You have taught me so much and your presence has helped me to further see the kindness and integrity of life on earth. Again, my Maxie, my beautiful boy, we are always connected. I know now that your love and spirit are even stronger. And, I know that one day, during my transition, you and your love will be there to help guide me over the Rainbow Bridge.