Our son Maxton was diagnosed with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) at his 19 week ultrasound. Maxton was born on 3/3/09 at Vanderbilt University. He fought hard for 18 days but earned his wings on 3/21/09. Maxton was an inspiration to many during his brief time on earth and has forever changed our lives. If your child is diagnosed with CDH, please feel free to contact us. Maxton may no longer live here on earth, but he will live forever in our hearts...

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Under the Tree

Carly, the mother that photographs the beautiful sunset/daytime pictures of babies names in the sand, has a project 'Under the Tree' for grieving mothers. Read more about it here.

Here are June's questions with my answers.

Hair Color: Brown.

Eye color: Hazel/Greenish

Profession: Adult Mental Health Case Manager

Relationship status: Married

My Favorites
Favorite color: It was green.. but I now love turquoise as it makes me think of my Maxton.

Favorite movie: I have way too many... maybe A Walk to Remember

Favorite animal: hmm... butterflies. :-) I have become obsessed with blue butterflies. Although, maybe my favorite is my doggie, Charley Dog!

Favorite store: Target

Favorite childhood memory: spending time with my Maw Maw eating frozen hamburgers with extra salt and tons of ketchup.. :-)

Favorite hobby: singing, painting, crafting, writing...

Favorite song/singer: Right now- One Moment More or Praise You in the storm.

Favorite book/author: this will sound funny since they are young adult books, but I love Lurlene McDaniel books.. I also love Jodi Picoult

Favorite school subject: hmm... choir or psychology

Favorite vacation destination: Id like to go to the beach soon

Favorite food: Cheeseburgers or mexican food

Favorite restaurant: Maggiano's... they have the best pasta.

This or That
Coke or pepsi : I like Coke Products.. I have a nice collection of coca-cola things.
Beer or wine: neither... i like margaritas though.
Coffee or tea: tea
Apple Juice or O.J.: Apple Juice..
Summer or Winter: um... Fall? :-)
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Salty or sweet: Sweet! or a nice combination of both..
Plane or boat: hm... boat
Morning or night: night
Money or love: Love.. all you need is love.
Breakfast or dinner: I like having breakfast for dinner!
Forgiveness or revenge: Forgiveness... most of the time...
House or apartment: We live in a townhouse.. I would like to have a house with a big back yard.
Like to cook: sometime..

Have You Ever
Got a speeding ticket: Yes
Wished you were someone else: Sometimes I think about it, but if I really had a choise I would probably stay right who I am.
Cried during a movie: Of course... moving, advertisement, song...

Describe yourself in one word: Determined
Biggest fear: never getting to experience motherhood to a child who stays with me
Biggest mistake: I'm sure I've made several
Your proudest accomplishment: my Maxton, of course..
Dream job: I would love to work/play with sick children... that seriously is my dream job.. always has been. ( i don't know any other 12 year old who would say they want to work with kids with cancer)
Special talents: I can turn my right foot backwards and still walk... yeah, I am weird.
Where would you rather be at the moment: in Kentucky with my family
Famous person you want to meet: I dunno...
Song to be played at your funeral: I'll let my family pick... though I love Amazing Grace...


Rebekah said...

I like breakfast for dinner too :) just had blueberry pancakes & sausage this week in fact- yummy!

Holly said...

I like A Walk To Remember. Always makes me a little teary-eyed.

Carly Marie said...

I hope you can get to the beach :)

My love to you x

2feetonearth1inthestars said...

I also love green and then when I had my daughter and she died, now I love all the ocean blue colours

Bree said...

Hi Maxton's mom. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so sorry for your loss too. Maxton was a beautiful baby and I love his name.
I visited your other site, as well. What a beautiful thing you are doing in honor of Maxton. You are a special lady!

Baby K Mama said...

I LOVE Jodi PiCoult (sp?)! LOVE HER! :)I can't wait for the movie of My Sister's Keeper to come out!! That was such a great book I just hope the movie does it justice!