Monday, December 05, 2005

Max's Coming Home CELEBRATION!!!

With much hope and faith (and LOTS of excitement!!!), we are emotionally, mentally and physically preparing for Max's arrival at home. (I am hoping we have a tentative date as of this week!) It will be the most amazing (and scary) day of my life...truly!

He has certainly proved worthy of his name, MIGHTY MAX! He is sooo incredible! (This morning I swear he almost smiled...he had such a joyous look about him...maybe he knows today is ICU graduation day!!!)

Since many of you live far, far away (around the world even!) and we are limiting his visitors anyway, I thought it would be fun to find a way to have everyone...near and far...join in on the "Max's Coming Home CELEBRATION!"

For everyone (friends, family and strangers too!) who reads this blog and is an admirer of Max's strength and spirit, please send a welcome home letter to:

Maxwell McKinley
3204 Illinois Lane
Bellingham, WA 98226

Or if you prefer, you can send an email to

His beautiful baby room will be filled with your letters of love and support! How wonderful would that be!?!?

If you don't personally know us but have kept Max in your thoughts and prayers, PLEASE send a note...the fact that you don't even know us but care so deeply about my lil' boy is amazing and I want you to share in this joyous occasion!!!

Thanks everyone! I think the positive energy for Max will be incredible and will add much joy and love to our Coming Home CELEBRATION!


Ruthie said...

Amy this is awesome. And I love the idea of everyone sending there love via the mail. I can only imagine what your house and his room will look like. Congratulations on all the wonderful news. I am so happy for you both. You deserve this. Sending you both my love-

Meredith said...

What terrific news! I cannot tell you how happy I am for both of you. Maxi-Max is amazing...and super cute!!! Thanks for all the great pictures. He is a marvel, and so is his mama.

Love and hugs-

Drew said...

Amy, that is absolutely wonderful news! I'm so happy for you to finally get to have your baby boy home. Barney and Shakespeare must be thrilled too.

Give Mighty Max hugs and kisses from Steph and I.


Steph said...


Amy -- GREAT idea for Maxwell's homecoming. And the thought of you holding Max AT HOME on Christmas morning is just simply wonderful.


rebecca said...

Griffin and I will get our pens a going very, very soon. We can't wait to hear the news that he is in his sweet bedroom with his mommy and his two wonderful dogs. My joy for the two of you is bubbling over. What a great Christmas it's going to be!

Kathleen Robertson said...

Amy, I was touched by your story. I too had a premature baby (3 months in the hospital) in Septemper. He came home in the end of November. Although my son, Caiden, has been relatively healthy (knock on wood) I have a small understanding of what you may have been going through. Albeit, small. I was to the point of seeing him in the NICU for so long, that hearing those darn bells coming from the monitiors, etc., would send me into a panic attack. (even though I was seeing him progress). It got to the point that I could not get in the elevator without jumping and having my heart skip a beat or two. You are amazing for doing what you do. I have 2 other children have had to learn through the years that it "takes a village" to raise them. Please remember that as you deal with the ins and outs of raising Maxwell. Good luck to you. If you need support in any way, whether it be an ear/eye to listen/read or need support to help fundraise funds to support Max's care, please let me know.

Kathleen Robertson