i saw this on max's blog today and asked if i could share it here...
I am a generous girl who likes to read. I wonder if someone will ever create the flying pill. I hear lines from stories tumble around in my head. I see people creating great things. I want to be able to fly. I am a generous girl who likes to read.
I pretend I am the smartest scientist ever. I feel people hugging me lovingly. I worry if someone else in my family will die. I cry when I remember Max. I am a generous girl who likes to read.
I understand that death is as natural as birth. I say everyone is equal. I dream about my life in the past, present and future. I try to be helpful. I hope no one else in my family will die. I am a generous girl who likes to read.
Hannah Mikulak September 2009
i knew there was something special from the moment i met hannah. forced to grow up fast due to her younger brother battling cancer. she was so soulful. so kind. so wise. there was no hiding it -- from me or my camera.
i've always loved (super loved) this simple, yet powerful, portrait of hannah. and am so grateful that her parents love it (and see it) too. thank you for your inspiration hannah... on so many levels.
i have no doubt that you will do great things in this world. maybe even find the cure for cancer.
you are A-MA-ZING!
and i'm still not sure how life continues after losing a child. just cannot comprehend the pain. although i know it must. it just has to...i guess. :-(