Not much sense in writing this, because you are watching our every move anyway as of now. How is that omniscience, anyway? Do you like the view?
My life is changed now. And the change for my life is for forever. And it is because of you, Maxwell. Powerful one. I think that's quoting your father. I'd like to know, when I do finally meet you--whether you truly saw me from your hospital bed before they put you under...I think that was Weds nite, if I recall correctly. Maybe we can chat about it then. I was the guy in the hall, behind a person or two, that raised both hands above my head when I saw you.
And then I'd like to know the answer to that sort-of-cliche question about whether you can truly hear us when you're under anesthesia. We spoke to you, many of us. Maybe you heard every word? Maybe just for a while...perhaps there's a certain # on the screen we should pay attention that indicates when you can hear us...wish we knew for sure. Again, we can chat about it then.
And I would imagine your TiVo up there's got a pretty cool rewind button. You can go back over any detail now that you've achieved omniscience... So at least now you know that Matt and I struggled with some fumbling through scripture from a bible and a bible-iPhone app. Did you hear it then, too? I also talked with you about how I might have coached you differently, had I known you were to grow into that massive 6'4" body. Many more George Mikan drills, right? Did we go over that enough when Jankowski and I coached you at Forest Lake Elementary? Did we play you at the Center/forward/power-forward position? Actually these days you could be a shooting guard too, at that height. Anyway, I think we could've improved our coaching of you, son. And I'm sorry about that.
I'm also sorry that I chose not to visit you in Amery on Christmas Eve. So sorry, now.
You know my heart now Max. And you know I could go on and on and on. But I am tired and there is no sense because you know my heart. And my loved ones on this side of heaven are worried about me. So please help me sleep tonight. Please quiet my soul.
I love you, Maxwell Schwolert. I love you!