Maxfield was born three years ago today. Max coming into the world has had an influence on more than just Lauren and myself. There is a rippling effect on the world around.
Max has given his grandparents (both sides) one more person to love, and there is nothing wrong with more love being spread around.
Maxfield has made me a more caring and aware person. I am not as quick to judge other people, due to the fact that Max could turn out like them. Piercings, tattoos, or even cross dressing is really not that big of a deal.
His arrival has caused Lauren and I to become more spiritual and from that we have done some good deeds that we hope have helped other people. Hopefully those people pay it forward.
Max being born into this world has helped some people deal with cancer.
There are Broccoli farmers that owe their livelihood to Max. The money they make from what Maxfield eats can support a small nation. The economic impact spreads across the world.
I started blogging as a way to keep family members updated about Max's (and mine) life. Without Max I probably would not have started blogging. Through blogging, I have "met" a great many people that have taught me many lessons that I will take with me through life. They have affected me and I hope I have affected them. I am sure some of the parents that read this blog now go to books stores prepared with extra diapers.
I realized that there is a whole new level to the word "cranky". Max, when he first wakes up, is by far the crankiest person I have met. How does that make the world better? People all over the globe now can get along better with their significant others, roommates or siblings knowing that they are not living with the crankiest person in the world.
He has taught me patience, which has come in handy, when I am stuck in traffic and I want to strangle the person in front of me, and I don't. And that person in front of me is probably one of the scientists that is working on the Bird flu vaccine. So I know by Max teaching me to be a more patient person most likely just saved thousands of lives.
They say that a butterfly flapping it's wings on the other side of the world can cause a tidal wave. I believe that Max's smile is the cause of all this "global warming" stuff we hear in the news. It's not a bad thing.
Happy Birthday Maxfield.