ForeverMissed
Thank you for visiting this memorial for our sweet boy. Please contribute memories that you have of him in the form of stories, photos or videos. We will treasure them all, and greatly appreciate you taking the time to share them with us. 
Posted by Andrea Mojzak on June 1, 2021
Thank you Macklen for reminding us to take time to enjoy the light through the trees. We love you Swinney-Alger family!
-Andrea, Bub and Maggie
Posted by Scolastica Kinyanjui on May 27, 2021
Sweet boy Macklene, you are loved sweet boy,forever in my heart you will be always.❤❤
Posted by Tracey Braun on May 26, 2021
Macklen’s Light

There was a boy who saw magic in the trees as the light broke through and danced among the leaves .
The light was warm and bright as it beckoned the boys delight. 
He felt it’s comfort and peace as the light shimmered and played and twirled..The boy smiled .
Now the boy is the light . So when you walk among the trees,look for his laughing face . Call him softly, for I know he is listening with love and peace . Be blessed with Macklen’s dancing light among the trees ✨

5/26/2021 .
Posted by Jill Davishahl on May 26, 2021
Thinking of sweet Macklen Moss today. Sending love and light. I watched the sun peek out for a moment during the rainy day today and thought of Macklen as it shined its light through the trees.
Posted by Jodie Galvan on May 21, 2021
I don't have a photo but I DEFINITELY have a favorite memory. 

The first time I met Macklen he was about a year old. I was able to pick him up and say hello and he smiled at me. With zero warning I burst into tears and cried like I haven't cried since I was child. Something about him and his warm presence and sweet smile broke right through every social norm and emotional defense mechanism in the world.

Their family had friends over I had never met before. We're all hanging out in the living room together and I am just bawling while holding Macklen who fortunately didn't seem to mind at all. And I'm like hi, umm, nice to meet you, sob, sob. Would one of you mind hanging out with my kids? I left them in the car in front of the house.

I still get teary just thinking about it, even right now as I write this and I'm kind of a hard @$$ about a lot of things!?!? Not this kid though. I didn't stand a chance :) 

So much love to you all.

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Andrea Mojzak on June 1, 2021
Thank you Macklen for reminding us to take time to enjoy the light through the trees. We love you Swinney-Alger family!
-Andrea, Bub and Maggie
Posted by Scolastica Kinyanjui on May 27, 2021
Sweet boy Macklene, you are loved sweet boy,forever in my heart you will be always.❤❤
Posted by Tracey Braun on May 26, 2021
Macklen’s Light

There was a boy who saw magic in the trees as the light broke through and danced among the leaves .
The light was warm and bright as it beckoned the boys delight. 
He felt it’s comfort and peace as the light shimmered and played and twirled..The boy smiled .
Now the boy is the light . So when you walk among the trees,look for his laughing face . Call him softly, for I know he is listening with love and peace . Be blessed with Macklen’s dancing light among the trees ✨

5/26/2021 .
Recent stories

Camping at Mountain Peeps

Shared by Jill Davishahl on May 26, 2021
One of the first times we really got a chance to hang out with Macklen was at his first mountain peeps adventure in 2016. It was a bit of a crazy weekend with a small but rowdy group - there was a huge bonfire, lots of treats, a hike in the rain, and lots of hang time at camp. Little Macklen was welcomed into the group by all the kids and was so very patient while he was passed around from kid to kid. I love this photo of the boys hanging together. I have many sweet memories of this particular weekend and all the love we got to share with Macklen. 

Neighborhood walks

Shared by Liz Johnston on May 26, 2021
I smile every time I think of Macklen. Lots of small moments with simple joys. I loved our many neighborhood walks over the years, with M all cozy and tucked into the stroller. His face would light up along the way as he'd hear certain sounds or pass by a tree that let the light filter through just right. Made me truly appreciate all the simple joys of life.

Belly Laughs - July 2017

Shared by Maddy Remlinger on May 25, 2021
I had the privilege of watching Macklen on Hayes and Ryan's 10th wedding anniversary.  They were visiting the Tetons and wanted to take a hike together to celebrate.  Macklen came to my house for a few hours and I had him all to myself (my kids were at a day camp).  He sat a bouncy chair, we sang and laughed together.  He had recently gotten glasses and he wore them for part of our visit - adorable!  I read him some books.  Then I tucked him into my bed for his nap.  He slept peacefully.  When he woke I didn't move him right away and decided to tell him a story.  It was the story my mother always told me when I was a little girl and I call it "Gloria the Pigeon."  I started to tell the tale and Macklen started to giggle.  Then he started to roll with laughter.  I told Hayes and Ryan later that he was belly laughing as I talked.  It was such a sweet and dear moment that we shared together.