Two years ago today, our sweet grandson, Conner Jeremy, was born unto this world and, just as quickly, taken away to live forever in heaven. His life on earth outside of his Mommy's belly lasted only 3 heartbeats, but now we know how so much love, joy, pain, sorrow, wonder and hope can happen in the space of three tiny heartbeats. To know Conner existed, filled us all with love. To have seen his beautiful face gave us all so much joy. To know that we couldn't hold him forever made us ache with pain. To have to say goodbye so soon after saying hello caused us immeasurable sorrow. To hold in our arms the body of a Perfect Soul filled our hearts with wonder. To know Conner's soul would one day speak to us again gave us hope for our future.
I've touched the petals of a blossoming rose in spring,
I've touched the silken fur of a tiny kitten.
I've touched the warm raindrops fallen from a summer shower and
I've touched the warm evening air of a soft quiet night.
Of all the wonderful and beautiful things I've ever touched,
none of them can compare to the sweet, smooth, softness of your precious little face.
I love you, Conner.