Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Our Conner

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.



  1. Kari
    Don't know what to say.I cannot imagine the pain for you all. Sending you all a hug Mary

  2. Kari,
    I read about your beautiful Conner before and was moved to tears each time both in joy and sorrow. I can't imagine the loss you feel. But your tribute to him is proof you are confident in the plans of God which we may not understand but accept. My love and prayers to you and yours.


  3. Jodie's post had me in tears too. Beautiful poem for a beautiful baby boy
    have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. How lucky Connor is to have you as his granny...


  5. Kari,

    This post moved me to tears. I can't even imagine how you all must feel. Your sweet little Connor was a superman indeed to touch so many. Take care.

  6. Dear Kari, what a sweet soul Conner is.

    Our Elijah's birthday was this past Sunday, the 18th. Elijah is with the angels, now. He was in all our hearts this past weekend and everyday.

    Terrie was married Saturday. There was a special table with photographs of loved ones. The wedding was dedicated to their memory. Elijah was there, with my Mother and my daughters' maternal Grandmother and the Groom's Father. They are all together in Heaven, with Conner there, too.

    Conner and Elijah will live in our hearts forever.

    Blessings to you, my friend Kari.

  7. Yes!!!
    Amen to this post lovely Kari!!!
    Conner little Angel!

  8. OMG Kari that is so heartbreaking. What a beautiful rememberance of such a sweet soul. {{HUGS}}

  9. Kari,

    My heart achees for you and your family over the loss of this sweet litte boy.

  10. Kari girl Im so sorry. As I write the tears fall. I feel you pain,but in another way. How selfish I feel today.. when I hold my little Jayden Im not as Thankful as I should be. Thanks angel baby Conner for helping me see.
    Kari I am here for you anytime..I promise blogland is pretty,but I know pain and can sure talk and listen.
    Love you girl

  11. Dear Kari, Thinking of you and your dear Connor. Stay strong. Stephanie

  12. I know not the words for such pain. My Blessings to you. Mary

  13. What a sweet tribute to a sweet angel!

    Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful...safe, fun, filled with love and many happy memory making moments.


  14. Oh Kari...I knew about sweet Conner but to read this post just breaks my heart. He is safe in God's arms and is truly your angel now. I can't even imagine your pain and you wonderful son and daughter in law's. I wish I could hug you right now...but I will be thinking about you and of precious Conner.


  15. Oh Kari, I cried when I read this post. It was so touching and beautiful.Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and sending you virtual hugs from England xx

  16. what a bittersweet day that must be for everyone to remember. It sounds like precious Conner really touched a lot of lives in his short time here on earth. Hugs to you.


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