He was so much more than a 7 year old boy with two rare diseases, combined in a rare way.
He was beautiful.
Compassionate and sensitive.
He was a crack up…always good for a silly laugh that tickles you all the way down to your belly.
He was genuine and thoughtful.
He always put others before himself.
He loved his brothers with all of his heart and never liked if anyone was rude to them…except for him of course!
His smile was as sweet as I’ve ever seen before.
He had a sweet way of cheating while playing the Wii with everyone…Hunter says that’s what he misses most.
He was a very calm, happy and easy going baby.
He didn’t walk til his first birthday…
the first time he saw the gorillas at the zoo he exclaimed “DADDY!!!”
When we moved him from his crib to toddler bed he never got out of it at night…he enjoyed becoming the big brother.
he always wanted “to see baby hunter mama” and started to stay awake instead of nap when Hunter was first born.
always loved him.
always looked out for him.
he wanted to be with Hunter around the clock…they were best buddies
He loved to help around the house.
he adored his dad.
he wanted to be just like him…
He showed love and respect to adults, nurses and doctors.
he was extremely tickilish.
he loved school…and his brother Hunter hated to be away from him for those 3 long hours…
because they shared such a close, unique relationship from day one…
they were more than brothers, more than best friends…they truly are kindred spirits
a very close bond that’s hard to put words to but you can see it in pictures
I can see why Hunter is so stricken with grief. He feels the loss to his core.
His best friend has been stolen away far too soon. a 5 year old doesn’t get they “why”, heck I’m not even sure that I do.
Hunter balled himself to sleep the other night between Brad and I…that was heartbreaking…but I’m glad he’s getting some emotion out.
I was gonna talk more about Conner in this post…but I’m just so stricken by the relationship between Hunter and Conner that I will let that be the focus.
Oh Hunter dear,
I am so sorry for YOUR loss…
Love Love Love