Angel Wings

This afternoon, our sweet Connor traded in his Superman cape for angel wings. We read him his favorite books, played his favorite music and movies, sang to him, talked to him, prayed with him and held him tight as he fought like a warrior to stay with us. When and only when he was ready (typical Connor style), he ran into the loving arms of Jesus where he belongs. He is finally free from all of the pain and suffering; able to see again and run, jump, walk, fly, and eat whatever he wants. Today is Connor’s birthday in heaven and while our hearts are broken into pieces, LOVE remains. There is a very special book my Mom gave me called “Jesus Calling – Enjoying Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young. I highly recommend this book. There is a short journal dialogue for each day of the year and I wanted to share today’s with you as it just seems so relevant.

“CONTINUE ON THIS PATH WITH ME, enjoying my presence even in adversity. I am always before you, as well as alongside you. See Me beckoning to you “Come, Follow Me.” The One who goes ahead of you, opening up the way, is the same One who stays close and never lets go of your hand. I am not subject to limitations of time or space. I am everywhere at every time, ceaselessly working on your behalf. That is why your best efforts are trusting Me and living close to Me. ” Hebrews 7:25; Psalm 37: 3-4

We want to let everyone know that the Celebration of Life service for Connor will be in Loveland, CO (likely in the next few weeks to allow for people from out-of-state to make travel arrangements) and we are planning another special get-together in Idaho. We will let you know as soon as we have all the details. Thank you to all of our family, friends, and followers for the outpouring of the love, prayers, and support throughout this journey! A special thank you to Corwyn’s Cause, Connor’s amazing medical care team at St. Luke’s, Idaho Pediatric Therapy Clinic, and Heart n’ Home Hospice for their outstanding care, kindness, and support for our family. We love you all!

We would like to dedicate this special song to Connor tonight! Well done Superman!!


5 thoughts on “Angel Wings

  • You don’t know me but that doesn’t matter. I’m an old friend of Becca’s family and originally from Caldwell. My heart breaks for you and know that you are being prayed for and that God’s arms around those who have lost a child, as he is all people. I understand your loss.

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  • Connor touched so many lives. Even though I hadn’t met him he was always in my prayers and now he joins my precious granddaughter Izzy who went to be with Jesus 2 weeks ago. Sending love and hugs to you all.

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  • My mother’s heart aches for you! Connor was so special and I feel so blessed to have had him touch my life, as well as your whole family. The song you chose is so beautiful and encouraging! Prayers to all of you and I hope to stay in touch. ❤

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  • Dear, Parren family

    I’m sorry for your loss. Above all, Tom, Renne and Jacob. What you have endured is something that only you could have done so well. Your strength and patience will always going to be an amazing inspiration to me. I will always hold you in my heart and prayers. Thank you so much for your story.

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