For those of you who don’t know my son Conner, let me provide a small overview (Incidentally, there is also a little blurb about him on the about page of this website). He is extremely passionate. That passion is expressed both in his love and in his anger. With regards to Trek, Conner is the sweetest big brother and expresses love toward Trek in the most unique ways. Over the past eight months Conner has done everything you can imagine to express love for Trek. Some of my favorites include Conner making up songs and singing them to Trek (usually about Mommies milkies:)), making Trek laugh (see photo), or alerting us when Trek would need something from us. Neither Peyton or Conner know specifics about Treks illness. Chelsea and I think that it would be too confusing for them right now, however, they are both aware that Chelsea and I keep taking baby Trek to the hospital. When Chelsea and I returned from the hospital last Thursday night Conner burst into tears when he saw the bandage and blood from Treks recently removed IV. This is an emotional time for Chelsea and I right now and, as you might imagine, tears are a frequent part of our day. Conner tonight offered his thoughts on baby Trek. I wanted to record them because I thought you would appreciate them, but mostly because I wanted to remember what he said and cherish how loving a big brother he is. What Conner said is as follows:
“I like baby Trek. I want baby Trek to be a daddy and to grow big and wrestle with me and Peyton.”
Trek is so lucky to have Conner for a big brother.
PS. Trek, Conner, and Peyton all had their first snowball fight today. Trek more watched than participated, but I’m pretty sure he had a good time. Photos were taken by Sister-in-Law Jodi; when I have the photos I will upload them for you to see.
I know that I haven’t responded to all of your messages, emails, and comments. Please know that Chelsea and I are so incredibly appreciative of your support and for wanting to know about our wonderful son Trek.