Sunday, February 15, 2009

16 years ago

David James Conner
3-18-73 to 02-15-93

Somalia :: Operation Restore Hope

16 years ago, Tina called Moms house, Feb 6th, to tell her David had been in an accident. Mom was at work and i answered the phone. From there on I don't remember much. Tina's BIL flew back to NY to bring Tina and Brandon home to Cali. On Feb 13th my 18 y/o sister had to sign papers to have her 19 y/o husband removed from life support because he was brain dead. On Feb 15th David dies. On Feb 22nd we have his funeral. One of his friends in the military escorted David home. Davids services were at The Crystal Cathedral and performed by Dr. Robert Schuller. David was buried next to his father who died a couple years earlier. The month of February happens to be the shortest month in the calendar year, but it's the longest month for our family.

David was a sweet and funny man. He loved kids. He would play with Thomas before Brandon was born and just make Thomas giggle by barking at him. it was funny. I remember the one thing David couldn't wait to buy Brandon was striped boys socks.

This passed April the Conner family was all reunited in heaven. David's brother Greg passed away several yrs ago and then Sheila, The matriarch, unexpectedly passed away just this passed April.

Do not stand over my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep;
I am a thousand winds that blow, I am a diamond glint on snow.

I am the gentle Autumn rain, I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
When you awake in the morning's hush, I am the soft uplifting rush,

Of quiet birds in circling flight, I am the soft starshine at night.
So do not stand over my grave and cry,

I am in your heart,
I will never die.



Tina said...

Thank You! That song kills me.

♥Lisa♥ said...

They play it all the time here. Some days it's just the wrong day to here it.

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh my heart is breaking. I am so sorry.