Thoughts and prayers for your family. There are no words that can be said at a time like this. Connor was a fighter may he now rest peacefully and his memories live on in all who had the honor of knowing him.
Yet, O stricken heart,remember,O remember
How of human days he lived the better part.
April came to bloom and never dim December
Breathed it's killing chills upon the head or heart
Doomed to know not Winter, only Spring, a being
Trod the flowery April blithely for awhile,
Took his fill of music,joy of thought and seeing,
Came and stayed and went,nor ever ceased to smile.
Came and stayed and went, and now that all is finished,
you alone have crossed the melancholy stream,
Yours the pang, but his, O his, the undiminished
Undecaying gladness, undeparted dream.
All that life contains of torture, toil and treason,
Shame ,dishonour, death, to him were but a name.
Here,a boy, he dwelt through all the singing season
And ere the day of sorrow departed as he came.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Thinking of you.. and hoping that you will find some comfort in the words that RLS wrote to a parent, who was grieving for their child. He had sat with the ill child, to give the boy's family a respite.
They were not known to RLS personally, not friends, only aquaintances, at a spot recommended by physicians at the the time as a "cure".
I have always been cheered by the humanity and empathy of this verse and I hope it reaches you somehow.
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Condolences and many prayers for all of you. Many of us think of having a medically fragile child as being one of the most awful experiences that parents could endure. You have shown us that while fragile children are very, very, hard, they are also a gift.