Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Last years pumpkin

Well as some of you know my son was named Conner, which is also Superboy's name in the comics. My husband is a HUGE comic book fan. So if was funny that the names we had picked when I was pregnant with him (Conner and Kara) are the names of both Superboy and Supergirl. When we found out his prognosis, we began calling him our superbaby (because we didn't find out his sex until after birth). I called him superbaby because I didn't believe that he wasn't going to make it. I tried to think he would make it and that I would be able to tell people the miracle of what he overcame. But when I was thinking of him being a miracle and a superbaby, I didn't get his purpose. He was a miracle because he brought our family closer together. He was a superbaby because he did things the doctors said he wouldn't do. They told me I would never feel him kick and guess what I did everyday. I was so amazed by it that anyone near when he would do it I would make them feel it too. Seventeen people felt it besides me. So anyway after he passed Nick and I buy things with the superman symbol on them to remember him by. So last year as a memorial to him I made a superman jack o' lantern. It turned out really beautiful. I thought I would share it's beauty with you.


Sandi McBride said...

It is lovely. You have a real talent there baby girl. Don't let it get around or if you do, charge for it. I didn't know that Conner was Superboy's name. I always thought it was Clark or Kael...I don't blame you for wanting to keep his memory safe. I'm sure you'll share his memory with his new brother or sister one day when they are old enough to understand the concept of having a big brother who lives in heaven...and has wings. I know you think I don't know you, how can I say I love you...but I know you
and I love you
Aunt Sandi

Abbie said...

It's so lovely Jodie, you know in Africa, there is this tale that if a baby leaves his parents he/she then comes back has a second child and the baby is named "joy has returned" (the Nigerian version is much shorter)
I don't neccesarily believe in reincarnation myself, but it brings a lot of comfort to the parents. Either way, I'm glad you have your own special way of remembering Connor and the blessings he brought to your family.

Kari said...

I will take pictures of his gravesite when I go see him Sunday. I wonder if he and Joey have met yet?
Talk to you guys soon.
Love you