My oldest son, Conner, turned 16 today. Happy Birthday son! I remember driving my wife to the hospital that night so many years ago. The Lillehammer Olympics had started a few days earlier, just as the Vancouver games started a few days ago this year. The gold medal that year went to my wife, delivering all 9 lb 14 oz. of my boy. The famous quote from my mother in law, as Conner fully emerged: “He’s HUGE.”
He’s not so huge today, physically, although his personality most certainly is larger than life. A natural musician, a runner, a good student, an awesome friend, a follower of Christ, and a young man with a huge heart for others. Conner will always be the one who empathizes with others’ joys and pains. When people celebrate, Conner celebrates the loudest! When they are grieving, he comes alongside and sheds tears of sympathy.