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A Good Time

Good morning Caleb,  I just got up.  I am getting ready for work.  Yesterday was awesome, we had a blast at Holiday World.  I have a question for you.  Did you see your brother ride that roller coaster with me?  I thought that it was totally awesome.  I had been waiting for that moment for quite some time.  Did you enjoy the ride?  I know that you were with us the whole time.  The funny thing is that he spent 90% of the ride ducking down in the seat.  I think that he was a little scared.  That is ok though, I am still proud of him for getting on there with me.  It would have been really neat to have ridden that ride with you.  I would have done that in a heartbeat.  Another good thing about yesterday was that your sister was finally tall enough to ride all of the big water rides.  She loved all of the slides we went down, especially the water coaster.  It was a really good time.  I would have loved to have you with us in person though.  Don’t you worry though bubby, because I am not sad that you are gone.  In fact I am thankful that you are in a better place now.  I would so rather have you in heaven.  There is nothing for you down here.  I have walked this earth for 30 years now and I cannot compare anything down here to where you are now.  Well I need to go and get ready for work, I will talk to you later on okay.  Have a wonderful day in heaven.

I love you like a fat kid loves cake, 

Daddy

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Letters to Caleb

 

Family Outing


Good morning Caleb,  well it is the start of yet another day.  Wednesday to be exact, and a very busy one at that.  Today your mother and I are going to go apply for our marriage license.  God has called on me to marry mommy, so that is what I intend to do.  I will love and care for her for the rest of my natural-born life.  Shortly after that we will go pick up your brother and sister from daycare.  Then we will be off to Holiday World for the day.  So you see we have a pretty busy day ahead of us.  It will be fun though.  I remember a few years back when we took you and your sister to Holiday World, you had a blast.  If I remember right though, I think that we ended up being rained out later in the evening that day.  I also remember you and I standing beside Holidog to get our picture taken.  I wanted him to hold you while I took a picture, but he wouldn’t.  It must have been some rule that he had to follow as an employee of Holiday World.  Oh well we still got the picture.  What a good day we had that day.  Mommy, your sister and brother told me to tell you that they love you so very much.  We all miss you being around here and we cannot wait until the day that we can finally be together again.  As a Family.  Well I am going to cut this one short because it is almost time to head out the door to start the day.  

I love you like a fat kid loves cake,

Daddy


 
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Posted by on June 29, 2011 in Letters to Caleb

 

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A Few Tears

Good morning Caleb,   I feel as if you are very far away from me this morning.  Where did you go to?  I need you back here with me.  So whatever it is that you are doing, get it finished up and come on back.  I was just watching a video of you.  Every time that I do so, it makes daddy feel sad inside.  So then I have to cry for a bit.  I need that though.  It feels so good.  After it is over with I feel stronger.  I am ready to take the day on now.  In fact I ought to be good for a couple of weeks now.  

Yesterday at church I realized what it is God has in store for my life.  I need to minister for Him, through that drum set that I play in the praise and worship band there.  You see I was practicing and one of the band members invited me over to his house to just set and jam.  He has some recording equipment, so that sounds rather promising.  God is awesome son!   I cannot imagine what you are experiencing right now.  It must be great.  Before I close this letter to you, I have a simple request.  Will you please get together with God and show me which way to take this blog?  I would really like to touch the hearts of people who are weak and grieving.  Let this be the place that they come to.  That would just be awesome.  Well I need to get ready for work so I will talk to you later son.  I love you God!  You two are so awesome in my life.  I could not imagine life without you.  Have a good day in heaven son.

I love you like a fat kid loves cake,

Daddy


 
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Posted by on June 27, 2011 in Letters to Caleb

 

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Thinking of You

Good morning Caleb, there is my special angel.  It is finally the weekend!  I have been waiting for this moment all week-long.  I tell you, the first week back to work after vacation is always the toughest.  Maybe things will be better next week.  I really had a rough time mustering up the energy to go to work all week, but you know the bills never stop coming so I had no choice.  It is the weekend now, so it is time for some rest and relaxation.  Sissy is at her father’s house and mommy is at work this morning.  Who does that leave?  Yes , you are right.  You, your brother and I.  Just the boys.  I am thinking that we will go to the swimming pool today.  Who knows maybe we will even go to the lake.  That sounds fun.  I think that we will do that instead.  I will have to see what your brother thinks about that idea.  Hopefully once I mention the water slide he will change his mind easily.  I know that if you were with us in person you would most definitely have a good time, but it would also slow our roll.  I would have to keep you close to me and we certainly would not be able to go down the water slide.  I can see you right now…running through the sand…playing in the water up by the beach.  You would be a little scared if I took you out to the deeper end where you could not touch.  You would have your floaties on, I would let you float around on your own.  You would not like that at first, but once you calmed down and realized that I was right there with you, you would love it.  I would have to keep your brother away because he would want to push you around like a toy.  I know that you would not like that.  I have a question.  Why we are at the lake will you please watch over your brother and protect him?  Daddy would greatly appreciate it.

I know that I have told you a thousand times son and I will tell you a thousand more.  I LOVE YOU!  Thank you for being my little angel.  Thank you for watching over us.  I need your help somewhere else as well.  If you see mommy, your brother or your sister down will you just give them an extra boost. Just show them that you are alright.  You could even use me.  Shine through me so that they may see that you are doing just fine in heaven.  Well I guess that I am going to close this letter for the day.  I hope that you have a really good day in heaven today.  Better than yesterday.  I know that I am going to have a good day.  We all love you so very much Caleb.  You will never, ever be forgotten.  I will make sure of it.

I love you like a fat kid loves cake, 

Daddy

To all of my readers.  I just want to wish you a happy day today.  As always thank you for taking the time to stop by here and reading my blog.  I hope somehow that it has touched you to read about my little Caleb.  Spread the word.  I could always use some more readers.  See you all soon…Jeffrey

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2011 in Letters to Caleb

 

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To Brush or Not to Brush

‘”It is time to go night, night.”  “Let’s go brush your teeth.”  “No!”  I don’t want to!”  That is a tune that I am way to familiar with son.  You absolutely hated to brush your teeth.  If you could get away with not brushing your teeth a night before bed time, you would be all for it.  I remember going to the dentist with you one day.  You laid your little head down in my lap while the dentist brushed your teeth.  I could tell that you did not like it.  But I kept reassuring you that everything was going to be alright.  You did a fine job that day.  In fact once it was all over with,  the dentist gave to you a  brand new toothbrush and a token to get something out of the machine.  You, sissy and I sat in a room while the nurse gave me instructions on how to better care for your teeth.  You had a small case of gingivitis.  I was told that I should brush your teeth more often and to keep around the gum line.  To be totally honest with you I really did not care too much for that nurse to tell me there was something wrong with your teeth.  But I made a commitment to you that day.  I was going to make sure that the next time that you had a dentist appointment, everything was going to be alright.  That day never came though.  You know I cannot help but to set and wonder.  Are you doing the same thing in heaven?  Or are you cooperating the way that should be doing?  Hopefully you are listening to God better than you did for me.  Well I guess I better call it a night son, I need to read a little bit.  Then I am going to crash.  I will see you in my dreams.

I love you like a fat kid loves cake, 

Daddy

I would like to take the time to tell you thank you for stopping by and reading about my little Caleb.  It is my goal to make sure that the world never forgets how awesome he was.  I want to help you as well.  Feel free to leave me a message on the meebo app.  I will get back to you as soon as I can…Jeffrey

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2011 in Letters to Caleb

 

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A Simple Request

Good morning Caleb,  I just wanted to write and tell you that I love you.  Finally it is time to go back to work.  I think that over the past week the kids have kept me more busy than actually working..  So now I get to go to work and relax.  Just kidding.  That is what it is going to seem like though.  I just have one request from you today.  Will you help to make today a bright day for us.  Make it happy as well.  Just give us all of the strength that you can muster up.  After all of the gloomy weather that we have been having around here, a bright, sunny but mild day (low 80’s) would suffice just right.  Thank you. 

 

Well I am going to get my stuff together, it is time for me to go back to work.  I am so glad.  I will see you out there ok.  Have a good day in heaven.  

 

I love you like a fat kid loves cake,

 

Daddy


 
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Posted by on June 20, 2011 in Letters to Caleb

 

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No Sharing Allowed

Good morning Caleb,  wake up sleepyhead.  Here we go with another day.  What shall we do today?  It is raining outside so we have to find something to do inside today.  Your brother and sister  will not be to happy, but I will find a way to keep them occupied.  If you were here with us right now, I would not have to worry about doing much of anything.  You definitely would keep them occupied.  I can see it now.  They would be trying to play and you would be right up in the middle of the action.  You would want to play with everything.  I would have to jump in and be the referee.  Because sharing was just not something that you cared to do at your young age.  To you, everything was yours.  Boy did that quality in you really test my patience.  There were times that I had to whip out the “ole” size 10 1/2 if you know what I mean.  You were starting to get the hang of it though.

Food was like gold to you.  You could not get enough of it.  Always wanted more  of it.  It almost seemed as if you were hunting for it on a constant basis.  There was even a couple of times I caught you in the trash can trying to eat.  As a father I cannot say that I really liked that to well, but you did not seem to mind.  When it came to sharing your food with someone, you could not even begin to comprehend that one.  Every once in a great while you would offer to share though.  When you did, it was so genuine.  I loved that quality in you.  

When I think about stuff like this, I really miss you.  I think to myself, “if only God would let me have one more day with you.”  In the end all I left with is the awesome memories that we have together.  You are really alive inside me bubby.  I thank you for that strength.  It allows me to help out anyone who is in pain.  When you died my soul grew exponentially.  I love you son.  More than anything in this world.  Thank you again for being my angel.  You go have a good day in Heaven today and I will see you soon okay.

I love you like a fat kid loves cake,

Daddy

Thank you so very much for reading about my little Caleb.  If you are interested, I would love to have you follow me.  Do you have some feedback?  There is a place for that now as well.  We can work together to let his name live on forever…Jeffrey

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2011 in Letters to Caleb

 

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