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Thinking of You Again

Dear Caleb, Hey there little man.  How is heaven treating you?  I know, I know, it is silly of me to ask such a crazy question.  You are hanging out with God what can be more awesome than that?  As for us, mommy, your brothers and sister and I are all doing really well.  I have not checked in with you in while but that is because I figured you have a whole lot better things to do then to keep coming back down here to comfort me.  I was talking to a gentleman the other day about you and he gave me some really good insight on letting you go so that you could just enjoy your time in heaven.  I took heed of this advice, so we will see where it leads me. Last night we were at dinner with a friend, we shared your story with them.  Once again it got me thinking of you.  I showed them the picture of you staring up at God during the Easter party the year you died.  I realized then how much I truly still hurt inside because of you being gone.  There will always be a part of my heart that is dedicated to you, and these letters are an extension of my heart. One thing I can rest on though, I know one day I will be in heaven with you and I am gonna give you a super hug, you know like the ones we used to give each other.

I love you like a fat kid loves cake,

Daddy

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2015 in Letters to Caleb

 

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Deuteronomy 30:16 GNB

(16) “If you obey the commands of the Lord your God, which I give you today, if you love him, obey him, and keep all his laws, then you will prosper and become a nation of many people.  The Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are about to occupy.”

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2015 in Daily Inspiration

 

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Good Direction

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There will come a day in your grief when you think that you have finally overcome.  A day when you think that all is well.  A day when you think that you are finally rising through the ashes.  Only to find that you are simply having a great day in grief.  Embrace days like this and build on them.  The grass is truly greener on the other side.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2015 in After the Ashes

 

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What Are You Waiting For?

The past doesn’t matter, only your decision now will make the eternal difference.The price has been paid for your mistakes, your sins, and your rebellion. All you have to do is accept the pardon, the forgiveness offered.

What are you waiting for?

 “Jesus, you took my place, you have paid the price for my sins, you have set me free.  Thank you. I invite you into my heart, help me to live that others might see you and find eternal life, Amen.”

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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Daily Inspiration

 

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A Butterfly in the Wind

Good morning Caleb, 

Where is my little angel?”  “There he is!”  That reminds me of waking you in the morning.  A thought that is really vivid in my head right now is one memory that I will treasure forever.  I come to wake you one morning.  I set down beside your bed on the floor.  I was really quiet so that I did not wake you.  In a really soft voice I said, “there’s my big boy.”  You rolled over and looked at me, the biggest smile came over your face.  Then you said to me, “get up here daddy.”  So I climbed into the bed with you, covered up and cuddled with you.  I remember your little head resting on my chest.  It was one of our most intimate moments as father and son.  It did not take long before we were wrestling around and playing.  I asked you if you were ready to get up and you said yes.  Then we started our day together.  If I remember right mommy was at work that day so it was just me and you.  What an awesome memory that is.  

     Words cannot express how big of an impact you had and still have on people’s lives.  Here is an example.  We were looking to make a purchase last night and the gentleman that was helping us saw you picture on the necklace that I wear.  He asked about you.  I saw this as an opportunity to talk about you, so I did.  By the time it was over I just about had the man in tears.  I felt kinda bad, but just by the expression on his face I changed his life.  Turns out he has young children at home.  I pray that my story had such an impact on him that it drew him closer to God and his family.  Now that I think about it.  I pray that this blog has that same impact on other people.  I know that God will send all of the right people here.  So that I can help them as well.

     I think that we are going to take bubby swimming today.  Sissy is gone for the weekend, so it is just mommy, bubby and I.  He is all excited about it, because it is just not an ordinary swimming pool.  It is a water park!  With lots of slides and other fun stuff for families to do together.  Will you please watch over us today as we are out there playing in the water?  I would greatly appreciate it.  If you decide that you going to come with us, make sure that you put on your swimming trunks or mommy will have a fit.

Just out of curiosity.  At work yesterday I was riding on my lift and butterfly flew up beside me.  It matched my speed and then landed on my leg.  It was only there for a second before it flew off.  Did you have anything to do with that?  Was that you?  Just asking.  You were the first person I thought about when that happened.  Well  I am going to close this letter for now,  I hope that you have an awesome day in heaven.  Alright we need to get up and continue our journey together.  “Ready?”….”Let’s go.”

I love you like a fat kid loves cake

Daddy

To my readers

If this is your first time here please refer to this link https://memoriesofcaleb.wordpress.com/category/about/ to get an idea about what you are reading.  Most of all I want to thank you for all stopping by here to read about my little angel Caleb.  I pray that it touched your heart and that you never forget him.  Have a really good day today.  On behalf of Caleb and my family, I love each and every one of you…Jeffrey

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Posted by on July 23, 2011 in Letters to Caleb

 

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Don’t Be Shy

Good morning Caleb, 

 

We are finally in the middle of the week.  This means that it will not be very long until it is time to go home for the weekend.  Yay!  Yesterday we went on a bike ride and it took us out to your final resting place.  It is starting to grow a nice layer of grass over the top of it.  It is good to finally see that.  There is some thing funny about it though.  Most of the dirt is sunk down, except for the spot that mommy and sissy made a heart out of seashells.  It refuses sink down.  Do you have anything to do with this?  Are you out there playing in the dirt?  If so thank you for not playing with the seashells.  They will be covered by grass soon though.  

 

We were talking about you last night on the way home.  Mommy said to you, “come on bubby, pick a bicycle and get on.”  Sissy then replied, “hey daddy bubby is on your bicycle.”  “He is,” I replied.  “He said that he wants to fly,”
chimed mommy.  We came to the conclusion that you had beaten us home.  So we finished up our bike ride and that pretty much called it an evening.  We know that you are here with us bubby.  So you just go ahead and show yourself as much as you like.  By the way, when I was down stairs in the basement practicing my drums.  I seen you peek around the corner.  Don’t be afraid next time.  You are more than welcome to come in there with me.  Heck you can even set on my lap and beat the drums if you like.  Anyhow thank you for showing yourself to me.  I love it when you do that.  Those are the things that make it awesome to have my very own angel.

 

I am going to have to close this letter soon because I have to pick up one of my coworkers.  Which means that I must leave a little early so that I have time to get to him.  But before I do go I just want to tell you that you are awesome.  Your death has given our family so much strength.  You will live on forever through us son.  Have an awesome day in Heaven today.  You better behave yourself.

 

I love you like a fat kid loves cake, 

Daddy

 

To my readers

 

Like always, Thank you for taking the time to come here and read these letters.  I really hope that you found your peace here.  If not I would like to refer you to an earlier post.  https://memoriesofcaleb.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/a-letter-to-you/.  Now you go out there and have an awesome day.  Oh yeah, make sure that you drink plenty of water.  It is going to be a hot one.  I know for a fact that the heat index will be over 100 degrees.  So be safe please…Jeffrey

 

 

 

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Posted by on July 20, 2011 in Letters to Caleb

 

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Togetherness

Good morning Caleb,

 

It is time for another work week.  I can honestly say that I am not excited about it at all.  Ever since I got back from vacation  I have not been very anxious to go back to work out there.  It is filled with people who are in great need of Gods love.  Somehow I feel as if I need to be trying to help some of these lost souls.  Father will you please give strength as I jump back into the rough waters of life.  Grab up my little boy and shine through me so that other people will see you in me and want the same thing.  If you do put me in a situation where I am to help someone, use me as a vessel to bring them close to you so that they may to feel your love.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.

 

Okay, so tell me son how was your day yesterday?  Ours was really good.  Grandma and Grandpa did not have their weekly cook out yesterday, so we spent the day together as a family.  We started out at church.  Then we hit the grocery store up after a quick-lunch.  Mommy’s day kinda went sour.  Her and sissy were to go off to a baby shower.  Once they got their they realized that no on was there.  They were stood up.  It made her pretty upset.  I think that if they were going to change their plans, they could have at least told her.  We bought gifts, her and sissy even took the time to make it look really nice.  Hopefully there is some explanation for it.  We did not let that stop us though.  We had dinner, then set out for a bike ride.  We closed out the day with lying on the floor coloring posters together as a family.  We had a good time.  

 

We did go out to your final resting place yesterday.  We sat there for a few minutes just thinking of you.  It seems as if every time that I go out there all I can seem to picture is the way that you looked in your coffin right before they closed the lid on you.  With that in mind I picture you lying right there underneath my feet.  Just like that.  I cannot seem to stay very long when I do go there.  I can feel you tugging me away every time.  Like you are saying, ” let’s go daddy, I am right here with you.”  “We do not need to be here.”  So I leave and you follow.  It is just awesome how I can feel that.  It is a true feeling.  There is no imagination at play.  It is that very power that gives me strength to lead my family through each day.  That same power allows me to talk about you with no problem.  That is not to say that I do not get sad sometimes though, because I do.  Sissy came to me last night, she was sad.  It seems as if every time that  we are doing something together as a family and I turn on some christian music, it makes her think of you.  Each time this happens I get a big blast of your love.  It flows through me into her.  Soon she is all better and ready to go on.

 

     Well I think that I need to put this letter to an end so that I can finish getting ready for work, if that is what you wanna call it.

I love you like a fat kid loves cake, 

Daddy

To my readers

Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and read these heart warming stories.  I hope that they have touched you in a way that will enable you to go out take charge of your day.  On behalf of Caleb and my family, we love each and every one of you…Jeffrey

 


 
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Posted by on July 18, 2011 in Letters to Caleb

 

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