Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July, Caleb!

Dearest Caleb,

It's hard to believe it's been over 3 months since you left us. I find myself doing whatever I can to stay busy so I don't have much time to dwell on the lack of your presence.

We've made it through another holiday without you. Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, and now Independence Day are just not the same this year. Your dad and I will have our annual viewing of Independence Day this evening after Caden goes to bed. We would have waited that late if you were here since it the aliens kinda scared you last year. I don't think I'm up to watching the fireworks this year. You enjoyed them so much and that's all I would think about this time. I hope you enjoy all the fireworks tonight. I'm sure you'll have the best seat in the house!

Caden and I went to Sea World in San Antonio a few weeks ago. He got to have breakfast with Elmo and the other Sesame Street characters. I wish you could have seen the sheer joy on his face as he ran around the room to hug them all. He also loved watching the Shamu show. We fed the dolphins and enjoyed the rest of the shows and exhibits. The only time I had any trouble was going into the penguin house. Knowing how much you loved penguins and wishing you could see them was a little more than I could handle and I walked out.

Grandma and Grandpop were here last weekend. Grandpop wanted to take Caden to see Cars 2. It was Caden's first time at a movie theater. He did so well. It was amazing watching his eyes as big as saucers and his mouth dropped open in wonder at the size of the screen. He thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Now that I know he can handle it, we'll probably go see some during the day when it's not crowded.

I love you to infinity and beyond,


  1. Still listening, still caring. I can't believe 3 months have gone by. You are very strong. Much love. Tonya B.

  2. What a beautiful post to Caleb <3. I bet those fireworks look incredible :). Thinking of you all this 4th of July. Warmest hugs xxx

  3. It is hard to comprehend it has already been 3 months Caleb has been away. Greg and I were watching TV a few days ago and we ran across Thomas the Train. I know Caleb loved Thomas when he was much younger. I told Greg I would never see a Thomas the Train without thinking of Caleb.

    Angela, you are a very strong woman and I admire your strength. Just writing this blog must take more strength than I can imagine.

    We love you guys. Happy 4th of July to you all.
    Debbie & Greg

  4. Caleb has the best of both worlds. He's got you to talk to him and love him, and Jesus to hold his hand and show him the wonders of Heaven.

    I'm so glad that Caden has had some enjoyable days. I'm sure it's been the hardest for him.

    Happy 4th of July hon!

    Lots of Love,