Wendy I found this and thought of you and John. I hope you like it / Traci Basso GOD'S LOAN
'I will lend you for a little time, a child of mine, He said, For you to love while lives mourn for when he is dead. It may be one day, several years, or twenty two or three, But will you, 'til I call him back, take care of him for me? He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief, You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief. I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return, But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn. I looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true, And from the throng that crowds life's lanes I have selected you. Now, will you give him all your love, not think the labour vain? Nor hate me when I come to call and bring him home again?' I fancied that I heard them say, 'Dear Lord, thy will be done. For all the joy thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run. We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may, And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay. But should the Angels call for him much sooner than we've planned, We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.'
Happy Easter to CALEB and his beloved FAMILY! / Myra Barton Andrei's Mama
"Jesus said to her, "I am the one who brings people back to life, and I am life itself. Those who believe in me will live even if they die. Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe that?" (John 11:25)
Lord, we do believe that! We cling to that hope with all that is within us. It is that promise that gets us through the day and gives us hope for the future. Thank you for reassuring us that death for your children is merely a passage into a perfect world, where you will one day wipe away all our tears. Thank you for EASTER.
belong to same group 2 CLUB / Stonna Mitchell
I SAW YOUR SONS TRIBUTE TODAY.. IT TOUCHED MY HEART..YOU DID A GREAT JOB..
Happy Valentine's Day / Myra Mom To Edvin Andrei Ang
Have a Blessed Valentine's Day to mother and son, Wendy and Caleb!
I'm very sorry / Cynthia Durgin (none) Hi, I'm just passing by and happened to look at your son's memorial site. It's a very nice site. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Caleb seemed like a young boy with everything going for him, but he was obviously depressed. I have a 19 yr. old son who suffers from depression and panic attacks. He doesn't like to talk about his problems. This is often how it is, so please don't blame yourself. I'm sure that God is taking excellent care of Caleb until you meet again.
Sincerely, Mrs. Cynthia Durgin Milltown, NJ
This holiday season / Donna Mother Of Christina Valle Read >>
This holiday season / Donna Mother Of Christina Valle
Thinking of Caleb and his family as we celebrate this holiday season without our love one. Just letting you know that I will keep you all close to my heart, along with Christina. Merry Christmas in Heaven to Caleb and Christina.
Rest in Peace Caleb / Laurie Arthur (POS mom )Read >>
Rest in Peace Caleb / Laurie Arthur (POS mom )
During this busy holiday season we,who have lost a loved one, stop to bow our head in prayer for strength in learning how to go on without our precious sons and daughters. May you find the peace in heaven,Caleb, that eluded you on earth. Keep a close watch on your mom...she is an awesome lady. Say hi to Josh for me. God bless, Laurie Close
condolences/ Cheryl Wallace
My son Brett died from suicide 8 yrs ago. He wan 18. This is the first time I have responded to anyone'on's story buy when I read about someone telling you your son comitted a sin it hit home with me. I was told by a Baptist minister that anyone who comitts suicide goes to hell. I don not believe God would turn his back on our children when they need him the most. In my eyes God is kind and forgiving. I believe he knew they were troubled and He called them home so they could heal. At any rate any one who would say that to you is unbelievably insensitive. I offer my condolences. Loosing a child as we have is a huge mountain to climb but we can keep them with us in our heart forever. Cheryl Close
Your memorial site for Caleb breaks my heart, and yet lifts me up as well. You were extremely fortunate to have had such a Godly, understanding priest. His homily should be read by everyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Thank God for men of the cloth like him. You may have also read articles by Father Rolheiser in the POS library. Both priests think alike in this matter. Maybe you could place the homily in the POS library for all to read.
I am so very sorry for your loss of this beautiful young man. He had so much to offer. The world was blessed by his presence for a little while. May the same God who now holds your Caleb in His loving arms, also hold and comfort you. (((((( Wendy ))))))
I look forward to meeting you and hugging you in person at the POS retreat.
My CONDOLENCES / Rose McPhee Leo's Mom
To Caleb family I know your pain my son passed March 21.06 we search each day was he playing a game that the kids here all play ( the choking game ) we will never know and I do not care I love my son as you love your child .I just wanted you to know your never alone Caleb with you and im with you maybe he sent me to his site as I was going to Leo;s site just let you know he loved you all Close
My thoughts and prayers to the family / Connie (passerby)
To the McIntosh Family - my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My heart aches at the amount of children that have passed on too soon before their time. I lost my nephew at the age of 19 on the first day of summer 2003. He was 19 years old and he chose to end his own life. My sister (his mom) has not been able to cope without her beautiful boy. None of us have. I am so sorry for your loss. Caleb has such a beautiful smile and you could see he was and is a gentle soul.
In the end, those who were carried off early no longer need us:/they were weaned from earth's sorrows and joys, as gently as children/outgrow the soft breasts of their mothers./But we, who do need such great mysteries,/we for whom grief is so often the source of our spirit's growth--: could we exist without them?" (Rilke). Close
Your precious son Caleb / Linda Mason (POS)
Wendy, I'm so sorry you lost you precious son Caleb, this tribute is a wonderful memory to him. I agree with what you wrote in my son Daniel's guestbook that the stars are our sons faces looking down on us. They and other children who died by suicide will never be forgotten by us, they are a piece of us and always will be. ((((((Hugs and Love)))))) Linda Close
Thinking of you dear Wendy xo / Jane Einarson Matthew's Mom (I care~angel Mom )Read >>
Thinking of you dear Wendy xo / Jane Einarson Matthew's Mom (I care~angel Mom ) Close
For Caleb from his Mom's dear friend / Argia Mom Of Ralphie (Heavenly Brothers )Read >>
For Caleb from his Mom's dear friend / Argia Mom Of Ralphie (Heavenly Brothers )
What a beautiful handsome young man. Caleb my Dear you should be walking this earth not the streets of Heaven, not so early. Wendy. I am so honored to get to know your Caleb so much better throught this site. I in my whole soul hope he has found the peace he so sought here on earth. The world has no idea what they have lost. Argia, Mother of my beautiful Raphael, My Healer, My Angel, My Baby