Thursday, February 10, 2011

Caleb at Grandma's passing - by John

Caleb and I showed up about an hour and a half following the passing of Caroline. We arrived at 12:30 PM, Caleb having fallen asleep in the car, was asleep when we arrived. In the process of transferring him from the car to the house he slowly woke up and realized where we were. Trying to avoid him see his Grandmas' body I took him straight upstairs where we immediately found Lisa.

I don't know what conversation took place between Lisa and Caleb but it sounds like Caleb convinced Lisa that he wanted to see grandma. After explaining to him that grandma would look a little different than he was used to seeing her, we took him downstairs where the family was still gathered around mom's body. Caleb and I walked to her side where we touched her hand and side and stood by her just looking and pondering. Caleb was standing quietly when someone said you can give everyone hugs. I think whoever said it meant that he could give all of the nearby family members hugs but it was special when Caleb went straight for grandma, making sure she was the first to get a hug showing just how much he loved her and wanted a hug from her.

3 comments:

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Adorable! Caleb is truly such an amazing little guy!

Sarie said...

I will miss your mom's comments on your blog... they were usually here before mine. xoxoxo

Raelyn said...

Totally crying! HUGS