June 20 has been one of my favorite days of the year for going on ten years now. Today our first grandson Caleb turned nine. He has been a constant source of smiling joy in the lives of many since the day he arrived. My father, Jerry Crumal, was most especially thrilled to be GREAT grandpa to this sweet boy.
My dad made an effort to see Caleb and be a part of his life as much as his time and health would allow through the years.
A child can never have too many people in his life, loving him and thinking he's wonderful.
It kind of makes the adult in the relationship feel wonderful, too. I am so glad that Caleb is old enough now to always remember his Papa Jerry.
Happy Birthday Caleb. I'm sorry this is your first birthday that I have missed. I am at papa's bedside on this, his last Father's Day. With life comes death. The best we can hope for is to be surrounded by people who love us in the end. I am so glad I can be here for and with my dad as he passes, and I know that someday you will be there for me, too.