He’s Home

Our dear beloved Caveman has gone home. His dear Mary was waiting. They will never be separated again. Continued prayers for Erin. She’s lost both parents in short order. I know she’s going to have a tough time, despite her Dad doing all he could to make sure she was taken care of.

I gathered a few lines from some of his beautiful emails that spoke to me about the kind of man he was. Our world is emptier because he’s no longer here, but fuller for his having lived among us.

Sadness, regret, even remorse too. I wish I had done better. Yet such things remain past now, and I must leave them there……Mysterious sensations.
But to remember one is human too, with human weakness.
A sense of purpose sought…….
Yet why are my eyes full of tears?
I will not run from this…taking it head on.
I do not run anymore…….neither through distraction or recreation.
Those days are gone…
To all things in their time………..
So I simply process thoughts and wait….
Deep in thought, I do that a great deal now….
I don’t even like going to sleep at night……and I don’t do it well.
Those nights have been few……and I smile at the thought.
Looking at the back yard…..and remembering…..
As I have said, so often in the search for what we want…
we forget what we have…..
Until you don’t have it any more…………….
And then you know………..then you know……
As a child, all I wanted to do was love and share…..
The world will not permit that, so you learn and grow…..and cope in whatever chosen manner suits you.
I write a lot, that remains my catharsis….and my chosen way…..
My faith in and love of God has never been stronger….
Some have questioned why….I never did, or have.
How could any God allow……?
Remembering what happened to Jesus, for worse than my time…
And it was chosen
For another….

Rest well Kent.

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LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard

Oh, crap! That’s not the first thing one wants to read in the morning. In fact, that is not something one wants to read, ever! Kent fought the good fight. His race is over, and he has received his crown. May God grant strength, comfort and healing to Erin and to the rest of us left behind. We all can… Read more »

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.

Kent is now Happy. May ye all be at peace. Nomine Patris, Fili et Spiritus Sanctu, amen.

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts

His lot is better fortune than ours. For He will not have to endure what is to come in this world.

Rest in Peace my elder brother in arms, you have earned it. These tears that flow down my cheeks are not from dust but from respect of a real man. Rest well my brother.

harleycowboy
harleycowboy

Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R

I think you’ve said it all. My condolences to the family and prayer has been sent.

Years ago, maybe it was with Papa’s death, one of my siblings said – “There’s another star in the sky tonight.” And so we have said as we have lost Mama, and a sister, and others. I suspect from all the things said about Kent and Mary, that were you to look up tonight, that his new star would be… Read more »

NR Pax
NR Pax

I saw the title of the post and knew what it was going to say. I only knew him through his posts here but I admired him for remaining so strong during Mary’s illness.

I am Caveman’s offspring, Erin. Thank you all for the support and kind words. It truly means a great deal to me. Dad passed peacefully last night with a nurse and myself by his side. The nurses have been very kind to me. I’m currently working on gathering up his clothing and donating it to the church as his request.

Delftsman3
Delftsman3

I feel the selfish sorrow for OUR loss, while trying to have/keep the faith that Kent and Mary are together again at last in a perfect eternity in the presence of God.

Remember us here in your time of need, Erin. Your dad was a member of this pack, and the Pack always takes care of it’s own.

LC hilljohnny
LC hilljohnny

CaveChild @ #:
let us know if you need help with expenses or anything else.

Darth Venomous
Darth Venomous

What Delfts said, Erin.

You are a Rottie by birthright, and you are always – always – welcome here.

I just found your blog and I think it’s great. I’m putting you in my links and I hope you don’t mind.
http://thedailysmug.blogspot.com/
http://constitution-coalition.blogspot.com/

LC FX Phillips
LC FX Phillips

Much sadness is felt.

But he is with his beloved now.

May God grant he and his beloved to be happy for eternity.

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.

CaveChild @ #11:

Darth Venomous @14 said it best. I second his comments.

Prophet
Prophet

Though I am but a mere shadow here, I extend my deepest sympathies to Kent’s family and friends. May he rest easy, and in the company of his beloved Mary and his Lord.

Lady H
Lady H

I’m in shock. Caveman was so wonderful. I will miss reading his comments very much.

My condolences, Erin. May Christ and His Mother comfort you during this difficult time.

Lady H
Lady H

#1 Ogrrre, one of my favorite Bible verses. 2 Timothy 4:7 .

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek

CaveChild @ #:

I owe your father a lot. If you need something, the well is deep, feel free to draw on it. I will provide, if I can.

LCBren
LCBren

I did not know Caveman personally..but if this is any help, Shakespeare said it best

He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.

FreeCanuck
FreeCanuck

Rest easy, Caveman. We’ll not see your like again as long as we live. But we know you’re waiting for us.

Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere
Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere

He was the very picture of the human condition, and an excellent example of fidelity, fortitude, and courage in the face of some of the most painful things life can offer, and I am comforted that he has returned to the embrace of his beloved.

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

Deepest sympathies to Erin and the family. I hope the knowledge that he’s in the arms of our Lord and his beloved Mary gives them some measure of comfort.

Thank you all for your help and kind words I have some ideas of what I want to do to give back and help with cancer research. I shall keep you updated Emperor Misha. When going through some old photographs I came across one that made me laugh. Dad is sitting there and holding up this tiny tortise shell kitten.… Read more »

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

CaveChild @ #:

Please keep us all updated. Your father touched my life, and that was without ever meeting in person. I would be honored to contribute what I can to whatever memorial you decide on. Till then I my condolences and prayers are yours.

Igor, Imperial Booby
Igor, Imperial Booby

UNDER the wide and starry sky Dig the grave and let me lie: Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will. This be the verse you ‘grave for me: Here he lies where he long’d to be; Home is the sailor, home from the sea, And the hunter home from the hill. -RL… Read more »

Radical Redneck
Radical Redneck

Damn, been expecting, and regretting logging in. I knew this would come too soon. 😥

Erin I’m soooooooooooooooooo sorry. Remember, you are ALWAYS family here and can ask for ANYTHING.

Godspeed Kent, never will roar a more eloquent booming voice for all us freaks 🙁

Radical Redneck
Radical Redneck

LC LOBO @ #:

Thanks Lobo – 😥 that made the room dusty (after passing the dumbass ad first 😉 )

LC Robohobo
LC Robohobo

CaveChild – I am sorry for your loss.

LC Staci GBOR
LC Staci GBOR

Oh good God…hubby is retiring and set me free to my blog buds. I am so sad at this news. Erin, your dad and mom were there for me over the phone during some rough times. I’ve had to refrain from coming here and it really sucks to do so tonight. If my new name does show up, this is… Read more »

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

CaveChild, I was one of those helped by your father. Him and the others here helped get me to see my Mom before she passed. I owe a debt. Not of money, but of Honor. As others have said, you are family. I can never fully repay that debt. But I will do anything I can to help. My knees… Read more »

dcs2244
dcs2244

The Caveman’s key is silent. RIP Caveman.

maxxdog
maxxdog

Years ago when Caveman first came on the scene here at the Rott he fit right in like a well worn slipper. Make that holster. He was immediately a Rottie and shall remain so forever. Thinking back to the conversations between us all and the laughs we shared brings a smile and a tear. We laughed and cried all at… Read more »

BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK)
BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK)

I cannot add anything that has not already been said here. I only “met” Kent online, and came to know him through his writings here. I have no doubt he is with the Lord, and with his eternal love Mary. The sorrow I feel is for us poor beings left in a world without such a man of character, but… Read more »

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

Oh, no! I’ve been so busy keeping up with my own life, I didn’t keep up. Oh, Kent! You will be so missed by everyone who knew you.

Be at peace, my friend. Be at peace evermore!

LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole
LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole

He’s with Mary again and at Peace with Our Lord Jesus Christ in that Eternal City on the Hill. Rejoice in Kents’ and Marys’ eternal blessing and protection.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

I refuse to mourn for Kent, because to mourn is selfish. I want to mourn because I can no longer have Kent in my life, forgetting that he is instead at home with Mary and that he is no longer suffering. Instead I will use what he has taught me with his strength and dedication to Mary and use it… Read more »

irish19
irish19

Damn dust!
Rest in peace. Fair winds and following seas.

Tallulah
Tallulah

I know God has blessed him. He and Mary are together again in bliss. May God strengthen and comfort their daughter Erin, and keep her faith strong that she will see them when it’s her turn to cross the river Jordan. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling; calling for you and for me … the beautiful hymn (from The Trip… Read more »

Tallulah
Tallulah

Here’s a poem by Robert Hayden, to his father. THOSE WINTER SUNDAYS Sundays, too, my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him. I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking. When the rooms… Read more »

LC MaxMomFL
LC MaxMomFL

As a stay-at-home-mom type Rottie, I have never had opportunity to meet any of you awesome folks in person. However, I have been around for many years. Through those years your posts and comments have comforted, encouraged and educated me. I would love to see a “memorial park” of sorts for our fallen Rotties. A place were we can view… Read more »

Shaitana
Shaitana

I dropped by to say hello again finally after a long absence and I see this 🙁 I loves his words. I am going to miss him.

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.

So many ways, I want to be like Caveman was: Take the sorrow. Turn it into resolve. Take the pain. Turn it into motivation. Take the horror. Turn it into inspiration. Take the hopelessness. Turn it into another victorious chapter in his book of life. His words are burned into my own book now,, and will serve me well,, if… Read more »

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery

To management,

there is a little donation in the tip jar that I would like to go to Erin.

Thank you.

Dad often joked that he’d want to scare the cats if he could. The beasties have been a little skittery today so I wonder if Dad’s having his fun?

Templar_Knight
Templar_Knight

Ive never been good at this. Never know what to say. I didnt personally know Kent, but I read his postings. He was a smart, talented writer. He will be greatly missed. I am very sorry.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

CaveChild says:

Dad often joked that he’d want to scare the cats if he could. The beasties have been a little skittery today so I wonder if Dad’s having his fun?

Knowing Caveman, yup, and enjoying every second of it.

Cricket
Cricket

Prayers of peace for you. I haven’t been around a lot lately, but I have been keeping a sort of vigil for your parents. The other day I heard about his time being short, and all I can say, is thank you. He was truly a gentlebeing with the heart of a lion, and it showed.