On August 2, 2019 my adult son, Daniel Ryan Capes, died after battling a rare form of cancer. He was 36 years old. For that reason, I have not posted on this site. While he became gravely ill and died, I focused on him and my family and did not spend any time with this site. Instead, occasionally, I would post something on Facebook to help me process my grief. Over the next few weeks I will post here what I posted there. In time, I will return to my thoughts on New Testament.
Here is my first post from August 4th, two days after he died:
I am the father of three boys. I will always be the father of three boys though one I no longer see. Two days ago my son, Daniel Capes, 36 years old. breathed his last and passed from this world to the next. He was a courageous warrior in his battle with cancer. He is my hero. I can’t tell you how proud his mom and I are of him. He’s pictured here (far left) with his brothers, mom and me last Christmas. He is also pictured with Jenel Capes , his wife of 13 years, and his son Tobias Alexander Capes , 4 years old. A service in celebration of his life will be held Saturday August 10th at Ecclesia Houston, 1100 Elder St. at 11 am.
You don’t know me, and we’ve not met, but I wanted to let you know that I am sorry to read your sad news, and I trust you know peace and grace from God at this time.
All strength to you
Dear Dr. Capes, I am just heartbroken to read this. How I pray that the Lord will hold you all close. May all the wonderful memories bring comfort in time. I send sincere sympathy to you, the family, Jenel, and please know I am praying for you all. Angie Westmoreland