Saturday, April 16, 2011

WE LOST OUR GIANT



Grandpop,
I sit here in pain. Selfishly i wish for one more chat on your couch. One more chance to kiss the top of your head, hear your voice, and see your smile. To ride in the back of your pickup truck with the wind blowing on my face. One more chance to see you give Grandma a kiss. Watch you hold my son I named after you. Tirelessly plant your harvest only to give it away. To have one more chance to take in some of that wisdom you have shared with so many through the years. A chance to spend time with you in prayer. One more chance to hold your hand.
But i find comfort in the wisdom you shared with me years ago. You said that life on earth is very much like the wings on a bird…That we must go through highs and we must go through lows in order to complete our journey. I know not everyday was perfect for you, but still you pushed on to lift God's name and inspire everyone around you. Including me. So yes today my wings feel weighed down with sadness, but I find peace in knowing your wings have lifted you to a place of Glory. Where you will now forever glide with God's love as the wind under your wings.
I love you Grandpop.

50 comments:

  1. MY CONDOLENCES ON YOUR LOSS YOUR GRANDPOP SEEMED LIKE HE WAS VERY INSPIRATIONAL IN YOUR LIFE. MY PRAYS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOURS!

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  2. My prayers goes out to you and your family. May the memories hold and guide you. Peace and love

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  3. My CONDOLENSCES to you and your family! May GOD be with you and bless you ALL!

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  4. GOD called his name! peace

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  5. Sincere sadness for you and your family. Look to the words of wisdom your grandfather left to you, and always remember to pass it on for the next generation. God Bless you and your family.
    Joan E. Saunders

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  6. I'm so sorry, E. He was a beautiful man now turned spirit. I love that you all have such great memories to look back on. I'm praying for your family.
    Blessings

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  7. You have taken my breath away...because I FEEL you LOSS! I lost my mother 5 years and my parents were married for 48 years at that time! I have learned to TOLERATE the pain...but it never disappears! She is and will alwys be my biggest music inspiration! I am certain that your grandfather is proud of you and will LIVE in you forever! God bless you!

    Kelly Gunn

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  8. Sorry for your loss, I lost my Godfather today as well. A big hug from one of your biggest fans in Florida.

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  9. my condolences, Eric ... I know what it's like to lose a grandfather that was so close ... I'm lifting you, your family and everyone that knew him in prayer

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  10. My sincere and deepest condolences, love, and prayers go out to you and your entire family. *crying* I remember you doing a blog post giving tribute to the Roberson roots and encouraging everyone to take time out to sit with our grandparents, great-grands, great aunts/uncles, just to listen to their stories of their journey, and digest the wisdom....it's a gift. Just remember, he lives within your son, within you, within your parents.....his spirit is right there within. Although it hurts your soul to not see him in the flesh, just remember everytime you kiss your son, hug your parents, and look in the mirror, he's right there.

    I'll keep you in my prayers during this difficult time. One day at a time....praying for your continued peace and comfort. God is your strength. <3 Cam

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  11. Wow...grandparents are truly a blessing that God only lets us "borrow" for a while. I know you have memories to cherish for a lifetime and that's a blessing in itself!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing your Grandpop with us. I'm praying for you and your family right now. Grandparents are truly priceless.

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  13. Wow Eric. Thanks for sharing a special personal piece of your heart. Losing anyone close is hard, but we (your fans)love you and I myself will lift you and your family in prayer. Grandpop is resting now and he is in a place that we can only dream of. I know that doesn't ease the pain, but maybe dull it just a tiny bit.

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  14. I know this is a sad time for u but just know that memories never die and that it is a blessing to have had such a inspirational man in ur life b blessed

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  15. My prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Remember and cherish the memories, knowing that every day gets just a little bit better than the day before.

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  16. Hey bruh,

    I've been where you are and my prayers are with you. Thank God for his life and legacy.

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  17. Sorry for your loss. Grandparents are thee most special people on the world.

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  18. Sorry for your loss< E. I'm praying for your family.

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  19. Plenty love and blessings to you and your family Eric! Just remember our father wants the best for himself! Much love love!

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  20. My sincerest condolences are with you Eric. Our father has made a righteous call and your grandpop answered it. He is well in His presence and watching over you in every step you take. My prayers are with you and your family. Praise His holy name. Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory.

    ERFLINGS STAND UP!
    Kenny

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  21. That was a beautiful tribute to your grandfather Eric. My sincerest sympathy is extended to you and your family. May God bless and keep you during your time of need and beyond.

    Be blessed.

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  22. Remember all the wonderful times you shared...Take it one moment at a time, and be of good courage the Creator is good all the time.

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  23. Dear brother, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Your grandfather was a special man. His spirit lives on in you and the rest of your family, especially your son.

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  24. My heart goes out to you and your family...you have touched my world and I want you to know that your fans lift you up in prayer!!! God bless U and your family at this very tough time...Tracey C

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  25. What a beautiful tribute to your Grandpop. My condolences to you and your family. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Grandpop is with God, and God is with you always.

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  26. Praying for You and Family. I Thessalonians 4:13-18 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. -Cari C.

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  27. Eric, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. I pray you all find strength and happiness in memories and the support of those surrounding you.

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  28. So sorry for the loss of your beloved Grandpa. You and your family have my deepest condolences.

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  29. My heart sincerely goes out to you and your family.

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  30. I so know your pain.. Just know he is in Perfect Peace! stay strong ..TOOQUTE4U

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  31. Thank you for sharing this very touching video. I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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  32. Condolences for your loss, I too relate, lost my grandfather in 94 and my life has not been the same. However, I have applied the life lessons he taught me to my everyday life.

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  33. So sorry for your family's loss, Eric. Prayers and love!

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  34. May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family in the absence of one of your pillars. Remember, the building still stands because the foundation (God) is strong and lasting.

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  35. My the Lord bless and comfort you and your family.

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  36. My condolences to your and your family. May the Lord keep you strong during your time of grieve. I lost my grandfather in 2002 and never got to see him before he passed. I understand and empathize. May your heart be at rest.

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  37. Thank you for sharing your family with us, sorry for your loss. Many prayers for you and your family for continued strength, during this time of transition and healing. May you forever keep the love and memories of your grandfather close to your heart.

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  38. beautiful words... they came easy because they came from true love...

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  39. Hey bruh,

    My condolences. I've been where you are now. Stay strong and fly high.

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  40. jwillyums64@comcast.netApril 19, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    though his physical body maybe gone he planted into u a wealth of knowledge continue 2 be what he stood 4 in you & plant what he planted into u into your son....in sympathy

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  41. E,
    It pains me to hear of such a great loss to you and your family, my prayers and thoughts are with your beautiful family at this time of mourning. You are truly a good friend with a big heart and my heart goes out.

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  42. E

    you know I'm constantly praying for you and your family my brother, you know how I do it.

    It was truly a blessing of God to allow your family to experience 4 generations of Roberson men.

    I'm sure your son will carry on the proud tradition of the family. your grandpop lives in all of you in spirit.

    God bless

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  43. Amazing Love...You and your family are in my heart's prayer. Thanks for sharing this part of your life.

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  44. Just got a chance to check your blog and very sorry to hear the news of your grandpop passing. The video is lovely and may GOD continue to hold you during these times.

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  45. Hey Eric,
    You don't know me however i am a fan and I am an artist. My mother passed April 20th, 9years ago...every element of my being is because of her as every element of your being, your manhood, your son is your grandfather...As he watches from the wings of heaven....you will shine and he will smile...and you will continue to touch all those in God's universe. Let every note from your voice and every word from your pen speak the words of his strength. Be blessed

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  46. Eric,
    My prayers go out to your and your family during this time. You now have guardian angel that will always be watching you and your fam. He will always be with you. May God bless you and your family.

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  47. Eric,
    Although we are distant relatives and have yet to meet I have had the privilege of sitting on that same hallway sofa to soak in "Dap's" wisdom and love at important times in my life. Both aunt Lourae and Dap have always been the most gracious host and hostess whenever I've come to visit. Like you, I'll miss his smile and uplifting personality. But he will always be loved and NEVER forgotten. I trust your memories will serve to stabilize and strengthen your heart in the days, weeks, months and years to come.

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  48. He's safe in HIS arms now...God bless you and your family Eric!! (Just'Sun's friend in ATL)
    ... Antoinette

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  49. I am sorry for the lose of your Grandpa. He is with you now more then ever, watching over you and showing you love. Peace my Brother -

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  50. One of the WISEMEN.

    Rest easy until we meet again Grandpop Rock.

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