Wednesday, August 5


Unfortunately, Caleb's big brother, Shane, passed on in the early morning hours yesterday.

Shane was one of those people that was always bigger than life. He pushed the boundaries relentlessly, took chances many of us only dream of and lived a life so full of daredevil acts that we can only look back on his life in awe, with a smirk on our faces.

Whether he was scuba diving for ancient relics off the coast of Bahrain, trying to land the big one out at the lake or hunting for arrowheads in the hill country, Shane did everything with a sense of adventure and enthusiasm I've always envied.

We are so sad that baby Bryce will never get to know his uncle Shane and his crazy ways. Shane told Caleb that he wished someday he could throw a football with Bryce. Shane, we wish the same - more than you could know even from where you are now.

But we find peace in the knowledge that Shane is back to his whole self now. He's somewhere up above or all around. I like to think he's watching over us all; willing us to take a few more chances, travel a little further, laugh a little louder, love a little harder and give in to this crazy ride that we call life.

Thanks, Shane. We love you and will forever miss you.


Visitation to be held at the Dripping Springs Methodist Church on Ranch Road 12 in Dripping Springs, TX from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday Aug. 6, 2009. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. and followed by the burial at Phillips Cemetery also in Dripping Springs. Lastly will be the receiving of friends and family at the First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs' banquet hall.


  1. Dear Daddy,
    I am so sorry about my Uncle Shane. I wish I could have met him. I feel in my heart he is in a better place now. I know he will be another angel from above watching over all of us. I love you.

    Hugs & Kisses


  2. Caleb,Trina and Bryce,I am so sorry for your loss.I can tell by the beautiful words written by you, Trina he must have been a very special man.God puts people like that in our lives for a reason.Only God knows the answer.And when we lose such a person it is hard.And doubly hard.Especially when it is your brother.I pray that you will find comfort in the memories you two shared as brothers. And that Bryce will get to hear stories of him from you and the good times you shared.I believe that God gives us memories to keep loved ones near even when they have left us.I know he (Shane) would be so pleased to read the sweet tribute Trina wrote.
    God Bless and be with you in you time of loss.
    Granny Spriggs

  3. Glad to hear that Bryce is doing well after surgery, but saddened to hear about Shane. Praying for you guys as always!

    Bristelle and Joel

  4. I'm very sorry to hear of your tremendous loss.

    Thankful that Bryce is doing well after surgery. May he continue to improve and grow stronger.

  5. I'm glad that Bryce is recovering well after his surgery.

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Caleb's brother Shane. Your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time.


  6. Boy! Sometimes it really seems like when it rains, it pours. What a hard day when you are celebrating the small steps Bryce is making while grieving the loss of your brother. I will be praying for your family and Caleb's mother as she deals with the loss of her child. There are little words that can comfort at this time, but I would say to keeping holding on to each other and the new little joy that is in your life. Love to you!


  7. I am so sorry for your loss, please know Y'all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! I'm glad to hear that Bryce's surgery went well.

  8. Your blog has continued to tug at my heart. I have followed it from the beginning and the whole situation is totally miraculous. It has made me cry, laugh, I actually think it has brought out every emotion one day or another but msot of all it has made me realize all the more just how precious life is. Although I have never met you I feel like I know you because of your blog. I work with Grandma Sharon and I continue to pray for all of you everyday. I have to believe in the power of prayer,your blog has circulated probably farther than you will ever know. Anyone who reads it passes it on to at least one more person and I am certain that each person who recieves it adds you to their prayer list. You guys have been through so much and all three of you are just so totally amazing and so strong, especially the little guy. The pictures are truly awesome and I look forward to seeing them and watching as Bryce continues to grow. I so look forward to the day when I read about you and Caleb preparing to take your son home. Stay Strong.
    I am so, so sorry to hear about Caleb's brother. What a very sad time for all of you, but one more angel to watch over Bryce. Take Care, Lu

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you all now and always!


  10. I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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