(Robert Calderon riding one of
Calderon, Robert's brother, beside memorial stone)
Robert Calderon was a friend that I never met in
person, his name was in my prayers and the prayers of many
others. I felt a kinship with him and his family although
New Mexico is quite a distance from
I first knew
of Robert through my friend, Don Scarbrough, who
prayer for him because Robert had cancer. Don thought a great deal
of Robert and was known as Robert’s adopted
Grandfather. We put Robert on prayer chains and
Don kept me
informed as to how he was doing.
Robert a Bible and some other things and Don took him a
copy of our
CD, “I’ll Walk You Home” that I had sent for him.
I called a
few times and talked to Robert, Minnie, and Manuel.
more about him and his family and found that
Robert had a
great love for horses. I didn't get to talk to
the rest of Robert's family but they are a very close
family who care a great deal for each other.
night Minnie told me that Robert had made his
peace with the Lord Jesus, and we rejoiced to know
that no matter what happened Robert would always be
safe in the arms of Jesus.
condition worsened and he was taken to the hospital.
While he was
there, in his delirium he kept asking for the little
girl. Nobody in Robert's house had a little girl so they
didn’t understand until later that he was wanting
to hear the song "I'll Walk You Home" that was on the CD about
the little girls and Jesus.
7, 2004, Robert went home to be with the Lord.
able to attend his funeral but in a way I was there
someone sang the song I wrote, “I’ll Walk You Home”.
"When my life
is over And my work on earth is
done Then I'll trade that garland for a
crown For the victory is won
the hand of Jesus Crossing to the other
side There will be no more
pretending As Jesus says, "Children, you are my
And I'll walk
you home So you don't have to walk
alone Now this time will never
end You know I'll always be your
friend And I'll walk you home
today And I'll walk you all the
way Kindred spirits from the
start We're joined at the heart
walk you home.
I know you
will miss Robert very much. I pray for all of you
that you will find peace in God and we will
one day all
meet in heaven where there is no more sorrow or
parting. May God bless each of you:
Robert's mother; Minnie, Robert's
sister; John, Ramon, Jimmy, Raul, Manuel, Joe, and Martin;
Robert's brothers Tony, Alonzo, and Eli,
Robert's adopted brothers and all of the
family and friends of Robert Calderon.
Don, for introducing me to Robert and his family.
It is a
blessing to know all of you.
The song now playing,"My Farewell Party", was a favorite song of Robert's.
By Pamela R.
Blaine To my friend, Robert
Calderon (December 16, 1960 – February 7,