Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In Remembrance of Caylee

In loving memory of
Caylee Marie Anthony
August 9, 2005 - June 16, 2008

I am making this post as a remembrance to Caylee. I am in no way going to discuss anything to do with the case surrounding her death or the people involved. I know this is a very heated subject for a lot of people but I ask that you stop for just a few minutes and remember Caylee.

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. We may not know why, we may not understand why, we may not like why, but it has happened for a reason. There is always something that can be learned even from the most horrible circumstances. It is up to us to open ourselves up to what is there waiting to make us a better person. For each person what we take from this terrible situation could be different. For some it could be that you need to hug your kids tighter, it could be that someone starts a foundation in Caylee's honor, or donates their time, materials or finances to a childrens organization. It could be that you know a parent who is struggling and needs some support, or maybe you're the parent struggling and realize you need help. Reach out to someone, family, a friend, counselor, hot line, or clergy. It is not a bad thing to admit that you are stressed, tired whatever the case may be. 

I am going to share a bit of what I have taken from all of this. I need to hug my kids more, make more memories,laugh more and love more. As some of you know my oldest daughter is not my biological child. Had it not been for her mother realizing she just couldn't take care of her for whatever her reasons were my life would not be the same. I can not hate her for her decision, although I admit I did for a while. I was angry that a mother could just walk away from her child like she did, I felt like she was only thinking of herself. It took me some time to realize that while she was thinking of herself she had also thought of what would be best for Sierrah. She knew I loved that little girl with all my heart and knew that I would move heaven and earth to be sure she was taken care of. She trusted me out of anyone else in the world and while I may not agree with her personal reasons I respect that she did think of her daughters well being.

What I am asking you to do is stop for a minute, take a deep breath and open your heart. Remember Caylee and the fact that in all of this trial mess SHE was a lot of times forgotten about out of anger of what happened to her. Reflect on your own life and the people in it for a few minutes. Is there something you can do to make a difference in someones life which would also make a difference in your own life? A friend who needs a hug or to hear that you are there for them? An email to someone struggling, a phone call to say I love you, a letter to your parents thanking them, a donation to a children's organization? I feel like if there is something, anything good that we can pull from this tragedy then maybe Caylee will have some peace. I know it may sound silly to some of you, I guess we all have our own ways of dealing with our emotions.

If you feel like sharing how you are honoring Caylee please leave a comment below. I do ask that there not be any negativity posted though, this is to honor Caylee and I would like it to stay 100% positive. It can be anything, a comment, a poem, prayer, a link to a song. Thank you for taking the time to read this and honor a precious innocent baby girl that captured the worlds hearts.

Caylee may you find some peace in knowing that you are thought of daily by millions of people who wish things could have been so different for you. You captured our hearts and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace precious angel.

Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

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