Thursday, October 22, 2009


Do you believe the saying, "Time heals all wounds? I believe it's true. You see I have been so preoccupied with Halloween this year that I completely forgot about my sweet Casey Collett's, would have been, 31st birthday. It was October 14th. It just dawned on me yesterday. John and I were in Ogden and he drove to the Cemetary and said that he wanted to visit his daughter and wish her happy birthday. This is the first year I've forgotten.

31 years ago, she was born. Born with too many problems to live. Born with a strong spirit and a strong will. Born with the ability to indure everything that was passed to her. She was indeed a miracle. Her broken but always giving heart, kept beating until her parents were humbled enough, to recognize that the Lords Will, needed to be done in her behalf.

That little girl left an impact on alot of people. Especially me! My Daughter, I've missed so many special moments with her in this life - but - I look forward to a brighter day when I can touch her face - and - hear her say - Mamma


  1. I love how you told this story it touched my heart. How sweet of John to drive you two to the cemetary.
    She will be happy one day to have you touch her face and call her daughter...okay now I am crying.
    Thanks for sharing something very special and precious to you
    Love your post on the silver and gold too, can't believe you have moved that many times, but lucky to have gathered so many dear friendships and seen so many places.

  2. What a sweet little grave marker for a sweet baby. She will be so happy for you hold her again one day.

  3. Your precious little angel. Very touching.

  4. i am soooo sorry, she is definitly an angel

  5. Oh Cindy, what a beautiful tribute to your little angel daughter. Won't it be a sweet reunion when you are able to see her whole and beautiful and take her in your arms again. Thank you for this lovely post and sharing your love for her with us.

  6. What a beautiful story! thanks for telling about her.
    Take care,

  7. So very beautifully written Cindy!! How difficult the things we face in this life are at times...
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog...I will keep my eyes open for a cloche for you.
    Happy day.

  8. What a darling spot on your blog. Of course I remember the whole thing. I was there. I was there the night she was born, and I was there the night she died. I followed JOhn over to the Primary Children's HOspital and heard first hand of all her problems. She really was a sweetie. My heart just acked everytime I saw her tiny heels and watched them draw blood every few hours. I remember you taking her home until she got sick and you had a difficult time with a kink in your neck from holding her and being so very careful to do just what the docor told you had to be done.

    It was a very stressful situation but you weathered it and are much stronger as a result of that experience. I know also that you will one day hold her in your arms again. HOpe you don't get a kinked neck at that time.

    Love you. 'when are are you going to write this experience into a story as only you can do?

    Love, Mom

  9. She is right by you giving you a helping hand all along your way...............what a wonderful thing to know! XOXOXO

  10. Cindy,
    I am sitting on my couch with my sweet little ones while blogging and checked your blog. I am reading with tears running down my face and my children asking what is wrong. Four years ago they were born too early and we spent weeks in the NICU helping, hoping and praying that they would come home with us. By the grace of God they did and today are all healthy and happy kids. I pray for your baby and know one day you will hold her again. Thank you for sharing such a personal story. I have such gratitude today. Lisa

  11. Hi Cindy,
    Your faith and love for the Lord is obvious and I know that you have drawn strength from Him and from knowing that one day you two will be reunited. What a beautiful and touching post. Thank you for opening your heart and sharing such a personal story with us. Blessings to you. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  12. I am so sorry to hear about your loss, I can't even imagine what that would be like. That is my worst fear! I bet you can't wait to hold and love her again one day, That will be a special event to look forward too for you both :)

  13. I'm sure in 31 years, you have thought of her often as I cannot imagine what it feels like to loose a child. God has sure gifted you with strength and I'm sure she is there with Him, waiting for your homecoming too!
    This was such a sweet post~
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