RIP Caylee
Posted on December 19th, 2008 @ 2:35 pm

The remains found near her grandparents’ home have indeed been confirmed be those of Caylee Anthony.  That poor little baby.  It just breaks my heart that someone could harm such a sweet looking little girl.

Her mother’s actions are just too hokey for me to feel that anyone else killed that little girl.  Waiting a whole month before reporting that little girl missing??  That just reeks of guilt.

I know that everyone is supposed to be “innocent until proven guilty”, but my gut tells me she did it. And it is a pity that the courts will not be persuing the death penalty in this case.  Frankly if her mother did kill her, that woman does not deserve to live.  No one who kills a child deserves that privilege.

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Did they find Caylee?
Posted on December 12th, 2008 @ 2:49 pm

Last night on the way home from the Christmas show that my husband and I went to, we heard on the news that a child’s body was found in Orlando, not too far away from the missing girl’s grandparents’ house.

Hearing that, my heart sank.  I’ve held onto some hope that Caylee would be found alive, but her mother’s myriad of stories and lies have always been way too fishy sounding to allow me to believe completely that that poor little girl was still alive.  And with the news of this discovery less than half a mile from her grandparents’ house, and hearing that as far as law enforcement is aware, there are no other missing children’s cases in that immediate area, well… I don’t have a lot of confidence that those remains belong to anyone else.

I will never understand what could bring someone to harm such an innocent person.  Yes children can be frustrating – believe me, I have a 35 month old girl so I know firsthand – but there is really no excuse at all to kill a child.  None.  It always makes me feel sick to hear about the death of a child of any age at the hands of a parent… or of the mother’s boyfriend… or by anyone at all.

If it does turn out that the remains are Caylee’s – may her soul rest in peace – then will come the matter of figuring out if her mother is to blame.  That should be quite interesting, although from what I have read they do already have a bit of evidence that links her to her daughter’s demise.  I’ll definitely be following this case as it goes on.

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Reminder to take your meds
Posted on October 20th, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

We got some updated information on my husband’s grandfather’s cause of death.  He had a heart attack, precipitated by him not taking his blood-pressure meds – for quite a some time, apparently.

Also, that he did not go in his sleep like we’d first been told (info was sketchy when we first heard) – but he had started to feel unwell, so went to go lie down.  His wife heard him start making odd noises and went to check on him and found him suffering the classic heart attack signs, and called 911.  The operator tried to help guide her through CPR on him, but he passed away despite their efforts.

I cannot imagine what it is like to watch someone die before your eyes while you try to save them.  My dad knows, and now my grandmother-in-law does as well.

The services will be Thursday.  My husband is worried that the Kiddo would not do well at the services, but I told him I am not concerned, she may not understand WHY everyone is sad, but she will still pick up on the fact that people are sad and will probably want to console them.  And we’ll sit toward the back so that if she does get bored and starts acting up one of us can slip out the door with her and take her outside or something.  She did fine at her cousin’s funeral when she was barely 10 months old, and that was before she could even speak, so I think she’ll be ok at this one.

Of course, if my husband’s brother decides to put his own kids (almost 4 yrs and almost 2 yrs old) at a sitter’s for the services, chances are hubby will want to do the same with the Kiddo.  Frankly I don’t think children should be excluded from funerals.  They may not fully grasp what is going on, but I see them as a way to help the healing.  They are a light to an otherwise somber and dark day.

We’ll just have to play it by ear I guess and see how it goes.

And, oh yeah – if you take BP meds, don’t just up and stop taking them unless your doctor okays it! It’s very sad to think that his death could have been prevented if he hadn’t stopped taking his meds. :sad:

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RIP Grandpa
Posted on October 19th, 2008 @ 7:46 am

My husband’s step-grandfather died on Friday.  We don’t know a lot of details yet, only that he went to lay down for his usual nap and his wife could not wake him a couple hours later.

We didn’t really know him too well, having only seen him at the yearly Christmas party (and occasionally other holidays), but he was a really nice guy, always smiling.

We’re not sure when the funeral or services will be yet.  We’ll probably call my husband’s mom sometime today, since she and her husband went to stay with her husband’s mom on Friday after they found out, to ask if anything has been arranged yet.

Incidentally, today also happens to be the anniversary of my nephew’s death.  Maybe I’ll call or text my sister to see how she’s doing…

October is starting to be a rather craptastic month between the two sides of  my family…

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