Thursday, March 20, 2008

Little Cassidy

Today has been a super mellow day, but tonight I got an unexpected but welcome phone call from sister-in-law Christine! She just needed a recipe, but we ended up talking for over half an hour and would have talked longer but her visiting teachers came.

We talked about work and apples, my kiddies and then little Cassidy. Kameron and Christine tried for years to start a family, and finally conceived this beautiful little girl. They suffered so much before she was even born- bedrest, moves, being apart during her rough pregnancy, crappy insurance issues; I'm sure there were things that I didn't even know about.

Still, after all that, Kameron and Christine are unbelievable. After the loss of this perfect, beautiful child they continue to move forward. At Cassidy's funeral, I couldn't believe the strength and grace that these two showed. I admire them both so much for the way they handled this tragedy.

Please realize that I haven't written about Cassidy because I needed a little time to collect my thoughts. I think about her and her mom and dad every day. I'm not sure if having more children will makes their loss any easier, but I do think they should try again; they will be fantastic parents.

Little Cassidy has given me a special reminder of how fragile we all are- how life can change in an instant, how blessed we are to have each other forever and how much I love my babies and my husband.

Not many parents are asked to go through this heartbreak, but they did beautifully. Kameron, Christine and Cassidy- I love you all!


The McGary's said...

I have to agree with everything you said. I got to see Cassidy for the first time 2 weeks ago and she is a beautiful girl. Christine's strength amazes me.

On a side note you are right about the Kyla and Lauren thing. Too cute.

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Mikaela said...

Hi, I went to high school with Tony and Kameron, and Christine for that matter. :) I have thought alot about Kameron and Christine as they've gone through this. I know the heartbreak of waiting and waiting and waiting for a child as they do, but I cannot imagine not being able to bring a baby home with you. My thoughts and prayers go out to them. What a sweet post honoring their sweet little Cassidy. What an example they are to us all!

~Mikaela (Knight)

Mikaela said...

Oh, and I know this probably isn't fair, so if you ever wanted to check out our blog, you can email me ( and I'll add you to the list....sorry, I was just scoping out yours! :)

Deborah Austin said...

Deborah Freeman Austin here a friend of the Jenks family... Love your blog, your children are adorable! Thank you for your post about Cassidy what amazing people Kameron and Christine are, they are an example to me Thanks for sharing your thoughts and it truly does make you so thankful for all you have.