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!