Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Destruction of a Family-The Loss of Caylee Anthony

Flower by NGA Fountain

I have not been able to watch the murder trial about the precious little girl, Caylee Anthony.  Yes, I have seen portions of it on the news.  However, there is something about the destruction of a family and a loss of a young child that keeps me from watching the details.

The ramifications from this child's death are insurmountable. Waking up each day, for a brief second thinking that it was all a bad dream and realizing that it wasn't, must be a horrible fate for them.

The loss of a child is unbearable, but if they die as a result of our hands or from neglect, then I think I would not be able to wake up each day. I pray for the entire family.  I can't even begin to imagine the pain and sorrow that this is bringing them. They have lost a grandchild and a daughter at the same time.

I picture little Caylee in the arms of Jesus in Heaven, happily playing with the other children.  It is the only way I choose to think of her. Not how they found her remains or how she died.  She is a little angel of God and she will live on with Him by His side.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.


  1. I have been following the court proceedings, though not on TV. I cannot bear to see it. The entire case is tragic from beginning to end. That sweet, precious girl *is* in the arms of Jesus in Heaven.

    As a parent, I could never imagine harming my child. But, what would I do if my child committed murder? These are questions I will hopefully never have to answer, but I can't help think about them when I read the Anthony story.

    Have you ever read 19 minutes by Jodi Picoult or The Shack by William P. Young? Both of those books make me think along these same lines, although the stories are no where similar.

  2. Oh my, my heart was broken. My prayers are for the family as well.

    Spanish Pinay

  3. No I haven't heard about those books. This case is so sad all around. Thank you for popping in!

  4. Yes, @SpanishPinay it is a tragic case. It is all over the news here for the past few years. I just can't watch it. Makes me ill. Prayers are all we can do really.

  5. Yes, she is with our Lord.. He loves such children and the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them..

  6. Children is God's gift. No matter what is the way that they are lost to us, the pain is always unbearable

  7. i've heard about this from the evening news about a week is really the Phils., we had our share of this type of news and to be honest, whenever i hear such news, i switch to another channel and just pray for those little are right, God will never leave them and they are surely now in His cradle.

    Mom from Manila

  8. I said a very big AMEN to your prayers. Visiting from voiceBoks

  9. I can't believe the verdict. I almost couldn't speak after they read Not Guilty.

    The question remains - who killed Caylee?


Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
~James Russell Lowell

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