Joel,( and Dianne) I just want you to know how much Colin and I feel your heartache and only wish there were more we could do to help. You know we are here anytime you want to talk....vent...get mad as hell... tell Casey stories... listen...cry. I know the anniversary must be such a difficult day for you and Dianne .... what you do on that day to celebrate Casey is nothing short of miraculous!!! I feel honored to be part of it. I hope and pray it brings you some comfort and peace to know that through your strength and actions Casey's life continues to have a positive impact on so many others. (Just read a note from Simon from Australia that found Casey's web-site... thats amazing!!) I wish you more better days ahead. We love you .. . xxoo
Great interview with Fox News. We thought you did a great job concerning pedestrian safety. You looked very professional and spoke quite well under the circumstances. The picture of Casey was great. Aunt Susan
"What do you want to eat, Casey Doodle?" I hear those words as clearly today as when they were spoken. Casey would stand there, tilt her head and go into deep consideration of all the options. Just the other day I recalled that Casey Doodle was your favorite term of endearment for my sweet niece. As I read your recent posting in which you refer to Casey as such, it brought back some sweet memories. Thanks for sharing; we are blessed with many wonderful memories.
my love to you,
You're welcome. I'm glad to be a part of the network. I hope everything went well at the shelter on Saturday. Next year I will be sure to volunteer at a local shelter. Once I find a house and get settled, finding a local shelter is one of my top priorities. I always wanted to do more for homeless animals. Casey has, at times been an inspiration for me to do a little more.
Hi Joel, I just wanted you to know that I will be thinking of you on Sunday and praying that you will feel the presence of Casey not only in your heart but surrounding you and knowing that she is sending you her love every day. I know I don't have to tell you that. I love all these photos I am watching as I am typing this of you and Casey. She has your smile. Love you. Rachael xxoo
Love all the pictures of you with Casey. She surely is a beauty who is smiling down and watching over you all the time. We enjoyed your article in the paper, but I probably did not tell you personally. I know you always were a great lawyer and happy to hear that you are understanding your clients even better. Just want you to know that you are always in our prayers and thoughts. Try to smile and enjoy life somewhat. Love Susan
hi Joel, we would love to stop over to see you guys....I'll check with Colin about Thursday...we actually drove by the other night ( Wed ) to see the tree. It looked quiet at your house so we didn't make our presence known ??? It is truly breathtaking... so beautiful and such a tribute to Casey's spirit that continues to shine brightly ...look forward to seeing you ... xxoo
I am so glad you commented because, even though I do not know you that long, the first thing I thought when I saw those pictures from the pillow stuffing, was how good it was to see you smile. Furthermore, how can any child ever be forgetten? Look how blessed you are at the legacy she has left here on earth. We are all just passing through but how many of us get to leave an impact the way she has. God bless you all.
I was looking at this page one day, admiring all that Casey had contributed in her life, and was encouraged to pursue one of my dreams- running the marathon. Brooke encouraged me to join the network :) I met Casey at summer orientation, and although I never got to know her better, I know that she was an incredible person. I will never forget that day I shared with her, or the example she has set for all of us.
Joel, The Laramie Project was a great tribute and honor to Casey. I found it rather sad at times, but thank goodness for the humor. I can't imagine how hard it was for you to see the show . Many memories I'm sure came to your mind, as it did the rest of us. Also thanks for opening up your home after the show. It was nice to see so many caring and loving people. Sue
thank you for the nice comments. There was added pressure and i was more nervous on friday than on opening night.(and boy was i nervous on opening night!) i would have to say that the baptist minister's wife was the most dificult part because i did not know what to make her sound like or her mannerisms. all of the roles have made an impact. i have worn the scarf everyday since i got it (i wore it at the end of both sunday shows too) and i wear the brace let everyday so everytime i see them i think of casey. with the plaque in the theatre and this website and everything that is being done, casey will never be forgotten. :) thank you again and i can't wait for upcoming shows too.
Hi Joel, I heard on the news this morning that Pennsylvania Legislatures are finally doing something to improve pedestrian crossings along Roosevelt Blvd. in Philadelphia. Pedestrians have their lives in their hands when they try to cross that street. Many fatalities. Good luck tomorrow as you meet with the NJ Legislatures on this very topic. Can't wait to see you on Friday. love u
Joel, enjoyed all the great pictures of you and Casey. She surely was a beauty, and you the proud handsome dad. Casey was very lucky to have such a wonderful dad.Even though she had too short of a life, she lived it to the fullest. You gave her everything she ever wanted, especially wonderful and genuine fatherly love. I'm sure she is looking down from heaven, and saying you were the best dad any young girl could have had. Treasure all the wonderful memories that the two of you shared. I can still see her smiling at you, and laughing when you teased her. I believe you will get through this loss. Remember she is always with us. Love Aunt Sue
Great photos of Colorado. Sounds like fun with the youngsters. You were like an elementary school teacher. Fun wasn't it. They are so cute at that age, and of course very honest. I remember Casey when she was young, asking me what was wrong with my legs. They were just "fat" I told her. Kids say the darnest things.
Glad you are having a good time in Colorado. I love the photos of you and Casey. You are such an inspiration to all of us. Tell Brett I am baking cookies. Can't wait to see all of you on Friday. Love u
I love that Dianne thought I was Mollie. What an amazing woman she is :). I am very proud to be part of this network.
When I talked to you during Family Weekend, I think that you said that there would be a place for me to donate to the foundation that you and Dianne have set up at CU. I was trying to find it on this site, but could not.
Will you please send me the information about this?
Hope all is well,