Below is a letter I will be mailing on my way home to Casey Anthony.
When thinking about writing this letter to you my emotions were like a roller coaster. Why write a letter to a complete stranger sitting in jail? Why care enough about a little girl that I’ve never met to beg her mother to tell the truth? I can’t answer those questions, I just know it was put on my heart day after day and I decided to just do it.
Who is this stranger writing to you? I’m Michelle, mother to four, wife to one, daughter to 4 (step parents), sister to six, aunt to 20 (I’m afraid I forgot someone when counting this up), friend to many, loyal servant to One (the Good Lord above). I was a single mom for many many years and made countless mistakes, some bigger than others. My adult children are almost 21 and 18, my youngest here on earth is 9 and I have an infant son in heaven. I could have been such a better mother to my oldest children, but my priorities were not what they should be. I was young, my ex husband walked off and left me with an infant and a two year old and for a short time I think I had a mini-breakdown. I was heart broken, overwhelmed, angry and stayed pissed at the whole world for a long time. With that said I DO NOT judge you for any of your behavior.
Before I go to bed each night I pray to God to soften your heart and let you tell whatever you know about Caylee. Where is she? What happened to her? Why it happened? How it happened? Casey, I believe something happened to Caylee that was an accident. I see the love you had/have for Caylee and I don’t believe you purposely did ANYTHING to hurt Cayley, but I believe an accident happened.
Your family loves you. What a blessing. I have a mother that could give two hoots about me or my children and I wonder if you know what a blessing it is to have parents and a brother who love you. They are going to love you regardless, but have you thought about their health? I worry about both of them dropping over dead from the stress this has put upon them. Your brother Lee, what a cutie. Don’t make decisions that you can’t undo. Tell your family the truth, let them help you.
I dream about Caylee, do you?
Here is the prayer that I pray daily.
“Dear Lord, only you know what is in our hearts and you know that I have Caylee and the entire Anthony Family on my heart so heavy. Lord please wrap your arms around Casey Anthony and let her know you will make whatever has happened to Caylee bearable. Lord make her know you love her and you forgive her and as long as she has your love and forgiveness she can get through anything. Heavenly Father, I can not imagine the pain and heartache of George, Cindy and Lee lift some of that pain, give them peace. Remind them how much Caylee loved them and the great memories they have of her. Lord please take the guilt away from this family, the should of, would of, could of thoughts they have get rid of them. I ask all of this in your name and stand on faith that this will work out in your time not mine.”
I end this letter with begging you to be honest, pray for forgiveness and give your parents some peace. I pray for you daily and will continue to.
In God’s Love,