Cindy Anthony outside her home addressing the media
On this mother’s day I can’t help but think about Cindy Anthony. Cindy is Casey Anthony’s mother- and grandmother of Caylee Anthony. As I’m sure you’re aware, Casey Anthony sits behind bars accused of murdering her daughter Caylee.
No matter what you think about Cindy, this must be a heart wrenching day for her – her granddaughter’s body found just down the street from the home they still live in, and her daughter accused of the crime about to stand trial starting tomorrow am – well jury selection start tomorrow but that’s technically the start of the trial – certainly the start of the media circus. Sadly for Cindy, the eve of her daughter’s murder trial is also Mothers Day
I texted Cindy to let her to know I was thinking of her on this difficult day and I had her in my prayers. She replied right away with a simple “Thanks”
I have seen Cindy and George’s journey through this nightmare – and their journey through the media -from the onset. The circus outside their home when this story first broke was unfathomable. People screaming at George and Cindy as they entered or exited their home -calling them murderers – it truly was a modern day witch-hunt. People from all over the country – who had no business being there, and who knew nothing about the facts – drawing conclusions – becoming Judge and Jury, right there on George and Cindy’s front lawn
I have to say George and Cindy and Lee have always been very kind to me. I was taught not to sit on judgment of others and I always take people for face value – how they treat me -that’s all we can do – and every time I was in their home they offered me food and drink and we would sit for hours and talk and they would try to piece to together the puzzle of what happened that time that Caylee disappeared and they would share stories of the nightmare their lives had become. I like them – no matter how they have been portrayed in the media.
What they have gone through and are about to go through starting tomorrow is an absolute nightmare. No one can judge them for their actions. They are Grandparents of a murdered grandchild and the parents of the mother accused of the crime. Put yourself in their shoes. Cindy gets criticized for her tireless support of her daughter. Whatever happened between them in the past is just that- the past. Whether you agree with it or not, I have to admire Cindy for her public loyalty and commitment to her daughter. This is America and Cindy Anthony has the God given right to say she doesn’t believe her daughter murdered Caylee. She has the right to support her daughter. So it made me sad when I learned that Casey didn’t want to see her mother, days before her trial for murder is about to begin and 2 days before mother’s day. The only visitors Casey has had in months in her defense team. After what she pulled off with not reporting her daughter missing for 30 days – she should be grateful to still have the support of not just Cindy but George and Lee.
Honestly, how many people can say they have someone in their life that is that committed to them? We could all use a friend like Cindy Anthony.