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PictureCasey Sheehan
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by Cindy Sheehan
05/24/2015

Since my son Casey was killed in another illegal and immoral US war for profit based on lies, much has changed in my life.

The best change that has really brought good to my life is that I have become a grandmother five times over! I now have three grandsons and two granddaughters. Their births and lives have not been able to make up for the fact that they will never know their Uncle Casey, but I see a little of him in each one and they all know about him.

The ability to understand the depth of the tragedy our family experienced before the grandbabies were born varies with each child and their age to understand.

Jonah, the oldest is now seven and he knows that Uncle Casey was killed in war and he knows that war is “stupid” and he worries for a schoolmate who (in first grade) is already talking about joining the Army. We talk about how blind obedience to authority and unconditional love of the “red, white, and blue” needs to be questioned. He gets it and I am happy to bring my global struggle for peace with justice to this microcosm of my wonderful young family.

The second grandbaby Jovie is five and she is the one who thinks about the spiritual applications of Uncle Casey’s passing the most. One of her schoolmates (in pre-Kindergarten) tried to tell her that “heaven” was “up in the clouds,” but Jovie set her straight: “I told her that I know exactly where heaven is, it’s next to Burger City (local restaurant) where Uncle Casey lives.”  She sometimes cries because she misses an uncle she never knew, because her living uncles are so much a positive part of her life.

Cohen (my son’s, son—the J-babies belong to my daughter) has a very special relationship with Uncle Casey because his dad is the one who keeps Casey’s memory alive by visual aids like photos and mementos of Casey’s life. Cohen is also a clone of Casey because he is a clone of his dad who looks more like Casey every year that passes. Andy who is now seven years older than Casey was when he was killed is my living model of how Casey (who should be celebrating his 36th birthday on May 29th) would have looked if he were allowed to live and age.

The three-year old Jackson keeps telling me that Uncle Casey will “be to life” again and that he was “eaten by monsters.” Jackson is close to the truth on that one. What is more monstrous than stealing a loved one from the warmth and love of his family and plunking him down in an evil occupation of another country to perpetuate an Imperial agenda of violent domination?

Jilly is only five-months old, but her sweet nature reminds me so much of Casey as a baby and she takes her thumb and gives everything the “thumb-hole” treatment just like Casey used to.

Jovie will come to the cemetery (which we call “Casey’s Park) with me and she not only helps me put flowers on Casey’s “Memory” (that’s what she calls “Memorials"), but she goes around and straightens flowers on other “Memories” and makes sure the baby section is taken care of. I can’t really express how her company for these occasions helps me heal from the trauma of Casey’s murder. As someone who is no longer religious, it just confirms the cycle of life for me; and our more than human need to give relevant and positive meanings to our short (and Casey’s way too short) existence.

We live in the present with an eye to a future of peace, but even my grandchildren share in the memories of their uncle who is our hero, not because he died “to keep America safe,” but because he lived a life of honor and love that is worthy to emulate.

 


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Margit Miller
05/24/2015 9:59am

Cindy...I feel Casey and his presence all around me so often. He will always be here like you said pieces of him in each new baby that is born. His light and positivity his laugh and how it always made those near him smile. He and your entire family have always ment so much to me. I know his energy lingers and I find comfort in that. Thank you Cindy for all that you have done to try and save any other families from the pain that war causes. You are an inspiration and I love you.

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Peggy Bean
05/24/2015 11:55am

Thinking of you and all the other families around this beautiful terrible world who have had their loved ones killed for Empire. Like PCR says, Memorial Day is a Hoax.

Much love to you and your family, Cindy. Blessings for never giving up.

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05/24/2015 9:41pm

Once again I am sad to see so many people that are misled by 'blind obedience' to the government's desire for war. Like zombies, they do not question the red, white and blue as a symbol of mind control, and do not think about the way lives are ruined and destroyed by war. The babies never getting to know their fathers, uncles etc. are too numerous ot mention, but to die is an honour?

Like you I want to see more children learn the truth about war. The late Kurt Vonnegut Jr. said that every war is a "Childrens' Crusade", for it is the babies of each generation sent to fight and die in it. We must stop all these illegal wars that beckon these children to die for no real purpose. I want us to remember what must be done to prevent war, needless suffering and death so no one/thing need be destroyed.

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Kevin Jones
05/25/2015 4:00am

(((Peace Momma)))

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06/04/2015 12:43pm

I just wanted to let you know, Cindy that I am pleased you are still blogging, etc. My husband/partner/tinkerer just passed away from bladder cancer on 5/2/15 and he was a pacifist of the first order. He was born in Germany in 1933 and survived the Hitler days and after running to bomb shelters many times and never having adults give him answers he so badly wanted, he became a pacifist then and never deviated from that stand. We live in a somewhat conservative commlunity and are the only ones that fly a peace flag.
Thank you for giving me the space to speak.
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