The Jamie & Lillian Caulk Memorial Fund

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Real Estate Agent with Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)

Sometimes life isn’t fair.  Sometimes life throws things at us that we should NEVER have to live through.  And sometimes, we have those that can find a way to rise above the worst possible things that can happen to a family...the loss of a child, followed immediately by the loss of a grandchild.

This, my AR family, is precisely what happened to our very own Missy Caulk and Bob Stewart family.  What would have broken most of us, has not broken this amazing family.  Faith, and lots of it has gotten them through this gut wrenching time.

On October 14th, Jamie Caulk was in a horrible car accident in Nashville that ended up taking his life.  Jamie is one of Mike and Missy Caulks 5 wonderful children and was just 27 years old.  As most of you know, Christa Caulk married Bob Stewart last year.  Bob lost a wonderful brother in law and Christa lost her brother.   Thousands were praying for Jamie and asking for a miracle, but sometimes God has different plans.  They laid their dear son to rest in Ann Arbor on October 25th, 2011.  Almost one month to the day, they lost their precious granddaughter, Lillian Elizabeth, who was only 11 weeks old.  Liilian Elizabeth was the daughter of Alyssa Caulk, Missy’s youngest daughter.  She was laid to rest alongside her Uncle Jamie.  Lillian is lovingly called Lillie Bear.  

                           

 

I first “met” Missy right here in AR, during the Makeover to Takeover challenge.  I came to know her and love her as a very intelligent woman who is forward thinking, leading many of us into the future.  Missy is a loving mother.  Missy is an incredible Realtor and was one of the earliest members here in AR.  She is loved by many and has earned that love and respect.  Missy is good and it shows through her daily interactions and shows through her children.  They are a beautiful family. Each and every one of them.  Good.  Good hearts, good souls.  They love one another and lift each other up.  They are also great lovers of God, which is what has gotten them through this terrible, terrible time. 

As many have, I have been broken hearted since first hearing of Jamies accident and Lillie Bears passing.  I’ve wept for them, I’ve prayed for them, I’ve “hoped” for them and “wished” for them.  

A good friend of Missy’s, Carol Grubb, contacted Cyndee Haydon.  She shared with Cyndee their plan to dedicate a park bench in a special place in Jamie and Lillie Bear’s honor. She asked Cyndee if she could help let all of Missy, Christa and Bob’s online friends know about it so we could also be a part of this memorial project.  Cyndee stepped up, said yes, and now here I am.  I’m thankful that Cyndee asked me to participate so that we can all help bring some happiness to the Caulks lives. Cyndee made a beautiful video for you to watch:

 

Many of us have simply felt helpless...I know this will all enable us to feel as if we have done something to bring smiles to the Caulk family. To make this beautiful memorial a reality, we need to raise $3000.00  That’s only $10 from 300 people.  With over 200,000 members here in Active Rain, I know we can easily do this for them.  

Below is a list of options that Cyndee has shared on her blog.  

So how can you help?

3 Ways…

  1. Continue to pray for the Caulk family
  2. Help get the word out by sharing this post on Facebook, Active Rain, Twitter to those that know Missy, Christa, Jamie, Bob and all the Caulks or consider doing your own blog post
  3. Make a donation

How to Make a Donation (no gift is too small):

Make checks payable to “The Jamie & Lillian Caulk Memorial Fund”

Mail those checks to:

Carol Grubb

3647 W. Greenook Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI 48301

Or send a Paypal (as a gift so all funds go to them) to cyndeehaydon@gmail.com and put “The Jamie & Lillian Caulk Memorial Fund” in the memo

Along with your donation, Carol has requested each person’s name or names & email addresses because she will be giving the Caulk’s a card from everyone and she also wants to keep you informed of the details of the upcoming picnic / dedication that is being planned for early to mid-May when the bench is ready. 

Thank you Cyndee for stepping up.  Let’s all rally around our AR family members and make this memorial a reality.  Happy New Year to all of you.

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Courtesy of Elizabeth Cooper-Golden  Huntsville AL Realtor (R)

Broker/Owner @ Homes Realty Group

475 Providence Main Street   Suite 302                                                   

Huntsville, AL  35806

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Elizabeth,

What a wonderful post you have written thanks so much. I have sent a donation and know others are sending too...it will be no problem..the $3,000 will be there I know it will! I'm continuing to pray for this special family..they are amazing:).

Jan 01, 2012 11:24 AM #1
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
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Dorie, You are a wonderful person.  I feel confident we will easily raise enough money.  I hope you have a wonderful new year!

Jan 01, 2012 11:31 AM #2
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Tanya Nouwens
RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. www.readysetsold.ca - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager
It is amazing how much our hearts can ache for people we've never met. Thank you for helping put together a way for people to help in a tangible way too.
Jan 01, 2012 11:46 AM #3
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Tanya, It is amazing...I have been fortunate enough to meet Missy several times but have lost friends that broke my heart whom I've never met.  The power of social media blows me away :)  Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2012 11:53 AM #4
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Rosemary Buerger
ERA Strother - Cameron, NC

I'll be sending a donation. People were so generous when our nephew passed and I can't help but feel compelled to pay it forward. My prayers to the families dealing with such loss.

 

Jan 01, 2012 02:06 PM #5
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
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You are an angel Rosemary :)  I'm so sorry about the loss of your nephew.  There have been so many losses in all of our lives lately.  Sad.  Hang in there.

Jan 01, 2012 02:22 PM #6
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William Johnson
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Hi Elizabeth, I had to drop by and say how wonderful of you to do this. You are such a dear person. I so miss seeing you and here is wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year. May it be the best ever for you!

Jan 01, 2012 03:59 PM #7
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
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Beth, you know that I'll do whatever I can to help.

Jan 02, 2012 02:21 AM #8
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Ann Allen Hoover
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They have gone through so much and with such grace.  I bet it won't take anytime before the funds are raised.....so much love for the Caulk family!

 

Jan 02, 2012 05:11 AM #9
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Thank you sharing this Princess. Hope you don't mind that I reblogged it as well for anyone that may have missed it.

Jan 04, 2012 08:10 AM #10
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