Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time.
Rebecca Didier was born on September 18,1954, in Baton Rouge, La. She still lives in Baton Rouge with her husband of thirteen years, Brian. She has a son and a daughter named Kevin and Kasey, one granddaughter named Lauren Grace. A wonderful daughter in law named Christy and a beautiful Godchild named Miyoko. Rebecca attends Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge. Rebecca is a firm believer in God. Rebecca and Kasey have a lot of love and faith in God which helped us to receive many miracles from God. Rebecca lost both of her parents, stepfather, and Kasey all with in sixteen months.
Rebecca wrote a book called, Kasey: From A Butterfly To An Angel 288 pages $20.00
Rebecca's book is all about a message from Jesus Christ and no matter what trials comes your way on your journey here on earth Jesus is always with you until the end.
Kasey: From A Butterfly To An Angel is a very inspirational story. Rebecca wrote this book in memory of Kasey, and her one prayer is that it will inspire and help others through their difficult journeys here on earth.
This book is a true story that will make you believe in Jesus Christ and understand why Jesus didn't take Kasey home to heaven right after her tragic car accident. It's about a family's journey of faith that took us down a path that is every parent's nightmare.
But with Jesus by our side, we always felt hope and love, but most of all he gave us all the faith that we needed day by day to pull us through this roller coaster ride here on Earth. Jesus gave Kasey the strength and courage to fight to live for twenty one months even when all odds were against her.
Here is a poem that gave me strength.
My wonderful husband wrote it from his big heart.
I was very blessed that God sent us a Godly man into our lives.
I Never Knew
I never knew one phone call in the middle of the
night could change our lives forever
I never knew anyone could go without oxygen or a
heartbeat for over ten minutes and be alive and no brain damage.
I never knew we would be faced with so many life
changing decisions for someone else’s life
I never knew we could stand over Kasey for six
hours and watch her heart flat line to zero up to 40 seconds at a time.
I never knew what a tracheotomy was or a ventilator.
I never knew a halo was a bad thing.
I never knew how many people cared and loved us
and gave us so much support in the beginning.
I never knew just how much I would really miss
you when you weren’t there at work with me.
I never knew how far away Jackson, Mississippi really seemed.
I never knew that me, you and Kasey could feel
so lonely and down and homesick as we did those
five weeks in Jackson, Mississippi.
I never knew there were so many paralyzed and
handicapped people in the world.
I never knew I would meet a cop who was shot with a shot gun and paralyzed legs, who after meeting
Kasey was so thankful to God to have what he did and not Kasey’s situation.
I never knew our living room would become an
intensive care unit, fully equipped.
I never knew you were a mother, wife, nurse,
physical therapist, skin doctor, psychiatrist,
beautician, ventilator operator and secretary for Didier’s Painting all at the same time.
I never knew how many hundreds of visitors would come to our house this year.
I never knew I could look at Kasey in so much
pain and infections and not be able to help her.
I never knew Kasey or anyone could go nine
months without eating or drinking by mouth.
I never knew that four neurologists, three lung
specialists, four ENTs and countless LPNs would all be wrong about her eating and
I never knew that so many complete strangers would be so
deeply touched by Kasey’s story and how so many came
to meet her and us.
I never knew so many people would be inspired by
our faith and never give up attitude and
feed off of our love for Kasey.
I never knew that our business this year could
only make one half of our usual pay and some how we still made it.
I never knew that I could feel so much pressure to perform at work by myself for several months knowing our household’s future was solely on my shoulders.
I never knew that you and I would actually save Kasey’s life several times from our crash course training.
I never knew that Kasey could ever survive the seven hour surgery to repair her throat.
I never knew how happy I could be to see her drink kool-aid and eat again after nine months.
I never knew that we would ever see her celebrate her 22nd birthday.
I never knew that she would be here for Christmas,
I never knew how we could possibly be ourselves and the same people, and normal through this crisis.
I never knew just how unbelievably tough Kasey could become to deal with her tragedy, but I always knew that we loved each other deeply.
I always knew our faith was strong as a rock.
I always knew that the good Lord would carry us on his back at our most troubled times, as he had
done these last ten months.
I always knew to put our trust and faith in the
Lord and he will bless us.
I always knew that whatever comes our way good or
bad, that we would handle it together.
I know it wasn’t easy
for you to let her go,
but love like yours would
not hold your love to suffer so.
And so I took her quickly,
so she would never know,
a lengthy time of darkness,
that would distress her so.
I left her body here awhile
so you could have some time,
to be prepared to let her go…
She was already mine.
I bid her come while happy
with joyous plans ahead,
and laughter in her face and heart
and not one thought of dread.
You have the most to suffer,
your loneliness to bear, but
know that she is safe with me
within my loving care.
And never doubt my love for you,
I know you wonder why…
Just know my strength will be your joy,
my love will never die.
I bore my Son’s own suffering
and I will bear yours too,
give me your doubts and pain and hurt
and I will see you through.
"Every time I felt that I needed more strength,
I would just go back and read this poem."
Kasey Joy Kidder Foundation
4612 Fallwood Drive
Baton Rouge LA 70817
Contact Author: Rebecca C Didier