Twenty-six years ago today, my daughter, Jill Charisse, and her unborn children, Christopher Douglas and Caren Nicole, were murdered. Jill was eight and a half month's pregnant when she was murdered. The pain eases, but the sadness and sorrow are still there. It seems harder in some ways, as my husband and I are seventy-six years old and in poor health. We know that if our daughter had lived, she would be with us every day. When she was alive, we saw her close to every day of her life. She was our Angel Daughter when she was alive. She was always there for us and checking on us. She adored us..My grandson adores us too. We are very lucky to have had that. I have been blessed in having a wonderful husband who understands what I am going through. We have been married for nearly fifty-five years. I could not have made it without him. I am truly sorry for all of the Mom's who are going through this, and the ones who have just recently lost a child. It is unconcienable that in most cases, one person can cause all of this pain in our lives. I pray, and think about each and everyone of you every day. Thanks for letting me share, and I am here for you if you need my help. Lovingly, Sherry J. Swafford
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Thinking of you today Sherry & family, your beautiful daughter and grand children
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Shirley...What a beautiful thing to do. I didn't know how to put Jill's picture on and it always bothered me. You made my husband and I cry, but there were good tears...tears that there are people like you out there that really care. The roses and background around the picture were just beautiful. You are just so special. You made my day better. Love you very much....Sherry J. Swafford
Sherry, I am so sorry to have missed your daughter and grandchilds angel day. I haven't been here much lately. Your daughter was very beautiful.
Darien...thank you for your kind words. Our daughter was just as beautiful inside too. I use to call her 'Mother Teresa' and 'Princess Di' because she was always trying to save the world. She was always having me sign petitions for 'Save the Whales', 'Save the Seals,' 'Feed the Hungry Children,' etc. Another special thing about her, is she walked the walk. She gave people her attention and time. Although she was twenty-five years old when she was murdered, we were fortunate enough to see her nearly every day of her life. We were so blessed to have had her for a daughter. She adored us and looking back, her Dad and I agreed, we never had any problems with her...She was such a easy child.
It is so sad to see such beautiful young people ripped away from us.I just don't understand why such good people are murdered. It makes no sense to me. Keara was the mother of two children and now they are living without their Mom. It's so sad. I don't know how to put a picture on here either but if you click on her website you will be able to see her, light candles etc. I will continue to keep you in my heart.Love Darien.
Hi Sherry,Im sorry for the loss of your daughter.you have had so many years of grief and heartache,that knowing this pain never ends.Your angel Jill is very pretty.My daughter Chanda was murdered will be one year ago april 24,2011 it was Easter morning,Easter as well as the 24 will be hard for me.The days are very hard,I know you and all the moms know this pain very well.The tears keep comming never knew a person could cry this much.my Chanda has two sons 17and 9 I thank God for them.I'll keep you and your special husband in my thoughts and prayers, LOVE TO ALL THE MOMS, SHIRLEY