*My best job is being Caitlyn's Mommy* (picture/sound)(2 added pictures on pg 2)

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by Dan Murphy, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

    Apr 20, 2000
    [​IMG] We will always remember our friend Robin for those words she so proudly said over and over again..........*My best job is being Caitlyn's Mommy* And so well she did her 'job'.

    I first met Robin during a trip to Dallas in July of 2000, when we were able to get a Dallas DIS meet going while I was visiting there. Among the many DIS'ers I met was Robin, along with her future husband, Dan, and her little princess and love of her life, Caitlyn. I met them all again the following December 2001, at WDW, at MVMCP.

    Robin was a most pleasant person. In spite of her having MS, along with an overweight 'problem' that she was dealing well with of late, and a very abusive ex, she tried to live life to the fullest. And I think we will agree she did a pretty darn good job of that.

    Robin sure did provide us with many smiles over the past several years here on the DIS, along with many anxious days, as she dealt with the tough situation of her Caitlyn and her abusive ex. She laughed, she cared. She said it well in her tag under her name..........I want to go to clown school! Along with a Care Bear avatar.......[​IMG]

    Back about 8 months or so ago, her hubby, Dan, in severe pain from terminal lung cancer, ended his own life, another day of sadness in Robin's and Caitlyn's short lives, and one of sadness on the DIS, family we all seem to be. At the time, I asked Robin if she would like me to post a nice picture I had of the three of them, from a time which Robin had said was the happiest Dan had ever been, their trip to WDW. She said she would very much like me to do so. Here is that picture, along with a few words I posted then......

    An evening of smiles for Robin, Dan and Caitlyn.....

    When I read the sad news that Janette posted earlier today, about Robin's hubby, Dan, I thought back to the couple times I had met Dan, Robin and Caitlyn.

    I first met them at a DIS meet in Dallas, in the summer of 2000. And last year, at the World, at a MVMCP in December. Dan was a quiet guy, but a great guy, a loving guy. As I said in my reply on the other thread, Dan just wanted Robin and Caitlyn to be happy. He officially became Caitlyn's dad and Robin's hubby this past July. I think he truly accomplished his goal.

    Here is a picture I had taken of Robin, Dan and Caitlyn at the Crystal Palace restaurant, where a good number of us ate prior to MVMCP that night last year at the Magic Kingdom. Dan is bending over a bit, as I was down low so as to get a good straight-on shot of Caitlyn. A great family they are.

    I asked Robin tonight if I could post this short post and picture, so more of us here on the DIS might come to know Dan a bit more. She said it was fine. Thank you, Robin, my heart and prayers go out to both you and Caitlyn, yours and Dan's families.

    God speed, Dan.

    To this, I can only add, God speed, Robin, to you also, you are now with Dan, and you have all the opportunity to continue with your goal of.......*My best job is being Caitlyn's Mommy*

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  2. binny

    binny do something that MATTERS!

    Mar 14, 2001

    Thank You Dan.

    GodSpeed Robin. You will be sorely missed!
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  4. tc

    tc <font color=blue>Miracles are amazing!<br><font co

    Mar 23, 2000
    Well said, Dan. Thanks.
  5. jamsmom

    jamsmom <font color=deeppink>Really isn't mean at all!<br>

    Mar 6, 2000
    Thank you so much for caring so much, Dan. Wht a great picture to think about today.
  6. always quiet

    always quiet Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes you're the hyd

    Jun 9, 2003
    No words can possibly express the feeling of pain that child must be going through. All we can do is pray her 2 special guardian angels watch over her and protect her for the rest of her days.

    May God grant her daughter and her family peace.....:(
  7. Bunchkin

    Bunchkin DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2001
    Lovely picture of the 3 of them.
    Thank you for sharing it with us Dan.

    I'm crying again. :(
  8. Deb in IA

    Deb in IA Knows that KIDS are better

    Aug 18, 1999
    What a wonderful and moving tribute, Dan. Thanks for doing it.

    So much pain and hardship in such a young life, and yet Robin always seemed to handle it all with such grace, dignity and most of all, HUMOR.

    She will be sorely missed. May she rest now in everlasting peace, and may God's love and grace be with her family, and with Caitlyn most of all . . .
  9. ead79

    ead79 <font color=#FF0066>Disney Bride!<br><font color=v

    Jan 21, 2000
    Thank you for posting this, Dan. My heart just breaks for Caitlyn. So much loss, especially for someone so young. She is loved, as is her mommy. :(
  10. kejoda

    kejoda <font color=red>Steve Irwin, taking care of Heaven

    Nov 1, 2001
    Thanks Dan.
  11. scarlett873

    scarlett873 <font color=hotpink>Surrounded by true friends<br>

    Jul 19, 2002
    thank you dan...
  12. Big V

    Big V <font color=blue>DIS Meet Veteran!<br><font color=

    Apr 29, 2001
    Very nice Dan.
  13. Cthia

    Cthia DIS Veteran

    Oct 25, 2002
    What a very nice thing to have done Dan.

    Robin you will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. May you watch over Caitlyn and guide her along.
  14. noel

    noel <font color=blue>I'm going to DisneyWorld!<br><fon

    May 31, 2000
    Well said Dan. Thank you for posting that photo of the 3 of them again.

    Another DISer (Jaimee) and I are at work together today and both in shock over this. The first thing we both thought of was her "catch phrase" about being Caitlyn's Mommy. It's really beyond comprehension that so much sadness has come into little Caitlyn's life in such a short amount of time.
    :( :( :(
  15. newmousecateer

    newmousecateer Babcia Extraordinaire/B-Elder YaYa

    Sep 5, 2001
    A beautiful tribute Dan.
  16. Blondie

    Blondie ~*~*~*~<br><font color=blue>This TF always enjoys

    Aug 18, 1999
  17. heath dog

    heath dog Can't get enough Disney!

    Apr 12, 2000
    I just can't get over how sad this is. Although I didn't know her, I remember how much loved she showed and gave.

    God protect Caitlin from this sadness.
  18. Beauty

    Beauty DIS Veteran

    Feb 1, 2000
    How lovely! I just had the pleaseure of getting to know her a little better and she was such a joy! So sweet and funny! I am so saddened by this!
  19. Credit Man

    Credit Man <font color=teal>Love the shark reef<br><font colo

    Feb 18, 2000
    Thank you, Dan.
  20. FOJMO

    FOJMO <font color=red>If English is the official languag

    May 30, 2002
    Thank you, Dan. I didn't know Robin very well, and your thread helped me put a "face with a name" and a little about her and her family.

    I pray for her DD, Caitlyn, that she gets through this OK.
  21. SeaShelley

    SeaShelley <font color=green>Calgon take me away.......prefer

    Nov 19, 2001
    Thank you for that Dan. You are such a kind and caring soul.

    Rest in peace Robin.

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