August 18, 2009

Anna is pretty much one of my favorite people on the planet. On August 18, 2009 Anna was down in the dumps. She had suffered a miscarriage earlier in the year and had since been unable to get pregnant. She was sad. She was frustrated. Feelings I know very, very well. We both like to take pictures, so we headed to the magical land of the Indiana State Fair.

Ferris? Ferris?

Jason Mraz was playing that night, I had just been paid for something blog related and I decided that Anna and I were going to see Jason Mraz, because hello? It’s Jason Mraz.

Photo by Jason Mraz of the crowd, from the stage.

through the looking lens

Photo by me of Jason, from the crowd.

In case you’re not familiar with Jason, here’s some stuff he sings:

I won’t worry my life away.

Life is wonderful.

Find out for yourself the strengths you have inside of you

Awful happens all the time, don’t let it kill you.

He also did a cover of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”

Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing, is going to be all right

The weather was perfect, the company was perfect, the night was perfect.

sunset on the bleachers

good job

jason jumps

And the best part? Anna went home that night a little bit happier.

“I can’t even thank you enough for picking me up when I was down.”



August 18, 2010-Exactly one year later.

Anna’s due date. Twin girls. Two little Annas.

“It’s a big round circle of joy that includes you.”


Hey God? Thanks.


  1. How beautiful!

    Continuing to pray for you.


  2. So wonderful! Glad you can see these little rays of light…

  3. Sweet. Gonna mark that day on my calendar.

  4. Oh, prickly tingled! Yay!



  6. Fantastic! That’s my wedding anniversary, so it’s a wonderful, happy day as far as I’m concerned! Many congrats to Anna!!

    Also? Jason Mraz can totally be my boyfriend.

  7. Jessica says:

    Beautiful post and story. Brought tears to my eyes.

    Also – I love Mraz, he’s the best.

  8. Yay for Anna! And yay for you being such a great friend to her.

  9. Avitable says:

    That is pretty awesome!


  11. See? You have gifts. Gifts to lift others whether through your pictures or by reaching out at just the right time. How absolutely amazing a friend you are. I’m jealous. One, I’d like to be your friend and two, I’d love to have your ability to take pictures.

  12. Talk about good news of great joy!

  13. Nicole K says:

    What a great friend you are! I’m nearly in tears. I know that sad place. Miracles happen all the time. We’re due the day after.

  14. That was an unexpected lump in my throat, surprise tears in my eyes.

    Congrats to Anna and family!

  15. why did I just well up in tears?

    Oh yeah..I’m a sap.

  16. Congratulations to Anna. You are a wonderful friend and I feel so honored to call you mine.

  17. How awesome is that!! Gave me goosebumps! ๐Ÿ™‚ God is definitely wonderful, and it’s always so neat to be able to smile when you look back at things like this and how they work out (i.e. how he works them out).

  18. That is what we call AWESOME.

    Its a similar situation for my friend Jenna @ She miscarried a baby on her wedding anniversary, and almost a year to the day later she announced her pregnancy.

  19. Ohh Betsy! says:


    Casey Reply:

    @Ohh Betsy!, Anna!

  20. Beautiful Story!

  21. What an awesome story!

  22. I just burst into tears. I think of you often, as we are both on this tough road. I am going through my 6th miscarriage in 3 years right now. Filled with such joy for your friend.

  23. That is so, so cool.

  24. Amy in StL says:

    Hey! You made me get kinda misty-eyed at work. Not sure why; but this post definitely touched me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Goosebumps! although my guess is with twins that won’t actually be her due date… cool though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Oh, that gave me goose pimples! Congratulations, Anna.

  27. That is so awesome! What a miracle… or 2! I actually met Anna when I was @ time out for women… she was hilarious.

  28. Oh WOW! Your awesome Casey just the way you are!

  29. April G. says:

    That’s awesome! Congratulations to Anna, and love to you too Casey.

  30. <3

    Love. Just, love.

  31. I’m sitting here with my newborn daughter and this story definitely made me cry.

  32. Oh wow, that is amazing timing! What a cool thing!

  33. Anna is one of my bestest friends. Reading this, and then the ending, gave me chills!

    PS. LOVED the baby shower pictures you recently took of her! She looks beautiful!


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