Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Permanent Hope

I was tempted to simply post this picture but it's a great story so continue reading for the story behind the picture...After proton therapy today we went over to the main campus because Cash needed a transfusion.  My mom mentioned that dad wanted to have his tattoo filled in (on his other arm) b/c it's 30+ years old and needs a touch up - I found them a few tattoo parlor's and they left while Cash had to endure another 3.5 hour transfusion...

They come back about three hours later and told me they couldn't fill in his old tattoo so he decided to get a new one - it was all covered with a patch to protect it for the next 24 hours, however, when we got home, my dad did the reveal (which is what you see above).  I immediately had my mom text it to my brothers and Wendi.  Dad told me he's been wanting to do it since Cash got sick - to me it's truly a permanent reminder of his hope and love for Cash.  I was waiting for the third baby to be born to get a new tattoo but I may not wait and join him soon...I did give him a big hug and we shared a few tears...

Speaking of baby #3, no news yet.  Wendi is at home with Jack Jr. and her sister and they're just waiting.  I will obviously post as soon as the little guy is born - for now we are praying for a safe and healthy delivery.

Corey (@ Hage Creative) sent us a few more photos he took before we left today - they are great and I had to post them.

The last one is what Jack Jr. does best, run around with a big smile on his face...Cash and I miss his energy and can't wait for him to come down soon with mom and little brother...

Cash has endured treatment and all of the additional appointments well - he's tired from the radiation, however, he's still very strong and continues to pick up new phrases and words - he definitely knows how to tell us 'No' when he's not interested in something (usually food-related).  We're extremely thankful to God and I continue to pray for healing and that God puts a hedge of protection around him so he stays healthy and able to keep going to treatment each day.

Thank you as always for your prayers and support!


  1. WOW!!!! Okay, brother, Jack! What a beautiful tribute to your grandson! I'm proud to be your sister!(But, I always have been)! Love all of you and wish I was there to hug and kiss you.

  2. Tyfani and TaejahMay 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    I love the tattoo! God Bless You All :))

  3. no words to describe how incredibly meaningful and powerful this post is to me. The love of this family for each other is awe inspiring...

    Hugs and prayers!!!

  4. It shows that GREAT Dad's just run in the family!
    All our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  5. Wow wow and more wow -- your family is amazing and so is God -- what a powerful presence you all have -- love the pictures and can't wait to see your entire family photograph on this site :) Love you all very much.

  6. Great tattoo. And I thought "cuts for Cash" was a bold statement. This is a great tribute to Cash and looks great too! Love you guys.

  7. Wow! Looks great, I really like that idea...maybe we should make it a "family tattoo". Stay strong, we all love you.

  8. Wow, that is awesome.
    Praying for you all.

  9. I agree with Chris! Jack, very cool. Can't say anything other than that. Beautiful.....