First off, we want to thank everyone for your comments, emails, calls, meals, and visits. They have been very encouraging and uplifting during this difficult time. I don't think I could even count how many family members and friends that have stopped by - it has been so good for Cash to see so many kids playing on our playground and it encourages him to crawl around and play.
Cash's health seems to be declining rapidly - yesterday we were so worried about him that we had a nurse from hospice come out to visit. They came out again today and have been very kind and helpful. Basically they are available to us 24 hours a day if we need anything and will dispense medicine if needed.
To say we're taking it one day at a time would be an understatement. Wendi should receive the mother-of-the-year award as she spends 24 hours a day with him, most of it spent sitting on the couch, reading books, cuddling, eating m&m's, napping, and keeping him occupied and content. He is such a strong and sweet boy and has taught us so much in his few short years. We are so thankful that he has not experienced any pain the past 11 months and he continues to flash his beautiful eyes at us and smile, acknowledging his love for us, and us for him.
Pastor Robert and his wife (First CRC) stopped by on Sunday night and he said that we have been given a special grace, which he referred to as 'cancer grace'. I know that must be true as both Wendi and I are at peace and feel great comfort in knowing that Jesus loves him and will welcome into His kingdom with open arms. God has carried Cash and our family through this season and continues to give us the strength we need to endure each day. We are blessed beyond measure and while we don't understand why, we are thankful to God for giving Cash to us, even if it is for a short time and it has been a privilege to be his parents.
We would ask that you continue to pray for Cash, that he is at peace and that God wrap His loving arms around him and whisper to him that it will all be ok. I will post more if there are any changes and would encourage you continue to send us messages, emails, and calls, as they encourage us and give us strength through the power of the Holy Spirit.