It was one year ago today that Wendi and I drove Cash to Children's for the first time. I re-read the original post from that week (http://acashofhope.blogspot.com/2010/02/journey-of-hope-begins.html) and it brought back a flood of memories. It is still do surreal that Cash is no longer with us - I distinctly remember being happy as we drove to Children's to get a prescription for physical therapy to fix his crooked neck (or so we thought). When we look back on the past year, it's almost impossible to take it all in and absorb everything that Cash went through. I have a feeling it will take many more months to fully realize how significant the past year was in helping shape and deepen our faith, trust, and love for God.
I Facebooked on January 11 (after the MRI) that, "...Cash would tell us not to be sad, but to rejoice and be thankful." We miss Cash more than anything I could have imagined, but we don't miss cancer. Since we were unable to separate Cash and Cancer, we rejoice that he's in heaven and free from cancer. It's difficult to put into words and attach the appropriate emotion to the last sentence but we are thankful he is free from cancer and know we'll be reuinited again.
Jack Jr. asks when he'll get to see Cash again and we tell him, "When it's your turn God will call you to heaven." He can't wait for his turn...:-)
Thank you all again for your cards, support, and prayers - each day I go pick up the mail and there's 25 more sympathy cards - I have to think we've received well over 500 cards the past two weeks. Each card carries a unique message of encouragement and we are very thankful for the love and support you've shown us this past year.