Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Slideshow

I finally was able to load the slide show from Cash's memorial service up to  I'm sorry it took so long, the file is very large and without a solid internet connection it proved to be a challenge.  Anyhow, if you were unable to attend Cash's service, the slideshow is below (and available in HD on youtube at

I still have difficulty watching it, however, I listen to the music from the slideshow almost every day.  The music was taken from Johnny Cash's 'My Mother's Hymnbook', which was released in 2004. The music was recorded when Johnny was late in his years and has a beautiful, somber tone, that draws me closer to God and at the same time reminds me of our son, who was named after Johnny Cash.  I think back to the service and probably could have watched it and listened to the music two or three more times.

Please forward this to anyone who wasn't at the service that may want to watch it - Cash was a beautiful little boy and we continue to be thankful he's with Jesus and cancer-free.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's Chick Season

Last week "Uncle Frank" called me and asked if we'd like 11 baby chicks that were just born (with their mama, it was a package deal) - we had been talking about it for a few weeks and I learned at work that it's chick season so it was perfect.  We built a coop and he brought over the babies, their mama, and two other hens.  Jack has been busy checking on them every day and soon he'll learn how to feed and care for them.  In addition, once we finish the larger coop, he'll be responsible for collecting eggs every day.  He actually can't wait to collect the first egg and said he is ready to eat it!

Jodi came over this weekend and she took pictures of him with one of the babies...the pictures were great and I thought it appropriate to post a few...

We think often of Cash and it's difficult sometimes because Kingston looks so much like him - but God continues to give us grace and peace and Jack Jr speaks of Cash just like he is: Alive and in Heaven!  It's a tremendous blessing to know Cash is in heaven and he could very well be feeding baby chicks there - it is, of course, chick season...:-)

Thank you for your continued prayers - every day we receive cards in the mail and there are amazing words of encouragement that help us just at the right moment.