Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

My cousin, Jodi (a Snapsister), recently entered a picture on Pioneer Woman of Jack, Cash, & Kingston.  Due to the fact that I have such a difficult time looking at pictures of Cash, I had not posted the picture on the blog.  I still struggle to look at it without getting very teary-eyed, however, the comments generated on Pioneer Woman on the picture were extraordinary and brought Wendi and I great joy and sadness.  The picture is beautiful and says more than I could ever write...Thank you Jodi for taking it and we will cherish it forever...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Upcoming Events to Fight Cancer

Good morning everyone!  It's been a long time since the last post and I wanted to provide an update on events that are coming up this summer that we're participating in to continue the fight against cancer.  First, an update:

It's still hard to believe it's been almost 3 months since our precious Cash began his eternal journey in heaven.  Time keeps moving on and we continue to miss him tremendously and not a day goes by where we don't thank God for continuing to carry us through the next season.  Jack Jr. prays for Cash each night and thanks God that he's in heaven playing, but last week he said something that really struck Wendi and I.  We were coming back from church when he said, "Mom, it's been a long time since I've seen Cash and miss him."  It's almost like he knows where Cash is but doesn't realize that it's permanent - when he asks when he will see Cash again we always say, "When it's your turn to go to heaven."

We are continuing the fight against cancer by participating in two upcoming events.  Our hope is that you will continue to join us in the fight. The first event is the 2011 Relay for Life in Lynden.  Last year's relay was ocurring just as we were returning from Cash's proton treatment in Houston.  Here are pics from last year:

You can support the 2011 Relay for Life by donating or signing up by clicking here -   The luminaria bags we are making this year are for Cash, Alyce Yonkman, and Christopher Hartley.  acashofhope

I will blog more about the next event in a few weeks, but we are once again participating in the Seattle Run of Hope to raise money for pediatric brain research.  Last year we had over 130 people walk with us in our fight and this year I'm hoping to have at least that many join us in honor of Cash.

Thank you for continuing to check up on the blog and we are thankful for your prayers, cards, and ongoing support.  May you have a blessed Easter weekend!