Concert For Cash 2011
WHEN: Saturday, January 22, 2011
WHERE: The Oriental Theater (http://www.theorientaltheater.com/)
4334 West 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
WHO: The Hollyfelds with Hillbilly Inferno
WHY: To raise money for programs at The Children’s Hospital
TICKETS: $35.00 VIP Patron Party / $20.00 General Admission(doors open GA at 7:15 pm),
available by calling 303-550-4310,
at the door
or online at
Or purchase directly online at:
Thursday, May 31, 2007
The deer was back last night at our campspot in the Monterey area as we pulled in to go to sleep.There is no doubt that Cash is al around us.
keep calling, emailing, posting..
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I wish our camera hadn't broken yesterday. You we would share with you pictures of our gleaming eyes, not the glazed over ones you saw when we left. I have shaved my beard, and though it is hard for us to smile, when we do it's awesome.
Can't wait to see you all when we return home. Thanks for all of your love and support.
Page, Teri, Spider, and Cash
We are both missing Cash today. A baby deer was right outside our van this AM when we woke up. It hung out for quite a while as we talked to him and Spider wiggled about. We have seen many Sea Otters and a few Seals.......a very amazing yet sleepy town this time of year.
Cash seems to be with us all the time as we travel along, showing us fun and interesting things along our way.
We are thinking about heading home tommorrow, with a stop over in Yosemite. We are both eager to start back to our lives outside the van and back to Cowie and get our new puppy Stripe.
We know that life will be very different when we return and I am nervous about that. We both know that Cash will come back to us and I trust that when the time is right he'll show up. I look forward to that so much. He was here for such a short time but has taught us so many lessons already. I think that was one of his purposes. another was to open our hearts up so much in order to love unconditionally.Smart kid.
xoxox, cash's mommy
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
If you feel the need to be with us and celebrate Cash, please invite us to a baseball game, concert, bbq, river trip, ski day......whatever event that you think we can share with you in celebration.
In the meantime, the T-Shirts are meant to be used as an avenue to celebrate Cash. We have had great reports of celebrations happening all over the place. He wants us all to celebrate him, in whatever form that means to you. Please send us your photos so that we can compile them together.
We have also had inquiries about a memorial fund. Our intention is to have funds go towards the Cash Scanlon Phillips Memorial Garden at the new Childrens hospital. We haven't established the fund yet, but once we are home we will send out a message with details. Thanks for your patience with this.
Love to all of you, Cash's Daddy and Mommy
So with that we head on and continue the healing.
For those of you that are interested, Spider the fuzzy Malamute has now been to both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. He loves the sand and waves, very little wading for him, as much as his mom and dad.
Please keep calling and writing, it helps a ton.
All our love,
Page, Teri, Spider, and of course Cash
We miss you all and please keep blogging, checking in with us, and calling...
xoxo, cash's mommy
Saturday, May 26, 2007
The poker game has blown us away with tears, amazement, and overwhelming gratitude for all you friends in Denver. A wonderful way to kick off the next leg of our journey to San Fran.
We landed after a long drive across Nevada last night at Mike and Melissa's home here. Mike so graciously opened his arms to catch us...............and I have to say we both woke up feeling a bit better , not so in the quicksand..........we are heading to the Bay Area in a little while...to meet up with Evan , Miran, Tom and Terrell...and cousin Bobbi if you are reading this please call us....I don't have your # with me......
We are continuing along our path, have started reading a bit about grief...todays meditation said something about -how much we loved Cash as a gift, like to bright green side of a leaf, but that right now it may feel painful and not so glossy like the dul underside of that leaf but soon or in time the shiny green side will be out and we will both remember with gratitude how much we do love him and how lucky we are to feel so deeply. Some folks never get that chance. So for today, I will be trying see the green side of the leaf.
love you all, keep blogging and calling, contact is VERY helpful..
Friday, May 25, 2007
I am thinking of you both every moment and sending up good thoughts and prayers for you.
Love Ya both,
I know Cash will forever be in your hearts, and I am happy for you that you were able to share this time with him. He has reminded us all to be thankful for our loved ones; please, PLEASE let me know if there is anything at all that we can do to help (food, hikes, donations, even weeding the memorial garden), we would be honored.
Safe travels, I hope that it helps you both begin to heal. All of Team Cash are in our thoughts and prayers.
Betsy, Bill, Sara, Sky, and Zachary have all been wonderful hosts to us. We can’t thank them enough for their open and loving arms. They have provided a safe haven for us to express our pain, sleep, walk, talk, cry, run, hike, and get the feeling that we do have a future and can move forward. Again, we are with wonderful people whose spirits are fantastic. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We will be in Incline Village tonight and then tomorrow it’s on towards the Bay area.
Please keep calling or e-mailing or whatever. Every little bit helps.
Our Love to You all,
Teri, Page, Cash, and Spider
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Hi Page and Teri,
I saw the “Happy Campers” photo of you two and it made me smile. Those are the faces that describe you both so perfectly. In fact, seeing the picture made me really miss hanging out with you guys—BIG time.
It is cool that you are keeping us posted on your travels. It isn’t always easy to read what you’ve written only because it makes me sad that you are experiencing so much pain and grief. It must be so difficult to write sometimes, but you both remain resolute—which is so telling of your character and who you are as people. How I wish that I could give you both big hugs!
Yesterday, I received the Team Cash T-shirts. Thank you so much! That was so kind. I am devising a plan to honor to Cash. What that is exactly, I’m not sure yet, but I am eager to do something. Page, I wish I could have touched base with you before you left. It was Arne’s birthday, so we went out of town (no email, no phone). Anyway, it was so awesome to hear your message. I played it over and over and it totally made me smile through tears. I really miss our “Grande Americano with Room” coffee chats.
So, in news from NYC…Arne was promoted to a Principal a few weeks ago. He certainly does put the ‘pal’ in principal, eh? I’m very proud of him. We are going to
Safe travels and let the roads take you where they may. If you decide to pull an about face and head to
After a very rough start to the day Page and I pulled out of the dark spot to a better place. I truly believe that Cash would not want us to be so sad...........I know that grieving takes a long time, forever and there will be many ups and downs .........it just feels ok to be in an up for a few moments. We hope to push off from our safe harbour in SLC in the am to travel West to San Fran to land with safe friends and spend the weekend at one of our fave spots North of the City.........with a stop over in Incline Village.
Have spoken to a few other Moms that have also lost Children..it's a amazing the similarities with how we all feel. I look forward to the children I pray that we can have in our future. I have to trust that Cash would want that for us. And over and over again I am hearing that Cash chose us. So it's nuts that all we w ant to be are parents and now we Page and Teri again..I Pray that Cash will send kids our way. Please put that in your prayers for us.
And that the dark times are few.
love, cash's mommy
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
We also found out today that the official diagnosis is SMA. It two recessive genes from the both of us to make it happen. Scientifically it's completely out of our hands. Emtionally you wonder why this happened to us. At the same time it's also a gift in a weird way. All I know is that on this day it's hard to see a child in a stroller. My mind instantly goes towards thinking about Cash and then the fact that he's not with us in the sling or the baby bjorn or in his stroller. It's a pretty quick spiral that takes you down. I suppose it will keep happening over and over until we figure out how to deal with it.
We are thinking that tomorrow we will push off and head west again. All bets are off in terms of heading north or south at that point. We are surviving hour to hour and minute to minute. It's great to be together though. We really need each other right now.
Thanks for checking on the house and visiting with Cowie. We so appreciate all of you, and thanks to those of you who have been calling in and leaving messages. Please please please keep them coming.
See you soon!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Another saoker here in D-town today. no need to worry about the garden or the lawn. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you as you travel, remember, heal, cry and adventure with the Cash Man. And don't worry about Cowie, we'll be taking Miles by for him to swat at on a regular basis!
Talk to you soon!
Page, Spider and I just got down from a hike.my first w/out Cash on my chest......but he was with us. I am finding that We landed here on Sunday night to the open arms of Betsy, Bill , Sky and Zackie..oh what a wonderful family. They have opened up their home to us and taken care of Page, Spider and I, with yummy meals, walks, maps to wherever we need to go and the openness to let us talk about Cash when we need to and to talk about other things when we can't.
you know, I still don't know why this happened.......why God would give us Cash and took him away......and then I remember that Cash chose page and I to be his parents for a reason, and that he could have chosen not to come at all. I keep hearig stories of Women and men who have lost babies at Childbirth and in utero.and then I think how grateful I am that i got to be super mommy to my little boy cash. living in the good places is way better for me that focussing on the bad
.and how this whole in my heart will ever be filled again. I think it will be there forever......b/c nothing will ever fill the whole...not a van, a puppy, a movie.nothing. I do keep asking Cash to come back to me. Page asked me today "in what form?' I definately vacillate in between reality and not reality. I trust that Page and I will survive this pain.not sure how sometimes...talking about future kids helps. Knowing that I need to grieve in a healthy way also helps me ride the waves of utter devastating sadness that crash over me at night. Besty took me to a Hip Hop dance class last night. I didn't know if I could focus on anything for 60 mins. But it really helped to get into my body and dance. Hiking helps too........so all the Mountain Mamas out there please hugs your babies tight on your hikes. I think Cash will forever be my little hiking buddy.today he was holding my hand, walking beside me, talking to me the whole way. I loved it.
Please keep calling..303-550-4310 or 303-550-5211...contact is really good for us right now. or emailing or blogging.
love, cash's mommy
Monday, May 21, 2007
i was at your home this eve...cowie is fine...eager for some wet food,
which she got. i gave her some love and some pets and some more love.
i watered all of your gardens. i got the watermelon and the birdhouse
gourds and your new plants in the corner...the pots, the grasses, the catmint,
the hollyhocks, the lupine, the poppies, the blue mist spireas, the blue muffin
viburnums and all of the other beautiful plants! the roses will be so beautiful
when you guys return!
anyway, your home is peaceful and it is an honor to care for your
kitty cat and your garden...
i hope your adventure is helping you heal
and the stars are shining on your path....
much love. marne
Saturday, May 19, 2007
So this trip is something we really need to do. Bring Cash to the ocean, collect some sand, get our feet wet, celebrate this incredible little guy. Our itinerary continues to change as it should. If we are going to be in your area we will call and let you know as we will need some safe arms in which to land.
In the meantime we absolutely want to thank our mothers who have been wonderful chaperones to us this week and have given us a wealth of support. They are incredible ladies and if you don't know them, we hope you get a chance to sometime.
Thanks to you all for your calls, notes, care packages, coming over to drink beer and cry, prayers, thoughts, and sending us incredible energy. We have and will need your help in the future. Please keep calling and writing and whatever we need you now and in the future. We're not kidding as this pain we feel in our stomach's just isn't going to go away.
We will keep posting on this blog so please keep reading and send us some e-mails for god's sake, we need it.
We will let you know about a memorial service when we get back.
All our love,
Page, Teri, Cash, Spider, and Cowie
Friday, May 18, 2007
Also, when we return to Colorado: we are hoping to have a Memorial Celebration for Cash then AND we know that many of you have asked about a Memorial Fund for Cash. We are in the process of researching and setting something up with the great hopes to create a Cash Scanlon Phillips Memorial Garden at the New Children's Hospital here in Denver........of course I need to research how that can happen but I am trusting that where there is a will there is a way to see that to reality. So please, hold your checkbooks for a few more weeks until we can get that together.
We also want to introduce the newest member of the Scanlon Phillips family-STRIPE!! Cash named his puppy while I was reading him "Hope For The Flowers" a few hours before he passed on. So Stripe will be joining Spider and Cowie here on Jay street to make our home noisy again and keep us busy when we return.
Please keep in touch often, we will have our cells and laptop........stay tuned for more updates.
love to all, cash's mommy
Dear Page and Teri,
Wishing you both a cathartic and spiritual journey on your road trip. May your travels take you down some familiar roads and may you embark on new adventures while you begin to heal. I am excited for you to show Cash the ocean and
Much love as always,
Hey Teri and Page you should bring the Cash Caravan up here to the Pacific NW. I think a drive up to Paradise on
And/or if you are planning to hit the
Thanks so much for being so very generous to us all -
Have a wonderful trip and email us lots of photos and blogs
Tricia, Scott and Tyler
Thursday, May 17, 2007
We are planning on heading out of town for a 2-3 week road trip in our newVW Camper van. Spider is coming with. If you are in the Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Calf area....we'll be calling you to drop in. We'll be updating the blog all along our travels......and invite anyone to fly in and meet us whereever we are.
Oh, we are heading to Disneyland too.please join us there. Cash is coming on our trip....we are taking him to the ocean.
News of team Cash shits have hit a Rookies game, the Grand Canyon, a yoga class.cash is everywhere.
we couldn't do it without all of you. Keep posting........and if posting is complicated remember you just need to get a Google account.then you can post.
xoxo, cash's mommy
Terri and Page:
Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you all from Iowa!
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Cash contributed more to this world and our hearts in 4 months than most people do in a lifetime. Wise well beyond his years, He has taught us about what it is to love and the pricelessness of life. He will forever watch over his Mommy and Daddy and take care of them in a way, we here on earth, will never understand. I am filled with joy every day that I read this blog and see how people can come together and give of themselves. Page and Teri need and deserve every brick of support we can offer. It is amazing the impact human sympathy can have. I am heartbroken and in awe of love all at the very same time.
Cash is love. Cash is Class V. Cash is Captain of the Ski Team. Cash is everywhere.
Alli Lawhon (+Ben and Cullin and Siler too)
Our whole church has been praying for him...and for you.
And we will continue to pray for you in the coming days and weeks and
You are very special friends!
Please know that if there is anything that we can do, we would be honored
to help you
in any way that we can.
With our love and prayers...
I just heard the news. I've been sending you prayers from down here in the Carribean.
Cash's illness and death breaks my heart. The courage, hope and strength expressed in your emails smashes the peices of my heart into smithereens.
Courage and peace to you all,
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
cash's mommy and daddy
Dearest Page and Teri,
You are extraordinary parents. Cash was so fortunate to have you, and likewise, you were blessed to have him. This little guy has had such a profound and indelible impact on so many of us—even if some of us never had the opportunity to meet him. He certainly measured up to his name! It is our hope that you find comfort in the wonderful moments of his life. The three of you are deep within our hearts.
With much love,
Jennifer and Arne
Our love is with you all during this time. Let us know if you need anything. We are holding healing thoughts in our hearts for all of you.
Love, Jessica, Ian, Ella and Declan
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Dave and I have been reading your blog and thinking of you often for the past few weeks. We are so sorry that Cash had to leave this earth so soon. Mother nature certainly cried hard for you last night here in Denver and we feel the same way.
Thinking of you,
Alexa and Dave
Monday, May 14, 2007
I am so honored to have met you. You are the light of the life of a whole lot of people, especially your mom and dad. Words can't even quite express what you have brought into this world. You are joy and peace and faith all rolled into one tiny little bundle. Obviously you were so anxious for your folks to behold your magic that you came into this world kind of early. But you have brought so much in your time here. I just want to wish you peace. I love you so much and always will.
Love Love Love,
your Auntie Tricia
Loved the Mothers day message. You are all WONDERFUL. We sure though of
you as we celebrated M's Day with a float down the South Platte. Not as
urban as one would think.
We are sharing our messages with all our family who are hanging on your
every super word with prayers and thoughts. I loved that you appreciate his
5 extra weeks with out the knowledge. Knowing the future isn't what it was
once cracked up to be.
Happy smiles and lots of prayers
June and Bernie
Some hard things have happened back home while I've been here but this one brings me to my knees. God bless you all. Thanks for the reports and I will get on the blog as soon as possible. Please tell Page and Terri that I think of them and Cash everyday with tears and many many prayers!!
Sending you a big squeeze!!!
Tankie & our niece, Theory (the tiny baby at our wedding)
We miss those beautiful Colorado sunsets & sunrises....share one with Cash if you haven't already had the opportunity
Teri & Page. We are so amazed by your strength and wish we could see the strength you have passed along to Cash in person but the pictures & messages paint an inspirational picture. Happy Mothers Day Teri!! Love your idea making every day a celebration of the gift of motherhood. We love you much & you are in our thoughts daily. Abby & Will
Sending you a big squeeze!!
Tankie & his niece, Theory
Teri & Page. We are so amazed by your strength and wish we could experience the strength you have passed onto Cash in person but the pictures and messages paint an inspirational picture. Happy Mothers Day Teri. Love your idea of making every day a celebration of the gift of motherhood!!! We miss those Colorado sunsets & sunrises. Make sure to share some with Cash if you have the opportunity. We love you much & you fill our thoughts daily. Abby & Will
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Cash , Teri, and Page…
Its so hard to find the words to describe how terrifying yet inspiring your situation is.
When we look at our own kids after this diagnosis we feel lucky, scared, sad, guilty, and many other emotions.
We feel so unsure of how we can even begin to help you with this.
Reading your posts and e-mails helps. It is clear that Cash is not saddened by this. He only knows the overwhelming love of mom and dad and all the other friends and family. And to see you guys show such fortitude to live for the present and for Cash is inspiring. It is awesome that his fighting spirit has strengthened you.
He is bigger than his little body. His spirit is his Legacy and it will live on far longer than all of the rest of us. He has affected all of us, your friends, and the ripples will carry on beyond. The vibration of his spirit is amplified by the love we are all sending and sensing. Our kids will know the story of Cash and his valiant fight when the time is right
No one gets out of Life alive in the physical…
Wheras in the sprit… there is no death
Jon, Kir, Aldie and Lulu Love you
My child woke woke up. Cashie has given me so many gifts but most of all he has given me the gift of being his Mom. I know everyone loves their children and think their child is the best but please let me indulge myself in praise for my Little man.this kid is so amazing, he could have chosen not to come at all......and he did....5 weeks early. Cash has given me the gift of being Mommy, going on walks, joining Mountain mamas, going to Mommy Class, showing him off at church, Going to Mommy/baby movies on Tuesday mornings...and so much more...all the smiles are what I cherish most. Cash is a gift.every minute I get to be his Mommy.I know there are people in our world that do not get this oppurtunity to feel what it feels like to have your child smile at you, to hold him, to change his diapers........I am lucky and grateful and full of love for my Child and my husband who are the best gifts I could have ever received. How lucky am I???Everyday is Mother's Day for me. And for that I am so grateful.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Thinking of you all here...
We love Uncle Brian's song...
I'm wishing I could be one of little Cash's girlfriends too. I wouldn't really know what to do, as I know the other side much better, and I'm sure he is getting perfect loves from everyone there. For that I am so glad. I love the pic of you guys with the tulips. They are JUST coming out here. Not much to say here except you are in our prayers and thoughts all the time. Lots of love, Laura and Doug
Friday, May 11, 2007
A little song for Cash (sung to the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies theme)
Now listen to a story about the Cash baby boy
He came into the world, sure enough to spread his joy
He helps his momma with her flowers all the time
Supports his daddy as he draws up those designs
Cash we say: blue eyes, sparkly soul, love bug .
Then one day Cash was destined for a ride
He rode in a big spaceship to Childrens' 409
He charms all the nurses, docs, social workers, more
He even got to see his dog Spidy at the door
Cash we say: blue eyes, sparkly soul, love bug .
So now Cash is bringing the folks together too
Grammy, Nana, Otta, Sara, Betsy, Joey, Bren, Janer - woooo ..
Tricia , Scott and Tyler , Scott K. as well.----
All these folks love Cashnow that is pretty swell.
Cash we say: blue eyes, sparkly soul, love bug .
Lots of good friends have written blogs for Cash
The support to Page and Teri has helped them not be so sad.
Thanks for loving them and helping them get through
That's what pure love is ----for Cash it is so true.
Cash we say: blue eyes, sparkly soul, love bug .
(love, auntie Janer)
(love, auntie Janer)
They are so good to each other and I'm so lucky to be able to witness it.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
I'm your Uncle Brian's big brother, Scott. I know you already know this - your parents are two of the most wonderfully warm people on the planet. I met you mom years ago when visiting Portsmouth and felt like I'd known her all my life. Her kind spirit and easy-going way made me feel like an old friend. Her loving and accepting nature quickly adds a quiet levity to every meeting. I had the great fortune to get to know your dad almost 2 years ago at Uncle Brian's wedding. Like your mom, his kind and gentle way made me feel like an old friend - comfortable & accepted. I've enjoyed every minute spent with your wonderful folks. You are a wonderful blessing to us just like them. I know that same warmth they shared with me is your comfort & joy today! Love and prayers, Uncle Scott
Ginger and Odin are fuzzy and good
Running through the grass in my neighborhood
They pick up ticks they pick up fleas and trampled over my pretty green peas
Cowie and Spider come over to play
We think it's a fuzzy sunny day
First stick and then Ball the kitties aren't amused at all
Then it's time for Frosty Paws
All furry with paws and claws and love
Sleeping on the porch with the sun above
We love you!
Brian Brady Ginger & Odin
Hello there Page,
I have been yearning to simply be with you all...lucky Spider...instead I send this love from all of us, a love to hold you without hands, cradle you without arms, kiss you without lips, (nuzzle you without a wet warm nose) and to see and support you without our soft eyes and strong shoulders. Oh love, do your magic.
Nancy, Sid, Michael and Ben
PS Teri and Page, your openness and the generosity expressed in your letters is staggering. Thank you. And thank you to friends and family whose community and love we share.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Here is a little poem I wrote tonight while I've been thinking of you and your mommy and daddy and sending you all the love in the world. Really honored to be an extended part of Team Cash, so much love is coming your way. Big love, Anna (in NH)
Cash of Moonlight
Cash of Grace
Cash of Strength
Sweet sweet face
Cash of Story
Cash of Sun
Prayer pours your way
Cash of Spirit
Know that your family
Will always surround.
Cash , mommy and daddy have decided to stay here at Children's Hospital for a while more. Spider came to visit us today with the great help from Grammy, Nana, and Jimbo(a few doctors, nurses and a pastor too) escorting our pups to a secret spot here so we could say hi and snuggle. Cash kind of slept thru the meeting but I am going to give the guy a break on that one. We are soaking Cash up, taking videos(thank you Marty for the camera) pictures, reading many books and snuggling when Cash is able. Words can not express the love and support we feel outside these walls from all of you. PLease keep posting, it is something we look forward to reading and as you can imagine....answering the phone is pretty difficult.
Page and I are doing the very best that we can , supporting and loving each other...so we can be strong for our remarkable little boy who is our true guide thru all of this.
PLease hug your loved ones.......send this on to those who want to help but don't know know what to do.
We need your support now, we'll need it later.
love, Cash's Mommy
I loved reading Jennifer's story from New York City and I thought it might be nice to hear another fun story about your parents. I know my little boys love to hear about when Doug and I were little kids...Anyway, I met your mom a long time ago on a spring night in the back yard of my house on Marcy Street in Portsmouth. She was so fun and funny... there were lots of boys there, but us two ladies had a great time enjoying the stars and the beers . I'm not even sure if your Mom remembers this... but it was right when I was falling in love with my husband...I was so impressed with her laugh and kindness and hoped that we would be friends.
And your Dad is a hell of a guy... I met him a few years later after your mom fell in love with him... One day at our friend Brian's house, we were all having a casual day and to be truthful I can not remember the exact circumstances( which happens sometimes to grown ups) but it did become apparent that your Dad was missing for an extended period of time and then it became clear he was in the bathroom. Not just in the bathroom, but more like in the toilet. Brian's toilet had royally malfunctioned and your father spent hours , i mean hours, trying to rectify this situation. Here he was a guest in Brian's house and was seriously knee deep in some messy business. And let me say he was NOT responsible for the situation, just in case anyone was wondering... Anyway it became clear to me here was a man of extraordinary capabilities, patience and a sense of humor and I was very happy for your mom. (And still Brian stayed focused on flush not flood, flush, not flood...)
Anyway, Cash, I know you have lots of your mom and dad all wrapped up inside of you and it is a good thing. Cash I hope you are resting well and you have the medicine you need so that you do not hurt. All of our deepest love we are sending your way. Love Laura, and Doug.
In the words of
From what I understand, it sounds like you have non-stop company visiting with you. I heard that your Grandmother read you “Cat in the Hat.” I just love that book! That cat is silly, don’t you think? Does he remind you of Cowie? You probably miss her and Spider. Did Spider come to visit you? I bet he gave you a big kiss! Did you introduce him to your friends Bananas and Blue Bear? Spider is such a big fluffy dog. I like his fuzzy tail and his oversized paws.
So, I just wanted to tell you a few things about your parents that you probably don’t know. Your Mom has the most beautiful vegetable garden. I have always enjoyed being in their backyard looking at all the wonderful things that she has planted and cultivated. Of course, your Dad is no slouch either. Did you know that he made a hot tub with electric coffeemakers? He did! It sounds funny, but he built a container to hide them in, so you would never know. I think it caught on fire or something, but no damage was done. No harm, no foul, right? (Oh, and your Mom makes the most delicious red velvet cake with fresh cherries on top) I don’t have to tell you that they have the best smiles and the biggest hearts because you see that everyday. They sure do love you and want you to start feeling better. We all want that for you!
I hope to see new pictures of you soon. You have a beautiful smile. Say hello to your parents for me (and from Arne, too; he’s my husband). I am thinking about them all the time.
Lots of love from NYC!
We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We have shared Cash's situation and need and your needs, with the people
of our church, and we are ALL very concerned and are praying for you.
If there is anything that we can do, please just call or email.
We love you and care very much for you and Cash.
I will continue to share with our people so they can continue to pray.
And we will!!!
With our love and prayers...
Dave and Linda Kummer
We went on a "venture", around the hospital and out side for a few minutes. It was a great time that I will always treasure. We all laughed when Page Teri and Cash tapped the fish tank that said "Please don't tap the fish tank, it scares the fish".
In this time with them, Cash has will forever have an impact on my family. I feel as if someone just washed the windshield on my subaru and I can see the road better. It was as if Cash was telling me what I need to go do with my own children! And that if I can do that, that my children will do it with their families someday! Thank you, thank you, thank you Cash.
Thanks Page, Teri and Cash
Our prayers are with you!
Jimbo, Nikki, Wesley, Megan and Nolan
I loved reading The Cat In The Hat to you yesterday. I especially love how your Mom and Dad have all your books at the hospital so they can read each one to you. When we saw you, you were surrounded by stuffed animals and had your special "Bananas" tucked under your arm. Your Mom and Dad were curled around you. You are safe and protected and are being given the best care any child could want.
We love you always,
Nana and Atta
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Kari and I have been thinking a lot about the three of
you, trying to imagine what you are going through.
Even just feeling a bit of the emotion that must be
coursing through your life right now is overwhelming
to me, so I am humbled.
Please know, Page and Tess, that I have the utmost
respect for the life and family you created. You are
kind and loving and have been so gracious to myself
and my own family since day one of our friendship. I
am honored to be your friend and it would be my honor
to help the three Phillips' anyway I can.
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You are in our prayers each night and our meditations in the quiet moments of the day. We are thinking of you and want you to know that Cash has some Mainers rooting for him. All our love. Laura and Doug
and support and peace and hope and calm and more love and more strength.
you are in our every thought....
page, teri & cash-man, you have penetrated our souls.
with so much love. marne & paul
Tess & Page:
Your update earlier today broke my heart. Avra and I have been thinking about and pulling for you guys and little Cash nonstop. I know it sounds trite, but please let us know if there is anything we can do for you or your family.
The Night Dances by Sylvia Plath
A smile fell in the grass.
And how will your night dances
Lose themselves. In mathematics?
Such pure leaps and spirals ----
Surely they travel
The world forever, I shall not entirely
Sit emptied of beauties, the gift
Of your small breath, the drenched grass
Smell of your sleeps, lilies, lilies.
Their flesh bears no relation.
Cold folds of ego, the calla,
And the tiger, embellishing itself ----
Spots, and a spread of hot petals.
Have such a space to cross,
Such coldness, forgetfulness.
So your gestures flake off ----
Warm and human, then their pink light
Bleeding and peeling
Through the black amnesias of heaven.
Why am I given
These lamps, these planets
Falling like blessings, like flakes
Six sided, white
On my eyes, my lips, my hair
Touching and melting.
Child by Sylvia Plath
Your clear eye is the one absolutely beautiful thing.
I want to fill it with color and ducks,
The zoo of the new
Whose name you meditate --
April snowdrop, Indian pipe,
Stalk without wrinkle,
Pool in which images
Should be grand and classical
Not this troublous
Wringing of hands, this dark
Ceiling without a star.
We are discussing home options today with a hospice Nurse. We may not be heading back to our house yet. Page and I are really frightened.
Please keep the posts coming. We just can't answer the phone right now as much as it rings but we need to hear from you..........and we'll need you all in the future.
Monday, May 7, 2007
All our love,
Cash, Teri, and Page
You are in our thoughts every moment of every day. We our so honored to be part of this wonderful little man's life. Minute by minute as new news pours out from your family and friends on this blog, and the e-mails and phone calls that are going around, we are so touched by the strength that you as a family are showing in this difficult situation. You are wonderful, strong, courageous parents and an inspriation to all of us. Know that we are with you in spirit at every moment and will continue to be here for you always.
Paul & Marne Norquist