Saturday, November 8, 2008

Josh's Memorial Service

My family and I would really like to thank everyone who came to Josh's memorial service. It was so nice to see how many people really cared for my brother! Thank you all for your prayers, kind words, meals, flowers, cards, etc. If you didn't get to sign the guest book, please let me know and we can arrange a time for you to sign it.

I would like to apologize to my grandmother! I'm so sorry I forgot to put you in the obituary! It should've said survived by his grandmother Deloris Parrish of Sierra Vista and for some reason I forgot to write that! Jeff and I wrote the obituary together and we've never had to write one before so we did the best we could. Jeff would also like to apologize to everyone who donated time to Josh, Rosie, and Mom. He wanted to mention you also and forgot! We're so sorry!

I would like to let everyone know that after the service, Dennis came up to me and told me that a few people told him that they accepted Christ as their savior when he gave the invitation during the service. If you were one of those people I would love to hear from you so I can put that in the book that I'm making. You can email me at When he told me this it made me happy to know that Josh and his faith had made such an impact on you! I consider that part of the "silver lining"!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Memories for Josh

Over the last several days, I've really enjoyed hearing other people's stories and thoughts about my brother. It's really nice to know how highly everybody thought of him! I created an email account- I would like to ask that anybody who has comments, stories, fond memories, pics., etc and would like to share them with us to please email them to me. When things calm down I would like to take all of that and make books for his boys to have. We have lots of stories to tell them about their Daddy, but I thought it would be nice for them to hear them from other people as well.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Funeral Services for Josh

The memorial service for Josh is going to be held on Friday, Nov. 7th at 1:30pm. The service will be held at the Main Post Chapel on Ft. Huachuca.

If you do not have a sticker to get on post you will need to stop and get a visitor pass. Passes can be obtained at the visitor's center at the Main Gate; please be sure you bring your Drivers License, Registration, and proof of insurance. All adults in the vehicle will be asked to present picture ID at the gate.

Google Map to Post Chapel:,-110.355735&hl=en&geocode=&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=16&sll=31.555692,-110.35672&sspn=0.007533,0.013518&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Josh isn't in pain anymore. He went to be with the Lord shortly after12 this afternoon. He was surrounded by his family and friends.

Thank you all for your prayers and support! Please continue to pray for the whole family!

I will post an update as soon as the all the arrangements are made.

I'm sorry but I just can't write anymore today!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sorry it's taken so long to update, it's been really crazy and I was having a hard time finding the right words. I'm not very good at this!

Josh is home from the hospital. The Dr.'s are saying that right now the most important thing they can do is manage his pain. They sent him home with a pain pump and hospice is coming to the house to take care of that and anything else he needs. His blood count is still really low and his calcium levels are high. In 2 weeks they will re-assess what's going on and Josh can decide if he wants to do the next round of chemo or not. Mom has taken off from work to be with him and Dad is still home with a bad back! Please pray that God will give Josh a miracle! Please pray that we can keep him comfortable! Pleas pray for God to give our whole family strength!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In the hospital again

Just wanted to let everyone know that Josh was admitted into the hospital last night. He had a blood clot in his colostomy and they told him to come up and get checked out. His blood count was low so they admitted him and gave him a blood transfusion. When Mom called this morning he told her they were most likely going to keep him in but he didn't say anything else. Mom is on her way up Tuscon now, so I will update this again when we find out anything more! Please keep him and our family in your prayers!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Chemo

Just wanted to let everyone know that Josh started a new chemo last Thursday. He went to the Cancer Center in Tucson on Thurs. and Friday last week for two treatments and then this week on Mon. Tues, and today. After this I think he waits 3 weeks and does it over again. He's been really tired! Please pray that this treatment will work and that he will get some relief from the pain!