December 12, 2013
September 05, 2013
Chase's 3 years 8 months anniversary of his passing
Today, for the very first time in my life, I visited the Vatican including Saint Peter's Cathedral and the Sistine Chapel. It was simply amazing following a profound dream from Chase last night...in my dream, I came to a massive sleepover, the boys were younger and it was reminiscent of the old days but there were mattresses everywhere. Needless to say, when I started to walk in, all the boys started scrambling and they struggled to pile the mattresses away. Chase especially was trying to help and when I saw him, I wanted to protect him, and I pleaded "I just want 5 minutes with you..." He immediately turned into a healthy 10 or 11 year old and hugged me for what seemed like an eternity... I awoke crying as Chase was healthy, safe and so sweetly at peace. Today, as I viewed the beauty of history, sacrifice and faith, I prayed for Chase, Kathy Hunt, Kelly Carrol, Jarrod, my cousin Steven, my 4 grandparents, all overdoses and the other losses we have all faced .May they have peace and light ,God Bless....
posted by Kim at 8:43am
VIDEO of the service will be back soon
"A Place To Chase Your Dreams"
by Matt Rainey
Between earth and sky
Between sea and sand
Lies a place to chase your dreams
Where nothing is impossible
However hard it seems
A million stars shine on the water
A thousand miles across the sea
Ever westward always searching
A young man with a dream
Can you see that far horizon?
Can you tell us what you know
Chase you left us far too early
Left us here to miss you so
But the courage of the fisherman
Will take him far away from here
And the unknown shore will beckon
Once you cast away your fears
And a gentle voice will call us
Once we cast away our fears
Chase's - A to Z
A. Listen with compassion.
B. Go out of your way for a true friend.
C. It's never too late to give back.
D. Keep your sense of humor.
E. Cal! people out if you feel they need to hear your thoughts.
F. Forget about a 'bad hair day’ it really doesn't matter especially in heaven.
G. It's okay to have fear, just don't let the fear have you.
H. It's about balance: pool, cards, ping pong etc.
I. Women are a good thing.
J. If you're going to be crazy, do it with passion and without remorse.
K. Don't wait until the end to be appreciative.
L. GO FOR THE GUSTO.
M. Enjoy women.
N. Have gratitude for unbelievable opportunities.
0. Be wise in your choices and learn from your mistakes.
P. Pay the consequences.
Q. Candy is good.
R. Laughter allows you to live longer.
S. Encourage people to grow.
T. Parents were probably right on a lot more than ever given credit.
U. There's nothing wrong with good loving.
V. Try to be on time.
W. Give back and forgive misunderstandings.
X. At the end, get your ducks in order.
Y. The people who have done you right, know who they are.
Z. If you have done wrong, you are forgiven.
Hands down the most fun this year...
Chase was up there laughing...That was just so much fun. Great crowd and Chase would have loved all the 'little cheating' going on at all the tables -- the looks, the passing of chips here and there -- hilarious! Corey sat down on my stool and stole the show - it was priceless! One of the funniest things was when Blake Holden went to get a beer from the keg and was trying to balance his cup of chips while trying to pour the beer and ended up dumping his chips over the side of the rail -- onto the driveway (!!) and then he ran down to get them - got totally soaked -- all the while his table was screaming "Blake c'mon"! I thought I was going to pee my pants laughing so hard. He came back up the stairs -- "I think I lost some chips down there!!" soo funny! Jerry had such a blast dealing the cards ... thanks for letting him.. it was just what he needed to get into the spirit - kids and fun.
It was a perfect fisherman's night - foggy and rainy. Chase was definitely with us. I hope you know how dearly we love you and keep Chase in our hearts every day. I have his freckled-face picture in my kitchen smiling at me every day. Thanks so much for a great time -- hope that you have a blessed, merry Christmas. Love Beth
A special page for those to share their stories and/or photos of spreading Chase's ashes. More to follow.