Choice Donald Cash

March 1926 –  March 2022

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln

at peace purchased

Remembering Choice

March 12, 1926, a baby is born to Elby & Laura Cash—a son; Choice Donald (CD) Cash. He grew up in Crosbyton where he met & married Mary Arvella Lorraine Howell on September 19, 1947—& now CD becomes Husband. June 7, 1949, another baby is born, Terry Don Cash, & now, C D becomes “Daddy”. After 22 years, another baby boy is born, Kelley Don Cash, & C D becomes Pop. Two sons, Terry & Gary, call him “Dad”; 1 grandson, Kelley, & 6 granddaughters, Carla & Jennifer & Ronda & Heather & Robin & Corrie, all call him Pop…as well as 2 daughters-in-law, 1 granddaughter-in-law, 3 grandsons-in-law, 14 great grandchildren, & 4 great great grandchildren who all call him Pop.Now it’s March 12, 2022—Arvella has been gone 2 years & this husband, daddy & Pop—a WWII veteran—is weary, but the one title that hasn’t changed since he was a child: Christian, Child of God. Thursday he was told he has cancer in his leg bones, Hospice moved him to the nursing home…the same 1 where his mother-in-law & his beloved wife left us. Now he eagerly awaits his departure…we’re all selfish enough to want 1 more visit but know what awaits him….why, we can only imagine! So as we visited Pop today, my tears rolling, he said, “There’s no reason to be sad!” to which I replied, “I know! Not for you! For you, I wish for your final birth, but for us, just 1 more time…”. I kissed his cheek, Terry kissed his cheek, we prayed together & Terry &I left his room. Now we wait—each phone call; is this the “one”? Will he be released from all his physical pain? Or will we have another opportunity tomorrow—this side of heaven, just 1 more time, to say “I love you” to the patriarch of our family? We know AND trust THE ONE WHO holds the future—for all of us. HAPPY 96TH EARTHLY BIRTHDAY POP…SEE YOU SOON…HERE OR THERE!(He ordered me NOT to post anything about him on Facebook, but I guess I’ve always been a little rebellious; I just needed to pay tribute to a great man)