7/8/37 ~ 7/14/00

~Diagnosed Acute Mylogenous Leukemia, M1/with Normal Chromosomes, on 4/99~

~Autologous Stem Cell Transplant 11/30/99 at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA~

~Relapsed 6/01/00~

~Called Home To Be With The Lord 7/14/00~



It is with the greatest sadness and sense of loss, not only to myself, but to our wonderful family and friends that I share with you the following news.

C.C. Crawford passed away Friday, 7/14/00, at 6:50 p.m. He fought a valiant battle and savored every moment with his family and friends surrounding him in the love he helped create with this family.

His mother was with there with us and his daughters from California were also there.  His son and new daughter-in-law, my son and his fiancée, my daughter and her husband along with my parents, my brother and many many friends and other family that came to see him today.

I have a feeling the plan is not all played out yet. I know that today was so perfectly orchestrated by the Father even down to the rainbow that shown over the San Diego baseball stadium during the Mariner's away game shortly after. They said it was so strange, because conditions were such that nothing should have warranted a rainbow but there it was, the announcers mentioned not once but twice. Cees so loved his baseball and especially the Mariner's.....he would call his mom after each game and they would talk about the terrible or extraordinary was almost like he maybe dropped in for the game before completing his journey home.

We so appreciate all of your prayers and love this past 15 months... His fight is finally over, his reward is finally granted....and we can go forward knowing that he is finally free of this horrible disease.

Although Cees has lost the battle he has won the victory! He is home with the Lord and cancer free! We, his family, are taking it one day at a time. We still know God is watching us through all of this, not just from a distance, He's right here with us. Sometimes even holding us up when it's too difficult to stand on our own. We will continue to keep looking up and out into that distance, holding on to the hope and promise that the rainbows in these pages hold. That through faith and trust in Him, we will get through this!  We have that victory!

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Genesis 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. KJV

Remember friends, Cees and all the others that have gone on before us are still on their first day. We're still working on those thousand.

II Peter 3:8 But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.