Sunday, May 19, 2013

What Is Precious?

What is precious? Precious to me is the feel of his body when we hug. It's a gentle hug because he is fragile. It is the kisses on cheeks because his lips have raw spots. It is the feel of his hands, smooth now where they used to be rough. It is trying not to cry when we make love, as I wonder if it will be the last time.


  1. Aww friend I love you so much. Thank you for walking your journey so publicly. You give us hope and encouragement through your real and raw postings. The other day when my facebook fast was over, I got on and went to your blog to catch up. I just sat and sobbed. Part of it was my heart breaking for you and the other part was the guilt I felt for being thankful it's not Ben. It's not me going through this. Nothing I can say will offer you comfort, but I have to share with you how much you are loved and cared for...prayed for and cried with. <3
    Amanda Hodge

  2. Your strength is a testement to love, and love that is meant to be shared. Many do not understand the pain you feel, but pain is a different as colors, or stars. Prayer is your friend, and your sharing of Steve with all of us who love him in this world is a declaration of your dedication to him. I love you both, and though it has been many years, I still remember all the times Steve helped me become some of what I am today. His life is a blessing, and has touched or reached into so many lives, he and you are both great at spreading love. Please know that I will pray for both of you. Thank you Steve and Denise for all the understanding, all the Hootie and the Blowfish living room concerts, the homemade hashbrowns, the fried mushrooms and a job when I needed it. For several years you both were parents to me. I love you all, I pray for comfort and peace. God Bless.

    Bryce Benson

    1. Bryce it is so good to hear from you. I would love to know what is going on in your life. Your timing in this comment could not have been better. We were in the ER prior to Steve being admitted and it came thru on my phone. I read it outload to Steve and then laughed and cried at the same time. We loved you being part of our family, and treasure those moments as much as you. Thank you for your kind words and prayers. Denice