Thursday, July 15, 2010

OUR BEDROOM

We cleaned out our bedroom the other day.
Change can be hard, and THIS change is very hard.
Ben slept in our room for eight years.
We had his little corner perfectly set up for him.
I miss hearing all his machines beeping and running.
I miss seeing all of the lights flashing and blinking.
I miss seeing him all snuggled up at bedtime.
In his corner, we replaced it with a new little chaise lounge,
and got some new bedding to match.
Hardly a comfort to replace what is missing...
Mom wanted to see pictures...so here they are.

12 comments:

The Kings said...

oh Becky - that makes me cry! It looks beautiful, but it was even more beautiful with Ben there and all those machines. Wowzers you had a lot of machines. What a great idea to store all his stuff under the bed like that.
Lots of love to you.xxx

Junior said...

Ben's little corner was just perfect for him, so sweet to see him all snuggled in for bedtime. Big hugs and lots of love.

TMI Tara said...

I'm sure that was a terribly hard thing to do. Sending love.

Nettie's Blog said...

i have been reading your blog and want to tell how sorry i am for your loss... my heart goes out to you and your family..noone can know the pain of losing a member of your family...and one so special...
i really love your choice of bed linen and the chaise lounge...seems that it will become a special place for you all...

Tanya said...

Becky, Following your blog brings me both happiness and tears. Happiness for you strength and faith... and tears for your incredible loss! My heart has been forever touched by Ben and your family... and your journey. I love your new bedroom, but can only imagine how painful it must be to try to move forward. I pray daily for God's amazing blessings for you and your family!

Hugs!
Tanya

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Becky I can't begin to imagine how hard it was to clear out his corner. It breaks my heart just thinking about it!

The new bedding is very pretty. I love that their is a lounge chair in Ben's corner. I imagine there will be a lot of time spent curled up there, thinking of him.

Emily B. said...

You are so brave. I love and admire you so much.

troutdalite said...

so hard to change; love the colors; must be a very special corner to curl up in!!
xoxo, Dee

Jo Jo said...

Beautiful! Mom loved it. Looks lovely, she says. "She's been married long enough and deserves a bedroom."

shirlgirl said...

Your room looks beautiful, Becky. I know this is bittersweet for you. Stevie looks very sad in this picture. I hope you have many days of comfort on your chaise lounge--looking at pictures of Ben, reading his journal, adding to yours, and just relaxing. Love you.

LL said...

It really does look beautiful!!!

April said...

Oh Becky, I know how hard that must have been...My heart goes out to you.
Your room looks lovely! I just wish you could tuck Ben in next to you... I hope your heart is filled with love and peace as you spend time in Ben's cozy and beautiful corner.