Wednesday, December 27

He smiled...

Still here with my family in Northern California. Today a huge weight has lifted. My nephew Mark smiled and laughed today. It happened with both me and my husband separately since only person at a time could visit his room. When saying goodnight, Mark looked at me very seriously and said "I love you" with a slight tear in his eye. And with a slight tear in mine I said "I love you too". My heart felt like it would burst out of my chest. I left the ICU and practically did back flips on my way over to where my husband was sitting in the family waiting room. Mark's talking. He's coherent. He's alive, he smiled and with a pillow held tight to his chest, he almost laughed.

That's all I wanted for Christmas.

More soon. I think I can actually sleep now. Thank you all...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You see, I am absolutely not astonished. This is the proof of the power of positive energy. Your positive energy is stronger than your fear... If everybody could be so strong to have more positive (love and confidence) than negative (fear or doubts) healing could be faster.
But please, understand me... I am absolutely not judging those closer people to Mark, like his mother or his father. Theyr fear is so big, so big that it covers all the rest. They cannot do better. That is why you are so important, because you can be stronger...
Hope you understand what I mean...
With all my love for you all

December 27, 2006 at 12:39:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What wonderful, encouraging news. So glad he has improved. The power of prayer...with keep praying for him.

December 27, 2006 at 1:32:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to hear of Mark's progress, and to know that he has wonderful, caring relatives like you. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Suze x

December 27, 2006 at 2:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

My darling, i know that your presence is having such a huge impact on Mark's recovery and progress. you, with your shining eyes and healing love; you with your sweet monkey heart and gentle soul. i am so glad you are there with your family, and with Bing. I'll speak to you when you get home. love you baby xox

December 27, 2006 at 3:03:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for finding a moment to share that wonderful news. You have been on my mind so much. I'm on mission in a remote part of Afghanistan and found a computer with internet and had to check to see if you had news. I will keep you all in my thoughts and meditations, but with a lighter heart. I agree with Susannah, your warmth, light and love will have been playing an important part in Mark's healing.


December 27, 2006 at 3:25:00 AM PST  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Precious, special you. We are all so thankful for your positive healing effect on Mark. And I know that you will be channelling your strength into Darlene too, and thank you for that. Have a safe trip home.

December 27, 2006 at 3:32:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great news Denise. I've been following closely on Darlene's blog, Mark's progress and I'm sure you all are breathing a little easier now. Safe travels back home.

December 27, 2006 at 4:03:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheery news, thanks for sharing it. If this posts twice, it was an accident.

December 27, 2006 at 4:35:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that!

December 27, 2006 at 4:52:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what great, great news. your healing energy is a gift! i'm sure it meant so much to him to have you and your hub there.

December 27, 2006 at 5:18:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been following along at Darlene's. Glad you got your smile...that must have made your heart soar. Safe travels back home.

December 27, 2006 at 5:31:00 AM PST  
Blogger jen lemen said...

i'm just catching up with all this. you've been on my mind in the most serious way, and now i know why. please know i'm lighting a candle for mark right now and will write blessings for him and your family today.

i believe in the power of a healing presence and pray your very own will be that for mark today.


December 27, 2006 at 5:40:00 AM PST  
Blogger maggiegracecreates said...

Boho - I am so excited to hear the good news this morning. I know you are torn about leaving and going home. - Remember that your energy will stay even after you are gone.

We - me and the love of my life - continue our prayers for all of you.

December 27, 2006 at 5:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger Fran said...

Boho once you left your sisters link I have been checking several times a day checking on him and your family. It is a huge weight lifted to hear the good news.

December 27, 2006 at 6:03:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope you can sleep a little more easily and that your nephew continues to heal. i've been reading your sister's posts. i don't know either of you but am so glad that you have each other (and the rest of your family) to lean on and love during this difficult time.

an almost laugh is a wonderful thing indeed.

take care,

December 27, 2006 at 6:29:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonderful! xoxo

December 27, 2006 at 7:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger bronxbt said...

oh boho darling.. that is so wondrous.
good to hear and thank you for a sweet update from your perspective.

much lurve and hugs,

December 27, 2006 at 7:08:00 AM PST  
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December 27, 2006 at 7:08:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aw. that is a true xmas gift if I ever heard one.

December 27, 2006 at 7:35:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the love you have shown Mark. You are part of a very loving and beautiful family.

December 27, 2006 at 7:46:00 AM PST  
Blogger Amber said...

That is wonderful!(Now I have a slight tear in my eyes, too!)

Your family is always on my mind and in prayers. I am hoping good things you Mark! I know it is so hard to heal from pain like he has (I have sort of been there), but it will happen all the better because he has a family like he has. All these people who love him so much! And all these prayer from all over for him, will continue to come. ;)

Love to you.


December 27, 2006 at 8:09:00 AM PST  
Blogger Deirdre said...

What a lovely Christmas gift. I'm so glad you're able to be there with your sister and nephew. There's truly nothing like the comfort of a sister.

December 27, 2006 at 9:19:00 AM PST  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

what a wonderful relief!

December 27, 2006 at 9:43:00 AM PST  
Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

such the perfect gift. i am so glad you are there...your quiet strength is balm to the hearts of your family...

peace and love to you dear girl

December 27, 2006 at 9:50:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear this Den!! I am sure you all feel so much relief, can't be expressed!! I am so glad that you and CK were able to be there with your family!!

Sending you and the whole family tons of love!! When do you get home?? I will call when you get back.

Love to you!!

December 27, 2006 at 10:15:00 AM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

what a gift!

You are a gift, too.


December 27, 2006 at 10:42:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....and the world smiled with him. This is beyond wonderful news. It shows that his resolve and strength is indeed there inside him. Darlene spoke of the positive healing influence that having you around him has had, and I absolutely believe that this is proof of that gentle healing spirit of yours.

You can be a bit more at peace knowing that you have positively contributed to your sweet nephew's well being, both spiritually and physically.

Miracles and good things can and do happen. I continue to pray for his recovery and strenght, and well as for all of you.

All my love,

December 27, 2006 at 11:01:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh girlie..

Such beautiful news. I took such a deep breathe as I read your post. I send you buckets of love and respite during this time. You are a shining star for Mark and we all continue to hold space for you and your family...

love love love,

December 27, 2006 at 11:18:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so pleased to read that post. xxx

December 27, 2006 at 11:32:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You made me cry with happiness...what a true Christmas miracle...

December 27, 2006 at 2:07:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sleep tight angel friend.
Thanks for the update and I'm there with you all. You know...

& angels.

December 27, 2006 at 4:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Deb R said...

I was so pleased to see this news on Darlene's blog and now on yours! Please know that people all over the world are continuing to pray for Mark and send good thoughts his way.

December 27, 2006 at 9:22:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that is best Christmas gift you could have recieved. My thoughts and prayers are with you duringt this extremly difficult time.

December 27, 2006 at 9:40:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to read this!!

you're in my thoughts and will stay there.

xo sophie

December 28, 2006 at 3:47:00 AM PST  
Blogger Amber said...

My presence has been pretty limited online as of recent. I had to skim previous posts to find out what happened. I'm so sorry honey... and I am so happy that things are looking up for your nephew and family. Keep your chin up and have a wonderful holiday!

December 28, 2006 at 7:34:00 AM PST  
Blogger sandy said...

Hi, this was great news to read and I loved reading on your sis' blog of the impact your visit made on Mark. What a beautiful family you all are. I have a sister and there is nothing greater in the world than having a sis' support you and help in any way they can. I like your blog here by the way. I will have to keep visiting.

He sounds like he loves you so much and you are an inspiration to him.


December 28, 2006 at 7:19:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my gosh!

this makes me so happy today.

((( you & mark )))


December 29, 2006 at 6:11:00 AM PST  
Blogger Sarcomical said...

hi you,
i'm late in reading all of this, but i am so glad to see that he is progressing in a positive direction. i'm sure with all of you around him he's feeling that love. i hope he continues to get better each day.

December 30, 2006 at 11:11:00 AM PST  

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