Precious Moments Remembering

Precious moments loving you
Sweetly I shall treasure –
Caressing swollen hands
Stretching shrinking muscles
Gently washing eyelids
Kissing hollow cheeks
Hugging your warm body
Praying for your peace

Precious moments loving you
Knowing Jesus cares –
Watching how He protects
The integrity of your skin –
And grants me grace to sleep
At night – He gives you rest –
And gives me hope and strength
To endure the lengthy test

Precious moments loving you
In my heart I’ll keep
Until we meet again
Above where oft we’ll speak
Of olden days – greeting
Angels that hovered near
While we struggled here-
Precious moments remembering…

By Carol Ann Hoel © August 3, 2012

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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22 Responses to Precious Moments Remembering

  1. elizabeth says:

    Praying for continued strength for you Carol Ann. The Lord bless and keep you. (((loving hugs)))


    • Thank you, Elizabeth. God is good. He keeps my husband eating, which nourishes his skin so that he won’t get bed sores as easily. I don’t want bed sores to happen to him. I turn him often in his bed to prevent it, but if his skin is not nourished, it will be difficult to keep him free from that agony. Right now his skin is clean from any infections. Blessings to you, Elizabeth…


  2. Tammy says:

    God bless you and your faith Carol.


  3. tekia says:

    Sweet and endearing piece Carol.


  4. pattisj says:

    I felt like I was right there with you. It’s a great story of an ever-lasting love than never fades or fails.


  5. May God be with you forever my precious, adorable friend!

    lots of love.


  6. Laura Best says:

    Sending prayers your way, Carol Ann.
    This is a lovely piece.


  7. “To endure the lengthy test” Is this the price of His rest ?


  8. Beautiful, Carol Ann. Thank you for sharing. Hugs and prayers, always.


  9. elizabeth says:

    Carol Ann, my mother has a mat on both her bad and chair that prevents bed-sores. They are made of a fine plastic tubing filled with air. Kinda reminds me of the old Lilo’s we sun bathed on in the pool, but much softer and lighter. They have been a God send. Do you have anything like that? Love and hugs, Elizabeth


    • Yes, Johannes has an air mattress, which does a great job of favoring his bottom and other pressure points as he lies in the bed. I have a gel pillow for his wheelchair, but he doesn’t get in it any longer. His back muscles are too weak, and the air mattress is much better for his bottom. Johannes had a massive stroke a year ago, and this complicates his condition. He is unable to move the right side of his body and cannot speak. Alzheimer’s interferes with rehabilitation from the stroke, and the stroke interferes with his ability to cope with Alzheimer’s. Love and hugs to you, too, dear friend. Blessings unnumbered…


  10. jannatwrites says:

    This is such a beautiful poem. Having some knowledge of your situation makes it even more poignant. Your faith is an encouragement to me!


  11. Jeff Kinton says:

    A Short Video on Love – “Dear”

    Highlights from “New Zealand Hugging it Forward” and Soldier Homecoming Footage. Song, “Dear” by Posture.


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