I was laying in bed a little while ago feeling sorry for my self. (See tomorrows post for the big news). Scott and I are under a ton of stress right now. I made sure his mom had a wonderful Mother's day. We took her to brunch. I bought her a rose bush and cards from all of us. The only one who did anything for mother's day for me was aaron. I don't feel sorry for my self any more.
At the beginning of the school year a good friends told us he had melenoma and was undergoing treatment. In October, he told us it had metasized to his spine and liver. He was undergoing aggressive treatment. He was hopeful. In December, he told us the treatment wasn't working so they were changing courses. In February, he told us it had spread to his brain and liver. I hadn't seen him since.
Carolyn never calls me on the weekends. When the phone rang tonight and I saw it was her I thought it strange. She told me Steven had died today. Suddenly my day didn't seem so horrible. I thought about AnneMarie, Shawn and Karel. I prayed for them. I cried for them.
Steven was one of the gentlest people I knew. He was always quick with a warm smile and a friendly hello. He could talk about the weather or space aeronautics. He never had a mean word to say about anyone or anything. Even when his diagnosis was getting worse he always remained positive. Never letting his friends know how bad it really was getting. Steven will be missed. His passing has left a HUGE hole in the universe.
Rest in Peace Steven. May you hurt no more. The world was a brighter place because you were in it.