Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Blessings I Received

I am blessed. REALLY blessed. Today in the mail (e-mail included) I got some amazing mail. Thank you loves for that. I am at a loss for words (for once). Thank you thank you thank you!!!

I also have to take this time to talk about a miracle I experienced. It's a little bit personal so I really hope those who read it understand what it meant to me (and I think to David).

Not last night, but the night before, we were up with crying children. At about 3:55 a.m. I looked at the clock and started to cry. I just couldn't take it anymore. I didn't want to wake up David because he had just been up with Jackson. I had been holding Sadie for awhile and she was just crying and coughing and crying and coughing. It was not her fault at all yet somewhere between my own heartbreak (for her) and my own stress I ended up waking up David. He held her for awhile with the same results. Crying and coughing. For some reason the coughing was extreme that night. It really is unexplainable. At that point, David (also in tears) decided to give her a blessing. I got some olive oil, he annointed her head, and gave her a blessing. Those words were so sweet and so wonderful. It always amazes me how, when giving a blessing, it doesn't really sound like David. It's his voice, but it's not. You know? Some of you might guess the ending to this story because it's another one of those "you only read about it in the magazines, or hear about it over the pulpit" types.

She stopped crying and coughing. Didn't make a peep until morning.

I can't tell you how amazing that was to me.

In a book I have been reading by Neal A. Maxwell he says something to the extent that only when we feel so alone and overcome by trials that we turn to God and feel His peace. He worded it much better. I'll have to find it, but I totally related to that. It's always been that way in my life. Why??? I guess I learn the hard way. I think instead of letting it get that bad, I'll work harder at consistently trying to include Him in my life.

To (in no particular order) Mom, Carrie, Ginny, Kristi, Chelsi, Steph, Katie, Terina, Megan, and Jenny who have really pulled through for me in these tough times. You are all my guardian angels. I love you.

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