Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"There is help. There is happiness. There really is light at the end of the tunnel. It is the Light of the World, the Bright and Morning Star, the “light that is endless, that can never be darkened.” It is the very Son of God Himself. It is the return of hope, and Jesus is the Sun. To any who may be struggling to see that light and find that hope, I say: Hold on. Keep trying. God loves you. Things will improve. Christ comes to you in His “more excellent ministry” with a future of “better promises.” He is your “high priest of good things to come."

--Jeffrey R. Holland

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's nearly the 4th and I really can't believe it!

Long May She Wave!

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

A wonderful article sent to me by my dear soul sister, Nancy...Thank you!

A practicing physician for more than 40 years, Elder Malcolm S. Jeppsen, then of the Seventy, said at the April 1994 general conference that he'd had many occasions to see patients who were sick or who had sustained injuries to their bodies.
"I hereby make an admission: physicians do not cure patients," he said. "This marvelous and complicated machine we call the human body has built into it its own wonderful healing mechanism. All a physician can do is provide a good healing environment."I soon learned in my medical practice that the ultimate healing process for an injured or sick body was already provided by our Heavenly Father. I also learned that a patient's attitude has much to do with healing. Those who would rely on Heavenly Father and exercise faith in the power of the priesthood often enjoyed faster recoveries.
"I have witnessed miracles! Many times when my medical training suggested a dismal prognosis, I have seen individuals fully recover. I have also witnessed others who relied with faith on the Lord and sought blessings with their prayers, which were not answered in a way the person or loved one desired.
"The Lord has given a condition for healing blessings: `He that hath faith in me to be healed, and is not appointed unto death, shall be healed.' (D&C 42:48.) Even when a person relies on faith in the Lord for blessings, if it is his or her appointed time to die, there will not be restoration of health. Indeed, `death [must come] upon all men, to fulfil the merciful plan of the great Creator.' (2 Ne. 9:6.)
Spencer W. Kimball has written:
"If all the sick for whom we pray were healed, if all the righteous were protected and the wicked destroyed, the whole program of the Father would be annulled. . . . No man would have to live by faith. . . . There would be little or no suffering, sorrow, disappointment, or even death, and if these were not, there would also be no joy, success, resurrection, nor eternal life.' " (Faith Precedes the Miracle [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1972], p. 97.)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Trying to get moving...

I can't tell you how much I feel like a big blob of nothing these past few weeks. I've laid in bed and watched alot of movies. Pride and Prejudice, TWICE. (the long version)
I've learned something really cool about my body though....it WANTS TO HEAL. It's working hard to heal the damaged nerves that were so recently messed up with this last attack on my spinal cord. My feet are stiff and feel like burning ice. I decided yesterday to just get over the anger I've felt at times toward my feet and legs or my body. Even in this situation - it's all miraculous....working overtime to find ways for me to be able to function normally again. I've even noticed that i get hungry more often - like it's needing more food for energy. Which of course, I'm happy to oblige it. The body is truly an amazing gift. A work of art - even in it's imperfection.

Okay...so, enough about that.....
I started my Fourth of July charms yesterday. I love the old vintage flag postcards. They are cute....and it feels good to do some "normal" things again...

thank you to all my friends- for your prayers and thoughts and support.
I miss you all. I miss cleaning house. I miss walking around Target.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yay! I can walk again!!! Haven't been able to since the day after Memorial Day. So, this is good!

it was scary and humbling...but that's life sometimes.

Things are better. Still doing my daily injections which the UCSF doctor says will take about 3 months to become totally effective in blocking relapses like the one I just had.

Thank you for all your love and outpouring of friendship during this time. whew! another hurdle!

Tomorrow, June 12th is the last day of school for my kids...and it is also Sean's 9th birthday! Can't believe it. I know, we all say that. Amazing that time marches on so relentlessly. We don't ALL say that...just those of us that are OLD. (I always thought that was such an OldLady thing to say...now I say it almost every day!)