I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
2Kings 20:5

Monday, March 31, 2008

...behold I will heal thee.

I have been quite busy these last few weeks- We have moved into a house clear out of town in Pingree.........it's a nice place though and the rent is great. We did lose another one of our furry family members though....Ginger our 9 yr old boxer came up missing about 5 days ago. We have searched every day & had no luck of any signs of her. She was our first dog & was really our baby. We are not going to get another pet for a while-we can't take any more loss.

I go into Bingham Memorial Hospital every monday morning for TONS of bloodwork, I take several pills at 9am & 9pm, I have had to have 2 CT scans & 2 lung x-rays....but I am still home & that's important. I have developed a cough & have some lung congestion, but I am going on more antibiotics and hopefully can avoid going back to Pittsburgh right away. However, I will go there if I need to because they will be able to fix me up!

I have become overwhelmed with emotions on a daily basis......I can't reflect on my experience without crying....I can't stop thinking about the Miracle that the Lord blessed me with. I think about the woman who donated her lungs to save my life and I am so thankful that she chose to sacrifice so that I had the opportunity to live. I have pondered the thought (it brings me to tears) but I have thought a lot about the pre-existance & I believe we all chose to do certain things in this life. I've pondered the idea that I knew my donor in the pre-existance, perhaps we were close....and she chose to save my life- she knew I would need her & she agreed to give me that gift....she was obviously a great person. I thank her in my prayers. Everyday is a miracle- I know that I was blessed and that if we are faithful and live our lives pleasing unto the Lord, we will be blessed with all that we need. I am filled with the spirit and it confirms the truth of the Gospel to me everyday.

Well- I am doing as good as I can - I am getting stronger and will fight through any set backs. I have gained weight and now weigh more than I have in almost 2 years...it's truly a miracle.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I have thought a lot about the pre-mortal life also and about the choices that we made there. Especially as we go through so much with Maisen's health. Through it all I am always amazed at how much our Heavenly Father loves us. Even though we have to suffer, some more than others, that it's a blessing in a way because through it all we have to rely on our testimonies and on our Heavenly Father. I am more aware of His hand and His love when I am going through a trial. I know that He loves us and sustains us through our hard times, especially as we turn to Him.
I love hearing your testimony. It helps to strengthen me when Maisen is suffering. I know that she looks up to you because she knows that you know what she is going through. Thank you. I love you Jamie.

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