|My sweet friend Kiley!!!|
Where do I even begin?
First of all, thank you so much for all of the notes of encouragement and advice. I opened my email inbox to find 41 emails! I couldn't believe it. (Mom is at her best, as always.) THANK YOU for all your remedies and testimonies.
|Stranger in the park:)|
Even though right now I can't see how this sickness plays into my loving Heavenly Father's plan for me, HE KNOWS. Since I understand that He knows, that's the only thing I can count on and that is what I am going to put my faith in. As I've been thinking of how I can better show my faith I came up with a little saying:
" It is NOT important if we are healed or if we are not: It IS important if we let our faith Grow or if we let it Rot."
This week is going to be a week of decisions. I know you have all been so incredible to include me in your prayers, but if you could do one more thing I would be so grateful. Please pray for me to have peace with the decisions that are made, no matter what they are. I am no longer going to pray to be healed, but to ask the Lord to do for me what He did for the people of Alma in Mosiah 24:12:
"... yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord."
|Sister Rowe, my companion:)|
I know that Heavenly Father loves us. I know that He has a plan. I know it. I have to remind myself of that every day that I am here, but I can also see little blessings He has given me to show that He is mindful of me:
1. The timing of all of this: that I am able to be staying at the mission home without a companion and have access to all the medical help I need.
2. Sister Rowe. She is acting as my best friend, my mom and my companion and I couldn't ask for a better example. I will never resent the time that I have had to spend with her here in her home! She helps me "think up" when I'm down.
|President & Sister Rowe and the family:)|
It sometimes takes a lot for me to see the bright side of my days, but I know there are ALWAYS things we can be grateful for.
I love you all. Thank you for all your hope, faith and prayers!
|We are getting so much snow!!!|