Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, just had an extremely difficult time recovering from this staph infection. It’s amazing how small bacteria can cause such tremendous pain. I have spent a lot of time weeping in pain, and wondering if it would ever end. Fortunately, I have received needed strength from Heavenly Father to endure, and tons of help from family and friends. The pain has dramatically decreased; however, I’m not going to say it has been easy. Quite the contrary. It’s been horrible. I was so excited to be able to speak this weekend at my first Time Out For Women event of the year. I was grateful I was healthy enough to make the trip. Of course, I owe tons of thanks to my friend Hilary Weeks for pushing me around in a wheel chair all weekend. She’s probably now so exhausted that she needs a wheel chair. I am constantly amazed at the things we have to go through in this mortal life. At times, there seems no human way to endure the trials. I guess that’s the point. In order to make it through, we need more than human power. We need heavenly power. It’s the enabling power and strength from heaven that sees me through the pain, the heartache, the difficulties of life. I’m grateful for those tender mercies. I’ve certainly needed them these past few months.