Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The girls met up at Gateway to do the splash pad. Then Mary took the kids for a cousin sleepover. It was fun to watch the kids at the splash pad. And I even got a new dress and make-up at Nordstrom.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
As I picked up the copy of LDS Living, I noted that NieNie was on the front holding her newest baby, Charlotte. I subscribe to NieNie's blog and I've read her book, Heaven is Here. I was interested to see what she said. The contrasts in our lives: I have raised all my children, she has yet to raise hers; I have little to no pain, she lives with pain every day of her life; I have a terminal disease, she is at the prime of her life. And yet we have much in common in dealing with the challenges we both face.
"There is a divine purpose in all that we do. We can be grateful for what we have and make it into something better. We can gain strength from our experiences rather than dwell on how horrible they were. There is a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to grow from trials and it's up to us to do that. We have all been given the tools and more to get through anything that comes our way."
"I am so much more than a human going through some problems. I am a daughter of God getting through with God's love and help."
I needed this perspective coming off the cold I just had. She's so inspiring!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
I have a cold for two weeks; in fact I missed Church for two weeks in a row! That's unheard of for me. But when you have a cold, and you don't have muscles to cough, it's an impossible situation. I went to the ER twice to get suctioned out. I'm feeling better now, but I still get mucous in my throat.
Rich is my hero; he went online and ordered everything that would help in getting the mucous out of my throat. So far, the drops called Mucous Clear are working well. And papaya enzymes. So far what works is sticking my finger down my throat (I have no gag reflex any more) and just pulling the mucous out. It's disgusting, but it works!