Sunday, May 17, 2009
Just Enough Time...
Yesterday was a rough day for me. Although I accomplished a lot (for my current status that is) I was in an obscene amount of pain. I did what I do best and trudged on through it and relaxed when I had a second to do so.
I was fully anticipating on not making it to church today. I actually woke up with Ryan this morning at 5:30 and the pain hadn't even subsided in the least. I pulled myself out of bed to grab a bite to eat knowing that it would be easier to do so while he was still home then trying to climb up and down the stairs by myself.
With a Ward Activity coming up I had to hang some posters and make more fliers as well as hand out sign up sheets for the Pot luck. I contemplated calling a couple of the sisters that are nearby and asking them to come by and pick up what I needed to have hung up, copied and distributed... but that seemed like a large task to ask someone else. I slathered my hip in Tiger Balm and went back to bed after Ryan had left... so I could get in a few more hours of sleep.
When I woke up I felt a million times better. Something that I had already tried seemed to work this time for me. I still only anticipated stopping by for a few minutes and then leaving. "I will only stay for a few minutes" I kept telling myself. Half way through Stake Conference I told myself "Once I cannot handle the pain anymore I will head home"... next thing I know the two hour session is over and I have collected all three sign up sheets and my three posters are hanging in various parts of the building along with a few handfuls of fresh fliers.
My drive home was good... no sever pain... I unload my car and head inside. As I was balling up some pre-made cookie dough I begin to realize the pain was back. It seems I was spared just enough time to make it all the way through church... and here I am sitting on the couch comtemplating if I have the strength to get up and grab a fresh baked cookie from the kitchen.
The Lord is great isnt he? If He hadnt given me enough strength to get me through church today I wouldnt have been able to fulfil my calling or have the privilage to listen to Mary N. Cook (YW Pres.), Elder Robert D. Hales and President Henry B. Eyring.
Although I am once again in pain and limited in my ability to get up and move around... I am grateful for the opportunity I had today to do that which I was not able to do with out the help of my God and my Savior.
Posted by Dani W at 1:42 PM