So much on my mind right now. Where do I begin?
The best part of blogging is the friendships I have made and the wonderful comments from my lovely readers. It is seriously so amazing when you go through a hard thing and everyone rallies around with prayers and sympathy. And now I need your prayers more than ever.
My wonderful sweet sister-in-law had a beautiful baby girl a few days ago. We were all so happy for her and my brother. They have two little boys and now a little girl–just like I do. But then my sister-in-law got sick. Very, very sick. And now she is in the hospital in critical condition. She was in so much pain that the morphine didn’t seem to even help. Her blood pressure was all over the place: too high, too low. I won’t go into the details, but she is unconscious in the Intensive Care Unit with many serious health problems and they just don’t know what it really is.
I can only imagine what my brother must be going through right now as he watches his beautiful wife struggle between life and death. Terrifying thoughts of single parenthood, her children growing up without her, her daughter never even knowing her have crossed my own mind. I wish I could be there to help in any way but I feel helpless as he must, to just sit and wait.
But there is one bright glimmer of hope: the hope that comes from believing in God. Belief in a God who loves us and hears our prayers and our pleas can give us the strength to get through our darkest hours. Knowing that He will be there for us one way or another is powerful beyond belief. I can’t imagine how you could get through it without a belief in a Savior who loves us and suffered for our sins and knows all our pains. I really can’t. I went to church today and just prayed unceasingly for His comfort and healing.
I made this graphic today with one of my favorite scriptures from Doctrine and Covenants 121:7. “My son, peace be unto you, thine adversity is but a small moment.” It always helps me feel peace when I’m going through a hard time.
God may not choose to heal her and that is a very sad reality to face–one that I just can’t deal with right now. But I believe that there is an afterlife where we can all be together again someday. And looking at it with an eternal view, our life on earth seems like a blip on the timeline. Of course it is never easy to lose a loved one, especially before their time. But without the hope that we can see them again, we have nothing.
We must have Hope. We must have Faith. And we must have the pure love of Jesus Christ–Charity.
Please pray for Alice. Thank you.