After my rough day yesterday, I still had my goal of getting to Sacrament meeting at Church today. I woke up not feeling great, but pushed through throwing up and trying to keep some food down. We drained 500ML from my left side, which has not drained in weeks. This actually caused quite a bit of pain. I still had pain on my right side from the night before and then this pain added to it. Causing me all sorts of energy loss. As time moved close to 11:45pm, (my meeting started at 1pm) I was getting nervous. I would still need to shower, which usually causes me to throw up, and then replace a few bandages and get ready to leave by 12:50. So, Alicia and I set out to get the stuff done. She was a big help and so were the kids getting clothes set out for me and finding various things I needed. I was feeling pretty weak. I was in quite a bit of pain on both my sides, and had been throwing up most of the morning. Lots of moaning.
But I needed to be there. The first missionary I had interviewed to send on his mission was talking today, before he heads to the Barcelona Spain Mission on Wednesday.
I worked as quickly as I had strength and all the kids did great finishing getting ready on their own. At 12:50, out the door we made it to the car. I couldn’t find my belt, and my pants were falling down as I walked, So Alicia ran to the neighbors and borrowed a Belt for me for today. I got there just 2 min before the meeting started.
What a great meeting it was. The Lord blessed me with strength as I sat there. I didn’t cough, or experience any discomfort. When I left the building the coughing and pain started back up again. I was blessed and was so happy to make it. It was the pick me up I needed. It was a personal reminder that I am still being watched over. That I am not forgotten. Its not an easy road, but a road I can walk, because I have been called to walk it.
Love you all!