Andrea: December 6, 2007


Thursday, December 6, 2007

December 6, 2007

I spoke with Mom last night (after playing cell phone tag). She was feeling a little blue but then Aunt Gwen came to visit and cheered her right up. Thank you to all who go and take the time to visit with her. She had some School Board friends visit this week and I know that it meant a lot to her. If you can't make it up there you could give her a buzz on her cell. Her number is 801-400-8562. If she doesn't answer just leave her a message.

Her third treatment is still going extremely (knock on wood) well. She is sounding stronger each time I talk to her.

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I have been thinking a lot about "why" why does this have to happen to my Mother? Hasn't she already had enough trials? What keeps coming back to me is a quote that I think I heard in conference; I don't even remember who said it. "The rain falls on the Just and Un-just alike" In Sunday School this week we were talking about trials and someone said something that rang true to me. He said that we agreed to come to this life and everything that comes with that including genetics and pre-disposition to illness ect. Heavenly Father isn't up there causing trials, they are just a part of life. It's is up to us on how to learn from them to get stronger from them. My favorite scripture on the subject is found in D&C 122 given to Joseph when inprisioned in Liberty Jail.

7 And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.
8 The
Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?

Verse 8 is what kicks me in the butt, and gives me a reality check.

Thank you all for all of your prayers. I know that they are doing the good that they are intended.



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