Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Superhero

I need to take a moment to talk about the wonderful man in that picture.

He is my very own, personal superhero.

As some of you may know, I've been having upper back and shoulder pain since this past Saturday. I don't exactly know what has caused it (I've never had this happen before), but it has continued to get progressively worse as the week has progressed also. It was so bad that Tuesday I couldn't even go to mutual to be with my Young Women. I had to lie in bed, on my back for the entire evening. I ended up crying for a good bit of it because of non-stop pain all day.

Michael, the wonderful husband that he is, came and lay by my side, giving me comfort for a good bit of the evening. He hugged me, gently, when I cried, and kept asking if there was anything he could do for me. He told me I was beautiful even when my makeup was smeared all over my face. He made sure I had an ice pack in the perfect spot on my back throughout the evening. He took care of getting medicine for me and the water I needed to swallow it. He rubbed my back, softly, to try and ease some of the pain.

Now, I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this, but I have this's called pride. Whenever something goes wrong, I feel like I can and have to fix it, on my own. I often forget that I have a husband who holds the priesthood and has the ability to administer a blessing to me. I hesitate to ask for blessings because I feel like I can make things better, without any outside help. Well, this has been a humbling experience for me, because I have been reminded, over and over, of the fact that I have a worthy priesthood holder right in my home. The thoughts have not left my head since I began having more severe pain. I knew that these were promptings from the Spirit to tell me to let go of my pride and ask for a blessing.

So I did.

Michael gave me a beautiful blessing last night and I felt the Spirit so strongly throughout it. I felt Heavenly Father's love for me through Michael's gentle love and caring. I knew that everything was going to be alright. I'm exercising my faith in the Lord, and Michael's ability to administer to me as the Lord's mouthpiece.

My pain isn't completely gone, but I feel it getting better each moment of the day. What a blessing it is to have a worthy priesthood holder as my husband, who doesn't hesitate when he is asked to do something. I love Michael. And I'm so blessed to have him.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post. It was fantastic. And I think you are fantastic, as is Michael. Good luck with the back pain....