February 23, 2009

I am blessed

It was a long weekend. I have had a slight cold, some weird eye infection, and various other strange symptoms, but never did get a fever -thank goodness. However it did knock my energy level and my attitude back down. By Sunday morning I was feeling pretty sorry for myself. That afternoon my family came home from church and we ate a great dinner prepared by my great husband. After dinner we gathered around the livingroom and my husband and oldest son administered the sacrament and my 13 yr old son passed it to me. The sacrament has never meant so much to me as it did yesterday. As I listened to the words and the promises we make and those we recieve- to have His spirit with us, I felt very blessed! After the sacrament, my son, who holds the Melchezidek priesthood, the same priesthood held by Christ and then restored to Joseph Smith by Peter, James, and John, gave me a blessing. He spoke beautiful words of comfort, peace, and direction-words that came from a loving Heavenly Father. I felt very blessed! I am feeling much better today. Ready to start climbing that mountain again. I am not climbing alone. I have a wonderful family, many amazing friends and neighbors, prayer, and the power of the priesthood in my home. I am blessed!

7 comments:

Team Jarvis said...

Kris,
I have this gift for you...I was going to talk to Joe on sunday how the easiest way to get it to you is but he disappeared! should I leave it on your door step? give it to joe at church?? I just want to make sur eyou get it. let me know. I love you so much! I hve been thinking about you a lot lately and I hope you are doing well. I know you cant do much or have much interaction but please let me know if you need company, a treat, anything at all, let me know. If you ever need a visitor, even a phone call or anything I promise not to have my little boy tagg along wiht me! hahah. Love you so much, your blog is still such an inspiration to me. Your such a great friend adn example to me.

Rochelle said...

I remember when I was in the hospital having my last two children. For both of them, I ended up being there on a Sunday. It was truly a humbling to receive the sacrament and the spirit was so stron. What a blessing that you have several priesthood holders in your family!

Deborah said...

Kris! Do you remember me? Sam and Vanessa's mom, Deb Goodman? I heard about your blog from Jamie and Annalee and I wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and praying for you. I just heard about your illness last week and it's all I've been able to think about. I'm so sorry that you have to go through all of this. I can't imagine how hard it must be, but I do know that we've spent a lot of time in hospitals with Cameron and it's certainly an "adventure" isn't it? Anyway, I have really loved reading through your blog. It's inspiring me to be better and to hug those I love more often! Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher to my kids; we just love who you are. In case you ever have the time and are interested, my blog is pickydoo.blogspot.com and my husband's is daveandthegoodkids.blogspot.com.

Anonymous said...

Kris,
Thank you so much for your messages. They help me to realize how blessed I am and how much I take things for granted. You are the one who is doing all the lifting here, I wish there was something I could do to lift you. Kortney is loving the karate thing and thinks Tyler is the greatest! You and Joe have done a wonderful job raising your family. You have done great things and will continue to many more great things as you keep climbing your mountain. Thank you for the inspiration and example you are to all of us. We'll keep praying for you.
loveya, Karronj

Anonymous said...

That is such a beautiful account of your family's love and support for you during this trying time. I am so glad you have the deep comfort and joy of knowing your family and Heavenly Father are so close to your heart.

Thinking of you ....
Brenda

carolyn said...

I got home from Salt Lake on Tuesday. It is so nice to be home, but the isolation really is difficult. It is hard to stay mentally upbeat. My sister took me for a ride in the canyon one afternoon, and that really boosted my spirit. I met a lady in the clinic this week that had been in remission for 8 years! It was so nice to see her and have that hope restored to me personally. We can do this! I just finished reading the book, "Laddie" a true blue story. It was a fun easy read and helped me through some long days. Hopefully you can find a great book to enjoy. I think of you everyday. You are always in my prayers. Hang in there!

HotChoc said...

Kris, I'm so glad to hear of progress. I think of you often (especially when I am dropping Tremaine off for preschool) Your blogs really do make me appreciate all I have and they have helped put my life in a different perspective. If you ever want someone as a walking buddy call me. I'd be happy to keep you company! Stay strong and positive, you have lots of people backing you up ready to lift you up whenever you need it! Love Alison

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