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March 8, 2010

Inspiration for a Monday morning

Filed under: Family, Personal — Tags: , , , , , — llcall @ 5:30 pm

Neal came into my room this morning about 6:00 a.m. with our sad, sick, crying baby.  He was at the end of his rope after staying up with her through five straight nights of illness.  Neal at the end of his rope = trouble.  He has been keeping us all afloat here.

Trying to figure out what to do, I turned to this month’s Ensign (the official magazine of the LDS church) for a little inspiration.  I found it in this article, which quoted President Boyd K. Packer:

“If you are helpless, he is not.  If you are lost, he is not.  If you don’t know what to do next, he knows.  It would take a miracle, you say?  Well, if it takes a miracle, why not?”

I think I have this hold-over idea from the angst of my adolescence that life is hard and gritty and torturous.  And it’s supposed to be.  If we try to opt out of that, then somehow we’re not doing it right.

While there’s some truth to that, I think I need to ask for more miracles, more deliverance.  God has done it before and He can do it again.  Why not now?



  1. I was hoping you could tell us she was feeling better. My parents hope to see you guys today – they would be more than happy to help out. Even if it means taking Addison for a drive while you guys get some much needed rest. Don’t be afraid to ask.

    Comment by Jolene — March 8, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

  2. Wish Addison were feeling better. GLUG!

    Comment by holly — March 8, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

  3. It is so interesting that you had an “ah-ha” moment with that quote. Just last night, I had the same thing. This months Ensign is wonderful! I know the Lord is watching out for us and that even through small things like a monthly magazine, He can give us the strength and information we need to endure. I especially liked the one for Mother’s and also the one about enduring it WELL…not just enduring. I feel like that’s what I am doing right now.

    Is there a way I could come watch your precious girl while you take a nap? How about Neal? Tuesday-Thursday would be hard during the DAY, but I could certainly come any evening around 7:30 or 8:00 and let you both sleep for several hours if you want. Any sleep does wonders! Is that a time when both you and Neal could get some rest? I know it’s hard when the babe is sick! We ended up having Camden sleep in his swing for the first couple of months because he was so congested between H1N1, normal baby congestion, and a cold–the slight elevation really helped to clear his airways a little bit. Do you have a swing?

    Comment by Meghan Romney — March 8, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

  4. It is so hard to know what you’re going through and not be part of the miracle making it better. Seriously, if I were in Utah, I would take care of Addison for a night for you two.

    Comment by Vickie Blanchard — March 10, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

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