Treasures from Heaven

Educating children's hearts and minds...True education isn't just about learning facts and figures, but developing character as well. History teaches courage; science teaches integrity; math teaches discipline; and composition teaches humility. Training minds and molding hearts are what parents do best, after all.

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Good Things....

If you haven't watched the clip "Good Things to Come" by Elder Holland I recommend it before reading my post! It's after this post.

With more detoxing this past couple of weeks I have not felt the best. The kids and I enjoyed working on Unit Studies, swimming, scrapbooking, and anything else we could do. When my energy gone they let me take naps when I reached my breaking point! I love having children who are old enough and responsible to take care of each other.

The thorough test results showed only one thing. An infection of some sort. I was relieved to see that there wasn't any autoimmune issues as well as rheumatoid, thyroid, etc. So now what? With the signs of an infection the Doctor sent one test back to get more information on it. I then hesitantly, yet in faith, started on an aggressive antibiotic. Not fun! I can tell that there is medication in my body and am replenishing the negative side-effects with all the natural supplements I have.

I received the results from a more in-depth test on this infection two days ago. It seems that there is a Chronic Strep infection that is pretty intense. Looking back to where my tonsils are he saw they have atrophied and basically are not helping the issue.

The bottom line is that my immune system is shot! Amazing! I wonder if having 6 children in 8 years had anything to do with this. Tough pregnancies? Stress? Depression? :) No matter what it is I added a couple more techniques from my Doctor. He gave me a shot in my tonsils to help "wake them up". I have to admit that I have felt somewhat better from that! I am still getting an IV of Vitamins weekly as well as taking all the supplements here at home and eating as organically as I can with my no-wheat-yeast-dairy diet. Man, it's been a learning experience!

Back aches are still there and my head feels like I'm taking meds, but I feel progress! I don't feel like I have the flu ALL day!!! I hope to continue on this path.

I look forward to getting rid of the infection, which is causing the inflamation through my back, and rebuilding my immune system to "run and not be weary, walk and not faint".!!!

I agree that "Good Things" are happening and I love what's in store!!!

Good Things to Come

Please take time to watch this. Prepare to be inspired!

Good Things to Come

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Love it!

So the past two weeks have been a little tough. Detoxing is never fun. The consistent pain isn't subsiding. I look forward to the results of the blood tests!!! I hope that out of the 15 tests there is something we can narrow it down to...

Yes, I'm tired. Yes, I still have pain. BUT I am so grateful that I have this to learn from when I have children to take care of!!! There isn't any other options but to focus on them. Since Greg's working this summer I can't rely on him as much. I love it! What a blessing! Great "growth opportunity"!!!

I have to agree with the Dr. Porter that the optimism about this is helping keep the pain to a minimum. However, after visiting with a friend I realized that my faith is Christ is so much stronger now. It was fun to reflect on years past and to see the growth. I love it! It's what I've always wanted. A stronger foundation built upon Christ.

The atonement was a huge part of my life when I was single and faced with many decisions. I'll never forget the tough moments when I was on my knees begging for understanding in situations I'd never dreamed I'd be in. And here I am again. I love it!

The strength of my past experiences have brought me this far and now I'm asked to grow even more. Have you watched the Christian-based movie called "Facing the Giants"? I feel like the young man who is asked to keep walking/crawling even though he is tired. He does. Why? Because he has enough faith in his coach to keep pushing forward. It was painful. Where does he end up? In a place he never dreamed he'd be!!! An amazing moment!!!

I believe that Christ is asking us to do the same thing. Whether we are faced with one trial or another I know that he is asking us to keep putting one foot in front of the other on the path of righteousness because there is something amazing ahead. I know that He will not give us anything we can't handle and that when we're through we'll look back and say, "Wow! Look at how far I've come." Love it!

Miracles are happening everywhere and I count them daily. I hope you do to. I'm cheering for anyone reading this who needs extra support and love. I love the fact that we are here on earth together and don't have to work through life alone.

Today I had plans to sleep! The Lord had other plans. I laugh at His sense of humor. My prayers this week have been to find opportunities to serve. Since my ways of being able to serve are limited I wasn't sure how it was going to come to pass. It happened!!! I had the opportunity to provide service two times with physical labor and I LOVED IT! Comfortable??? Are you kidding? BUT when the calls came this morning I knew it was a blessing from Heavenly Father. Little did I know that multiple blessings would come on the same day. Peace, the strength to serve, babysitting, and then a simple act of service to us later that day.....leftovers from Girls' Camp dropped off at our door!!! Sounds strange, but with the debt we're trying to pay off our Dr. bills don't seem to be helping. The "blessing" of food was given and we now will be able to pay off debt quicker.

Yes! I loved it! I look forward to a new week! No expectations!

A Glimpse into My Life

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a mother!!! Married to my sweetheart, Greg, and bring in six amazing children down to earth has been the most wonderful experience! Our kids keep us busy with their curiosity and excitement for life. We laugh, learn, cry, read, and pray together all the time. The memories we are making as they grow up are ones I wouldn't change for the world!