Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Early early this morning, I received a text that one of our young woman’s mom in our stake passed away.  This little 15 year old is left without a mom or dad (her dad passed away about a year ago).  My heart broke when I heard the news.  I feel so bad and so helpless.  I have no idea what to do.  Erin,  I am so sorry you have to experience this type of pain. Even though you do not see it, our Heavenly Father loves you so much and is so aware of your pain.

PICT0090(My mom & her little buddy)

Then, I started thinking about my mom.  I have an awesome mom.  I am not sure what I would do without her in my everyday life.  I love her so much.  For the past two weeks, we have had a bit of a scare.  Mom’s health hasn’t been the greatest lately.  Two weeks ago, the doctor ordered some tests.  The first set of tests included a colonoscopy.  During this test, the doctor removed a pre-cancerous polyp. He told mom that she was really lucky that her regular doctor ordered this test.  He said that if she waited much longer, it could have been cancerous.  He also noticed a large mass that looked abnormal and not quite right.  He ordered another set of tests.  He was not hopeful that these tests would turn out in my mom’s favor.  When I heard this…I immediately called the temple and placed my mom’s name upon the prayer roll.  I have such a strong testimony of prayer.

This past Friday, Mom went in for some more tests. Meanwhile, Mom’s name has been placed on the temple prayer rolls and lots and lots of people are praying for her.

Today…Mom received a phone call from her doctor.  EVERYTHING IS JUST FINE!!!  No need to worry anymore.  I am so grateful.  I know that my mom is ok due to the power of prayer!!!  I truly believe in the miracle of prayer.  I really do!!

I love you Mom!!!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Cleansing power of the atonement

white-lilies “Remember, it is the cleansing power of the Atonement that makes it possible for us to be virtuous. We all make mistakes, but “because the Savior loves you and has given His life for you, you can repent. Repentance is an act of faith in Jesus Christ. . . . The Savior’s atoning sacrifice has made it possible for you to be forgiven of your sins. . . . Determine to partake worthily of the sacrament each week and fill your life with virtuous activities that will bring spiritual power. As you do this, you will grow stronger in your ability to resist temptation, keep the commandments [remain clean], and become more like Jesus Christ”

(Young Women Personal Progress [insert, 2009], 3).

Daily habits of righteous behavior will also help you to continually hold fast to the rod. “

(Mary N. Cook, General Young Women Meeting, March 2009)

I love  how it says that we all make mistakes but because the Savior loves us and has given His life for each one of us…we have the opportunity and privilege to repent. The cleansing power of the Atonement is amazing!!!


Friday, March 5, 2010

Eye drops…my forever friend!!


I love my eyes.  I love the color of my eyes.  No, I am not being vain…I just love my eyes.  Let me share what I learned about my eyes…ok, my right eye to be specific.

On Wednesday, Vieve and I were reading a piece of paper.  She turned to look at me and said, “What is wrong with your eye?”  Sometimes I get little bubbles in my eyes but they pop and then they go away.  It really isn’t a big deal.  Usually, they aren’t that noticeable.  Anyway, I did not think anything of it.  I thought that I had a little bubble in my eye.  No big deal!!!  Right? Umm…No!

The next morning, I was getting ready for work and noticed my eye…it looked as if it had some sort of growth on the edge of the iris. My heart sunk….I am so sick of doctors. I am sick of being poked and prodded.  I have gone through so much in the past two months with doctors.  I just was not in the mood to visit one more.  I love my eye doctor…but I just did not want to call him.

I received a strong impression to make the phone call. So, I did.  I explained to the receptionist that I had this weird growth thingy growing on the iris of my eye. She told me that she needed to get me in that very day. She asked if I could be there at 2:20 pm.  Hmmm…usually, it takes a couple of weeks to get into see him. I kind of had a panic feeling inside.  Oh, I dislike those types of feelings!

Finally…the time approached.  They ran through a bunch of tests on my eyes and then, Dr. Nielson says, “Michelle, you have Salzmann’s Nodular Degeneration of the Cornea disease.” I am thinking to myself, “Umm…excuse me…what is that?” Then, the next comment made me laugh.  He said, “Well, it is common…ok…not real common.” So, is it common or is it not?  Why do I always end up with the weird diagnosis?  Maybe to keep me humble.  Ha Ha!!  Life is good.

For the rest of entire life…UGH!!…I get to lubricate my eye 4 to 5 times a day.  Oh, I am so excited!  No, I am not!!  So, this new adventure starts…one drop at a time.  It has been quite comical to watch me try and put the drops in my eyes. I have never ever done this before.  It is quite the sight to see.  Hopefully, I will get the knack of it soon…if not, I am going to own stock in tissues!!  Wish me luck on my new adventure!!

Have a great day!!!  If you need a laugh, come over and watch me try to put eye drops in my eye. It is comical!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

…a little taste of heaven

BTW So…there is this cutest little place that has most delicious treats on earth…cupcakes.  Now I am not one for a cupcake nor any type of cake…but, these delicious gourmet cupcakes is almost like tasting a lit bit of heaven.  Vieve found this place (The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe)  and now…it has become the most blessed place to visit.  We do something awesome…we visit the cupcake place.  We need a pick-me-up…we visit the cupcake place.We need to cheer someone up…we visit the cupcake place.  It is the coolest place alive.  

So, tonight…we decided that someone needed us to add little bit of cheer into his/her life (I don’t want to disclose too much information)…so we visited the cupcake place.  We found the perfect delectable cupcake—Luscious Lemon Raspberry cupcake.  We took our little box of goodness and headed to a house where the not-so-cheerful person lived and scoped it out.  Ok…I can’t go into any more details…I don’t want to give our adventure away…but…let me add, it was hysterical!!  What a great day to be alive!!!