One of the wonderful things about our religion is our claim to the biblical priesthood power, or the authority to act in the name of God. This includes the gift of healing. A gift my husband, her father, holds.
As we were preparing to be flown to SLC, we knew that it must be serious and we made arrangements to give her a blessing. In that blessing she was promised that she would have a complete recovery. It seemed very reasonable at the time. We went on with the events that unfolded, comforted in the knowledge that all would end well. It gave us great strength to know she would pull through.
Once she had had her initial evaluation and surgery, the doctor came out and said the exact same words, that he expected a full recovery. As things progress and we have our ups and downs there are days that I wonder if a complete recovery is still possible. It is testing my faith and I am sure hers as well, but deep down in I believe we know all will be well. What a gift.
More technology today. Our printer died and we were having a difficult time living without one. Yesterday we broke down and got the cheapest thing we could find. (okay, the second cheapest) I will say that printers have come a long way since our last printer purchase. A little bragging, but its extra cool the things it can do. It can print documents, photos, all of the basics. It can scan, copy, fax, and feed multiple documents. It can store numbers, reduce, enlarge, print on different media, and double side print. As if that were not enough, it will talk to almost every wireless device in our home, and once I get the right software on my phone, I can print from my phone, even if I am out of state. This particular model doesn’t send things via e-mail for me, but for bottom of the line I can deal with that.
Anyhow, it is easy to focus on the fact that the printer and the DVD went out the same day and say how frustrating that is. Reality is that not only do we live like kings and queens every day of our lives, but today even the less wealthy among us live like the wealthy did a few years back. I can remember when I never thought I would be able to afford anything in my home that would adequately print my own photos, I’d never own an expensive fax machine or copier, and I definitely wouldn’t care if it could talk to my phone. I was just happy if I could get the dial up and fax options to not mess up my answering machine. Today I’m blessed beyond my expectations, and my first thought was that I still need a DVD player. I will work on that.