Sunday, August 22, 2010


  • Sometimes, I forget to let others know how thankful I am for the blessings I have been given. So, let me tell you why I can't help but feel thankful today. The kids and I were driving down our little road (which has become a little too busy) the other day. Riding off to the side, I noticed a man, not much older than myself, riding a recumbant bicycle. As he rode, he would have a violent twitch that would almost take him into where the main flow of traffic was. I stayed behind him at a distance for a quite a while, because I was afraid he was going to have a seizure. A flood of emotions came back to me as I watched him struggle to control his body. I can never forget the horrible feeling of trying to control my body, and having it overcome my efforts and give into the impending seizure. I don't know about how that man suffered, but I watched a small moment of his trials and it made me ache for him. Most of all though, it made me thankful. I am thankful that I was blessed with those around me who were willing to help me with so much love when I couldn't make it through by myself. I am thankful that I have had amazing medical care... that I get the medicine and medical attention I need. I am So Thankful for the power of the priesthood in my home and in my life and for the many blessings I received to help comfort, heal, and carry me through. Most of all, seeing that man fight made me remember how thankful I am to be seizure free for over a year. I am able to be a mother. Something I wanted since I was a child. I am am able to care for my sweet children and be here for my family without physical barriers, Something I could never fully express my thanks for. I have never failed to receive an answer to prayer... even if it is just the strength to make it through certain parts of my life. I am thankful we have Our Father to watch over us, and A Brother who was willing to suffer all of our pain. And... I am thankful to have been blessed with health, despite disease.


Wendy said...

I love this.
You are such a strength in all of our lives.
Beautiful, you are.

Marcus and Janene said...

Nicole - you are amazing!!! I have always known it but as you have been given certain traials your strength has become amazingly strong. You are an example to all - THANK YOU!!! (and it is good to see you blogging again)

Bren + Lucy said...

This is such an inspirational story to share...

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