Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tender Mercies Part 2

My Day of Birth

Sunday was a phenomenal day. It had a wonderful start in which I got my patriarchal blessing. I knew as soon as the patriarch laid his hands on my head that this blessing was coming directly from the Lord. I felt his love course through me and the tears immediately started. After the first sentence I was so at peace and I thought that it could end right there and be sufficient for the rest of my life. I know that the Lord loves me and that was enough. But it didn't end there, and the rest of the blessing was just as direct, personal, and touching as the beginning. I am so grateful to this opportunity to have personal direction from the Lord for my life. There was a part in my blessing where the patriarch was talking about those on the other side of the veil. I don't exactly remember what he said but I remember feeling that Nana was there and Gordon and Craig and then my Grandpa Yorgason towards the end. I know that they were there sharing this special moment with me and letting me know that they were watching over me too. It was such an amazing experience and I wouldn't change it for the world. I love the Gospel so much and I am forever grateful for the Plan of Salvation that I can return again to live with God and my family. There isn't enough time on earth to spend time with my family now and I can only think that this feeling will be exponentially compounded once I have my own family here on earth.


Yes, I stole that from Quincie but it is so very true. Life is great.

Tender Mercies Part 1

The Dentist- DA DA DA

I know that no one really reads my blog, but I am still writing this because maybe someone will happen upon it eventually and it will be able to help them through the dentist. I am so grateful for this wonderful week. It was very emotionally draining but one of the best weeks I have ever had. I have grown closer to God and to my family as well as gaining better understanding myself. To start off with I went to the dentist on Tuesday so that I could turn in my mission papers. To make everyone aware I am absolutely terrified of the dentist it is my least favorite place on this planet. Even just thinking about it usually makes my hands get all clammy and gross. Plus my dentist's stomach is usually gurgling and it freaks me out a little bit. Usually once I am done with my appointment there are lines in the palms of my hands because I was clenching them the whole time and I usually have to change my shirt because I have sweated so much. Anyway before I went this week I knelt down and prayed that the Lord would help me to relax and make it through the appointment without crying. I went in and it wasn't as bad initially. Then I saw the actual dentist and I focused on my breathing, praying the whole time. Then my favorite hymn popped in my head, Be Still My Soul, this song without fail brings me solace and comfort. Granted I don't know all of the lyrics but the first few lines and the melody usually does the job. I was so at peace. It was surreal. I was at the dentist and feeling peace. This would usually be an oxymoron for me. I made it through all six cavities on my right side. The dentist even afterwards said I was a wonderful patient and a pleasure to work on. I have to go back next week, but because of this I know I can make it through and my left side will go just as smoothly as my right. I know that the Lord was watching over me and helped me to overcome my greatest fear so that I could go on a mission.