Boy, I'm exhausted this week - not for the same reasons as last week, though. No, this week I spent mostly in bed again! I had a bad virus that took me down from about Wednesday until Sunday. It was way bad - not a fun week.
And then I got sick. For days, I got worse, and wondered why it didn't go away, why I didn't get better. I opened up a Church Magazine of General Conference addresses - talks from the leaders of the Church - and I opened up to a talk titled, "The Atonement Covers All Pain". Intrigued, I read more. What was contained in that talk illuminated my understanding as to why I was suffering like this, and what I was to do from there on out. Here is what touched me most:
"Christ chose to experience pains and afflictions in order to understand us. Perhaps we also need to experience the depths of mortality in order to understand Him."
I knew then that the Lord had not left me, but that He had a plan for me and all my experience on this Earth. This was a tough week, but I feel so blessed. I love you all, very much! Thanks for the constant emails and letters to keep me smiling!
P.S. We also went on a little hike today, trying to see Tagimoucia Lake, but we got lost an couldn't find the lake. Next week! Stay tuned!
**Pictures courtesy of Elder and Sister Vermeeren**