Sunday, February 12, 2012

What is Love

So, I haven't been able to keep up with these--too much going on.

I like this quote from President Ezra Taft Benson:  “The world today speaks a great deal about love, and it is sought for by many,” he said. “But the pure love of Christ differs greatly from what the world thinks of love. Charity never seeks selfish gratification. The pure love of Christ seeks only the eternal growth and joy of others.” (Ensign, Nov. 1986, p. 47.)

Over these past few days I have felt this love--charity from so many different sources, and I am so grateful for that love that has been giving in such great abundance.  It has made watching and aching because of all that Heidi has been going through a little easier to deal with.  Last Tuesday when she had surgery was a pretty horrific day.  I know the Lord heard our prayers, and I am so grateful that her doctor was able to fix the problem in time.

When I went up to the hospital yesterday she was in a significant amount of pain and I felt so bad.  I am very happy that she seemed a little better last night.

So thank you so very much to those who have sent e-mails, texts, and expressed love and concern here on the blog.  As well, thank you to those who have been here to give me hugs.  I pass all the messages on to Heidi and she always says, "everyone is too kind".  So please know how much your love and kindness means.

Today I am so very grateful for prayer and the pure love of Christ.


Garden of Egan said...

I have wondered about her. What a tough thing she's been through. Shes so young and beautiful. Prayers for both her and Daniel.
Take care of you too.

Heffalump said...

It's perfectly okay for you to not keep up! Just keep taking care of Heidi and giving her all that wonderful love you have for her!

Melissa said...

I'm so far behind on my blog reading... but I wanted you to know that I have prayed for you and Heidi!

Yvonne - I hope that one day we get to meet. I would love the opportunity to give you a huge hug!

ShEiLa said...

Miss Yvonne...
I have felt the angst and worry when I have witnessed my child in pain... there is nothing worse than not being able to fix that for them. I feel desperate when I know things are beyond my control... then I have to put the things beyond my control into my Heavenly Father's hands... he sees the big picture. It doesn't make it easy to watch a child suffer... but it does make it bearable knowing that HE is there and mindful of us. Continued hugs, thoughts and prayers for Miss Heidi.


Connie said...

I have been thinking about her. I can only imagine how worn out you must be watching her suffer. And yet I know you're strong and would do anything for her.
Give my love to her.

Sheri said...

You are loved and your family because of you! Many hugs and prayers coming your way!

Valerie said...

I am so glad she's mending and will be coming home soon! I know this has been a horrific time for all of you and I'm sorry. I think of you often throughout the day, wishing there was more I could do for you. Until I figure it out, I guess I'll just keep praying! Hang in there!

Jess said...

I hope things are going better. Heidi is such a fighter and I know everything will turn out great!!I am so happy for you that you got to go down and help out!!

Kim said...

It is Friday, February 17th. I just wanted to stop by to say "sorry I missed seeing you." It wasn't until about 11pm, Wednesday that I saw Daniel and my heart broke. I then went in and saw Heidi. Talked. She is a beautiful, beautiful young woman with a strong will. I can truly say she had made an inpression and impact on most of the staff and we all love her.

I know she is in great hands, and I pray for all of you that the events of yesterday will be the final key in all of this.

Hopefully by the time I return to work (Wednesday 22th) she will be home once again recovering and will stay there until the final surgery.

Hopefully someday we can meet in person. Good luck and if you need anything you can call my cell 435-830-7064.

Prayers and hugs