Saturday, April 4, 2009

angels

you know that song -oh i believe there are angels among us, sent down to us, from somewhere up above, they come to you and me in our darkest hours to show us how to live, to teach us how to give, to guide us with the light of love-

yesterday, i was surrounded with angels i've previously only known as friends. hubby HAD to go to work, i wasn't feeling ready to be alone -and then kemra called. she stayed on the phone with me for at least four hours. shortly after i hung up with her -there was a knock on my door. i wasn't sure i wanted to see anyone, but i got up and answered it anyway. wendy was standing there. "Hi." she says, "I was just walking home, and I thought I should stop by and see you. A little random, I know, but how are you doing?" I say, "Good. I'm good. Do you want to come in?" She steps in -sees the flowers and the heating pad and the mess my house is (was) and says "What's going on?" I tell her. "I knew I was supposed to stop by. What can I do?" -she visited me for awhile. She brought me movies and red raspberry tea. She asked me to please call her if i need anything.  then, not so long after she stopped in, my sister in law showed up. she brought me sweet potato fries -the ones she knows I love, and then she cleaned my house. how great was all of that? 

thank you, all of you. thanks for the emails and the phone calls. thanks for the thoughts and prayers. i feel your love.

19 comments:

Heather and Brad said...

Isn't it amazing how we are given exactly what we need just when we need it. You are an amazing woman with great strength. You know where to turn for comfort and because of that you will always be in good hands - the Lord's.

Laurie said...

I thought about you today as I was listening to Conference. Hopefully, you felt peace from some of the messages.

I hope you know that those of us not able to be there for you are still thinking about you and praying for you.

Rebellious Roberts said...

what a sweet post!!

Jessica said...

I am so glad!

And yes, sweet potato fries are rockin'!

Amy said...

Comforting to know that you're in the Lord's hands and he's sending his servants your way huh?

Don't feel like you have to put on a brave face from here on out ok? You might not feel yourself for a good 5 or 6 weeks. And that is perfectly ok.

Kyla said...

My heart is breaking for you Heather. I've been there, and I know how completely devastating it is. I am so grateful for the Atonement, because that's what got me through... He will carry your burden so you have time to heal. We're praying for you and your family! You need time to grieve and heal your body and spirit! But don't worry, Heaven is there, and so are we!!!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Clearly the Lord loves you. You'll be a mommy some day. These tough things that happen to us--they are all about making us better people. It all serves a purpose and you will look back one day and be glad that you lived through this experience. It's still really really tough, though--I know!

Jan the crazy lady said...

Oh Heather. This is what life is all about right there. Thanks for sharing this powerful little spirit filled moment. I love those who follow the promptings. You are blessed to have been a witness to know that God is aware of your needs. Hugs.

kemra said...

I'm so glad that they stopped by! What a blessing. I wish that I could have been there! I hope that you were able to get some comfort from conference! I'll call you in the morning! Love you!

Debi (Dubs2007) said...

*hugs*.. I have miscarried 5 times, and they never get any easier - the best thing that ever happened during one was I found out a woman in my ward had miscarried too, and we sat and visited and cried. I needed to hear that it was as hard as it felt - I didn't want to hear "this will pass," or "it gets better" or that it was ok. I wanted validation for my pain. I was told by another friend later who lost both a child who was older, and miscarried and she said the pain is the same. - So I guess I wanted to let you know IT IS REAL. and let God continue to fill that void..
With love,
Debi

Erica said...

I love you - wish I could be there with you during all of this, remember that I love you.

Melanie W. said...

Heather I wish I could be there in Utah with you and give you a great big hug! I had one miscarriage, and it is SO difficult. I am so happy that friends were there for you when you needed it most. You are a strong woman! Probably stronger than you even know.

wonder woman said...

My heart was breaking for you the other day. I wish that I, too, had been able to do something to help you.

There truly are angels among us. Just today I heard that quote from Spencer W. Kimball about God hearing and answering our prayers, "but it is usually through another person that He meets our needs." I'm so grateful that there are people close to you who are in tune with the Spirit and respond to its promptings.

I pray that you continue to find peace and healing and love. ♥♥♥

wendy said...

You've totally been on my mind since I read about your miscarriage. I felt so bad!! I wish I knew what to say to help you, but I don't. I can only send my love and here's a hug --I hope you can feel it.

Laura said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I can sympathize with your feelings of wanting to scream it out during the good news minute. I know that even though you have other sympathetic women to look to it's hard that most of them do NOT understand the exact pain you are going through. Only two people know that...you and the Lord. Lean on Him. You may not want to right now. But, he will be your greatest strength. The people who were there for me the most were, my mom, my husband and the Lord. Lean on them. Lean on anyone who lets you! Lean on the network that you have out there...There is a large network of of Mormon women dealing with infertility, larger than we'd ever realize. You are such a warrior.

Now that I've written a novel...
Laura from Beyond the Rain

Laura said...

I'll be praying for you.

Doran & Jody said...

I am so sorry to read about your heartbreak. No one ever knows what to say. Sometimes I don't want anyone to tell me what THEY have been through when I am GOING through my heartache, but when I had a miscarriage, a baby then two eptopic tubals, (my tubes ruptured) the last one being on my birthday, and both tubals within one year, a friend reminded me that I will raise those babies in the millenium, it gave me great comfort. No other condolences would. I too felt like they were my BABIES, NOT just matter/embryo. Good luck!!

Kathy @ Real Mom, Real Life said...

There are definately Angels Among Us... this is one of my favorite songs.

I am so glad some of the Angels in your life gave you the TLC you needed.

Would it be OK if I use this story for my Angel Blog? (realangelsreallife.blogspot.com)
Let me know if that would be OK.

Sending love and prayers your way.

Kathy

Kate said...

I know what you mean I also feel that there are angels among us. I am glad that they were there for you.