Mini Miracles

I actually think Mini Miracles is a misnomer because miracles, IMO, can’t be classified. There aren’t big miracles and small miracles. All miracles are equally spectacular. That’s what makes them quite miraculous!

Today, I want to write about a few–in the spirit of gratitude too, since it is Thanksgiving!

First, I count it a miracle that Lindsay Page is still with us celebrating another Thanksgiving feast. I count it miraculous that my sisters, Annette and Sharee, both beat breast cancer and are today in Haiti celebrating. I count it miraculous that me, my daughter, and my niece Eden (who is quite the miracle too–she was supposed to be born blue as she’s missing a piece of her heart) we all able to go and visit Joyce. Joyce is a 62-year-old woman who never leaves her house. In fact, she rarely leaves her Lazy Boy chair. She is a large woman with an equally large heart. We took her down some food because she wasn’t interested in joining us for Thanksgiving dinner. And, actually, I don’t think “interested” is the appropriate word for I do believe she would have loved it, but she chooses not to get out and about. I asked her if we could bring her some food and visit. She said yes.

We had so much fun getting to know her better. She was married to an alcoholic for 37 years. She always wanted children (6 to be exact), but after her ectopic pregnancy, she couldn’t get pregnant ever again. She settled for dogs instead. In fact, she misses her pups sorely. I asked her why she didn’t get another one and she said because she couldn’t properly take care of it. Dogs need walking you know and she rarely gets out of her chair. haha

I told her she should get a cat. She seemed really interested in that, and that is when another miracle occurred. As we were leaving, a cat came running up to us.  I picked it up and took the cat to Joyce so she could pet it. She was tickled pink. As were we.

Then, as we were driving home, we ran into Page’s crush. He was walking down the street. I have been dying to meet him and it was divine synchronicity. What are the chances that he would be walking that way at that precise time of day? No less miraculous than the appearance of that tabby cat!

Dr. Dyer said, “When we think and act like God, miracles occur.”

Well, we were definitely acting like God as we spent time serving his child. I know I was thinking like God too because my heart was full of love for this beautiful, homebound woman. I will never forget her infectious laughter, nor the condition of her feet and toes. I removed Joyce’s shoes to check out her swollen ankle. I’ve never before seen feet in such sad condition. They look leprous. I’m going back to scrub and clean them. I would love to take her for a professional pedicure, but first, I don’t know how I’d be able to move her or load her into my car. Second, I don’t think they would be willing to touch her feet. I can bring my accouterments to her house and service her there. God will give me the ability to clean them, he’s helped me do so before (although my grandfather’s feet were not nearly so sore).

Thank you God for all you do. For the many miracles in my life and for all my loving family and friends. I couldn’t keep back my tears of gratitude today as I thought about all my many blessings. God is so incredibly good. I’m grateful I feel His love for me and for others every single day. No mini miracles. Just many miracles! xoxo

Baby Steps

Yesterday, Tyler finally came home from the hospital! So tonight we had a little open house from 6-8. Channel 5 KSL news came and it was so fun to see the progress Tyler has made. His short-term memory is improving big time. Rebecca is doing awesome and we talked about doing a management meeting at the new Cafe Rio next week. I want Tyler to meet our new guy Matt. Heck, I want to meet him too!

I’m really excited about the progress T is making. I’m still rooting for recovery. I am content to leave it up to God and trust that the new T will be even better. Everything is always as it should be and happy endings all depend on where you stop your story. This story isn’t stopping. The baby steps are becoming giant leaps and bounds. Go T!

Here’s a link to the follow-up story Ashley did:

 

T Time

Today was one of the happiest days of my life! I was able to finally see T! It has been over 3 months since I last saw him and it was a most joyous reunion. One I never want to forget. Here are some pics and videos that say it all:

I had so much fun with him today! I’ll never forget making him do his exercises and him telling me that I just made him pee himself. I was feeding him Oreos too and he started to choke and we were laughing so hard. We talked about business. I showed him the Obtineo video and he loved it! He loved our event landing page too. Rebecca was there for a good hour and then had to leave. She amazed me! She was handling everything with perfect equanimity and grace. She is a miracle for him right now too!

I was so glad I was there when the Neurologist showed up. She told Tyler about his diagnosis. I was able to hear her tell him that he had a good square inch of his frontal lobe removed. The area that controls his executive function. I knew he had a tumor the size of a racquet ball removed, but I had no idea they had removed some of his brain. I told Rebecca and she also did not know. The doctor said he would begin radiation next week and that his prognosis was not good. She said he would most likely not ever walk again and would be confined to a wheelchair and had a year if he was lucky. Tyler told her he had 4 kids. She said she knew that. I was rubbing his back and arm the entire time. I was SO grateful to be there holding him up as he received that news.

I told him who cares what the docs say.  I told him that if God wants him dead, he will die. If God wants him alive, he will survive, and even thrive! He looked me in the eyes and said, “I’m not afraid of death.” I said, “I know. And I’m not afraid either.” I told him to remember our pact. He asked what our pact was. I told him we promised each other we’d come visit each other after we die. He said yes and then we shook on it. 🙂

Tyler thanked the doctor for telling him the truth. He said no one had told him yet that he had stage 4 brain cancer and that he was going to die.

After the doctor left I told him we are all going to die. He laughed and we both made jokes about dying. It was fun. It changed nothing and yet it has already changed everything. But that change took place over a month ago when I first heard about his tumor. My heart knew then, as it does now, that Tyler is 100% in God’s hands. There’s not a better place to be. I’m going to support and love Tyler on this journey. It’s going to be a fun one for all of us. He’s so damn tough. And he’s just the best guy ever so when he does die, I’m not worried about him one bit. He’s already pure as gold. Thank you God for today. Thank you God for Tyler.

We told each other we love each other at least 5 times. I’ll never forget my T time today.

Oh and how fitting that once I got back to my car, FB posted this photo to my timeline:

Divine Serendipity!

Everything is a Miracle

Alber Einstein once said:

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

I agree with Einstein. Today 3 really cool things happened to me that were miracles. First, I woke up with business ideas flowing. Incredible ideas that I have already started implementing. Basically, I created KickFire Kids, totally devoted to helping children light up their learning. We help children want to learn by bribing them with KickFire Classic toys.

2nd, I found a Rogue One lego mini-figure on my morning walk. This was important to me because of some recent Luke Skywalker dreams featuring his green light saber.

3rd, I was thinking upon my new business idea from my morning dreams and one of my familiar manifestations of spirit (beautiful finch—yellow breasted to boot) flew right over my head and landed on the phone wire. He was boisterous as ever, and as I posed questions, he chattered away. His communications brought clarity of thought.

Finally, I was thinking about how I needed to reach back out to Weber State University about the Nye Lecture Series. I have been too busy to meet them for lunch and agree to once again present. I made a mental note to respond today and what should appear in my inbox? Yep, an email from their director requesting a lunch with me to discuss an upcoming presentation they would like me to do. It was so fun to have a 4th witness today that God and Spirit is actively involved in my life. Divine synchronicity is always at play. We simply must have “eyes to see” and “ears to hear.” Yes, Mr. Einstein, everything is a miracle!

Healers

Ryan and Lindsay shared a cool experience last night. Weatherford T. Clayton of the Quorum of the Seventy was their visiting General Authority for Stake Conference and he showed up to their house with the Stake President to give Lindsay a blessing.

He rebuked her cancer and told her cells to heal. He said he felt impressed to bless her with a complete healing. They said it was the most tender, sweet experience ever. I can’t wait to hear all about it from Lindsay’s lips.

She has been through so much and we have been praying and fasting fervently. I feel so ecstatic for Lindsay and so grateful for the goodness of God.

I believe in healers and healings. Weatherford has been a physician for his vocation and appeareth to be a great man of God. Fingers crossed and faith exercising that this is miracle we’ve all been wishing, pleading, petitioning, and patiently waiting for.

To Tell or Not to Tell

Riddle me this:

Sometimes the Lord charged those he healed to tell no man. Other times he told them to share their miraculous healing.

For example:

“And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

“And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

“And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man.” (Matt. 8:2–4.)

And then after casting out the many devils, Jesus commands Legion:

Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him (Matthew 8:39).

Why the different charges to tell or not to tell?

I have some ideas. But I’m headed to bed. Some day I shall write more.