Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thankful for Priesthood Blessings.

Today has been an eventful day, Brody woke up this morning at 1am. He was crying and when I took him out of his crib he was burning up. I gave him Motrin right away, and just rocked him back to sleep. He woke up almost every hour whimpering in his sleep as I held him. I held him all morning until it was time for me to go to work. I felt that today I needed to stay home and be a mother. I called into work and got an appointment. Thank goodness I work at a pediatrician's office. We headed down to the doctor's office, but first I dropped off my other two kids at my friend Amy's house. I am so grateful for friends that are willing to help my family when things come up.
After being checked out Brody had no ear infections, or strep. But the Doctor was worried because his heart was racing super fast. He also looked pale and was pretty lethargic looking. They sent us off to the lab to have some blood work done and a urine test. I was so scared to take my 10 month old to have blood drawn. I held him tight and watched as they poked him as he screamed. His fever would not break and he only wanted to be held even when he would sleep. I was so nervous awaiting the lab work results. My friend Amy suggested that I have Brody get a blessing. Matt came home earlier today and my friends husband Kaleb was home today, so it worked out perfect. They were over to my house sooner then I knew it ready to help Matt with the blessing. I am so thankful that I have the priesthood in my home. Brody was not his self today and that made me feel sad. This evening Brody's fever came down and he started to play and crawl around. I know my father in heaven hears and answers my prayers. I know that priesthood blessings are real and that they are here to benefit us and our families whenever we need them. I want to thank my husband and Kaleb for giving Brody a blessing. I am grateful for the gospel in my life as well as my families life.

12 comments:

Sarah Stephens said...

That is so scary. I can totally relate to those feelings of anxiety and stress of not knowing what it is or how to fix it. Thanks for sharing your testimony on the Priesthood. I'm glad that he is doing better.

Larsens said...

i hate when the kids are sick. its so sad to see them so miserable. your right, thank heavens for the priesthood. its pricless!

Leah said...

I loved reading your words....How scary! I'm glad he is better...

Loree said...

sorry for little Brody. Poor little guy. hope he is feeling better. The priesthood is a wonderful thing! What a blessing :)

Kelli said...

I'm so sorry your day was a miserable one, but am so grateful for this post. You're a great example of faith. Thank you for your testimony.

Amy Schad said...

You are such a wonderful mommy and little Brody is such a sweetheart! I am grateful I could help you out and that Kaleb could assist in giving him a blessing. I was so sad when I held him at your house and could tell that he was just miserable. I too am thankful for the Priesthood and to see the blessing he was given come to pass...Brody today pretty much back to his normal self!

Dee Dee said...

How sad that he was so miserable, but glad to hear he is feeling a little better. Blessings are wonderful!!

Ryan said...

Nothing breaks hearts more than a sick baby, I'm glad he's on the mend. Blessings are the blest!

O'Neal Family said...

that was me, to clear the confusion.

Carranza's said...

I am thankful for your faith and know that he is always there for you.

Sam and Jamie Taylor said...

Thanks for your testimony, Valerie. I, too know how that feels. It is such a blessing to have the priesthood here.

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing that special story. I love hearing about experiences with the priesthood. What an amazing thing that blessings can be.