"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

October 5, 2011

My Blessing

Something happened before I went into the operating room that I never want to forget.  In the mix of all the commotion and the very short time between when Dr. Richards said we needed an emergency C-section and actually being in the operating room....the first thing Ova thought of was to give me a blessing.  Thankfully my little brother was there with us, so Ova asked the nurse who was prepping me if he could give me a blessing.  The nurse said yes, that was fine, but he just had to do it while they worked on me because they didn't have much time.  Ova and Misi came to the head of my bed, and there were only like two nurses in there getting me ready.  They began the beautiful blessing...blessed me that my body would handle the surgery well and blessed our baby that even though she was too young to be born, that she would be ok.  It was a beautiful blessing and I cried the whole time.  When Ova said Amen, I opened my eyes and was amazed to see the room FULL of doctors and nurses folding their arms and closing their eyes, listening to the blessing, and then they all said amen.  It was a very comforting feeling and a surreal moment....and honestly that blessing, and knowing that the people that were going to be operating on me were members, brought me a lot of comfort.  I count my blessings everyday for Ova...I'm so blessed and grateful to have a worthy priesthood holder that can bless me and my family whenever we need it.  I'm grateful that the first thing he thought of in that moment of panic was to bless me.  It really helped calm me down.  I'm blessed!

7 comments:

Lani M. Latu said...

Hi, I don't think we've ever met but I just wanted to say that I admire your strength. I've read your posts (while at training lol) and it hits sort of a tender spot for me. I had to stop reading a couple times before I busted out in tears wile in training.. lol. I can't imagine all your little family has gone through, but I am amazed at your strength. I hope you recover well, and I hope your daughter gets stronger everyday! We'll definitely keep your family in our prayers! :)

MARCIA said...

Monica that is the most BEAUTIFUL post I've read in a long time. You are an inspiration and yes, very blessed to have such a wonderful husband. I cried and had chills while reading this and am grateful that the Lord did send you angels to help you at your time of need. I admire the faith that you and your husband have. Thank you for being so raw and sharing your story with us.

carolineluvsulysses said...

Hi monica, what a beautiful post thanks for sharing! if I knew about the funeral I wouldve came out to it.. love how strong u are and how much u emphasize on ur blessings! hope u recover fast for ur beautiful kids

The Tauaalo Family said...

Monica this is such a touching post! Thank you for sharing this experience. You are amazing and so incredibly strong! How great is it to have the gospel in our lived! Your family is in our prayers!

Monika said...

Geez...I always get so emotional when I read your blogs...thanks for sharing your intimate, amazing expriences. I love the priesthood and how it works! That's just it...it works! What a blessing to be around so many members...utah rocks!

Lusi said...

Ok, so I've been so caught up in my own life that I haven't had the time to read your blog. First off, congrats on your precious baby girl...second, this entry just made me cry! What a precious moment for all of you in attendance.

Thank you for your example and for sharing your life and experience with us. Love you guys....

IONGI FAMILY said...

great post Mon tears!!!