Thursday, January 31, 2008

Good day today!

A good friend of mine who's great uncle is Gordon B. Hinckley called late last night to see if I wanted to go with her to the family viewing this morning. I was in a lot of pain last night, so I said I wasn't sure--but that I'd call her if by chance I woke up by 6:45 a.m. when she was going to leave. I just happened to sleep okay (I'm sure because of the blessing I asked for since I was in so much pain) and I woke up at 6:45. I called my friend (Angie) and she hadn't left home yet, so I threw on a dress and she picked me up and we went to the Conference Center together. It was so great! There wasn't even a line there, since it was just family viewing the prophet at that time. We were right next to him and were able to be in the room for quite some time talking with family. I was able to meet President Hinckley's children and hear them talk about their father. I found out after talking with his daughter that he had been seeing the same oncologist at Huntsman as I am (Dr. Sandra Buys). He had been having treatments every two weeks up until he passed. And still he kept going and working right up until the end. That's inspiring!

It was an amazing experience--and I'm so grateful I felt well enough to go and to have such a sweet friend to invite me.

I've been feeling pretty well the past few weeks--just a little achy in the bones from time to time. I've been exercising more--walking at the mall in the mornings with friends and going to the gym to use the treadmill/eliptical/stairmaster. I went to my first water aerobics class since summer on Tuesday morning. I paid for it last night--lots of pain in my mid-section and back. I'm pretty sure the pain was from the workout--but it feels like it's more than muscle pain. I'm pretty sure my bones are hurting too. It's not as bad today.

Love you all!


Marci said...

Wow, what an incredible experience to attend President Hinckley's family viewing. He was such an inspiration. I am so glad you were able to have that amazing opportunity. And your desire to exercise has me realizing more that ever that I need to get in better shape. Thank you for your good example!