It is What it is!! continued

14 Jul




It is What it is!!

When we arrived home on Saturday, we were met with a great roast beef dinner with rolls and all the fixings from Texie. She is like me in that I show my love by feeding everyone. .  It really hit the spot after hospital food and it was so great to be in our home and sleep in our own bed.  I had slept the night on the couch in Dave’s room and let me say it was not a pillow top.  In fact there wasn’t even a pillow.

The word had gotten out and the phone and doorbell did not stop ringing.  I was so amazed at the love that was poured out to Dave and our family.  It was truly amazing.  He is a very loved person in the neighborhood, ward, friends and clients.

The one thing he wanted before he had surgery was to take a long horse ride. There were no promises as to what the surgery would do to his capacity to do the things he loved, mainly work, ride and rope.  He never did mention that he was afraid that he would not be able to mow the lawn!!

So he and Jace went for a long ride out on Antelope Island and it was so good for him. He was able to do the thing he loved the most with one of the people he loved the most.

He came back very tired so I fixed him a nice big dinner and we put on a movie (Nacho Libre) and just spent some time being together.

Again I was amazed at the peace that came over me and I knew we would be okay. Looking back, I can now see that sometimes my okay is not the Lord’s okay.

Sunday we all attended church together and then again just spent the day being together. One’s perspective on life changes dramatically when you go through things like this.  I cannot believe that the man that I was so ticked at for some idiot thing just days ago (can’t even remember what it was) was the same man I was seeing now.  I thought how silly it is to waste a minute on these small things when life can change in an instant.

From the day he received the news in Moscow he never faltered.   His comment time and time again was “IT IS WHAT IT IS”, meaning for him, he was not going to waste time worrying about something he could not change.  He talked so much to me and the kids about the atonement and how the Lord loved us each so much, that whatever happened was what was meant to be in his life and would be for his benefit.  I cannot say that I had ever loved this man more than I did at that time.

What I didn’t realize was that for us the nightmare had just begun and we were to be tested in a way that we could never have imagined.  I am grateful for little tender mercies and periods of peace and comfort that attended us during these trials.  For us the villain was still very much alive.




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