These past couple weeks I haven’t felt very good – ol’ body being difficult. However I’ve had help from some great friends that have brought me some lunch, and did my dishes, even vacuumed for me. The visiting teaching organization, IS organized. And these women do this with a big smile, not making me feel like an inconvenience at all.
I remembered years ago, before I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis I hadn’t been feeling well. It wasn’t a typical cold or flu and I needed extra, extra help for a couple hours a day, for about a week. It was a difficult thing to ask not being able to give a good reason for what was going on with me. I remember one women (one of our sisters in the Relief Society) that ended up expressing her feelings in the next fast Sunday. She said she had mixed feelings for helping, she didn’t know me, she didn’t even understand my needs or why she should really have to help? But she knew that was a poor attitude, and it would be good to prayed about it. She shared that she receive a strong impression that she didn’t need to know the particulars of my situation, that I was one of her sisters here and needed her help at this time. I was very touched, forever grateful to hear that, I’ve never forgotten that this sweet person had the faith and humility to simply do what was asked of her.