Thursday, February 4, 2010


The stars must not be aligned for me these past 2 weeks since I arrived from Utah because last week I had a cold...and made people at work sick by my constant sneezing and sniffling. This weekend past I started to feel better and was doing okay until I woke up Tuesday morning feeling as sick and a half-dead dog! I had gotten the dreaded flu AGAIN!!! It will be my 3rd time in 6 months getting the flu.

I tried going to work by I was so cold and my body hurt too much, so I then went back home to a fringe fulled with nothing but emptiness. I learned an extremely valuable lesson this week:
*It's a lot harder asking for help than giving it*
This is what I mean by that. I was so sick and so sore all over that I couldn't even get up to go to the store and buy food, never mind make any. I was all by myself with no food in my fridge, no hubbie to help and no mother to help nurse me back to health. I was as useless as a rock.

I contemplated asking for help but was too prideful to do it. After 6 hours of feeling sick and starving for food that would possibly make me feel even more sick, I decided I had to do something. So I swallowed my pride made the phone call for help. I called a friend in the ward and asked her if I could borrow some of their food. It was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to ask for. She was more than happy to help and brought me some soup and fruit to my apartment. She even offered for me to stay at their house so I wouldn't have to be alone. I had to decline the last offer because I wasn't reading to make more people sick.

The next day I woke up feeling 50% better, no headache, no temperature, no NOTHING!! It was UNBELIEVABLE. I was able to go to a full day of work and even make it to Young Womens. When people saw me I think they had a hard time believing I was sick in the first place.

That night when I got home I had the sweetest note on my counter from another friend. She had dropped off some soup for me AS WELL as did my dishes because I was too sick the day before to do anything. I was so overwhelmed with the kindness people showed me that I almost started crying. I kept asking myself, "how on earth am I going to pay these people back for what they've done for me?".

I feel like I'm a very lucky person and that the Lord sends us angels in the form of people and friends. Not only did I get a lot of help from friends but I was blessed to only get the 24hour flu. I think the Lord knew that I probably couldn't handle anything more at this time.

So, if anyone has any ideas on how I can thank these people, please feel free to share your thoughts with me. I'm all ears.

How has the Lord sent you angels in your life? I'd love to hear your story if you'd like to share it.


  1. I know. I was recently sick and shut away in my house for like two weeks, and people kept asking me if they could do something for me. I was like, ummmmmm, as long as I can get up and walk around, I don't need your help!!!! Of course, I was walking around in severe pain, but, still, I WAS GOING TO DO IT!

  2. This is such a sweet post, I'm so sorry you were so sick and I was doing such a crummy jobs at reading blogs I didn't even know. What a horrible friend! Sheesh. I could have at least called and told you I loved you or something, even if I could get there to bring over soup. I'm so glad you're feeling better. You're wonderful Juan.

    you know the boob nazi!?! man, I don't even know the soup nazi.