Friday, December 19, 2008

Today's the Day. . .


I’ve been reading the Old Testament this last year and this very morning finished. I’ve read many of the books in the Old Testament numerous times, but this is only the second time in my life I’ve read it cover to cover. This verse in the last chapter of the Bible captures everything: “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall” (Micah 4:2).

I have no idea what today will bring, but I trust in my Savior. I am in his hands. He cares for me like a farmer cares for the calves in his stall. He feeds, he protects, he grooms, he tends to my every need! I place myself in his tender care knowing that whatever the outcome, he will help me and that it will be for my best good.

Many, many thanks to all of you who are praying for me and who have kept me laughing and hoping and smiling. Thank you for the flowers, chocolate, hats, slippers, angels, but mostly for your love! I can’t even begin to tell you what it has meant to me. I love you all!

My daughter, Mariah, will be updating this blog daily with news. As soon as I can, I’ll be back, but remember I may repeat myself and who knows what else! Until then, please know that whatever happens, I know that Jesus is the Christ and that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God who leads and guides Christ’s Church on the earth today. That knowledge is an anchor to my soul and is what allows me to face this storm with such peace.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this day! I have truly enjoyed your messages and been fascinated while reading your blog. You daughter Meleah and her husband Daniel are two of the most fascinating and wonderful people I know. We're all pulling for you from Austin, TX. Hugs! Wendy

Wendi said...

I admire your faith and courage! We'll continue to pray for you and will look forward to the updates. :)

Kristi said...

I just found out this week and want you to know how much we are thinking about and praying for you. I'll keep peeking in to see the updates and wish you the very best! You are beautiful no matter the length (or shade) of hair. Thanks for being such a great person in my life!

meleah said...

Mom-I've been thinking about you all day. I know you wont be reading this for a long time but I want you to know that I love you. I am so glad that I get to go to Utah and see you.
Thanks for all of the updates!

Jane said...

Dear Sherrie:

I was so surprised to hear about Grizelda today. I went to the blog and felt very much comforted by it. Your faith and determination to get through this with grace and even laughter is so uplifting. God bless you. You WILL be in my prayers!! I'm looking forward to hearing good news soon.

Much love,
Jane Birch

CougFan said...

Sherrie,
I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your wonderful insights about life here upon this earth and your relationship to the Savior. All of us in the Intellectual Property Office at BYU are praying for you. May Grizelda be kind enough to disappear from your life forever! Keep up with that positive attitude!
Lots of love to you, Carl and your other family members.
Nancy Bailey

Favorite Sis said...

You are BEAUTIFUL!!