Mountains to Climb - Sisters, What!

Mountains to Climb

As my sister wrote a couple months ago I left on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to the Washington Kennewick Mission on October 10, 2012. Most female missionaries serve for 18 months. You do the math. I'm here on the blog and its only been five months. Starting the beginning of December 2012 I started having migraines daily. Now, I've suffered from migraines since I was 15, but this was different. First of all they were daily and it was a different pain then I was accustomed to. I was doing everything in my power to work through them and serve to my fullest capacity. On January 18, 2013 I received a phone call from my mission president informing me that the mission department of the church had decided it would be in my best interest to go home to receive medical attention and get them figured out before I return. This was not what I wanted to hear. I was loving my mission and I had accepted the fact that I may have migraines daily for the rest of my life and I was willing to work through that. Now I've been home for two months and after many doctor appointments and different treatments I still have migraines daily. I can rarely sit down and read a book because it makes my head hurt more, I can't hold a full-time job because some days they are debilitating, and my energy level isn't where it should be for a 23-year-old who loves sports.  I'd be lying if there weren't moments when I asked "Why God? Why does this have to happen to me?" but the list of what I have learned is countless. Now you are probably wondering why I'm sharing this story with you, a bunch of strangers I've never met on a mostly crafts and cooking blog. But I just felt I needed to share it and share the following video with it. My story isn't anything spectacular, nor does it have some amazing ending but what is has is what I've learned. I've learned of the love of our Savior Jesus Christ. He cares for each of us individually and even though we may be going through hard times He is there for us. He may not remove the trial but as we come unto Him He will lift our burdens so that we can bare them. This story is my current mountain and I know we all have mountains that we climb but we do not have to climb them alone as we have faith in Jesus Christ.

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  1. Watched this video the other day while putting on my eye makeup. Had to wipe my eyes down and start over because I was crying so hard. Thanks for sharing your experience with us Sierra. We still pray for you every day!

  2. Hope you get respite from the pain soon.

    M :)

  3. Sierra, thank you so much for sharing. I understand how difficult life can be at times. I have two kids with autism and at first I didn't understand but like you said, it has caused me to grow in so many ways, God has shown Himself in my life in such a miraculous way through all of this and I know he will do the same for you. I ill pray for your healing. God bless!

  4. I second Joy, I definitely was in tears. Thanks for sharing Sierra.

  5. Thank you for sharing! I pray things improve!


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