Saturday, April 19, 2014
This morning I woke up around 7 am.
My throat was killing me for the third day in a row, I couldn't breathe out of my nose, and my head was throbbing.
The back of my neck was wet with sweat even though I felt ridiculously cold.
I sat up realizing it would be no use trying to go back to sleep but immediately felt dizzy. 
I started to cough and quickly turned to make sure my sweet husband who has his last few finals today was still asleep.
I made my way to the bathroom and blew my nose. Which oddly made me feel like I was going to throw up?
Now I was hot, and I mean reallllyy hot.
So I splashed cold water on my face and went to the kitchen to find any sort of medicine that might be some sort of help. 
I made a cup of fake tea (hot water, almond milk, honey, and tangerine juice. odd combo I know.) and went back to our bed.
Hunter was just waking up and I told him I felt terrible, unable to even swallow my "tea."
He was still half asleep but managed to put his hand on my stomach to offer some sort of comfort. 
He then got up to get ready to head out. 
I felt close to miserable and seriously considered quitting my job at the day care.
This is the second time I've been sick this month.
When am I supposed to build that immunity?
I closed my eyes for a second then opened them to see Hunter staring at me.
The first thing that came out of my mouth was... "Make me better."
His first response of "well, I don't know..." then turned into a very willing "I can give you a blessing."
My frustration of feeling crummy quickly turned into gratitude as I remembered that my husband holds the priesthood and can act in God's name to give me a blessing
He laid his hands gently on top of my head and tears fell from my eyes as I felt so much love for and from both my Heavenly Father and my amazing husband. 
Once he said all he was impressed to say, he hugged me, held me, and kissed me and I knew without a doubt that this man loves me and cherishes me. 
My night stand is covered in used tissues, my breath smells like cough drops, and my hair looks... well terrible and yet this man still loves me Moore than I knew possible. 
And I love him, with every bit of my being

One thing Hunter said was, "Through your faith in Christ you can be healed."
And that really stood out to me.
The past couple of days as I would wake up with a sore throat and a weak body I would go straight to the medicine cabinet feeling anxious and frustrated that I wasn't feeling any better.
But why did I not think to turn to my Savior?
The one that knows and feels my pain, the one that loves me more than I can comprehend, the one that asks so little of me yet gives so much in return.
The one that endured all things so I don't have to go through anything alone. 

As I pondered these things a little more once Hunter left, the trending hashtag and video "Because of Him" came to my mind and I now feel as though I can see the light at the end of the dark sickness "tunnel."
Because of Him I am sealed to my sweetheart not just for time but for all eternity.
Because of Him I am able to receive priesthood blessings from my Husband and feel my savior's love surround me.
Because of Him I know I can be healed from any illness as long as I have faith.
Because of Him I know that death is not the end and that families truly can be together forever.
Because of Him no trial will ever be too big.
Because of Him I can live again with God.
And that ^ is pretty darn amazing.

I'm so grateful for our savior and all that he did for us.
I'm so grateful for my sweet husband and for all he does for me.
And since I'm feeling all sentimental I might as well finish by adding that I am also very grateful for all of you who actually read this blog of mine :)

Happy Easter!

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

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