Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Hope of Jonah's Mother

Before my eyes were even open yet this morning, my very first thought of my conscious mind was exclaiming, "Hallelujah!!!! 'I know that my Redeemer Lives! Christ Jesus the Atoning One. What joy that these sweet sentence[s] give!!! I know that my Redeemer LIVES'" I know that He has already suffered for these pains that my Jonah and I are suffering. He is my Redeemer. He is why I am able to bare this grief. He is why I have peace and strength beyond what I know I am capable of having. My boy is my life!! My children are my life!!! There is nothing harder to bare for me than to see one of my children suffer and know there is little that I can do. For those of you that know me, I am a doer. I am a fixer. I get in and get my hands dirty ripping into walls, cleaning a toilet, building a wall, going back to school, figuring out how to get "it" done. The only way I know to get "this"  done is to humble myself and submit myself, my son, and this whole thing to my Savior. I can do nothing except lay Jonah at Christ's feet and submit to His will. I am stubborn!! I am a fighter!! I will mow you over and take you out if you are in my way to reaching my goal. My Heavenly Father has lovingly been teaching me that I really have no power except through my Savior!! Many would think that this is a weak thought, one of a martyr. I know that my Savior is walking beside me!! I can't believe the joy that is literally coursing through my, now weak, body at this time. This is the power of the atonement. I am so thankful for this testimony and the strength and power it gives to me to bear my griefs and pains. I am so thankful that I have been able to call out to my Father in Heaven with pleas, and know that He has heard them and is answering them. So, Hallelujah...HALLELUJAH!!!

(This post is by Jonah's loving mother)

6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post, from Jonah's Mother, who through her faith, taught me that we sometimes need to put things in our Heavenly Father'S hand,even as difficult as it may seem, because he truly knows who we are,and that we are struggling, but will comfort us through our trials, because he is walking right beside us,or even carrying us, when we can't stand on our own.
    As a Mother of three boys, I can't even fathom what you are going through....but my prayers are with you,Jonah,your wonderful family, and the many friends...
    Love a caring sister....

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  2. What a beautiful post, from Jonah's Mother, who through her faith, taught me that we sometimes need to put things in our Heavenly Father'S hand,even as difficult as it may seem, because he truly knows who we are,and that we are struggling, but will comfort us through our trials, because he is walking right beside us,or even carrying us, when we can't stand on our own.
    As a Mother of three boys, I can't even fathom what you are going through....but my prayers are with you,Jonah,your wonderful family, and the many friends...
    Love a caring sister....

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  3. This is one of the strongest testimonies I've ever seen. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to be a mother and watch your son go through something like this. To submit yourself and especially your son to God is a huge act of faith, one that you will be blessed for. One of my favorite scriptures for times of trial is D&C 121:7-9 The Lord is speaking to Joseph Smith when he is in Liberty Jail. He says, "My son, peace be unto they soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes. Thy friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands." Your a great example of love, strength, and faith. I'm praying for your family and especially for Jonah.

    Vanessa (I served with Elder Tuttle)

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  4. Thank you for your faith. I don't know your family I just came across the gofundme page for Jonah and started reading this blog. You have no idea how your example of faith in the Savior has touched me and I'm sure many others. My sibling was hit by a car while riding a bicycle almost two years ago and was in a coma for almost 3 weeks. He shattered his hip and pelvis and left arm and other injuries including a TBI. He will never be the same physically but he has recovered for the most part mentally. I don't know how it feels to be the mother of such an event, watching your child.. I'm convinced it is 100 times harder. I can only think of how Heavenly Father must have felt watching his Son, our Savior suffer so much. Your family will receive a lot of comfort through the many many people who are praying. May heaven shower down blessings and comfort during this trial. God Bless.

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