Wednesday, February 07, 2007

aware of my need

A lot of people have some kind of cold or virus right now. Among the many afflictions which have come to my attention are my mom's head cold and my grandma's cough. Mom is staying at Grandma's this week so they went shopping together and apparently stocked up on medicines. I went to visit and to have dinner with them after work. They noticed my coughing and sneezing right away.

Grandma told me to take a bottle of cough syrup home.

"Don't you need it?" I asked.
"I bought one for myself today and it was on sale for 'buy one get one free.'" Grandma said. So I acquired a much needed bottle of cough syrup.

Later on Mom asked me if I was taking Echinacea to fight the cold.

"I only have Echinacea tea." I said (which is not the most potent way to get it into your system). Mom went away and came back with a bottle of Echinacea. "Aren't you using this?" I asked her.
"I bought two bottles today for 'buy one get one free.'" She gave me her second bottle.

Before I left Grandma's house I had also been outfitted with AlkaSeltzer, cough drops, Chinese food, and clear soda.

All of this is in addition to a batch of scrumptious homemade chicken soup a friend made me, which has sustained me for a number of days.

I have been well taken care of. Truly "the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." (1 Nephi 1:20) I don't feel very mighty, but through the love and service of those around me I feel delivered. I know that Father is aware of my every need.

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