Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Angel I didn't know I knew

I met an Angel today. Well, I already knew him... I just didn't know he was an Angel, which is usually the way it goes.

I had been suffering with this obnoxious heart-racing-because-my-body-is-retarded-when-I'm-pregnant issue ALL DAY. This time was worse because if I happened to be sitting up while it happened, I would get dizzy or light-headed. Laying down calmed it temporarily but the moment I returned to a sitting position it came back. Another side-effect of this problem was that it left me weak and shaky. We couldn't seem to figure out anything that would stop it or at least make it more manageable.

By about 2:30 I was at my wit's end and was contemplating going to the hospital to make sure there wasn't anything really wrong. I was finally hit by inspiration and asked Ben for a blessing. He started calling friends from the ward to find someone who could come and assist. He was able to contact Glen who just needed a ride to our house, so Ben ran out to pick him up.

Of course, the blessing itself was wonderful and made me feel much better. Glen asked what had been ailing me and upon explanation, he felt along my spine explaining something about the "T3" controlling the heart. Glen is a chiropractor and, with my permission, performed a mini-adjustment in my family room.

What he did seemed akin to the practices of a witch-doctor; unexplainable and somewhat magical. I have always been skeptical of chiropractic treatment and have placed it in the same category as acupuncture, massage therapy and other non-medical treatments. I suppose I will have to admit that I was wrong. Within a half-hour, I was sitting up fairly comfortably and felt more alert than I had all day.

I'm not sure how much of my current state of comfort is as a result of the blessing or Glen's skill. Ben threw out the possibility that part of the blessing was in bringing Glen to our house. Whatever the reason, I feel much better this evening and am grateful for it.

Angels are everywhere and sometimes I'm smart enough to recognize them when they show up.


Anonymous said...

That's awesome! Jeremy would TOTALLY be cheering on your blog, but I won't tell him because he is kinda coo coo about chiropractors...

Monique said...

I agree with Ben. What a lovely story to share! You have to make sure Ben tells me when you have that baby! Yeah I know, there's still time.. just dont forget to tell me ;)

The Texans said...

You don't know me, but my name is Paula and I love your blog! Your little girl is adorable! I notice that you also have an Activity Days blog and I was hoping you could e-mail me the link to the paper doll craft you used for the modesty lesson. My e-mail is

Trillium said...

You said, "I have always been skeptical of chiropractic treatment and have placed it in the same category as acupuncture, massage therapy and other non-medical treatments." Well, nowadays, even the medical profession admits that these other alternative therapies actually work--and not just because of the "placebo effect."

Rebecca said...

Well, I must be coo coo too... :)

I have been a huge believer in holistic medicine and eastern medicine. I know it works and have benefited from the various remedies.

I also know that they work because they are based on practical knowledge of how the body works and how it responds to different types of touch.


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