Yesterday, I went to the Dentist and while I was there, I explained to them how I started on my mission papers and they mentioned how it would be a good idea to go ahead and get the x-rays out of the way. Once they took the panoramic x-ray of my mouth the dental assistant noticed something that wasn't normal. I also received a blessing that explained how it was a tumor. However the tumor was non-cancerous and how it would have to be removed and yet I would still be able to serve my mission. I would be a great missionary for the Lord and I was a chosen daughter of our Heavenly Father. Afterward, I got home and my roommate Nicole insisted on going to the temple. Since the Rexburg, Idaho temple is currently closed for cleaning until August 16th we decided that we would drive to Idaho Falls, Idaho. Which is approx. 25 mins. from our apt. complex. However I had class at 5:00 and it was going on 3:30 already.
We left the apt. at 3:30 pulled into the Idaho Falls Temple parking lot at 4:00. Walked into the temple, did some work and walked out at 4:45, left the parking lot at 4:50. (Yes, we were only there for 45 mins.) Made it back to Rexburg, Idaho in 20 mins. I walked into my class at 5:10, still dropped off Nicole in the progress. It was the most amazing spiritual experience I have ever had while visiting the temple. I honestly don't know if it was because of how strong the spirit was, because Nicole and I both knew that were were suppose to be there, or if it was the confirmation that we also both felt that everything was going to be just fine. You are doing what you are suppose to be doing right now in this life, I approve of everything that you are doing. Continue to keep of the good work, I will continue in striving to help you in your decisions each day.
Today, we went to the BYU-Idaho health center to try and get a second opinion, however she told me to rely on the spirit and go check with my dentist who will then check with the oral surgeon who will decide whether or not I need surgery for this issue, with all of those doctors that was indeed the second opinion. I am not going to doubt Heavenly Father for a minute in this decision, honestly somehow I am always at peace when I have been in these doctors offices over the last few days. I only start questioning what I believe and the confirmations I have been given when others are doing the same, which I have learned is a part of my faith. I need to continue day in and day out to know what I know is true, that I do not need anyone else to confirm the things I know to be true. Because I have witnessed these promptings of the spirit in my heart.
Tomorrow, I will have an appointment for a CT Scan and that will determine what type of surgery will be performed. However as I am trusting in Heavenly Father I believe that it is a tumor, it is not cancerous, life will go on...
I will continue to update my blog as much as I can. However I do not know how much time I will have, how much rest I will need over the next week or so.