This powerful story was submitted by Cosette Snarr:
My husband started having seizures in 1985. At first they were just at night and didn’t disrupt our daily life although they did have an affect on my sleep. Over time the seizures changed and started happening during the day.
Eventually he was in a terrible car accident so he lost his ability to drive. Over the years the seizures created situations of lots of unemployment and underemployment. I was frustrated and angry and did not want to deal with this terrible situation. I had tried everything I could think of to “fix” the situation, but to no avail. I felt like my prayers were not being answered. It was awful.
I wanted out but knew I could not leave.
Over the years I went through all kind of emotions, mostly anger, until finally, f-i-n-a-l-l-y I decided to turn to the Lord in humility rather than telling Him how things needed to be. That seemed to be the key.
I felt inspired that we needed to start re-finishing furniture together. I thought that was really odd. That’s not the kind of activity I would necessarily choose to do but I felt strongly that I had been directed so we did. We took a class together, went searching for furniture together, worked together and in the process I fell in love with my husband again. The anger was gone. I felt confident that I could simply look beyond the seizures and everything would be okay. They did not have to rule me.
Within a couple of months of starting on the furniture, the seizures stopped. It was not due to any change in medication or treatment that he had been getting. This happened in 2014.
He had been having seizures for 30 years and they just stopped. His doctor had never heard of such a thing.
To me it was more than a tender mercy. It was a miracle in every sense of the word. A miracle that came through the love of the Savior, as I finally allowed Him into my heart.
The miracle was not so much that the seizures stopped as much as my heart had been changed. Today our relationship is strong. My husband is still seizures free and is healthier than most men his age. We are incredibly blessed.
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