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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bell's Palsy and Learning Through Life's Trials

Bells Palsy. Ever heard of it? Cuz I got it! I woke up Saturday morning with it.

According to "Bell's palsy is a paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of your face. damage to the facial nerve that controls muscles on one side of the face causes that side of your face to droop. The nerve damage may also affect your sense of taste and how you make tears and saliva. This condition comes on suddenly, often overnight, and usually gets better on its own within a few weeks." For the rest of the article click here.

This can last a few weeks to a few months. Apparently life was going a bit to smoothly and God just had to throw us a few trails to help us grow. "The trials of this life will ultimately lead to joy if we patiently trust in God's plan and discover how to use adversity to grow stronger." ~Larry Richman~ I found that quote here if you would like to read the whole devotional given at BYU-I in 2007. Its good to know God will help you through anything. I know that this doesn't sound like a huge deal to a lot of people and compared to others trials I'd take this instead of a lot of things that could happen. I'm going to keep my head up and try to learn what I need to learn from this experience. I love the Lord and the gospel so much! If any one has any questions about what I believe and the teaching of the LDS faith you can check out,, or Also you can always ask me, I'd be happy to answer questions :)

Here are some pics of me and all the funny faces I make now :P Straight face (you can hardly tell)

closed smile

Teeth smile

Pirate face

Pouty face

Trying to close my eyes


  1. Doesn't matter what your face looks like, you are still beautiful!

  2. Michelle, I respect and look up to you so much. I really admire your fantastic attitude. You are amazing! I hope to be able to be this positive in my trials the way that you are! You are indeed an example of the believers. :)