Well, Saturday evening, August 24, Dexter (Parker's younger brother) was hanging out with a friend and called around 9:15pm for a ride home . He called from his friend's phone so I didn't recognize the number. John left to go pick up Dex. Then, my phone rang again, another number I didn't recognize...
"Hi..." (thinking Dex had forgotten something)
"So, I'm calling from the ER."
"I'm okay, nothing is wrong. I've been throwing up after almost every meal, so the MTC doctor sent me to the hospital. They did a cat scan, took my blood and did all kinds of lab work and they can't find anything."
Now, you'd think that would freak a mother out, but I have been blessed with a calm and peace since that big, white envelope with Parker's mission call arrived at our home in April. I KNOW that Parker is just fine.
Since the doctors cannot figure out what is going on, I told Elder Beach, let's just have faith in what they said! Faith that you will be fine and not have anymore problems, or at least none that will deter you from your mission!
True faith brings miracles, visions, dreams, healings, and all the gifts of God that he gives to his Saints. By faith one obtains a remission of sins and eventually is able to dwell in God’s presence. A lack of faith leads one to despair, which comes because of iniquity. ~Moroni 10:22
I asked, how long do you have to talk? about 7 minutes... shoot! Your Dad is picking up Dexter, so we chatted for a little bit more and I asked lots of questions.
Parker had a few small world moments in the MTC... first seeing and visiting with Will Anderl brought him some peace so that he didn't feel all alone in the MTC, saw 2 other Elders that he knows from high school, had a sister missionary, Sister Reist?, in his zone that is in the same ward in Bountiful as Sue & Steve Lake (Tammy Tran's sister) and another missionary in his zone is cousins with Nick Neria, who Parker went to high school with and will also be serving in the Raleigh mission !!
How much time do you have left? 1 minute.... Oh! Your Dad and Dex just pulled in the driveway.
I ran out to the garage and threw the phone at them. I said, it's Parker, just talk to him, I'll tell you what happened later. So we all had a quick chat with Elder Beach... it was wonderful!!!
Photos added: Sept 9, 2013
Looks like Elder Beach had a great time while in the hospital... nothing to worry about except take some pictures for Mom!