Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Obstacles on the Path.

On July 24th, I fell very ill. I woke up in the middle of the night with rather severe stomach pain and consequentially I spent the remnant of the night vomiting. The next day, we laid low for a bit hoping that maybe I'd just eaten something funny and that it would all kind of heal itself. But alas, it did not. 

We found ourselves in the emergency room that night in order to prevent any potentially serious issues.... we were there practically all night... and yet we went home still unsure what was causing the problem. What was worrying us the most the the pain-- we didn't know what it was or what to do. From that point until now, I found myself at the hospital on thirteen separate occasions in attempts to find the problem and conquer it; but we had no luck. For some reason, despite our numerous attempts and constant battling, we couldn't seem to defeat the sickness. And believe me, we did everything we could possibly think of doing in order to try and fix things. 

Needless to say, after a month of struggling through all of this, the decision was finally made to send me home. I was absolutely heartbroken. The only reason things went on for as long as they did in Korea was because I was set on staying on my mission. So the decision to send me home was... painful. I can honestly say that it's been one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. 

On Friday, I boarded the plane in Incheon Airport in Korea. I arrived home that same Friday in Utah. For now, I'm still doing all I can to battle this fun little situation. My greatest desire is to return to the Korea Seoul South Mission and finish what I started! But as for now, we're not really sure what will happen. I just wanted to say thank you for all the love, prayers, and support that have been sent my way. 

This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do... but I know that the Lord has a purpose for everything. He knows all things. Maybe I don't have all of the answers right now, but I know that the Lord loves me and I know that He has a very specific plan for me. So I know it's going to be okay.


Sister CaLea Bagley


  1. Everything happens for a reason petal, I believe that it is definitely going to be okay. Everything will be revealed over time...You never know, there might be a very special someone waiting for you in Utah ;)

  2. I came home early from my mission for being sick :( At the time it seemed as if the world was over... Honestly... But now that I have been home for almost 3 years I realize what a blessing it was. I was able to help people here at home at the right time, I wouldn't have found my husband, and life would be different! Today, I look back and think God had a plan, and everything worked out :) I am still sick, but hey that's life! I hope the best for you!

  3. CaLea I know you don't know me at all but I think you are just the cutest and sweetest girl ever. I came home from my mission in the Philippines about a year ago, and I'll be honest it was even harder than the pain I suffered through during my mission... But I never felt closer to my Heavenly Father, nor have I ever felt His love stronger. Go to the temple as often as your health allows, it will bless your life. If you EVER need to talk, or vent, or anything please don't hesitate to message me!

    Heavenly Father does have a plan for you and He is always with you! You are lived my Him, your brother and Savior, and SO many others- don't let Satan EVER convince you otherwise