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