*note* If you've not read the post below, you might want to read it first.
Well, if you must have proof, here is it. I mustered all my courage, walked into the storage room, located the ghastly air mattress and battery pack, dragged them to the living room and attempted to make heads or tails of the apparatus. When I assumed I had the right nozzel, I plugged it in and turned it on and to my utter amazement, everything worked! The air went in with amazing simplicity. Fears conqured! Filling an air mattress may not be a big deal to you, but it's more than I accomplished in 5 years of mission trips. Sad, I know.
I've always relied on some kind person to fill my air mattress for me. And I am extremely grateful to all such kind souls. But I wonder if I might have learned to do this myself much earlier if my fear had not been enabled?
I just remembered.... I still have to see if they will STAY filled.
I'll let you know.....