Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Modern Day Lion's Den

For any of you following my story "Adventures in Googly-Eyes" I have no real updates for you. I'm not wearing my fabulous patch anymore. I know, I know I'm sad too. The doc wants me to wear my glasses again. Lately I've been seeing through foggyness in both eyes with of course the streaks and spaghetti vision I've had since March. I have not driven since the last week in July. At this point my vision is at its worst. I go to the lens and retina doc next week. I'm still foggy-headed and having memory problems. At this point with all the impending eye surgeries I won't drive until hopefully next spring/summer. That being said, at least I'm not inside a whale. At least I'm not in a lion's den or having Philistines try to kill me. This isn't tough Biblical times, but yet I feel persecuted.

God bless people that do not know the priviledge of sight. I am not saying I have experienced this fully. Although sometimes I feel quasi-blind. My heart truly goes out to the vision impaired. It is very difficult for me to type and read, but God has put a need in my heart to express hope to you.

The Bad News.
This past summer I lost my Dad to a horrific cancer. I've seen my Grandmother go from baking bran muffins with me to not knowing my name these past 2-3 yrs. I'm dealing with losing/repairing my vision. I suffered from endometriosis last year that caused me to have a hysterectomy. For the past year and a half I've braved a category 5 storm in my life. Now before you read/write me off as a complainer I ask you read the following to see how God can work in someone's life who might be experiencing a modern day lion's den.

The Good News.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

Right now I lack so many things. Patience at the top! Anyone else out there experiencing similar trials. Please know you have a friend in me and a friend in the Lord.


Tina said...

You are so inspiring.

Wendy said...

Praying for you! And Leelah is the cutest ladybug EVER.