Dear Loving and Concerned Friends,
Finally! I am so blessed to be sitting here in my own home, thinking about you, having the chance to write to you myself. How can I even begin to thank you for accompanying me through these past two weeks? For walking through them together with me, holding my hand, leading the way when I myself had fallen blind? Your unceasing prayers and expressions of love bolstered my faith in our Great God and His mighty power to turn all my darkness to light.
Though I found myself blind in one eye, I was not overcome by fear, nor did I fall captive to the darkness of discouragement. Indeed, I was surrounded by great peace and true rest the majority of the time. Only let me be very clear that it was His light, His peace, and His rest.
And now the blessed light is returning to my left eye as well, rather much more quickly than we had even hoped. Each day, I see more and feel less disorientation with the disparity in my vision. Yesterday I was able to see color for the first time and read large letters without great strain. The distances are still a blur, but I can identify large objects such as cars and trees easily enough. God has been so gracious to me.
I want you to know that I am absolutely CONVINCED that this experience has come to pass so that God will be praised, so that together our hearts could exalt His name together. “My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection. That is why I can never stop praising You; I declare Your glory all day long. I will tell everyone about Your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, for I am overwhelmed by how much you have done for me.” Psalm 71:8, 15
As you praise God with me, please also remember to pray for:
- Good rest. I have not been sleeping well for the past week. Mercifully, friends have been helping with the kids and meals! After today, Brad will be on school break as well so he will be available to help with our two sweet, redheaded boys.
- My continued healing and the ability to know my limits (not a great strength of mine!
- My acceptance of each day, with the vision I have, as a gift from His hand.
Thankful for your part in this miracle,
P.S. If you would like a peek into what was going on in my heart through this time, please feel free to visit my personal blog at myplaceofpeace.blogspot.com.